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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

3252 NE First Ave. (NE 36th St.) Send to Phone
786-369-0353 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Global tapas from a robata grill, raw bar and hot kitchen have made Sugarcane a Midtown go-to for almost a decade.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Miami, FL

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Restaurant Review

: Like its parent SUSHISAMBA restaurants, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill locations exist in other cities. But the Miami outpost was the originator, and this place was one of the first spots in town to kick off the small plates form of dining. It accommodates three separate kitchens: a Japanese robata grill; a raw bar running the global gamut from sushi to ceviches, crudos and tartares; and one for international tapas. Frankly, we have yet to hit a clunker item on chef Timon Balloo's menu, which is mostly inspired by Japan and Spain (with side trips to Korea, Italy and several other countries). Main must-haves include steamed pork buns, the meat's unctuousness balanced by a uniquely bracing apple kimchi (tip: during happy hour, these are $3 cheaper); bone marrow, a large portion of the rich comfort food; poached egg-topped, sweet-glazed pork belly-shiitake ramen noodles that couldn't be farther from your dorm room staple; and two charcoal-grilled options --- tender textured, boldly flavored beef short ribs, and Florida sweet corn with pimenton butter and manchego, an ultimate upgrade of Mexican-style corn on the cob. Wine and beers lists are well-rounded mixes of boutique bottles and quality classics, but liquors are even more tempting; bartenders know how to make serious traditional martinis as well as tropical drinks (try the beet mojito).

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