Photo Credit: Itamae


Located in the heart of the Miami Design District, Itamae is a Nikkei-inspired restaurant from the family-trio lovingly referred to as Chang Gang: Chef/Owner Fernando “Papa” Chang and his talented children, Chefs Valerie and Nando Chang. At Itamae, guests can expect to find only the freshest fare, with standout Tiraditos – sashimi-style raw fish seasoned with leche de tigre; and creative Cebiches  take center stage. Most recently, Itamae has introduced an array of new offerings such as baby dutch potatoes  – shishito, egg, preserved lemon; escabeche – eel, murasaki potato, vinegar ají; five day-aged kanpachi – white soy, lime, green sichuan; cebiche imperíal – wild striped bass, octopus, avocado, capers; roasted tail – daily catch, ají panca, short grain rice; and roasted collar – daily catch, fermented red chili, short grain rice, among others. Dishes rotate based on availability. Itamae is open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from noon – 6PM; Friday and Saturday from noon – 3:45PM and 5PM – 8PM. The indoor/outdoor restaurant is located in a beautiful courtyard at 140 NE 39th Street #136 in Miami. Telephone: (305)