Sushi chef Shingo Akikuni, who recently earned his first Michelin star as executive chef at Wynwood omakase spot Hiden, is preparing to open Shingo, a new omakase restaurant in Coral Gables .
“It was [Shingo’s] lifelong dream to have his own restaurant in the United States,” manager Kenzie Motai told What Now on Tuesday. “Also, the location in Edificio La Palma with its proximity to Buchan is a great opportunity.”
Motai describes the restaurant as being built with the goal of “transporting people to Japan.” Accordingly, the restaurant’s interior was designed and constructed in Kyoto and is being disassembled, shipped to Coral Gables, and then reassembled.
“It’s going to be very unique,” Motai said. “As far as the design and aesthetic, it’s really one of a kind.”
Shingo’s menu will feature 18 courses at $180 per person, with an option for an additional beverage pairing. The space will seat fourteen people, with a constantly changing menu of nigiri, seasonal sashimi, and Yakimono dishes.