Food fans don’t really care that Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry are fans of the hot spot Novikov Restaurant & Bar, famous in London, Dubai and Moscow.
What they will care about, though, is that the Chinese-Japanese restaurant — named after chef-owner Arkadiy Novikov, arguably the most successful restaurateur in Moscow — is opening this winter at 300 S. Biscayne Blvd.
The former Chophouse 305 space in downtown Miami is sleek, chic and all the stuff of which celeb hot spots are made. But the signature seafood and vegetable market display, from which you can handpick your own, is Novikov’s real allure.
The menu features robata grill and wok dishes, along with an extensive dim sum and sushi selection. This is not your neighborhood sushi joint. This is, after all, the place where Hollywood (and real) royalty can afford to eat.
Sample menu items include Slow Poached Quail Egg Gunkan with Truffle and Novikov Peking Duck with Royal Caviar. Other signature dishes include Black Cod Rolls and A5 Wagyu Sirloin with Chili Daikon.
While we don’t have the Miami menu just yet, click here for an idea of what’s to come (and cost) via the London menu. The Guardian reviewed it in 2012 and noted that it’s “massive, expensive and the food is shocking.”
Shocking Miami is tough, so this will be interesting.