Nobu Miami is an unqualified hit, and not only because it can pack the house on a July Tuesday. By now the trademark black cod with miso has become a near-cliche, but Nobu's food still brims with style. So does the setting, from the sleek lobby to the sweeping garden to the bright and colorful dining room. It's bustling in there but not noisy, and the crowd is late: An 8 p.m. dinner was nearly private at the start, but not a table was empty at 10.
Tastes of South America inform the menu, but it is nominally Japanese, and as such, has endless choices in myriad categories. There are skewers, tempura, soups, ''special dishes,'' ''special cold dishes,'' sashimi, sushi and sushi rolls and ''main dishes.'' One piece of advice: The latter are the most expensive and not significantly larger than the mid-priced ``special dishes.''
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