ZZ’s Sushi Bar to open up in Miami, Florida with memberships

Kevin Kim and Masa Ito partnered with Major Food Group to open ZZ’s Sushi Bar in the Design District.
Kevin Kim and Masa Ito partnered with Big Meals Team to open ZZ’s Sushi Bar in the Design and style District.


How to distinguish a new high-close sushi cafe in Miami: Insert a velvet rope.

The New York-based mostly cafe team at the rear of the South Beach front Italian-American cafe with a two-thirty day period-lengthy ready checklist, Carbone, is debuting ZZ’s Sushi Bar, a Japanese restaurant in the Design District with an optional invite-only membership.

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Chianina beef, sea urchin, caviar (carpaccio) at ZZ’s Sushi Bar. Ashley Gilbertson Handout

The Significant Food stuff Group partnered with two perfectly-regarded sushi and Japanese delicacies execs, Masa Ito and Kevin Kim, who produced cult adhering to ahead of relocating from New York Town to run the new Miami cafe.

“It was incredible to be able to get them to occur listed here,” Major Meals Team lover Jeff Zalaznick claimed. “It’s so significant to uncover these types of extraordinary talent specifically when it arrives to sushi. … Masa and Kevin will be preparing every single piece of sushi you try to eat.”

The two-tale ZZ’s combines the previous Ember and Kaido, two independent places to eat from Miami chef Brad Kilgore that shut all through the pandemic. ZZ’s Sushi Bar remakes people spaces into a higher-conclusion Japanese cafe with a personal 16-seat omakase chef’s decision sushi bar with ingredients flown in from Tokyo.

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Sushi chefs Masa Ito and Kevin Kim will prepare every piece of sushi at ZZ’s Sushi Bar. Handout

An adjacent dining room serves present day Japanese delicacies with an a la carte menu, from uncooked dishes to cooked plates of premium Japanese beef on customized-built charcoal grills.

The restaurant, which opens the 7 days of April 12 , is the 2nd of five the Main Meals Team has announced it expects to open in Miami in 2021. Its title is drawn from the group’s productive ZZ’s Clam Bar (by itself named for Zalaznick’s nickname) in New York City’s Greenwich Village, near the primary Carbone.

What Zalaznick stated he hopes will established his cafe apart is provider — and which is exactly where the optional memberships occur in.

The restricted quantity of memberships gives customers obtain to personal areas, reservations and a concierge assistance that will know everything down to on which aspect of the put environment to established a favored cocktail. The house involves an outside cigar lounge, backgammon terrace, and a private bar and cocktail lounge. Zalaznick compared the distinctive support to memberships at Soho Seashore Property and Casa Tua.

Those people fascinated can send a request from the site or be invited by a single of 50 other customers who have previously been recognized to be a part of. The expense: Zalaznick wouldn’t examine it. (Read through: If you have to ask the selling price, you in all probability can’t manage it.)

“Everything is personalized-tailor-made to how you like issues,” Zalaznick reported. “You can actually raise the bar on hospitality. This lets us to consider factors to one more level.”

ZZ’s Sushi Bar

Tackle: 151 NE 41st St., Suite 117, Style and design District

Several hours: 5 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Sunday

More details: zzsclub.com

CORRECTION: The cafe has up-to-date its opening date to the 7 days of April 12.

Corrected Apr 7, 2021

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Miami Herald foods editor Carlos Frías won the 2018 James Beard award for excellence in covering the food items marketplace. A Miami native, he’s also the creator of the memoir “Take Me With You: A Top secret Look for for Family in a Forbidden Cuba.”