Kiji Cuzco: Sushi with a Twist

By: Dana Rozansky

Recently, I got to experience a few of my favorite things all #rolled into one glorious afternoon in Wynwood. I never turn down an opportunity to indulge in some fresh sushi and I certainly never pass on bottomless drinks…so when I found out I had the chance to have both AND get my hands dirty in the process, I was giddy with excitement.

Allow me to walk you through my first ever sushi-rolling experience. When I walked into Kiji Cuzco, I was immediately struck by the colorful, eccentric décor. From funky wall designs to a neon sign that declared, “I’m fucking special” to racks of vintage clothing, I was intrigued to say the least. Was I entering a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant or some sort of underground bar-turned boutique?

Once I stopped ogling the space, I was ready to get rolling. Once a month, Kiji Cuzco offers a “Sushi With a Twist” class where you can play sushi chef for the day while simultaneously guzzling down champagne and sake. Can't really think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, can you?

The staff at Kiji was incredibly attentive, making sure to walk us through every step in the sushi-making process while keeping us hydrated with constantly flowing bubbly. By the time my rolls were complete, I was pleasantly buzzed and marveling at the #sushiporn I had just created. 

Possibly the best part of the day is kicking back and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Not gonna lie, my sushi was on point...and yours can be too. interested in putting a little twist into your typical Saturday routine? Details below:

Date: Second Saturday of every month (Upcoming classes: July 8, August 12)

Time: 2-4 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.

Price: $55 per person, $100 per couple, and $175 for group of four.

RSVP: RSVP by calling 305-299- 5004