Nobu is a national chain of upscale Japanese restaurants you’ve probably heard name-dropped by a rapper before. The Miami location is inside the Eden Roc hotel, in a dining room that feels plucked from LA in the year 2006. It’s predictably touristy inside, with an incessant soundtrack of vague dance music. Dinner here isn’t all bad news. The service is good, they make a washu ribeye topped with crispy onions that we don’t regret ordering, and walking through the lobby of the Eden Roc does make us feel a tad glamorous. But most of the food is various levels of disappointing, especially considering the price you’re paying for it. There just isn’t a good reason to come here over, say, Makoto—or one of the other excellent sushi restaurants in Miami.
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