The best new restaurant in South Florida? It might be Ke-uH, which opened this week at Acqualina Resort & Residences in Sunny Isles Beach. Complementing Acqualina’s Costa Grill and Il Mulino New York restaurants, Ke-uH features a diverse and eclectic menu of tapas and shareable plates in a setting that includes indoor and outdoor seating on an expansive terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Peruvian born of Japanese descent, Chef Oscar Noborikawa leads the Ke-uH culinary team. Noborikawa has lived in South Florida for more than 20 years and spent 14 years working at Nobu Miami.
“Yuzu soy, truffle flavors, every single dish is different,’’ Noborikawa said the Ke-uH’s menu. “Our Pork Buns sous vide are cooked for 12 hours. Every single dish, we put a lot of work in it. The Spicy Honey Shrimp is the most popular with our special jalapeno aioli. I think guests at Acqualina will love the Bea roll with crispy shrimp, fried plantain, avocado and cream cheese.’’
On the sushi side, Noborikawa said he is working with the same company he worked with while at Nobu.
“We bring Toro, tuna belly and the best quality for all the ingredients in our sushi,’’ Noborikawa said. “Flying fish in from Japan, takes 48 hours. The company we work with has been doing this for more than two decades. They select the fish in Japan. Even the fisherman, the way they handle the fish makes a difference. For sushi, the Atlantic Ocean here is too hot and it’s not the best. It’s not the same Mackerel here as in the Pacific, which has more flavor.’’
Photo Credit: Acqualina Resort & Residences