Sushi MiKasa

Sushi MiKasa vs. St. Regis Sushi Lounge

3630ba60bb65b15f4aae53df6b7cc3e1a7200c3f11 PhotosSushi MiKasa and St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
Sushi: the time is now. Mostly because we’ve got two new beachside hand-rolling spots opening within days of each other. But also because... no, that’s actually it. Okay, great, let’s have them fight and declare a winner. Behold, Sushi MiKasa (left) vs. St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge (right).

The Celebrity Factor
Sushi MiKasa: It’s owned by Jonathan Cheban. You... maybe know him as that guy who’s always with Kim Kardashian (no, not the leather-skirt-wearing rapper, the other guy).
St. Regis: Nobody famous owns it, but it’s the St. Regis, so expect celebrity clientele.
Edge: Push. You’re all about the fish. Period.

The Setting
Sushi MiKasa: It’s inside the Shelborne. It’s deco meets Vegas. It’s... well, you guessed it, covered in blue velvet, black wallpaper and gold.
St. Regis: The sushi lounge is located inside the hotel’s wine vault and adjacent to an outdoor, ocean-view patio.
Edge: St. Regis. Location, location, location.

The Rolls
Sushi MiKasa: The order: hamachi with jalapeño. Fried oyster roll. And tuna-and-truffle-sauce pizza. Okay, fine, “pizza.”
St. Regis: Can’t go wrong here. But if you want to go really right: tempura-fried shiso leaves with fresh tableside-grated wasabi.
Edge: Push. But double-check our work just to be safe.

The Drinks
Sushi MiKasa: Sake-based cocktails like the Geisha Spritzer with rhubarb foam and strawberry.
St. Regis: Nightly champagne sabering. By a samurai (kidding).
Edge: Sushi MiKasa. Just remember, it’s all fun and games until someone sabers an eye out.


Sushi MiKasa
at Shelborne South Beach
1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
official website

St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge
at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
official website


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