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Other than the sushi bar, NAOE, chef Kevin Cory’s intimate Japanese restaurant in Miami’s Brickell Key, does not have a bar. The restaurant serves a fine selection of beer and sake only. Nevertheless, its drink offerings are well-curated if limited. The beer selection includes Asahi Super Dry and Ginga Kogen, which is a Japanese import that’s brewed in the German Hefeweizen style. As for the sakes, the five types offered all hail from Cory’s family’s brewery: the Nakamura Brewery. It’s been operated since the 1800s in Ishikawa, Japan near Mount Hasukan. If you’ve got some free time before your 6 or 9 p.m. reservation slot (the only times that the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant has seatings) and want an aperitif, though, we recommend heading to nearby M-Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Miami.