This place was recommend to us by a local. It was a great suggestion! The restaurant is kind of poorly marked and hidden in a strip mall. It is a bit of a hole in the wall but it also has a certain charm to it. The restaurant is dominated by a u-shaped bar surrounded by a canal with tiny sushi boats that you just pull off what you want. Back in the corner is something that looks like a rock wall. It's also kind of dark in there but it didn't bother us.
After a short wait we where seated and had some great sushi. Nothing is labeled and there is no menus, but if you'd had sushi you can easily identify crab, tuna, salmon, eel. Each piece of sushi is on one of several different colored plates that range from $1.50 to $3.50 a plate. Each of these have between 2-6 pieces on them. Things like seaweed salad and fried potstickers also float the river of deliciousness.
Once we'd finished and had stacked up our plates we where about to get our check until I noticed the guy next to me enjoying a tasty looking desert. After inquiring I found out it was tempura fried ice cream. The guy enjoying had been there several times and didn't know about this secret desert until he had seen someone eating it on his last trip to Katana. Yum! We had to try it and it was a great finish to the meal. Upon paying our sever informed us they also have tempura fried cheesecake! Next time I'm in Miami Beach I am definitely coming back and trying that.
A couple notes: I would not recommend coming with a group of more than 4 as seating is a bit limited. Also the earlier you can get there the better, the crowd was out the door when we left.
All in all a great affordable sushi spot in Miami Beach!
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