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Best sushi restaurant in South Florida 2017: Sushigo

BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT

Sushigo

477 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561-347-7888; SushiGoJoe.com

He is known as Chef Joe, and he takes fish seriously. Sung Gook Joe, a sushi veteran who worked at Nobu in Miami Beach, presides over his 30-seat eatery with stern rigor. Don’t expect genial shouts of “irasshaimase” upon entering or goodbye waves and smiles upon leaving. The pristine and pricey cuts of fish, however, are a joy. Some are flown in from Japan, and some are blasted clean of microbes and parasites in his minus 80-degree medical-grade superfreezer.

Readers’ choice: SuViche, multiple locations

Readers’ choice runner-up: Tee Jay Thai Sushi, Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale

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