Intimately Delicious

Just across the bridge in Coconut Grove, Midorie is a new traditional Japanese restaurant that uses simple, time-honored techniques to offer an authentic sushi and donburi dining experience.
Words // Anja Maltav Ambiance Photos // Diego Ingratta | March 28, 2023 | People

The culinary visionary behind much-acclaimed Hiyakawa and Wabi Sabi, famed Venezuelan Restaurateur, Entrepreneur & Art Dealer Alvaro Perez Miranda, has debuted a new Japanese restaurant in the heart of Coconut Grove. Midorie is an indoor/outdoor eatery featuring a combination of high-quality ingredients, craft and authenticity. “What I do at all my restaurants is very specialized and the emphasis is always on quality over quantity,” says Perez Miranda, the first Latino in the U.S. appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine. “We offer traditional Japanese food that speaks for itself in freshness and simplicity.” Aiming to serve just 50 to 60 people per day, diners can expect an ever-changing seasonal array of seafood brought daily from Tokyo’s famed Toyosu Fish Market served in multiple formats. The menu includes a list of a la carte sushi choices along with omakase platter options and bowls. The indoor dining room offers only 10 seats to guarantee intimacy and kikubari, the Japanese art of caring for others. The outdoor terrace features seating for 12. Plans are in the works for a Midorie outpost in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach and an omakase-style eatery called Ogawa in Little River;