Reality sidekick opening Japanese restaurant

Wait for it… Jonathan Cheban is branching out from the Kardashian empire.

Why? Because of a restaurant he wants to open. It’s called Sushi MiKasa, described as a “high-end omakase-centered Japanese eatery”  that debuted in New York earlier this year.

“I’m excited to bring my favorite restaurant to one my favorite cities,” says Cheban. “Now that we’ve found the perfect location, Chef Kevin and I can’t wait for Miami to enjoy the unparalleled Sushi MiKasa experience,” said the PR guy in a statement (since he’s a publicist we’re guessing he wrote his own release.)

Cheban smartly teamed up with Sushi MiKasa founder Chef Kevin, of the Upper East Side’s famed Sushi Seki, to bring a “unique” experience  to locals. Kevin’s known for homemade sauces and inventive pairings (Kampachi Yellowtail with jalapeño sauce) that will be on the menu along with salads, soups, hot dishes and appetizers like edamame, Miso Soup, and Seaweed Salad, along with signature creations, including Tuna Pizza, a wafer topped with tuna slices and truffle sauce.

The decor is by interior designer Josh Wollowick, who pays homage to the Art Deco past of South Beach; walls are draped in peacock blue velvet and complemented by gold metallic accents. Lacquered black dining chairs and grey leather banquettes are paired with highly polished teak tables.

The resto’s inside Shelborne South Beach at 18 St and Collins Avenue.

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