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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

 

 

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

Louis Vuitton City Guide 11/1/2013

 

 

Forbes 3/1/2013

 

 

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

 

 

UMAMI, PLEASE

Ocean Drive Magazine February 2013

 

 

"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

 

 

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

"an astonishing procession of nigirizushi rarities"

Bon Appétit January 2013

 

 

BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES 2012

OpenTable 12/12/2012

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

"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

 

 

BEST THINGS TO EAT IN MIAMI

- Michael Schwartz & Norman Van Aken

Chefs Feed 10/2012

 

 

* 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 5/2009 - 8/2012

 

 

TABLES OF CONTENT: EXCLUSIVE DINING AROUND FLORIDA

Florida Trend July 2012

 

 

FEATURES FASHION / RESTAURANTS

"Eight Glorious Pieces of Nigiri"

Miami | Modern Luxury July/August 2012

 

 

"Elegant Courses of Nigiri"

"Pescetarian Delights"

CNNGo 6/17/2012

 

 

"Supreme Serenity"

"Mind-Reelingly Fresh Nigiri"

"Few Eating Experiences on Earth are More Luxuriant."

Biscayne Times June 2012

 

 

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

 

 

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

UrbanDaddy 4/27/2012

 

 

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

4/17/2012

 

 

THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF 2012 - NOMINEE

Food & Wine 3/5/2012

 

 

NINE EXCEPTIONAL OMAKASE MENUS ACROSS THE US

Eater National 2/16/2012

 

 

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

Q by Equinox 12/20/2011

 

 

TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA 2011

OpenTable 12/13/2011

 

 

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)

 

 

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)

 

 

TOP 30 RESTAURANTS IN AMERICA

Zagat Survey 2012

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

 

 

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

 

 

"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)

 

 

- 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 9/25/2011

 

 

TOP 50 BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS

IN THE UNITED STATES 2011

OpenTable 2/28/2011

 

 

"Hidden Gem"

"A Good Choice for Adventurous Eaters"

Fairmont Magazine February 2011

 

 

EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Ocean Drive Magazine February 2011

 

 

TOP 50 RESTAURANTS IN THE UNITED STATES 2010

OpenTable 12/16/2010

 

 

N A O E

F O U R   S T A R S

- 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)

 

 

GOLDEN SPOON AWARD 2010 - 2013

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

Florida Trend 12/2010, 12/2011

(released November)

 

 

1. NAOE (20.0)

"#1 each week for the past year"

Miami's Restaurant Power Rankings 11/10/2010

 

 

N A O E

Zagat World's Top Restaurants, Third Edition

(released 11/3/2010)

 

 

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

OpenTable 11/2010

 

 

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 10/2010

 

 

"Power-Player Restaurant"

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

eHow 10/1/10

 

 

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

Frommer's South Florida, 7th Edition

(released September 22, 2010)

 

 

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

OpenTable 9/2010

 

 

N A O E

3 / 3   S T A R S

"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)

 

 

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

OpenTable 8/2010

 

 

"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

 

 

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

OpenTable 7/2010

 

 

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

TO LIVE & DINE IN MIAMI

5 CHEFS WE LOVE

Miami | Modern Luxury July/August 2010

 

 

- TEN OF OUR 100 FAVORITE FOODS IN MIAMI -

BENTO BOX AT NAOE

Miami New Times 6/24/2010

 

 

BEST OF MIAMI 2010

BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Miami New Times 6/17/2010

 

 

TOP 10 LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA

#1

Gayot 5/2010

 

 

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST FOOD RESTAURANTS - #1

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 5/2010

 

 

#1

NBC Feast Rank 4/2010

 

 

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

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

OpenTable 4/2010

 

 

 

~ ~ NAOE ~ ~

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

3/19/2010

 

 

 

TOP 10 JAPANESE RESTAURANTS IN MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA

#1

Gayot 3/2010

 

 

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

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

OpenTable 3/2010

 

 

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

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

Aventura Magazine 2/2010

 

 

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

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

OpenTable 2/2010

 

 

gayot

TWO TOQUES

2 Toques

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

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

gayot

#1 (TIE)

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

gayot

- BEST HEART-HEALTHY RESTAURANTS MIAMI -

- MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA HOT 10 -

Gayot 1/2010

 

 

H I G H E S T   R A T E D   -   # 1

                    

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

 

 

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

OpenTable 1/2010

 

 

"the dining scene's most exciting newcomer"

UrbanDaddy 12/28/2009

 

 

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

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 12/2009

 

 

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

 

 

MIAMI, FLORIDA 72-HOUR VACATION

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

Gayot 11/2009

 

 

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

OpenTable 11/2009

 

 

"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)

 

 

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

 

 

HIGHEST RATED - #1

HIGHEST RATED - #1

                                       

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

 

 

10 BEST NEW RESTAURANTS

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

 

 

FIT FOR FOODIES RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 9/2009

 

 

BEST SERVICE RESTAURANTS - #1

OpenTable 8/2009

 

 

JAPANESE GEM NAOE SPARKLES IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH

Photograph by Al Diaz, Miami Herald

"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

 

 

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

OpenTable 7/2009

(First month eligible)

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

THE TIME IS NAOE

"17 Seats of Omakase Bliss"

UrbanDaddy 5/1/2009

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

     

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

"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

 

 

BEST OF MIAMI 2005 / BEST SUSHI

“Our Town's Freshest Seafood”

Miami New Times 5/12/2005

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

BEST OF MIAMI 2004 / BEST SUSHI

“You'll Find Fresher Fish Nowhere in Town”

Miami New Times 5/13/2004

 

 

BEST LOCAL RESTAURANT NOMINEE (1 of 4)

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

 

 

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

 

 

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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