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OKAMI Miami Design DistrictTuesday, March 2, 11am – ŌKAMI, 156 NE 41st Street, Miami Design District

ŌKAMI, a sophisticated and unique restaurant and lounge in the Design District, founded by partners actor William Levy and Pedro Orihuela, Ōkami offers a multi-sensory Nikkei experience unlike any other. Fusing Japanese techniques with Peruvian flavors, Ōkami brings fresh new sensory experiences to Miami, in the form of masterful Nikkei cuisine and a world class mixology program.

The restaurant’s name means both wolf and “great spirit” in Japanese. The provocative double-height spaces brought to life by esteemed designer Francois Frossard are finished in sleek natural stone, granite and crystal. From the open dining room, to the sushi bar with its view into the hot kitchen, to the show-stopping second story dining room and lounge, private dining balcony and alfresco patio seating, every one of the 170 seats in the house is part of an exciting, earthy-but-elevated environment and a vibrant, white-hot energy.

As guests enter this Design District location, adjacent to Prada, the first floor leads to outdoor seating in the Jade courtyard, surrounded by limestone facades and landscaped with lush foliage. The lounge room is on the second floor, accessed by stairs guarded by a stunning minimal brass wolf sculpture. The majestic second level features panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the street below, giving the entire space an airy, terrace-like feel. A black granite bar lines the main lounge room. At the south end of the lounge room, a door opens onto a private balcony overlooking the Jade courtyard. From the channeled banquettes on the first floor, to the tableware to the chandeliers constructed with strands of crystal chain designed to look like floating jellyfish on the second floor, every inch of Ōkami is finished with impeccable detail.

Ōkami is a powerhouse of the best hospitality talent from within Miami and beyond. The all- star team includes Chef Hajime Kasuga, a third-generation Japanese descendant raised in Peru, where he mastered his Peruvian cooking techniques and went on to helm restaurants in Jakarta, Indonesia and, eventually, Miami.

Chef Hajime’s menu offers Nikkei classics, including nigiri sushis using the freshest Peruvian ingredients full of umami flavors. A vast array of sushi, sashimi, nigiri and fresh seafood is artfully prepared each night. Sashimi Platter of twelve assorted pieces of fresh fish or Rolls such as Acebichado Maki made with fried shrimp, tuna, avocado, tiger’s cream, and chicharron give guests a unique sushi experience. The Nikki Menu begins with appetizers such as Pulpo Anticuchero, octopus with potatoes crumble, panca sauce and edamame puree. The Roasted Beetroot Salad featuring pickled red beets, shiso leaf and ponzu sauce is earthy and satisfying with robust flavor. Cebiches and Tiraditos offered feature fresh fish with a variety of flavors such as tigers milk highlighting citrus and spice. Entreés such as Asado De Tira, a wagyu short rib, soy teriyaki, topped with micro cress and Misoyaki Black Cod with puffed quinoa, hajikame and Japanese bayberry. Guests can expect a culinary experience of both Japanese and Peruvian flavors.

Ōkami’s mixology program brings a team of accomplished, inventive, meticulous and charismatic cocktail artisans together to create crave-worthy tasting experiences, and a truly vibrant bar atmosphere that welcomes regular guests like family.

Ōkami is an inspired choice as an event venue, a fun night out, an intimate dinner for two, or your favorite regular bar scene. And like the wolf, Ōkami is 100% devoted to its pack. For opening details, reservations and more information, contact  #OKAMIMDD