Japanese Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Seminole Hardrock Opening Japanese Restaurant Kuro

    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is opening a new restaurant next year, and apparently it's something to get excited about. In a few months the resort will be welcoming a glamorous new dining concept with the grand opening of its Japanese restaurant, Kuro. See also: Taste Burger 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Ten Best Late-Night Eats in Broward County

    The saying goes, "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." We say "good" is an awfully subjective word. In any case, we don't believe it. Whether leaving a concert, a fun night out at the bars, a long day of work, or whatever other entertaining (but socially unacceptable) activities you may have been eng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Martin Scorsese Tells Conan He Almost Killed Leonardo DiCaprio With Sushi (Video)

    Method actors are a dedicated lot. In the quest for authenticity, these actors have been known to gain (or lose) half their body weight for roles, train with the military, and live in remote terrain. Sometimes there are casualties, like when Johnny Depp fell off a horse while filming The Lone Ranger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Executive Chef Steven Zobel Leaving d.b.a./ Cafe

    In the great words of Sting, Mariah Carey, and apparently countless other individuals, if you love somebody set them free... While there is another part to that quote, it doesn't really apply here. With a bit of sadness and a lot of gratitude d.b.a./ Cafe, New Times's Best New Restaurant Broward C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Full Moon Party at S3 This Weekend: Naked Sushi, Fire Dancers (Photos)

    People go crazy during a full moon. Werewolves, lunacy, epileptic fits: all are supposedly brought on by the changes in the celestial body. The full moon is also known for bringing on the parties. From pagan full moon celebrations to the massive party -- 10,000 to 30,000 people -- on Koh Phangan, T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2013
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    May 24, 2013

    South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Delray Beach Busloop, Havana Nights, and More

    It looks like the storms are clearing up for Memorial Day weekend. You can thank your lucky stars and stripes, because there's plenty of Memorial Day barbecue merriment in store, as well as ample options for celebrating the change in weather -- and having three days off. From Havana nights to mili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Mother's Day in South Florida: Budget Options for Mom in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Mother's Day is about showing the woman who brought you--or your children--into the world that you appreciate her efforts. Not only did she carry you--or, again, your children--around for nine months, but she's had to put up with your crap ever since. She kind of deserves a round of applause for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    South Florida Dining Events This Week: Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Winds Down and More

    The shit-storm of the holidays can make scheduling an evening for yourself next to impossible. But in case you can steal away for a few hours, there are chances to eat, drink, and be merry, all while putting your various responsibilities out of mind (booze is good in that way). After the jump, find ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2012
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    October 2, 2012

    A Buffet with Sushi, A Sake Bar, and All-You-Can-Drink Mimosas?! Santo's Modern American in Coconut Creek

    Generally, when most people think of buffets, images of austere white spaces, bright fluorescent lights, and stainless steel bain-maries with plastic sneeze-guards come to mind. The interior at Santo's Modern American Buffet & Sushi is a stark contrast to the average all-you-can-eat establishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Sushi & Stroll at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Plum Wine and Taiko Drums

    The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens may be one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in South Florida. Since opening in 1977, the garden and museum have brought Japanese culture and the art of the formal Japanese garden to Delray Beach.  The extensive gardens, redesigned in 2001, allow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    RA Sushi Hosts Annual Nicky's Week Fundraiser To Benefit St. Jude's Hospital

    RA Sushi is hosting their eighth annual Nicky's Week fundraising event. From now until Saturday, June 2, enjoy a special selection of cocktails and food items knowing that 100% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  The annual fundraising week was developed in me ... More >>

  • Film

    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Anna Feinberg of Kapow! Noodle Bar: After-Hours Eats

    ​Anna Feinberg, who recently was named executive chef at Kapow! Noodle Bar, has spent nearly a dozen years working in the restaurant industry and nearly every angle of the biz (dishes, front-of-the-house management, line work, etc.). More "school of hard knocks" than formal culinary school, this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Iron Chef Morimoto Plays Tennis, Makes Sushi at Boca Raton Resort

    ​Famed Iron Chef Morimoto turned in his kitchen whites for tennis whites yesterday at the Boca Raton Resort & Club's tennis exhibition match.Morimoto held his own in an exhibition tennis match against tennis stars Pat Cash, Carlos Moya, and Michael Penfors on the resort's clay courts. 

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Five Dishes to Try at New Times' Fourth-Annual Pairings on September 15

    nysocialdiary.comTuna tartar is among the more photogenic bites to make an appearance at this year's event.​As we're counting down to the New Times Pairings event this Thursday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, I've been perusing lineups as they're posted over at Wine Watch. Some trends s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Take a Taste Trip Around the World at Tastemakers of Delray Beach, Tonight and Tomorrow Only

    ​Ever dream of taking a trip around the world -- not just to see the sights -- but also to taste all the fabulous food each country has to offer?Well, what if we told you it was possible to do so without leaving Florida? And all you'll need is a passport -- to Tastemakers of Delray Beach, that is.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Bon Festival Is Saturday at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

    Saturday's Bon Festival at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens -- one of the most popular summer events in South Florida -- is a great way to score big points in the romance department. Between the floating lanterns -- lit in honor of lost loved ones and set adrift on the tranquil waters of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Top Chef Recap: The Last Supper

    NBC Universal ​Last week Tiffany was sent home. Mike said Tiffany was great but the three top competitors are left.  Padma and Wolfgang Puck are here for the quickfire. Quickfire There are seven classic quickfires to choose from past seasons. The cheftestants will pick what qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Win The Sushi-Eating Contest at RA Sushi and Eat Free For A Year!

    ​Think you have enough gustatory prowess to demolish inordinate amounts of sushi in a short amount of time? If so, RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines wants you to come out to the first annual Maki Madness sushi-eating contest Saturday, March 26 from 2-5:00 p.m. Find out more...

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    In The Biz - Interview with Ra Sushi's Server Meagen Diaz

    Laine Doss Meagen Diaz is obsessed with sushi.​Ra Sushi could possibly be the most hopping place in Pembroke Pines. Walk in just about any night of the week to see just about every table occupied by people who come not only for the sushi, but for the lively atmosphere and Asian-fusion deco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Miso Hungry: Sasaya Japanese Market Serves Lunch for Under Ten Dollars!

    Nikki Braverman Crazy roll from Sasaya.​After going over your monthly budget, you discovered that your greatest expense came from your frequent lunch tabs. Problem: You dread the thought of having to go back to the old days of paper-bag lunches, stuffed with a tuna-fish sandwich, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Restaurant News: Caliente Kitchen to Dish Free Tacos, RA Holds Sushi-Sake Class, Max's Grille Opens for Breakfast

    ​•    This "free" shit is starting to get out of hand. . . not that anyone is complaining. Following on the heels of CG Burgers' handout of complimentary burgers is Caliente Kitchen's free Taco Bar. Better move your chimichangas quickly, though, as the DIY taco bar will only be op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Cafe Maxx Pairs Up Champagne and Sushi

    ​Since sushi is traditionally served with but a few beverages -- tea, beer and/or sake -- this pairing is slightly unorthodox. But not really -- white wine with sushi is increasingly popular, and what's champagne but white wine with fizz? Also, it's more common to see sushi prepared by n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    RA Sushi's Onehope and Pink Roll Special Benefits Breast Cancer Research

    Keep hope alve.​I've gotta give props to RA Sushi. The chain does a whole lot for charity. It annually gives to Nicky's Week charities to benefit childhood cancer research, and now it's doing the same for the Connie J. Goodale Breast Cancer Foundation.RA Sushi is doing it with its new Onehope Char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Side Dish: Anny's Thai and Sushi

    ​There are so many Thai/Japanese restaurants around Broward and Palm Beach counties serving the same exact menu that they may as well all be photocopies. With nothing to differentiate them but their cutesy names (Too Too Thai or Bo Thai or Thai One On, etc.), there's little to draw you into one ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Five Most Common Restaurant Bait-and-Switch Tactics

    Jason RiedyPraying he doesn't find the hidden "krab" meat!​Every once in a while, officials from the Hotel and Restaurant division of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation office get to sleuthin'. They're looking for "food misrepresentation cases" -- usually restaurants se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    How to Order Sake (And Five Can't-Go-Wrong Options)

    flickr: Henry Stradford​Down at SUSHISAMBA dromo in Miami, beverage manager Mackenzie Parks added sake knowledge to her vast repository of wine smarts. Since pairing sake with sushi (and other foods, for that matter) is a true art, Parks has done her research into helping New Times recommend five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Feasting on Pompano at Marumi Sushi

    John Linn​My family and I went out for an early Father's Day dinner Saturday night at Marumi Sushi in Plantation, recently named our Best Restaurant in Broward County. Dad was thrilled since it was only his second visit and he really wanted to try Marumi's fresh, whole fish again. For $1.20 an oun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2009
  • Dining

    May 28, 2009

    Suite Hereafter

    In which an old Pan-Asian flame is rekindled.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Free Food Wednesday, Sushi at Coco's

    This time around, the happy hour food isn't fried, microwaved, boiled, or steamed. In fact, it isn't even cooked. If you're looking for a little something different to go with your cocktails, Coco Asian Bistro and Bar is the place to be. From 4 to 7 pm, happy hour is in full effect featuring two for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Would You Buy Your Blueberry Muffins At Benihana?

    This coming Sunday, March 22nd, Taste Bakery And Cafe will open a second South Beach venue at 900 Jefferson Avenue, one block from Lincoln Road. Expect the same menu of breakfast pastries, salads and sandwiches as the Alton Road location, but with the addition of gelato and sushi. Just wondering: Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Sushi SoBe at Loews

    Sushi SoBe landed in the lobby of Loews Miami Beach Hotel with less razzmatazz than one might expect -- especially in light of the menu having been developed by one of just six Master Sushi Chefs in the United States. That would be Fuji Fujita, executive sushi chef for Loews Hotels. Execution of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Searching For Fugu

     Remember the old Simpsons episode where Homer eats the poison sushi? The stuff was called Fugu, and it's made out of pufferfish/blowfish. It can be more poisonous than getting bit by a dog that just got bit by a rattlesnake that's been eating hemlock out of an old tin can full of rusty used ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008
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    January 25, 2008
  • Dining

    March 29, 2007

    Faith Eating

    The road to heaven is paved in masago

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 2004
  • Dining

    April 15, 2004
  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    The Bong Show

    This fusion joint almost has it together

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Get Lefty

    They may have lost a friend, but a new one's coming

  • Foodstuffs

    May 16, 2002

    Best Sushi

    Kawai Korean & Japanese Restaurant

  • Dining

    November 22, 2001

    Battle of the Buffets

    When faced with the quality of Kyojin Buffet, the Mongolian Grille goes up in smoke

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001


    Sushi Yama

  • Dining

    November 18, 1999

    Sweetly Hybrid

    Eddie Hills and Sushi Thai

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Early-Bird Special

    Chuck's Steak House

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