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2015 TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE US

Gayot 4/30/2015

 

 

Centurion Magazine

MIAMI RISING

"Leading the charge is renowned chef Kevin Cory"

CENTURION Magazine Spring 2015

 

 

2015 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

N A O E

F I V E - S T A R   A W A R D

Forbes Travel Guide 2/11/2015

 

 

UJP (US Japan Publication) 2015
UJP (US Japan Publication) 2015 Japanese Restaurant Guide

UJP (US Japan Publication) December 2014

 

 

Ocean Drive Elle Macpherson November 2014

LESS IS MORE

Ocean Drive Magazine November 2014

 

 

Departures Magazine is distributed exclusive for Platinum Card and Centurion members from American Express

WHO IS KEVIN CORY?

Departures Magazine October 2014

 

 

N A O E

3   T O Q U E S

"a cultural and culinary revelation"

Gayot 10/2014

 

 

Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval Award

SNAIL OF APPROVAL AWARD

"for contributing to the quality, authenticity and

sustainability of the food we eat in Miami"

Slow Food Miami 4/25/2014

 

 

2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

N A O E

F I V E - S T A R   A W A R D

"In this petite Japanese jewel box, only eight diners can claim seats.

Chef/owner Kevin Cory and manager Wendy Maharlika treat you like a guest in their own home.

Maharlika holds down the dining room while Cory single-handily prepares every dish that comes out of the kitchen"

Forbes Travel Guide 1/22/2014

 

 

Louis Vuitton City Guide

"This is sushi as a near-religious experience."

Louis Vuitton City Guide 11/1/2013

 

 

Forbes

Forbes - Miami now home to Five-Star sushi master

Forbes 3/1/2013

 

 

2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

N A O E

F I V E   S T A R S

1 of only 28 Restaurants in the World

"a jewel box of a Japanese restaurant"

"an impeccable experience in flavor, presentation and gracious service"

"the freshest, purest Japanese dishes found this side of Tokyo"

Forbes Travel Guide 2/26/2013

 

 

Ocean Drive Genesis Rodriguez

UMAMI, PLEASE

Ocean Drive Magazine February 2013

 

 

New York Post

New York Post - Miami's new heat - Five reasons to get excited right now

"one of the best restaurants in the country"

"some of the finest sushi you'll ever taste"

"simple perfection"

New York Post 1/14/2013

 

 

bon appetit

bon appetit - Where to Eat and Drink in Miami

"one-of-a-kind multicourse omakase experience"

"an astonishing procession of nigirizushi rarities"

Bon Appétit January 2013

 

 

OpenTable Best Restaurants in the United States 2012

BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES 2012

OpenTable 12/12/2012

 

 

Travel + Leisure

BEST SUSHI RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

"At this shrine to sushi, the meal is meant to be a personal experience,

orchestrated by a chef who will leave you in trusted hands."

Travel + Leisure December 2012

 

 

Miami New Times Short Order

ART BASEL:  WHERE TO FIND BEAUTIFUL FOOD IN MIAMI

"it is best to think of Naoe's fare like a sculpture by Isamu Noguchi:

subtle yet striking, sensitive yet compelling"

Miami New Times Food Blog Short Order 12/3/2012

 

 

Zagat 2013

Zagat 29 Food, 23 Decor, 28 Service

"I can't believe this exists in Miami" since it would be "outstanding even in Japan",

gush fans of this culinary star, rated the city's tops for Food and Service

Zagat 2013 America's Top Restaurants 11/6/2012

 

 

Chefs Feed

BEST THINGS TO EAT IN MIAMI

- Michael Schwartz & Norman Van Aken

Chefs Feed 10/2012

 

 

Yelp

* O N E   H U N D R E D   R E V I E W S *

* F I V E   S T A R S *

Yelp NAOE 100 reviews Five-Stars

yelp 5/2009 - 8/2012

 

 

Florida Trend - The Issues, People and Ideas that Define Florida Business

TABLES OF CONTENT: EXCLUSIVE DINING AROUND FLORIDA

Florida Trend July 2012

 

 

Miami Magazine - The Restaurant Issue 2012

Modern Luxury

FEATURES FASHION / RESTAURANTS

"Eight Glorious Pieces of Nigiri"

Miami | Modern Luxury July/August 2012

 

 

CNN International
CNN GO
Local Insights. Global Experiences.

CNN GO
Insider Guide: Best of Miami

"Elegant Courses of Nigiri"

"Pescetarian Delights"

CNNGo 6/17/2012

 

 

Biscayne Times

"Supreme Serenity"

"Mind-Reelingly Fresh Nigiri"

"Few Eating Experiences on Earth are More Luxuriant."

Biscayne Times June 2012

 

 

Thrillist

Thrillist NAOE

EIGHT SEATS, UNREAL SUSHI

"even he'll (Lebron) have a tough time getting a seat at a tiny sushi temple that makes all your decisions for you"

Thrillist 4/30/2012

 

 

UrbanDaddy

UrbanDaddy Here and NAOE Return of the Omakase King

"—inventive omakase, impeccable bento boxes, obscene amounts of nigiri."

UrbanDaddy 4/27/2012

 

 

 

 

 

- -                                       ~ ~ NAOE quietly reopens in Brickell Key ~ ~                                       - -

4/17/2012

 

 

 

 

 

Food and Wine - Inspiration served daily

THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF 2012 - NOMINEE

Food & Wine 3/5/2012

 

 

Eater

NINE EXCEPTIONAL OMAKASE MENUS ACROSS THE US

Eater National 2/16/2012

 

 

Q by Equinox

Q by Equinox
The Miami Diet
We've got your guide to where the hottest beach bodies dine

"Even sushi-obsessed New Yorkers proclaim the 17-seat Naoe the best Japanese restaurant ever."

Q by Equinox 12/20/2011

 

 

OpenTable Top 100 Restaurants in the USA 2011

TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA 2011

OpenTable 12/13/2011

 

 

Forbes Travel Guide formerly Mobil Travel Guide

N A O E

F O U R   S T A R S

- TOP 4 JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN NORTH AMERICA -

Forbes Travel Guide 2012

(released 11/15/2011 on Startle)

 

 

Chicago Tribune

WORLD'S TOP RESTAURANTS

"Of those (1,404) restaurants, 23 are considered the tops"

Chicago Tribune / Zagat World's Top Restaurants, Fourth Edition

(released 11/9/2011)

 

 

Zagat

TOP 30 RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA

Zagat Survey 2012

(released 10/25/2011 & 11/1/2011)

 

 

New York Post

10 THINGS TO EAT IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW

"Kevin Cory's sushi shrine is without question Miami's most transporting eatery"

"raw fish selection from Japan is astounding"

"egg-and-seafood custard that tastes like the best of the farm meeting the best of the ocean"

New York Post 11/1/2011

 

 

Fodor's - Travel Intelligence

Fodor's Choice

"Once in a rare while, you discover a restaurant so authentic, so special, yet still undiscovered by the masses.

By virtue of its petite size and strict seating times, the Japanese gem, NAOE, will forever remain intimate and original."

"Gastronomic Adventure"

"Stellar Service"

Fodor's South Florida 2012

(released 10/25/2011)

 

 

USA Today Travel

- Zagat Picks for Good Restaurants on a Business Trip -

- TOP 30 RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA -

"These restaurants, which scored 29 of a possible 30 for food,

are the best restaurants in the country."

USA TODAY Travel (Zagat 2012) 10/25/2011

 

 

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor 9/25/2011

 

 

OpenTable

TOP 50 BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS

IN THE UNITED STATES 2011

OpenTable 2/28/2011

 

 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

"Hidden Gem"

"A Good Choice for Adventurous Eaters"

Fairmont Magazine February 2011

 

 

Ocean Drive Giada De Laurentis

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Ocean Drive Magazine February 2011

 

 

OpenTable Top 50 Restaurants in the United States 2010

TOP 50 RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES 2010

OpenTable 12/16/2010

 

 

Forbes Travel Guide formerly Mobil Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide formerly Mobil Travel Guide

N A O E

F O U R   S T A R S

Forbes Travel Guide formerly Mobil Travel Guide

- TOP 3 JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN NORTH AMERICA -

"Chef/owner Kevin Cory and manager Wendy Maharlika

treat diners at this petite Japanese jewelbox as they would guests in their own home."

Forbes Travel Guide 2011

(released 11/16/2010)

 

 

Florida Trend

Florida Trend Golden Spoon

GOLDEN SPOON AWARD 2010, 2011

"His 17 seats are the toughest in Miami to get."

Florida Trend 12/2010, 12/2011

(released November)

 

 

Miami Restaurant Power Rankings

1. NAOE (20.0)

"#1 each week for the past year"

Miami's Restaurant Power Rankings 11/10/2010

 

 

Zagat World's Top Restaurants Third Edition

N A O E

Zagat World's Top Restaurants, Third Edition

(released 11/3/2010)

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 11/2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 10/2010

 

 

eHow

eHow Most Exclusive Restaurants in Miami

"Power-Player Restaurant"

"NAOE has eclipsed long-standing Miami sushi doyen Nobu for favorite sushi spot."

eHow 10/1/10

 

 

Frommer's

Frommer's - The Best of South Florida

Frommer's - The Best of South Florida - Best Sushi

"stellar NAOE has a Hollywood vibe and serves up sushi with star-power"

Frommer's South Florida, 7th Edition

(released September 22, 2010)

 

 

OpenTable

BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 9/2010

 

 

Frommer's

N A O E

3 / 3   S T A R S

Frommer's 3 stars

"Exquisitely prepared, hyper fresh sushi and Japanese fare.

This may be the closest Miami gets to Tokyo."

Frommer's Florida 2011

(released August 31, 2010)

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 8/2010

 

 

Delta Sky Magazine

Delta Sky Magazine - Up, with a Twist

"Ultra-Exclusive Haute Sushi Bar"

"Here's a list of bicoastal hot spots that would surely entice the modern-day Don Draper"

Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood                       NAOE, Miami  

Town Hall, San Francisco                                   Alinea, Chicago  

 Henry's 12th Street Tavern, Portland                Monkey Bar, NYC   

Delta Sky Magazine July 2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 7/2010

 

 

Modern Luxury - The Largest Publisher of City Magazines in America

"Foodies are wild for this 17-seat omakase spot"

Miami Magazine - The Restaurant Issue

TO LIVE & DINE IN MIAMI

5 CHEFS WE LOVE

Miami | Modern Luxury July/August 2010

 

 

Miami New Times

- TEN OF OUR 100 FAVORITE FOODS IN MIAMI -

BENTO BOX AT NAOE

Miami New Times 6/24/2010

 

 

Miami New Times

Miami New Times Best of Miami 2010

BEST OF MIAMI 2010

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Miami New Times 6/17/2010

 

 

Gayot - the guide to the good life

Gayot

TOP 10 LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA

#1

Gayot 5/2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 5/2010

 

 

NBC Miami

NBC Miami Feast Rank 84 Near Epic

NBC Miami Feast Top Ranked

#1

NBC Feast Rank 4/2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1               SPECIAL OCCASION RESTAURANTS - #2

OpenTable 4/2010

 

 

 

~ ~ NAOE ~ ~

- -                                     ~ ~ First Year Anniversary! ~ ~                                     - -

3/19/2010

 

 

 

Gayot

Gayot

TOP 10 JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA

#1

Gayot 3/2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 3/2010

 

 

Aventura Magazine - Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Cover

Aventura Magazine - Turning Japanese

"one of Miami's not-so-secret best-kept secrets"

"It's not just a meal; it's an adventure"

Aventura Magazine 2/2010

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 2/2010

 

 

gayot

Gayot

TWO TOQUES

Gayot 2 Toques

"always comparable in quality to those in New York or Japan's best"

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

preview msn

gayot

Gayot

Gayot Top 10 Heart-Healthy Restaurants in the United States

#1 (TIE)

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

gayot

Gayot

- BEST HEART-HEALTHY RESTAURANTS MIAMI -

- MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA HOT 10 -

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

Yelp

Yelp - Best of Yelp Miami Restaurants - Highest Rated

H I G H E S T   R A T E D   -   # 1

Yelp NAOE 5 stars 24 reviews                    Yelp NAOE 5 stars 65 reviews

yelp 1/10/2010                      yelp 1/8/2011

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1              BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 1/2010

 

 

UrbanDaddy

UrbanDaddy - Oh, Nine - Everything That Was Important in 2009

"the dining scene's most exciting newcomer"

UrbanDaddy 12/28/2009

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 12/2009

 

 

Florida Trend

BEST NEW RESTAURANTS 2009

Trust "Omakase (whatever’s best)'’ in Kevin Cory’s no-menu temple.

It’s a beautiful bento of fish and vegetables pure as his family’s legendary shoyu and sake.

Florida Trend 12/2009

 

 

Gayot

MIAMI, FLORIDA 72-HOUR VACATION

"this year's hottest insider pick is tiny NAOE"

Gayot 11/2009

 

 

OpenTable

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 11/2009

 

 

Zagat America's Top Restaurants 2010

"Piscivores are flipping over this omakase-only Japanese in Sunny Isles,

a sleek jewel box of a spot where chef Kevin Cory serves pristine fin fare at affordable prices."

Food   Decor   Service   Cost
   -          -            -            M

ZAGAT America's Top Restaurants 2010

(released 10/22/2009)

 

 

Toyota

IN THE HANDS OF THE CHEF

A true Japanese dining and cultural experience —minus the jet lag

Take a Bigger Bite of Japan:

Sugiyama, New York

KAI, New York

NAOE, Miami

Makoto, Washington D.C.

Shiro's Sushi, Seattle

Toyota Connections Magazine Fall/Winter 2009

 

 

Yelp

Yelp - Best of Yelp - Miami Japanese Restaurant

HIGHEST RATED - #1

Yelp - Best of Yelp - Miami Sushi

HIGHEST RATED - #1

Yelp NAOE 5 stars 13 reviews                    Yelp NAOE 5 stars 56 reviews                   Yelp NAOE 5 stars 86 reviews

yelp 10/10/2009                    yelp 10/10/2010                   yelp 10/10/2011

 

 

City & Shore - 10 Best New Restaurants - Kardashian Cover

TOP 10 NEW RESTAURANTS

"has fans in a quandary – the space is too tiny to tout, yet they want everyone to know of this talent,

often compared to major sushi chefs in New York and Japan."

City & Shore Magazine October | November 2009

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 9/2009

 

 

OpenTable

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 8/2009

 

 

The Miami Herald

JAPANESE GEM NAOE SPARKLES IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH

Miami Herald Kevin Cory

"Miami's most serious sushi shrine."

"(matcha snapper) had the shocking depth of flavor that makes dining here a revelation."

"thrilling and almost embarrassingly affordable experience"

"Cory's style is his own -- and one that Miami should be grateful to enjoy."

The Miami Herald 7/16/2009

 

 

OpenTable

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1               BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 7/2009

(First month eligible)

 

 

Gastrolust

BENTO AND SUSHI BLOW ME AWAY AT NAOE

"unlike anything I’ve experienced in Seattle.

In fact, you’d probably have to hunt carefully to enjoy such an experience in Tokyo."

Gastrolust 6/22/2009

 

 

Miami New Times

NAOE BRINGS TOKYO TO SUNNY ISLES

"the best American restaurant value since David Chang debuted Momofuku in New York"

Miami New Times 5/21/2009

 

THE STORY OF NAOE

"fascinating"

"sit back, pour yourself some chilled sake, and enjoy a good read"

Miami New Times Food Blog Short Order 5/20/2009

 

 

UrbanDaddy

THE TIME IS NAOE

"17 Seats of Omakase Bliss"

UrbanDaddy 5/1/2009

 

 

food for thought (a miami food blog)

NAOE - EXCELLENT OMAKASE IN SUNNY ISLES

"Undoubtedly one of the Most Unique Restaurants I have eaten at in Miami"

"Quietly Elegant Space"

"The (Chef's Choice) Contents were Just Magnificent, at least if you're an Adventurous and Open-Minded Eater."

"The Chef and Hostess were Earnest, Friendly, and Absolutely Charming."

Frodnesor / Food For Thought Miami 4/26/2009

 

 

 

 

 

- -                                       ~ ~ NAOE quietly opens ~ ~                                       - -

3/19/2009

 

 

 

 

 

     South Beach Wine and Food Festival

GRAND TASTING RESTAURANT

Nichiei Sake-Fermented Caribbean Spiny Lobster with Granddad's Corn-Soy Bridge

paired with Poached Local Quail Egg on Fresh Kyuri topped with Unfiltered Shoyu-Tomalley-Miso

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2/25/2007

 

 

The City of Miami Certificate of Appreciation

THE CITY OF MIAMI

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

"Local officials, on behalf of our citizens, wish to pay tribute

to you for your creative involvement in promoting social and

cultural exchanges between the peoples of Kagoshima and Miami."

Mayor, Manuel A. Diaz and Commission Chair, Joe Sanchez 12/9/2005

 

 

MOSHI MOSHI, OISHI

“Seafood Fanatic, Kevin Cory Transformed Siam River

from a Gimmicky Floating Fish-Boat Snackery

to a Repeat ‘Best of Miami' Winner.”

Miami New Times 9/8/2005

 

 

Miami New Times Best of Miami World of Tomorrow

Miami New Times Best of Miami 2005 Winner!

BEST OF MIAMI 2005 / BEST SUSHI

“Our Town's Freshest Seafood”

Miami New Times 5/12/2005

 

 

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

GRAND TASTING RESTAURANT

Simmered Live Manilla Clams, Homemade Rice Bran-Pickled Daikon, Salt-Pickled Apricot

and Shiso Leaf rolled in Blanched Fresh Wakame with Seaweed Jelly on top

South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2/27/2005

 

 

“The Top Sushi Bar in Town as Well as a First-Rate Thai Kitchen”

Sun-Sentinel 2/4/2005

 

 

Kevin Cory Siam River sushi sashimi

Siam River's Sushi is the Most Impeccable in Town.

Chef Kevin Cory Hits Haulover Marina Daily Just as the Fleet

Comes in, For Fish So Fresh That Some Haven't Stopped Flopping.”

City Gourmet Miami 11/2004

 

 

Miami New Times Personal Best Kevin Cory

Miami New Times Best of Miami 2004 Feel The Heat

BEST OF MIAMI 2004

PERSONAL BEST / KEVIN CORY

“Talking, Dishing, and Serving the Most Innovative,

Undoubtedly Freshest Sushi in Town.”

Miami New Times 5/13/2004

 

 

Miami New Times Best of Miami 2004

Miami New Times Best of Miami 2004 Feel The Heat

BEST OF MIAMI 2004 / BEST SUSHI

“You'll Find Fresher Fish Nowhere in Town”

Miami New Times 5/13/2004

 

 

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

BEST LOCAL RESTAURANT NOMINEE (1 of 4)

South Beach Wine & Food Festival's First Annual Award Ceremony 2/27/2004

 

 

Miami Herald MICRO RAVE by Hal & Nancy Berrit

MICRO RAVE

“Extraordinary Sushi”

“A Dazzling Array of Delicacies”

“The Freshest Uni Imaginable”

Hal & Nancy Berrit / The Miami Herald 12/26/2003

 

 

Miami New Times - How fresh is the sushi at Siam River?  This fresh:  Diners are issued gaffs and nets.  By Pamela Robin Brandt

SOME SERIOUS SUSHI (FEATURE STORY)

“Kevin ‘@' Siam River Has Some of the Most Creative

and Undoubtedly the Freshest Sushi in Town”

Miami New Times 12/25-31/2003

 

 

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