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Sushi and Star-Gazing at Shelborne Hotel's Newest Restaurant

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December 26, 2012 at 12:46 PM | by | ()

If you’re looking for fabulous stargazing and sushi in Miami, look no further than the newly-opened Sushi MiKasa in the Shelborne Hotel.

Reality TV star (and Kim Kardashian BFF) Jonathan Cheban teamed up with Chef Kevin, who’s known for dishing out top quality sushi on New York City’s Upper East Side joint Sushi Seki, to open the restaurant, which exudes glamour with peacock blue velvet draped walls and gold accents.

Boasting a private entrance (naturally, for Cheban’s celebrity friends), the space accommodates only 62 guests, and Cheban exclusively talks with HotelChatter on why he thinks this new venture will be successful.

The intimate vibe is a big factor. “It’s such a private place,” Cheban says. “It’s not a big, loud place where people are going to go up to celebrities and ask to take a picture with them.”

Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick (pictured above with Cheban) and Lance Bass are only a few of the bold-faced names who've dined at Sushi MiKasa since its recent opening, and the omakase-centered menu is sure to draw more especially since the fresh fish is flown in daily via New York City.

Signature creations include tuna pizza, a crispy wafer topped with fresh tuna slices and truffle sauce, as well as fluke with poached quail egg topped with truffle oil.

Cheban says he was blown away when he dined at the original Sushi MiKasa in Brooklyn, and felt Miami needed something similar.

“We’re not doing California rolls, Philadelphia rolls, garbage like that,” he says. “We are doing super high-quality ingredients and dishes that are all like works of art.”

[Photos: Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com, Sushi Mikasa]

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