Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Miami New Times' Description
When non-Japanese restaurants, most commonly Thai joints, tack on sushi bars for purely commercial reasons, the sushi is generally either pretty lowest-common-denominator or pretty silly: a pedestrian selection of fish; lots of rolls featuring cream cheese. But not at Siam River. Though the Thai dishes are as good as anywhere else in town, the sushi bar is a delightful surprise; a dramatic revamping in the fall of 2001 transformed the usual tacked-on afterthought into the source of some of the most creative, and unquestionably freshest, sushi in South Florida. A daily-changing specials menu features all the usual fishy suspects, plus unusual flown-in seafood like aka kamasu (Japanese red barracuda). If it's in season don't miss broiled fresh Florida stone crab sushi in a circle of toasted nori seaweed, topped with melted uni "sauce" that looks like grilled cheese but tastes like savory warm seafood custard. Beyond-sushi small plates are ingenious, too -- stuff like a jalapeño-spiked salmon/avocado tartar, served to scoop up with crisp chips that look like potato chips but are actually thinly sliced, spiced, and deep-fried grouper slices.
Tips from foursquare
Delicious sushi and Thai ice tea. Very friendly and attentive staff
Sushi & sashimi pretty good. So is Tom Yung Gong.
The red dragon roll a must! Food is very delish here!
Best thai iced tea I have ever had in my life! The sushi is great and I like the option to sit on the floor.
The sushi is delicious and they have the best Thai Iced Tea I've ever tasted in my life. Value is very good for the decor and all. Highly recommend.
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