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Abokado- Miami/Brickell


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Abokado- Miami/Brickell

Marsjt | Sep 16, 2008 05:43 AM

This is my first post but I figured the boards were lacking info on this place that opened in Mary Brickell Village. I went for dinner this past weekend with a fairly big group and some did the Spice menu, but I did not.

First off, the service was mediocre at best. Waiter made sure he was visible, but lacked any knowledge about the food or sake options. I asked him to recommend the best roll they had to offer and he of course pointed to the two priciest items on the menu.

The rolls on the menu were lacking any sort of creativity! Most of them featured some tempura aspect, which I tend to avoid. I ended up ordering El Diablo roll and a mixed green salad with Ginger dressing. I judge most sushi places by how well they can make their ginger dressing and abokado's was alright, but was only lightly tossed with the greens. Half of the salad remained dry.

El Diablo roll has spicy snow crab, cucumber and avocado topped with striped bass, jalape wafer and spicy mayo lightly seared. Again, it was one of the few that without tempura. The roll was passable, but definately not worth returning for. Also, the restaurant refuses to sub with brown rice- which the waiter tried to convince me wasn't even that beneficial health-wise without my asking for his personal opinion.

The table shared a sampler with tuna and salmon tartares, as well as some of their "cebiches". The tartares were OK, again nothing worth noting. Generally, everyone in the table felt this way about all of the dishes, even those paying the Miami Spice price. All in all, the experience was not worth what it cost and I doubt I'll go back. The food was just OK, the kind i could probably find at any run of the mill sushi spot, and the waiter really turned me off with his two cents and lack of knowledge-- the guy didnt even know what a carafe was!!

If abokado wants to stick around I recommend a new menu and more training for servers.

p.s. the menu online is not very accurate- looks much better than what I was given there!

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