Welcome to the vibrant world of Pubbelly Sushi, a culinary haven where Japanese and Latin flavors intertwine to create an explosion of taste and creativity. Nestled inside the Pembroke Centre in Pembroke Pines, this Japanese-Latin fusion sushi restaurant is the brainchild of the renowned chef Jose Mendin, a five-time James Beard Award semifinalist. With its recent opening on June 2, Pubbelly Sushi marks its first foray into Broward and Palm Beach counties, promising an unforgettable dining experience that blends tradition with innovation.
As you step into Pubbelly Sushi, you’ll be captivated by the restaurant’s charming ambiance. Adorned with bamboo furniture, granite accents, and red tufted leather banquettes, the space exudes a modern and welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect backdrop for an extraordinary culinary journey that awaits you.
The menu at Pubbelly Sushi is a testament to Chef Jose Mendin’s unparalleled culinary prowess. Drawing inspiration from both Japanese and Latin cuisines, Mendin crafts dishes that are a harmonious marriage of flavors and techniques. Prepare your taste buds for an array of tantalizing options, including the crowd-favorite short rib and truffle dumplings, the refreshing tostones con ceviche, and the delectable bao buns. Each bite is a symphony of tastes that will transport you to a realm where traditional boundaries are pushed, and culinary boundaries are redefined.
Our story began when Chef Jose Mendin founded the first Pubbelly with a singular intention: to create a place where chefs could enjoy high-quality, affordable dishes in a cool atmosphere. Pubbelly quickly became a beloved neighborhood gastropub upon its opening in 2010, and its popularity has only continued to grow over the past decade. In fact, it was awarded the 2020 Miami New Times Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Sushi” and remains a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists.
Allow us to introduce you to the brilliant mind behind Pubbelly Sushi‘s culinary marvels—Executive Chef Jose Mendin. Born into a family with a deep appreciation for cuisine, Mendin discovered his passion for cooking while preparing meals during his college years on a volleyball scholarship. After moving from Puerto Rico to Miami to pursue his culinary dreams, Mendin gained invaluable experience working at esteemed establishments such as Nobu Miami and Nobu London.
Mendin’s culinary journey continued as he explored the vibrant culinary scenes of Spain and Chicago, eventually leading him back to Miami, where he met Chef de Cuisine Sergio Navarro. Together with Andreas Schreiner, they founded The Pubbelly Restaurant Group in 2010, and their collective talents earned them the prestigious StarChefs Rising Star Restaurateur Award in 2016. Mendin’s exceptional skills have also earned him recognition as a five-time James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best Chef, Southeast.”
Assisting Chef Jose Mendin in the culinary symphony at Pubbelly Sushi is the Director of Culinary Operations, Chef Jorge Mijangos. With a childhood immersed in the flavors of his grandmother’s family-run restaurant in Mexico, Mijangos developed a deep love for cooking at an early age. After honing his skills at esteemed establishments like Nobu Miami Beach and Joel Robuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas, Mijangos returned to his passion for Japanese cuisine. Since joining the Pubbelly Sushi team in 2017, Mijangos has played an instrumental role in the brand’s new openings and overall operations.
At Pubbelly Sushi, Chef Jorge Mijangos prioritizes technique, quality control, consistency, and continuing education. His commitment to mentorship ensures that the team remains at the forefront of culinary innovation, delivering an exceptional dining experience to every guest.
Embark on a culinary adventure like no other at Pubbelly Sushi. Indulge in the tantalizing fusion of Japanese and Latin flavors meticulously crafted by Chef Jose Mendin and Chef Jorge Mijangos. Whether you’re a sushi enthusiast or a culinary explorer seeking new taste sensations, Pubbelly Sushi promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving more. Join us at 306 SW 145th Ave., Pembroke Pines, or give us a call at 954-367-7970 to reserve your table today. You can also visit PubbellyGlobal.com to learn more about our menu and upcoming taverns in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavors at Pubbelly Sushi—where tradition meets innovation in every bite.