Major Food Group's ZZ's Sushi Bar Dazzles In Miami Design District

Erin Kain | April 23, 2021 | Food & Drink Feature

ZZ's sushi bar

Take one step inside Major Food Group’s second Miami property—the first being beloved Carbone—and it’s no wonder the high-profile restaurant group is enjoying massive success in the Magic City. Nestled in one-of-a-kind Paradise Plaza in the heart of the Miami Design District, ZZ’s Sushi Bar offers only the finest of Japanese cuisine, centered around a traditional sushi omakase bar helmed by NYC’s own Masa Ito and Kevin Kim from Sushi Zo. The famed chefs dish out inventive rolls, a signature caviar temaki and nigiri and sashimi by the piece at the stunning custom-marble sushi counter. Says Ito, “Kevin and I couldn’t be happier to be in Miami. We can’t wait to get to know our guests, bring them joy and take our craft to the next level.”

The adjacent dining room features a modern Japanese restaurant serving an extended a la carte menu of classic ZZ’s dishes scattered among new favorites developed specifically for a Miami crowd. Highlighting seafood sourced straight from Tokyo and the largest wagyu beef offering in the U.S., you can nosh guilt-free on specialty items including homemade lobster dumplings, stone crab sunomono, wagyu katsu sando with truffles and line-caught crispy snapper.

ZZ's sushi bar hallway

And that’s just the first floor! The two-level space boasts additional upstairs amenities, including the outdoor cigar lounge and backgammon terrace. The spaces are reminiscent of an early ’80’s disco with fringed stools and cocktail tables, rose gold shattered mirrors and accents of metallic leather, animal print, velvet and neon. Designer Ken Fulk, a regular collaborator of MFG, is to thank for the carefully curated ambience on both floors. Explaining his vision, Fulk says, “ZZ’s has always been about surprise and delight. In Miami, we wanted to amplify these qualities by creating a true urban oasis—a playful yet glamorous environment with old school touches and bold flourishes.” The result? “I would describe it as a tropical tuxedo: dressed up but ready to party.”

So stop by for a filling multicourse meal in the elevated dining room or a signature cocktail (or two) on the outdoor patio and stay for the atmosphere and fun—we know we will! Plus, be on the lookout for even more MFG culinary concepts coming to the South Florida area, particularly Brickell and the Design District, in the near future. Miami Design District, 151 NE 41st St., Ste. 117,

ZZ's sushi bar patio

Photography by: Photos by Douglas Friedman Photography