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Gaysha New World Sushi




Name: Mitzie Velez

Occupation: Hair Stylist

Lives In: West Park

Restaurant Pick: Gaysha New World Sushi

Reviewed: Gaysha New World Sushi

The restaurant had a very relaxed and quiet vibe which I like for early dining on my day off. For the quality and beautiful presentation, I think the price is extremely fair. The décor is simple, unfussy, accented with an eclectic array of paintings, painted skateboards, and the cutest collection of ceramic Lucky Cats. The only restaurant I have ever dined at alone and have felt completely comfortable doing so. I have always liked the contrast between the laid back, casual vibe and the high quality of the food. It brings me back time and time again. I love recommending this place! I am always satisfied with whatever I order. It’s always high- quality food, served in a casual environment, by an always informative staff. A great and satisfying experience from the moment I arrived until I paid the bill and left. A++

Name: Scott Lillico

Occupation: Sales Director

Lives In: Boca Raton

Restaurant Pick: Ethos Greek Bistro

Reviewed: Gaysha New World Sushi

Our journey to Gaysha Sushi was only about 30 minutes from our home. We were able to park right in front of the restaurant at the parking meters. We entered the restaurant and every table was occupied (only about 6 tables inside and 2 outside). It was a bit disjointed as we were not initially greeted and didn’t know where to wait. The wait was about 15 minutes or so. At this point I was beginning to worry that the evening might have disaster written all over it. Fortunately, once we were seated this feeling evaporated immediately. Melissa sat us down, made some drink recommendations; The Lucky Buddha Beer for the adults and the gourmet root beer for the minors. The service was as to be expected with a staff of only four, but never did we feel unattended or neglected. There are certain staple appetizers we order at every Sushi restaurant; Edamame and Miso Soup. We were pleasantly surprised with their twist. The Edamame they served had a garlic sauce which began our meal on a high note. The Miso Soup with the fresh clams did not disappoint. Melissa then explained the specials and made spot-on recommendations based on our taste preferences. For example, she encouraged me to order the Diamond Roll since I like heat and the Spicy Love for my wife who like less heat but wanted that flavor. The Cabana Boy was a hit with everyone - the hot sesame oil made for an enjoyable mouthful. The portions were exactly as you might expect in a sushi restaurant and at first glance you may think the menu a bit pricey based on quaint location but when you factor in the quality of the ingredients, it is well worth it. Thanks for the opportunity to review a spot that we may never have stumbled upon.

Name: Kareem Tabsch

Occupation: Film Curator

Lives In: Miami

Restaurant Pick: Blue Collar

Reviewed: Gaysha New World Sushi

Gaysha Sushi is located in Wilton Manors, the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT community and a few minutes east of I-95. The restaurant was easy to get to and parking was conveniently right behind it. The restaurant itself is small and intimate with some fun decorative touches throughout. The staff is warm, friendly and attentive. Unfortunately all that it has going for it leads to great disappointment when the food arrives. Each dish is bland, tasteless and disappointing. Not only was the fish quality not very good but the choice to include lettuce in the roll was odd and didn’t help. I think that the sushi rice wasn’t well made either. Overall- it was a thoroughly disappointing experience. The location and staff is great- but the restaurant needs a chef and new fishmonger to help it achieve its potential. Otherwise, it is just another over-priced mediocre spot.

Restaurant Information

Location: 2223 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 
Parking: lot in back
Phone: 954-530-0153
Restaurant Owners: Takeshi Kamioka
Executive Chef: Stephanie Rodriguez 
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine (Fusion)
Signature Dishes: Whitefish Carpaccio
Vegetarian Options: yes 
Alcohol Served: yes
Corkage Fee: $20.00 per bottle
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – 5:00pm-11:00 pm 
Tuesday – 5:00pm-11:00 pm 
Wednesday – 5:00pm-11:00 pm 
Thursday – 5:00pm-11:00 pm 
Friday – 5:00pm-1:00 am 
Saturday – 5:00pm-1:00 am 
Sunday – 5:00pm-11:00 pm

Meals Served: Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: Go Chef Chance
Take-Out: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $20
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): N/A
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: No. First come first served.
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: none
Dining Style: casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 30 seats
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: Yes
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No