Kosushi — Miami, USA
South of Fifth, the quiet enclave at the southern-most tip of Miami Beach has become an important dining destination in recent years, even more so with the arrival of Michelin-star winner Kosushi.
Owners Carlos Carvalho and Chef George Yuji Koshoji have applied the same formula in ’SoFi’ that has earned them decades of success in São Paulo: exquisite Japanese cuisine with a touch of Brazilian flair, alongside interiors by Arthur Casas, who revamped the original Kosushi in 2000 and again in 2017.
Here, Casas has crafted a world unto itself. The entire space is enveloped in tens of thousands of hollow, white oak cubes assembled using ancient Japanese woodworking techniques, with accent lighting that gives the restaurant a celestial feel.
These gorgeous cubes completely define the space, arranged in a sensual curvature that almost defies their geometry. The custom perimeter banquette and sushi bar echo this organic shape, and the furniture adds colour. As do the vibrant locals. §