Chef Yasu Tanaka

Head Sushi Chef

Yasu Tanaka was born in Yamanashi Prefecture Japan in a family of 5, being the second son.

After his college graduation, he joined a volunteer program in Africa and spent two years in Mozambique. His first steps into the culinary field was self taught. Yasu made sushi in efforts to spread Japanese culture and cuisine to the people. After his return from his volunteer program, Yasu has decided to make his experience and what he self taught himself in Africa his profession. He joined the Tokyo sushi academy and graduated with honors at the top of his class a year later.

Yasu has worked in Michelin restaurants such as Sushi Iwa in Ginza Tokyo for 3 years. He then moved to New York and worked at Sushi Azabu for 3 years, serving sushi to New Yorkers. Now in charge of Azabu Miami Beach in hopes to bring traditional Edomae sushi to Miami.

History of Azabu

The name Azabu comes from a district in Tokyo, Japan, which began as a hub for merchants and local businesses. Now the city is home to embassies from many countries, giving the area an air of diversity, while preserving the history of local commerce with a modern, nostalgic touch.

Plan Do See opened one of its first restaurants in the area, The Tokyo Restaurant, inside an historic building that used to be a bank. Soon after opening, the restaurant was full of a diverse clientele, bringing a lively vibe to the neighborhood. Plan Do See Founder Yutaka, walked by and noticed the restaurant swarming with international guests. It was this moment, in the city of Azabu, that he felt certain of the imminent success of expanding the business abroad.

A few years later, Plan Do See opened its first American restaurant in Tribecca, New York: Sushi Azabu, named as an homage to the feeling of certainty Yutaka felt all those years ago.

Azabu concept

The Michelin-starred concept, Azabu Miami Beach, houses various experiences under one roof; tied together with the spirit of Omatenashi, the essence of Japanese hospitality. The first concept is a full service dining room with a stunning open kitchen. Beyond lies The Den, an exclusive hidden sushi counter helmed by Tokyo-trained chefs. A classic cocktail bar showcasing sakes and over 40 imported whiskies, Bar Azabu invites guests to sip and savor. Located inside The Stanton in the coveted South of Fifth neighborhood, Azabu Miami Beach elevates the local culinary scene with authentic Japanese cuisine and experiences.

Private Events

Join us for celebrations, corporate events, holiday parties, wedding rehearsals, cocktail events and much more. Many options to choose from. An intimate 18-person dinner in our Den to a private event in our cozy dining room to dining alfresco on our patio. Each private event will be designed up to your preferences.

Buyouts of the entire restaurant also available.

Want Azabu Miami Beach at your home or office? Our off-premise catering is also a great option.

Want our Sushi Chefs to cater your special dinner at home, Azabu Miami Beach does that as well.

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We look forward to hosting your next social event.

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