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Rolling out trendy cuisine

Ava Lederman // highlights contributor

Ava Lederman // highlights contributor

Ava Lederman // highlights contributor

Rolling out trendy cuisine

Sushi Kong combines Miami’s Latin culture with Asian delicacies to create an authentic cuisine.

November 20, 2018


Sushi Kong, located on 3000 Coral Way, brings flavor and decor to another level at its under the radar location in Coral Gables. This Japanese-Latin fusion, opened in late 2016, is a modern take on cuisine with its Instagram-worthy products.

While the outside may fool some with it’s simplistic appearance, the inside is anything but ordinary. The interior is furnished with a lounge area including a hanging chair, murals on the walls, and an open bar. Seating is offered both inside and outside of the trendy eatery, allowing customers to choose between a lively experience or a more peaceful one outdoors in the fresh Miami air. A secluded dining table is also offered for a larger party or special occasion. Latin energy emanates through the energetic tunes played by a live DJ in front of the restaurant’s giant ape mural.

The Romeo and Juliet Roll

Ava Lederman // highlights contributor

Although the wait time can be rather long, the customer service offsets this with friendly and helpful waiters ready to answer any questions about the menu or restaurant. Once the food arrives, mouths salivate, and all the time spent waiting is forgotten. The vivid color of opulent sushi rolls lay on a plate ready to be devoured. Their most popular roll on the menu, costing $17, is the “Romeo and Juliet Roll,” which includes fresh crab, crispy salmon and cream cheese topped with smoked salmon and avocado. This roll is arranged in a circle and is accompanied with two pieces of tempura on the side. Other standouts include rolls such as the “Hello Sushi Roll,” which includes melted raclette cheese poured on top and a variety of Latin and Asian Tapas.

When it comes to the final course, Sushi Kong’s over the top desserts do not disappoint. On Sundays, their brunch dessert special has too many options to choose from. A well liked sweet, the “Fluffy Pancakes,” comes in a stack of three airy pancake clouds, topped with a heaping serving of whipped cream. All around the plate lay an assortment of berries and a side of maple syrup. The waiter displays an iPad video of each dessert item on the menu, taunting customers and making it almost impossible to refuse a taste of their fine crafts.

“I came here once with a few friends for dinner and we each ordered a different roll, and then we all decided on a dessert. I was so full, I don’t think I ate for a few days after that,” customer Mia Serrano said.

Sushi Kong is open Monday through Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Although the long waits may deter some, dining at this restaurant is a unique experience. Their delivery service is always an option for those who do not want to make the wait.

Sushi splurging is made enjoyable and entertaining at Sushi Kong. This non-traditional spin on typical Asian eating brings originality and excitement to the Coral Gables food scene.  

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