Miami Beach, FL 33139-2916
Miami New Times's Description
SushiSamba Dromo is the less talked about older sister of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill. It's a warm and stylish space with a dominant sushi bar occupying the center. The room is so imbued in an orange hue that if Mario Batali ever removed his trademark clogs here, he'd never find them. Michael Bloise (Wish, American Noodle Bar), executive chef these days, has perked things up, but the long-underrated cuisine hasn't been tinkered with much. Japan, Brazil, and Peru are still the spheres of gastronomic import (Chef Bloise is French/Vietnamese). The menu offers all sorts of possibilities, starting with "aperitivos" and small plates. Don’t miss crisp tempura green beans with black truffle-garlic aioli; a Xin-Xim of rock shrimp-stuffed chicken breast; or braised oxtail gyoza. Also on tab are ceviches, tiraditos, sushi, sashimi, creative rolls, and other raw bar offerings. Also steaks, proffered in churrasco form or Wagyu. For dessert, go with suspiro limeño, a dulce de leche flan layered with port cake and crowned with roasted meringue ice cream and almond crumble. Tuesday-night cosplay, a long-time Samba tradition, is when people dressed in outrageously wacky costumes act out some inner character while whirling awkwardly about the room. Actually, this occurs nightly here -- it being located in South Beach and all -- but Tuesdays it gets synched to music. SushiSamba is fun, but the cuisine makes it more than just another pretty face.
Tips from foursquare
Sushi Samba has the best people watching while having some of the city's best sushi. A standout is the Samba Roll with tuna, tobiko, avocado and tempura flakes. Pair it with their Cucumber Saketini. -
A Miami staple - great ppl watching on Lincoln, awesome strawberry mojitos and the best roll on South Beach: Samba Dromo roll.
Perry Ellis keeps the managers looking great at this sushi hot spot. Great food and a fun vibe.
Great ambiance, awesome sushi and an amazing chicken teriyaki over purple mash!
You have to try the yellowtail ceviche mini taquitos... They are the best. Also yellowtail tiradito, the sea bass and pork belly anticuchos!
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