The List: Miami's best dishes with Katsuya's Jose Icardi

Chef Jose Icardi
Chef Jose Icardi

You know Jose Icardi, executive chef of Katsuya (1701 Collins Ave.) in South Beach, has a good palate if the restaurant’s namesake, sushi master Katsuya Uechi, gives Icardi his blessing to create new items for the restaurant’s menu. Here’s what Icardi likes to eat, other than his own food: 

1. Cleo

Chicken liver.

1776 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-2536.

2. Bazaar by Jose Andres

Cuban Escabeche.

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2999.

3. Restaurant Michael Schwartz

Kale Caesar.

1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-612-1163.

4. Yakko-san

Crispy pork salad.

3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-947-0064.

5. Macchialina 

Polenta board.

820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124.

6. Mandolin Aegean Bistro 

Marinated Grilled Octopus. 

4312 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-576-6066.

7. Steak 954

Ribeye Steak.

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8333.

8. Makoto


9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600.

9. Pubbelly


1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555.

10. Sugarcane

Duck & Waffle.

3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353.