SUSHISAMBA  in Las Vegas is the only one of the group that I’ve personally experienced and it was fantastic. However, they seem to keep making the news. San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants annual chef luncheon was held at SUSHISAMBA London on April 30th, attended by the most acclaimed chefs from across the globe.

In its May issue Wine Spectator covers all things sushi, including a 15-page spread of the age-old Japanese culinary art in which they call SUSHISAMBA “iconoclastic.” Interviewing CEO and Founder Shimon Bokovza on his inspiration for the brand, the magazine showcases the story behind the cutting-edge concept, naming SUSHISAMBA among the top restaurants in the nation.

The  newest location opening this month! SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables will be located in the heart of Miracle Mile – Miami’s business and cultural center. The venue will be open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. And, for the first time, it will introduce a daily breakfast menu, featuring freshly baked breads, exotic juices and a batida bar, among classic offerings.

The Chu-Cumber Cocktail  looks like a great choice for spring. I apppreciate their sharing.




Enjoy our refreshing cocktail at home!

.2 oz shochu
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz sour mix
2 slices cucumber
2 bar spoons full sugar

Method: In a glass shaker, gently muddle cucumbers with sugar. Add shochu, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur and sour mix. Shake with ice and strain. Serve in a martini glass and garnish with cucumber slice. Cheers!

SUSHISAMBA is born of the energy and spirit of these three distinct cultures — a tri-cultural coalition that took root in the early 20th century when thousands of Japanese emigrants traveled to South America’s fertile soil to cultivate coffee plantations and find their fortune. In bustling cities like Lima in Peru and São Paulo in Brazil, the integration of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cultures flourished.

This cultural phenomenon launched a culinary coup. Hearty moquecas and colorful seviches found a place at the table along side simple miso soup and tender sashimi. SUSHISAMBA serves these traditional dishes, plus more inventive fare, including Sashimi Seviche, Tuna Tataki and our Wagyu Gyoza. Equal parts imagination and history, the SUSHISAMBA experience is truly unique.

SUSHISAMBA swung open its doors on Park Avenue South in New York City in 1999. Since then, it has celebrated over 10 years of singular, soulful style and superlative dining, proudly opening six locations, including a second in New York City, as well as one in Miami Beach, Chicago, Las Vegas (in The Shoppes at The Palazzo) and now London. London is our first international location, which occupies the 38th and 39th floors of the City’s newest skyscraper: Heron Tower. This spring, in April  SHUSHISAMBA will have  a location in Coral Gables, Florida!

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By, Maralyn D. Hill