Looking for some Hamachi Heat? That would be cool snow crab salad and jalapeño tempura rolled inside-out with fresh Yellowtail Amberjack (Hamachi) on the outside, topped with more jalapeño and a dash of Shichimi pepper powder, then served with a side of tangy citrus ponzu sauce for dipping. If you like ultra-fresh, creatively designed and presented sushi, you need to check out the work Chef Masa is doing at Ambrosia Sushi in the restored 1950’s vintage Santa Maria Hotel. The building is old Florida but the waterfall sculpture, ocean-motif sake bar, and strict focus on freshness and presentation at the sushi bar clearly identify Ambrosia as a pure Japanese restaurant.
Chef Masa is well-known on the island for his Bluefin Tuna creations, particularly the premium “toro” cuts – rich and fatty belly meat served as sashimi, nigirizushi, and makizushi, or presented tataki style - petals of seared fish dotted with ginger paste. Try the Sunshine roll, a taste of Florida that joins tuna with cucumber, avocado, and orange slices. Or sit down to hearty fare like delicious beef and chicken teriyaki, a traditional okonomi (chef’s choice meal), and several vegetarian options. During your meal, toast the best Japanese food in Key West with an eclectic sake selection that includes sampler flights, glasses, saketini cocktails, and bottles, including rare and boutique labels.
Known For: Fresh awesome Sushi
Attire: Dress is Key West casual
Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:30am - 2pm Mon - Fri
Dinner 6pm - 10pm nightly
Take-Out is Available
Beef Or Tuna Tataki
Seared Fresh, Thinly Sliced Tuna Or Beef Served With Scallions, Sweet Onion Ginger And Ponzu Sauce
(choice Of Tuna, Salmon, White Fish Or Hamachi) With Fresh Jalapeno, Sweet Onion And Yuzu Pepper Paste Drizzled With Balsamic Vinegar And Olive Oil
Including Squash, Asparagus, Avocado, Broccoli, Carrot, Shiitake, Sweet Potato, Zucchini, Scallion, Squid, Shrimp Or Hamachi
Stingy Woman’s Purse
Crispy Shrimp Dumplings Served With Sweet Chill Sauce
Specialty Sushi Rolls
Tempura Hamachi, Fish Cake, Asparagus, Avocado, Scallions, Smelt Roe, Eel Sauce
Local Lobster Tempura, Cucumber, Avocado, Smelt Roe, Dynamite Sauce
Stone Crab, Avocado, Cucumber
Our Signature Roll! Barbecued Eel, Cream Cheese, Fish Cake, Avocado, Macadamia Nut Encrusted, Deep Fried, Served With Dynamite Sauce
Snow Crab Salad, Jalapeno, Tempura, Topped With Hamachi, Jalapeno Slices, Shichimi Powder Served With Spicy Ponzu.
Beauty & Beast
Shrimp Tempura, Asparagus, Topped With Tuna, Barbequed Eel, Avocado, Eel Sauce & Tempura Flakes
Surf & Turf
Shrimp Tempura, Snow Crab Mix, Asparagus, Topped Seared NY Strip And Wasabi Mayo