River Yacht Club’s New Waterfront Japanese Restaurant Is Something Special

Bonus: It’s Got a Bar Stocked With Japanese Whisky

By Ginger Harris ·
None 7 Photos Dashi
Remember the last time you were at River Yacht Club and thought, “Nice place, but it’s unforgivably lacking in the Japanese-restaurant-with-floor-to-ceiling-windows-to-capture-those-waterfront-views department”?

Remember that?

Well, what you were seeking is called Dashi, it’s open right now alongside the Miami River, and here’s the slideshow.

The chef behind Kuro at the Seminole Hard Rock is also behind this. It’s probably worth mentioning that he’s a third-generation udon maker. It’s probably also worth mentioning that the udon on the menu is worth mentioning.

Grab a group of friends for this one. Escort them past those bonsai trees and interesting art like you own the place. You’re headed to the Japanese-whisky-forward bar for a bowl of edamame and a Dashi cocktail with whisky, coconut broth, sake and ginger beer.

Then, when you’re damn good and ready, it’s off to one of the communal tables (hello, stools with little seahorses on them) for some sushi, duck breast, ocean scallops with caviar and yuzu, and plenty of sake options to pair everything with.

In conclusion: this Monday is better than last Monday.
Ginger Harris

On a typical Wednesday, Ginger Harris is likely seeking reposado tequila, squeezing her way to the front of a concert or jumping on the back of an Indian motorcycle. That’s just Wednesdays, though.


at River Yacht Club
401 SW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL, 33130


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