Pubbelly Sushi Joins Downtown Dadeland’s Expanding Culinary Roster

The 3,500-square foot restaurant is slated to open in summer 2017.

PINECREST, FLORIDA – (March 21, 2017) – Downtown Dadeland continues to revamp itself into a chef-driven, culinary hotspot, today announcing the popular Pubbelly Sushi will be opening its doors in summer 2017. Led by five-time James Beard Award-nominee Chef Jose Mendin, Pubbelly Sushi Downtown Dadeland marks the restaurant’s fourth South Florida location.

“We strategically select each Pubbelly location based on the neighboring community and surrounding businesses,” said Juan Fernando Ayora, CEO of the Pubbelly Group. “We currently have locations throughout Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Brickell, Aventura and the Dominican Republic. We chose to open Pubbelly Sushi at Downtown Dadeland because it’s one of Miami’s newest foodie destinations. We are confident that the local community will welcome us, as has happened in our other South Florida locations. Chef Jose Mendin with his vision is changing the way we enjoy sushi, making it a fun & inviting experience”

A fusion of Asian and Latin styles, Pubbelly Sushi prides itself on being a next-level, neighborhood sushi restaurant, where casual dining meets superb service, food and flavor. Along with customer favorites such as the Butter Krab Roll, Big Eye Tuna Roll, and Crispy Salmon Roll, Pubbelly Sushi Downtown Dadeland will feature a bigger bar than its sister locations, along with a specialty craft beer and cocktail menu.

Pubbelly Sushi joins a number of other chef-driven concepts that have been opening shop at Downtown Dadeland’s revitalized urban culinary center since DHPI LLC, a joint venture between Duncan Hillsley Capital and PEBB Capital, took over in 2014.

“We are looking forward to having Pubbelly Sushi on board to enhance Downtown Dadeland’s growing presence throughout Miami,” said Shane Hillsley, Managing Director of Duncan Hillsley Capital. “This restaurant was founded a little over five years ago and has managed to establish a national and international presence with Chef Mendin at the charge. We can’t wait to see how Pubbelly is going to complement our other restaurants and the area as a whole.”

Pubbelly Sushi will join a number of other highly anticipated restaurants opening soon at Downtown Dadeland, including: Harry’s Pizzeria, a nationally recognized restaurant by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’s; and Ghee Indian Kitchen, a concept created by well-known Chef Niven Patel, former executive chef for Schwartz’s namesake restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink. Recent openings at the lifestyle center include: Barley an American Brasserie, The Brick American Kitchen & Bar, Nanndi Frozen Cream & Pastry Shop and Orangetheory Fitness.

Rafael Romero, CCIM, and Steven Henenfeld of Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC) represented the landlord, Downtown Dadeland, in the transaction.

Located on 7250 North Kendall Drive, Downtown Dadeland offers a fresh urban vision, bringing together dining, shopping and health & fitness establishments to create a dynamic and vibrant destination.

For more information about Downtown Dadeland and Pubbelly Sushi, please visit or

For leasing information, please contact Rafael Romero at, or Steven Henenfeld at, or visit



Downtown Dadeland is an inventive town center consisting of residences, office space, retail and restaurants. Located directly across the street from the highly successful Dadeland Mall, Downtown Dadeland presents a strong mixed use presence in one of the South Florida’s most fervent retail areas. This innovative complex encompasses over 127,635 square feet of retail space and is home to world class dining and shopping accessible by pedestrian friendly walkways and courtyards along with an abundance of complimentary parking available in the underground parking garage. Dadeland’s optimal location adjacent to one of Metrorail’s busiest stations and immediate proximity to neighborhood office, retail and hotel facilities guarantee a steady influx of foot and vehicular traffic to the center.  Downtown Dadeland also offers a fresh, urban living experience with a unique metropolitan feel. The exceptional values found at Downtown Dadeland make this refreshing life attainable to a wide array of young professionals and families, offering a luxurious, convenient lifestyle at an affordable price. All of this makes Downtown Dadeland a very attractive venue in a well-established and bustling suburban neighborhood.

Founded in 2010, The Pubbelly Group is made up of Founders, Chef Jose Mendin, Sergio Navarro and Andreas Schreiner, and the group’s newly appointed President, Juan Fernando Ayora. The partners successfully operate a collection of restaurants and bar concepts on both a national and international scale, including: Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Pubbelly Sushi (American Airlines Arena, Brickell City Centre, Casa de Campo and Miami Beach), Food Republic aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape ship, Pubbelly Station, Pubbelly Sushi Market, Pawn Broker, PB Ysla, Baja Bao and RawBata.

The group has been celebrated for their dedication to the city of Miami Beach with March 13 recognized as the official “The Pubbelly Group Proclamation Day”.  For more information about the Group visit: or follow them on Facebook and on Instagram @pubbellyboys.

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