Japanese Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Ten Most Expensive Menu Items in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Have you ever wondered what the most expensive meal in the world tastes like? According to Forbes, that honor currently goes to Sublimotion, a restaurant from El Buli-trained, Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero that opened this summer at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. The 12-seat table service offers a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Temple Street Eatery Offers Asian Fusion That Is Anything but Traditional

    Alex Kuk grew up in a restaurant family. When other kids were out playing after school, Kuk was at work. While his friends celebrated holidays, he and his family were busy waiting on festive diners. "It's not your typical lifestyle," says Kuk. "Family time is creative. Dinner may be at midnight at ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014
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    March 24, 2014

    Sushi Song's Wijai "Song" Ketsuwan: "I do it The Way I Like it and Hope People Like the Same"

    We're impressed by anyone who has the guts to open a restaurant of their own -- in case you didn't know, the business is tough as hell. We're even more impressed when said restaurateur is young. When one is 35 with three locations under one's belt, we're ready to give a round of applause. Recentl ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2014
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    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Halloween Cocktail Recipe: Grape Ghoulade From RA Sushi

    Ahh. Halloween; that time of year when it's perfectly acceptable for normal adults to run around like a bunch of hooligans partying their asses off. Unfortunately, everyone else is also in the same mentality, making the bars absolutely insane. If you're trying to avoid the onslaught of naughty nurs ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    August 15, 2013

    Charlie Soo, Roy Villacrusis Set to Collaborate on New Restaurant

    Two of Palm Beach County's best chefs are busy working on the finishing touches of their new restaurant. Called Aah Loi (Thai for "delicious"), the restaurant is a collaboration between Charlie Soo, the man behind Talay Thai and Roy Villacrusis, the king of pop-up cuisine. See also: - Talay Thai's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    S3 Hires New Sushi Chef: Songphan Rawangphan

    Sara VentieraWhat once was reserved for the brave, has become a staple meal out for every day diners and the diet-crazed. Sushi has become many American's dish of choice and we just can't seem to get enough -- hey, it's certainly not a bad thing for the country that is the second most obese in the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    RA Sushi Celebrates Five Years in Pembroke Pines With Break Dancing Ninjas

    The locally owned and operated restaurant is the cornerstone of any local dining scene. However, we shouldn't totally count out the chains either. RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines might be part of a national chain but with only 24 locations nation-wide -- three in Florida -- they aren't exactly McDonald's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    S3 Gets Ready to Open its Doors Later this Month

    It's been a project four years in the works. Originally slated to open in November or December 2012, S3, the newest concept from the Restaurant People--owners of YOLO, Vibe, and Tarpon Bend--is about to open its doors at the end of this month. Although it's still getting its finishing touches, Clea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Hippocrates Executive Chef Ken Blue: How to Make Raw Vegan Sushi

    Raw food is good for you. Vegan food is good for the animals. But raw vegan screams boring. Plus, let's face it: Trying to make anything appetizing that is both raw and vegan isn't easy. And it's certainly not something that's on everyone's to-do list. But if eating healthier, more nutritious foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Urban Rustic Bagel: Little Tel Aviv in Hallandale

    South Florida's sizable Jewish community is no secret. The same goes for the community's food. Urban Rustic Bagel, just off I-95 at Stirling Road, isn't exactly a Jewish deli, but with Israeli owner Shlomo Rozen and chef Gai Bessif - the former from Haifa and the latter Yafo - the Jewish Connectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Soo Woo Japanese and Korean Steakhouse Opens Three New Locations in SoFla (Video)

    Look out, there is a new steakhouse in town. Soo-Woo Japanese and Korean Steakhouse, is opening three places across South Florida this month. The most recently begun location is in Hollywood, and owner Bok An threw a grand opening party on Saturday to celebrate, including a "Gangnam-style dance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Five New Dining Options in Delray Beach

    Did you know that downtown Delray Beach -- what has been a go-to South Florida dining destination for more than 25 years -- has about 111 restaurants, many of which you'll find on Atlantic Avenue?With long-standing favorites like Vic and Angelo's, City Oyster, and Cafe de France among the many estab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Five New Dining Options in West Palm Beach

    Several recent restaurant additions -- all newly-opened within the past six months -- are bringing more dining options to West Palm Beach. From a dive that's not quite a dive, to a few new Asian-themed eateries, downtown's Clematis St. in West Palm Beach is finally on its way.Here, a list of We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Lionfish Nacho Recipe From the Lionfish Cookbook

    Who doesn't love the taste of lionfish? Yes, lionfish may look scary, but they're actually quite delicious -- sort of like snapper, but better -- making it the perfect white-fleshed fish for a variety of Caribbean-themed dishes, including ceviche.As part of its outreach to educate consumers on the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    South Florida Restaurant News: Union, Candyfish, D'Angelo, and More

    This week's movings and shakings in the Broward/Palm Beach restaurant worlds involve a new addition to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, plus chef Angelo Elia's seemingly never-ending pursuit of dominance of the South Florida dining scene. Read on for a look at some of the latest in the dining world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes: # 12 -- Sublime Roll from Sushi Rock Las Olas

    We're counting down our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, email them here. When picking a sushi restaurant, a good rule of thumb is: don't go to an empty one. The busier the place, the the more likely the fish is moving into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    27: Futomaki Roll From Sushi One

    As a countdown to the Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations here. No. 27: Futomaki Roll From Sushi 1They say futomaki means "fat rolls" in Japanese, but more accurate for this ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    31. Sunrise Roll from Sasaya Japanese Market

    We're counting down to New Times' Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top hundred favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. 31. Sunrise Roll from Sasaya Japanese ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 12, 2012
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    April 2, 2012

    67. Slim Lady Roll from Fah Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar

    We're counting down to New Times' Best of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top hundred favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page. ​ 67. Slim Lady Roll from Fah Asian B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    82. Nigiri From Gaysha New World Sushi

    We're counting down toNew Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top hundred favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, please add them to the comments or visit our Facebook page.​ 82. Nigiri From Gay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Why Local Fish Costs As Much As It Does

    ​I'd been hearing about Sushi Bon since the week I moved here as worth the trek an hour north of where I live for fresh, local sushi. I was told to skip the hard copy of the menu and look to the board by the sushi bar. I finally visited several times to see for myself.I had also heard chef Ebi Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Ugliest Fish To Put In Your Mouth

    ​"I'm not eating that disgusting bottom feeder," said my friend who happens to be a marine biologist. As a part of my Florida adventures of eating like regular people, I joined friends at Heart Rock Sushi where fish is so inexpensive it's surreal. They steered the ordering, during which I learned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Kapow! Noodle Bar: Restaurant Crib Notes

    ​Kapow! Noodle Bar chef Roy Villacrusis won the "Grand Chef Throwdown" at the fifth annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival last night, a five-day benefit for the James Beard Foundation. Villacrusis, who helmed the short-lived Kubo that earned New Times' Best Restaurant in Palm Beach in 2011, com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Makoto Opens In Bal Harbor Shops

    Chef Makoto Okuwa​Restaurateur Stephen Starr (of Steak 954 and Morimoto fame) has opened Makoto at the Bal Harbor Shops, bringing some life and good food to the mall. The 200-seat indoor/outdoor restaurant will offer modern Japanese cuisine with twists on classic Japanese dishes. Makot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Sushi Blues Café and Blue Monk Lounge in Hollywood Closes Its Doors

    ​Husband-and-wife restaurateurs Kenny Millions and Junko Maslak say sayonara to Hollywood institution Sushi Blues Café and Blue Monk Lounge. Beginning in 1989, the popular café and lounge served Japanese cuisine and soulful doses of live jazz and blues. Just a few years after the initial opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2011

    Prime Delray Opens on Atlantic Avenue

    ​"Glamour" isn't a word applied much to restaurants nowadays, but the glamour and cachet of 1940s-era supper clubs was the inspiration behind Prime Delray (110 E. Atlantic Ave., 561-865-5846), the newest restaurant to debut on the town's dining-rich Atlantic Avenue.Steven Pellegrino, also propriet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Umi Fishbar Grill Opens in Palm Beach Gardens

    Umi Fishbar's Bahamas roll​One of Palm Beach County's best-known restaurateurs has teamed up with one of Palm Beach County's best-known chefs to create a contemporary, Asian-esque eatery in the space once home to Noche restaurant-niteclub in Palm Beach Gardens.  Carmine Giardini and chef John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Dancing, Eating, and Drinking in Delray During Art & Jazz on the Avenue

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Downtown Delray Beach borrows a bit of New Orleans festivity with Art & Jazz on the Avenue on August 20. Five blocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Putting Kindai Tuna to the Test at Seminole Coconut Creek Casino

    John LinnLook closely... Mini Kiss looms in the background.A few weeks ago, Clean Plate Charlie reported that the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino would bring in a special catch, a whole loin worth of ultra-expensive and rare Kindai tuna, that it would sell as a special at its Thursday- through Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Go to Sushi -- The Real Deal Lives on Biscayne Boulevard

    Best Sushi In World? from on Vimeo.Goto Sushi Express is a great little sushi joint around Biscayne and 54th. Check out this video interview slash rolling demo with the husband-and-wife team that owns and operates the place. With sushi as with most everything, ain't nothin' like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Dinner at Morimoto Sushi Bar

    Ever since Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto unveiled his latest restaurant, Morimoto, in Boca Raton Resort & Club, Short Order has been dying to go. I mean, the man is an Iron Chef, both on the original Japanese program and the new Food Network creation, Iron Chef America, and this restaurant, a simp ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008
  • Dining

    November 29, 2007

    Seoul Child

    Yamamoto and company teach us to stand on wobbly chopsticks

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007
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    July 19, 2007
  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Zen Jazz

    Kenny Millions and Akikazu Nakamura

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005
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    May 12, 2005
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    March 17, 2005
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    November 13, 2003

    No Beef Here

    For a veggie joint, it's fine. Just take a whiff.

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Buddhaful Dining

    Glorious design...and fusion grub to match

  • Dining

    April 18, 2002

    Isla Bonita

    Two excellent casual Upper Keys eateries help erase the bad memories of their upscale neighbor

  • Foodstuffs

    May 17, 2001

    Best Sushi

    Kyoto Sushi and Sake Lounge

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place To Find A Dinner Date

    Sushi For Singles at the Palm Beach School of Cooking

  • Dining

    May 11, 2000
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