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Deden "Benny" Bandi


Deden ‘Benny’ Bandi, Master Sushi Chef at Blade Sushi located at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach since 2008, has adopted sushi as an art form for over 20 years. He began his career at Hiro, an Asian kitchen where he cooked savory foods inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asia and continued his specialty at Bambu, a South Beach Asian restaurant owned by Cameron Diaz and Karim Masri. 

He truly mastered his craft by traveling the world, studying the fine art of Japanese cuisine in Japan, traveling to Kobe Island to learn about Wagyu Beef and visited Okinawa to learn about seafood and the background of seaweed. 

As a result of his remarkable success, he took his innovative skills to the well renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Nobu, the world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant that incorporates a fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine with South American flavors.

Pursing his love for Japan and it’s cuisine, Bandi went back to Tokyo to familiarize himself with Japanese spices. 

Currently, as Master Sushi Chef at Blade, Chef Benny gives each guest an exquisite Japanese dining experience through exquisite sushi and Japanese inspired cuisine.

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