This splashy new trio looks East.

MIAMI BEACH: SUSHISAMBA Dromo, 600 Lincoln Rd., (305) 673-5337
New York’s Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian hybrid SUSHISAMBA spins off a SoBe sib with SUSHISAMBA Dromo. Named for the Rio de Janeiro stadium where Carnival convenes, Dromo, designed by Nancy Mah (of nearby Rumi), plays up the party atmosphere with raised seating surrounding the central sushi bar. It turns out sushi, sashimi, and ceviches while the “samba kitchen” handles the more meaty matters.

PHILADELPHIA: Morimoto, 723 Chestnut St., (215) 413-9070
Catch TV’s Iron Chef in action without the dubbing. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, one of the stars of the Japanese cook-off show, debuts live in Philly backed by stylish restaurateur Stephen Starr of Pod and Alma de Cuba fame. Grab one of 15 seats at the box-shaped sushi bar for front-row viewing. Cutting-edge designer Karim Rashid takes credit for the futuristic interior, with geometric booths, glass dividers that slowly change color, and an undulating two-story ceiling.

SAN FRANCISCO: Ozumo, 161 Steuart St., (415) 882-1333
Restaurateur Jeremy James played pro baseball in Japan, returned home with a love of the food, and opened the much-buzzed-about Ozumo. After a drink in the sake lounge, put yourself in Ozumo’s hands for omakase (chef’s choice) sushi or try grilled Kobe beef, lamb, or fish from the robata grill. Japanese materials including paper, wood, and stone outfit the stylish interior framing expansive bay views.