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Omakai Coconut Grove
Similar to Omakai in Wynwood, the Coconut Grove location is a good place to have a casual multi-course sushi meal without having to shell out half a paycheck. There are three options to choose from, but the Oma deluxe is the best deal. For $50, you get an appetizer, ten pieces of nigiri, and two handrolls. And during lunch, it’s eight pieces of nigiri for $45. Stick to the deluxe, and don’t be tempted to get the $95 Omakai experience, which includes too many clunky nigiri overloaded with ingredients. So keeping it simple is the move here. Service moves fast—it feels like a speed date with sushi. You might not fall completely in love, but you'll be home in time for bed with a satisfied stomach.