Wynwood is typically revered for provocative, bold art exhibitions and eclectic, colorful restaurants, yet it’s an understated newcomer that’s currently the neighborhood rage. Say hello to Hiyakawa, a contemporary Japanese micro-restaurant with a design that dazzles and cuisine that awakens the senses. Owner and art dealer Alvaro Perez Miranda commissioned interior designer Bea Pernia for a statement-making minimalist space, which plays out as a three-dimensional opus of concentric wood paneling arched from walls and vaulted from the ceiling while framing an 8-seat, showcase sushi counter.
Seasonal fish and seafood selections are meticulously sliced, prepared, and plated behind the counter by chef Shuji Hiyakawa and his all-star team. Look forward to zensai (appetizers), yakimono (grilled or pan-fried dishes), sashimi, and nigiri accompanied by a brush for delicately applying aged soy sauce. Order a la carte, or go for gold with the multicourse omakase and let the warm and welcoming kitchen and wait staff surprise, delight, and wow you all evening long.