About Us

In the early days, man would build a bridge that would bring him from one land to another. And as time progressed, distances became shorter as technology would bring different countries with different nationalities much closer together. NoVe embraces this ‘bridge’ concept as we bring you Chef Hiro Terada’s many years of experience and expertise both from his hometown in Japan, to here locally. At NoVe, we will showcase some of his unique flavors while keeping in tune with what’s familiar.

As a child, Chef Terada learned the basics of sushi from his father and then went on to attend RKC Chef’s School in Kochi, Japan from 1987-1989. He soon earned a nickname for his fast knife, attention to detail, divine presentation and ability to create new dishes and accents based on traditional Japanese cuisine. After graduating RKC Chef School, he was called to serve under Master Chef Kondo at Yuzuan restaurant in Kochi, Japan from 1989 until 1991. Mr. Kondo-san is the master of Kansai style cooking, considered to be the high-end of Japanese cuisine, utilizing the finest and costliest of ingredients.

With his success and knowledge, Chef Terada is also well-versed in the more contemporary Tokyo style and this combination brings versatility to his cooking that is unparalleled in South Florida today; maybe anywhere in the United States. Though his style is firmly entrenched in perfecting traditional Japanese cooking, committed to challenging himself constantly, Hiro has traveled over the world in search for inspiration that can be applied to his cooking skills. If you see some similar items on this menu at other well-known establishments here locally, we can say confidently that they were originally created by Chef Terada for that restaurant, and are still today, best sellers at that restaurant. Hiro’s ‘bridging’ of Japanese and American favorites, East meets West, is our theme here at NoVe, which has made itsmark by bringing you the best of both cultures and the contemporary cuisine of Japan to diners seeking something different, something unique, something to remember.

NoVe which stands for ‘North of Venetian’, best describes our geographical area that encompasses the enclave of high-rises from the Venetian Causeway north to 21st street and beyond. Being at the center of this very important commercial and residential area with the Performing Arts Center just a block away, we think back and can only imagine the excitement as it was almost 100 years ago with the birth of the Venetian Causeway in June 1913.

We pledge to always use the freshest vegetables and meats, and the finest ingredients we’re able to discover. You are the most important visitor on our premises. You are not dependent on us; we are dependent on you. You are not an outsider in our business; you are a part of it. We are not doing you a favor by serving you; you are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.