SUSHISAMBA Coral Gables- Sushi & Sake 101

Local fans of sushi know that SUSHISAMBA was pivotable in introducing Miami to fresh and creative Japanese cuisine, sushi and sashimi, and with a Latin American twist as far back as 2001, when New York based SUSHISAMBA opened on Lincoln Road in South Beach.

The newly opened location in Coral Gables in the Westin Colonnade Hotel on trendy Aragon Avenue offers both an inventive menu and the first outdoor bar and robata grill in the area. 

And MIAbites is excited to feature the Coral Gables SUSHISAMBA series of interactive and educational classes entitled, Sushi & Sake 101. 

The two-hour classes will introduce attendees to both the history and traditions of sake, and an “insider” introduction to the art of sushi making, including each participant creating their own sushi rolls to share and enjoy.

The class will begin with an introduction to sake by SUSHISAMBA’s sake sommelier and includes five flights of varying quality sake.  You will learn about the differences in hot vs cold sake , the technique of polishing of the rice, and differences between Junmai and Ginjo sake.  

Tasting notes include;

Dewazakura Oka “ Cherry Bouquet” Junmai Ginjo Yamagata

Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai Akita

Chokaisan “ Longevity” Junmai Daiginjo ( this is highest grade sake and a real treat! So smooth ) 

Kamoizumi Nigori “Summer Snow” Nigori Ginjo Nagano

The second half of the class will include sushi making tips and a demonstration from SUSHISAMBA’s sushi chef, including the selection and preparation of raw fish.  And will culminate with each attendee “rolling their own” sushi rolls.

The evening promises to be both tasty and informative and MIAbites will be there to join in the fun and education! 

The next sessions are scheduled for Tuesday May 27th and Tuesday June 24th from 7-9 pm, and are $85 per person and imited to 25 guests per class.  

To reserve space call 305 448 4990 or visit


180 Aragon Avenue in The Westin Colonnade Hotel

Coral Gables, Florida 33134