We all love a secret restaurant, but this omakase restaurant, hidden inside a Miami Taco Stand in Wynwood, is like a culinary Easter egg.
In order to gain access to HIDEN (HI-DEN), the eight cover omakase restaurant, you need a code, which you will only receive the day you are due to dine there.
Chef Honda, who is originally from Japan and most recently worked at Azuki Sushi in San Diego, is joined by Chef Weinlein who has worked in some of Miami's best kitchens such as Alter and Stubborn Seed. The two are changing up the 15-course tasting menu daily that draws inspiration from different regions of Japan and highlights ingredients flown in directly from the country.
The tasting menu commences with miso and from there you can expect an edomae omasake experience featuring fresh ingredients and selected items flown from Japan. Tasting often includes oysters, sashimi, including yellow tail, to marinated tuna and mackerel as well as wagyu beef.
The restaurant has gained a cult following, in a city that is not known as one of the United States’ sushi hotspots, the concept, its hidden nature and the limited covers obviously appeals as there is a month-long waiting list for a seat at the bar.
Dinner will set you back $170 per person and reservations can only be made online.