Osumi Sushi Bar Opens in Coral Gables

Coral Gables has welcomed a chic new addition to its dining options in Giralda Plaza. ?sumi–meaning “dwell” in Japanese–is an elevated Japanese concept with a touch of Latin flair. Inside, organic materials–natural woods, live greenery and clean lines–create a Zen environment. Outside, a sprawling al-fresco patio invites guests to people-watch along the pedestrian-only avenue.

With an “Executive Lunch” menu ($20 for an entrée and beverage or $26 for an appetizer, entrée, and beverage), Osumi is a lovely place to meet friends or colleagues for a leisurely lunch. For Happy Hour, Osumi offers an enticing array of $7 cocktails and small bites from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For dinner, Osumi remains a refined option for an intimate night out over sake, nigiri and Wagyu.

The menu includes a harmonious balance of signature rolls, classic sushi and Asian-inspired entrees. The namesake roll—the Osumi Sushi Roll—is made with shrimp tempura, avocado, Hamachi, Japanese acevichada and crispy quinoa furikake. Starters highlight the restaurant’s unique use of ingredients, with dishes like the Shishito Ponzu,with shishito peppers, Andean corn, sesame ponzu and crunchy bonito flakes.

Osumi Sushi Bar

Entrees like the Shrimp Furrita (a plate of shrimp tempura sprinkled with yuzu garlic aioli served over a bed of steamed rice); Gochudare Ribs (Gochujang based pork ribs paired with yuzu coleslaw); Surf & Turf Maki (shrimp tempura, lobster and avocado with Wagyu and Japanese teriyaki); and the signature Osumi Steak (paired with escabeche beans and sautéed vegetables), are savory standouts.

Osumi prides itself on an equally strong cocktail menu crafted by The Garnish’s co-founders and esteemed mixologists Andy Cabrera and Loiver Hernandez Crespo. Signature cocktails include the Lychee Highball (Canaima Gin, dry vermouth, lychee, citrus, absinthe and bubbles), and the Ibaraki Sour (a mix of Ichiiko Saiten Shoshu, Midori, sugar, lime and creamy Yuzu foam). The bar also boasts an impressive collection of Japanese whiskies, including the revered Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky and Hibiki Japanese Harmony, alongside a selection of Amaro Montenegro, Ume Plum Liquor, Sake and other fine liquors and wines.

Osumi Cocktail & Sushi Bar is open seven days a week: Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to midnight; and Sunday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is at 110-112 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables. For more information, visit www.osumisushibar.com or follow on Instagram at @osumisushibar.

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