According to Connie Ogle, (writer for The Herald, who I read and admire), she published a short article about a “Beloved Japanese rice bowl spot” which opened in NE Miami recently.

 We live a few blocks away so we had to check out the nibbles.  

Tables are at a minimum and parking seems sparse. The restaurant has a large open kitchen, finely selected artworks trim the walls and we were hosted by attentive Alvaro Perez Miranda who introduced us to Chef Shuji Hiyakawa and his staff.

According to Connie’s article, WABI SABI offers four bowls made with cucumber, avocado, edamame, scallions and seaweed.  You choose a  base (sushi rice, multigrain rice, green tea infused Soba noodles or a green mix),  and then decide between tuna, salmon, a mix of seafood or a vegetarian version with shiitake mushrooms, carrot and radishes.  Bowls range in price from $11 to $18, with daily specials available.  

We have needed more restaurants east of Biscayne Boulevard on 79th St. and Wabi Sabi is a nice addition.

They will be opening a second space in Wynwood soon.    WABI SABI is located at 851 NE 79th St. in Miami.