Sake Blue

Tangled Up in Blue

Sake Flights and Sushi Feasts in the Gables

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Wine bars. NBA championship rings. Slideshows of Sarah Shahi in her underwear.

In life, there are some things you can’t have too many of.

Add to that: sushi restaurants with private sake caves.

So we’d like to introduce Sake Blue, a playground of sushi, pork belly and possibly the city’s first private sake vault, now open in Coral Gables.

Walking in, you might remember this cavernous space as the old Chispa restaurant. Only now, instead of Cuban rhythms, you’ll enter to the sounds of Buddha Bar house music (there’s a live DJ on the weekends).

Your first stop: the massive 38-foot bar, where you and your date will knock back martinis flavored with plum wine, lychee and ginger. Then, it’s on to the main dining room for sashimi, Roasted Pork Belly Flatbreads and Tuna Poke crudo (with mango, kimchee peanuts and togarashi potato chips).

And for those crazy, big-group outings you like to host, you’ll want to reserve the private sake room, adorned with dragon graffiti murals and stocked with rare brews from Kyoto and Osaka. It seats 12, and they can do special ginjo flights and sashimi tastings.

No, you can’t add to the graffiti.

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