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Marumi, hidden in a sleepy strip mall in Plantation, defies the typical definition of a Japanese restaurant. The emphasis is on freshness and authenticity: a derivation of the Japanese practice of washoku, which favors of broad range of small bites over one main course. Take a glance at the specials board at Marumi - placed a few feet in front of your table by the doting staff - and you'll find deep-fried glass minnows, sushi rolls made with fresh Florida lobster, and beef tongue braised in a sweet sauce; plus a plethora of locally and internationally sourced fish like yellow jack, skipjack, black grouper, and snapper rendered into sashimi or seared and sliced thick. That's on top of a menu that throws down on dishes like grilled black pork belly with ponzu sauce, fermented natto beans, sliced duck breast, fresh seafood ceviche, and boiling hot pots with udon and tofu. Couple the authenticity with the late hours and Marumi makes good on its promise to be "your Japanese kitchen."
NO WAY, You will enjoy going to this restaurant if you DO NOT mind:
That your table is not ready after making prior reservation for a Birthday party!
That your servers are rude, ignorant with lack of desire to provide services!
That the appetizer order arrives after your entree!
That the portion of the food is so small that you need to order 3 entree for one person!
That waitress never come back to ask if you need anything more!
That their source of entertainment is a TV show of a bloody surgery during your meal!
That their sushi is so small that you need a magnifier to find it in a plate!
That there is no meat of any sorts would be found in any of your orders!
That you end up paying $300.00 and still hearing the bitch waitress screaming in your head!
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