Katsuya at SLS South Beach is relaunching this summer with a brand-new menu of rare Wagyu cuts, Miami-inspired sushi rolls, elevated happy hour specials, and a rotating selection of lavish Japanese-imported delicacies.

Debuting this month, Katsuya’s exotic new additions offer gourmands a taste of the world’s most-revered meats and lesser-known Japanese specialties sourced directly from award-winning purveyors, including melt-in-your-mouth A5 Wagyu from Miyazaki, Kagoshima and the Sendai regions; fatty Nodoguro and other seasonal fish flown in from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market; and an impressive 42-ounce Tajima Tomahawk Ribeye from Jack’s Creek, a world-renowned Wagyu farm in southern Australia. All beef served at Katsuya will be exclusively sourced from Wagyu.

Additionally, Katsuya has partnered with Wagyu experts at Wagyu Sommelier to educate its team on the regions, farms and distinct qualities of Wagyu available at the restaurant, thereby offering guests educational insight in a fun, sophisticated setting.

“If you want to find out why some cattle are taken to the hot springs once a week, or why farmers play music at night for their cows, come to Katsuya to find out!” says Luis Garcia, Executive F&B Director at SLS South Beach.

Along with signature sashimi platters and an extensive raw bar selection, Katsuya’s luxurious summer menu also features new tropical temptations like the Miami-Style Langosta Roll made with chili, cilantro aioli and succulent lobster prepared two ways; and a Biscayne Bay-inspired roll with salty and sweet ingredients like unagi, crab salad, crispy garlic, and a shishito-tomato chimichurri.

Experiential dining is a key ingredient of Katsuya’s new offerings. Visually-stunning dishes like Yasufuku’s Aburi-Style Miyazaki Nigiri are masterfully prepared tableside with 24-karat gold flakes, offering foodies some fabulous photo opps. At the sushi bar, guests are immersed in the sights and sounds of Katsuya. And in the newly-revamped dining room — originally designed by French artist Philippe Starck and reimagined by Avenue Interior Design — budding chefs can learn the art and centuries-old traditions of the Robata grill.

Hotel guests and locals alike can enjoy special pricing on select new dishes, craft cocktails and other delights during Katsuya’s Social Hour, the restaurant’s new daily happy hour available 6:00-8:00 PM at the sushi bar, cocktail bar, and upstairs in the hidden Dragon Lounge, a sultry venue perfect for group celebrations and intimate dinners.

The world-famous Katsuya brand was founded in California in 1997 by Master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, who pioneered a new wave of Japanese-inspired cuisine that pairs American palates with fresh coastal ingredients. Like its predecessor, Katsuya at SLS South Beach continues to forge the path for unique culinary experiences with an exciting, upscale ambiance to match.

Summer reservations for Katsuya South Beach are available now online or by phone at +1 305-455-2995.