At this Stephen Starr restaurant located in the Bal Harbour Shops, Chef Makoto Okuwa dishes up izakaya (tapas-style) fare. Chef Makodo is a master of Edomae-Style sushi ( raw fish and cooked rice made with seasoned vinegar), and offers a myriad of beautifully presented sushi choices.

Best bets: the Fire and Ice Oysters served with Yamamomo granita (a tart Japanese fruit) and serrano chili, and the Japanese and American Beef Skewers cooked over a charcoal robata grill.

Visit: 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour Shops; 305-864-8600;