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Our Favourite Restaurants in Miami

We’ve been to Miami quite a few times now and are very fond of the restaurants below. The city is so special and multi-cultural. It’s filled with delicious treats.

Here are our absolute favourite eateries.

 

Mandolin Aegean Bistro 

Stepping into this charming restaurant feels like being transported onto a Greek island.  While every dish on the menu is to die for, we absolutely recommend the cheese saganaki ($14) and their freshly baked bread. Do keep an eye out on their specials as we’ve seen some real treats on there, including their apple and raisin with phyllo dessert which was in-cre-di-ble. Reservations are a must – so do book ahead!

 

Lucali 

We wholeheartedly recommend pizza joint Lucali. The way they work is that you order a signature plain pie $24 (which is pretty big and comes with cheese, tomato paste and oversized basil leaves) and then add the toppings of your choice. We chose all-beef pepperoni, garlic and hot peppers. We recommend ordering a side of Baked All Beef Pepperoni Chip to add on the pizza, should you like yours with extra pepperoni! 👌👌👌
For dessert, their Nutella pizza ($18) is also a winner!

 

Lung Yai Thai Tapas 

This small spot located in Little Havana serves some of the most delicious Thai food we’ve ever had. Reservations aren’t accepted here, so either come early or be prepared to wait. Once seated, make sure you know exactly what you want when you order as one order is all you get (which is probably to make sure that people don’t sit around for ages and that they can serve the next people in line as quickly as possible). We highly recommend the crispy mushrooms served with a sweet chili and peanut sauce ($6) and the Khao Soi Gai/ Nuar which is an incredible fresh egg noodles in a golden curry topped with crispy noodles, coriander, red onions and your choice of protein ($12).

After dinner tip: while they don’t serve any desserts here, we recommend walking 6 minutes down the street to Churromania for some sugar and cinnamon churros!

 

Zuma ­

Zuma is of course a known international restaurant, but what we particularly enjoy with their Miami location (other than the delicious food) is the incredible view of the boats sailing by. We recommend ordering their signature omakase menu ($115), which is superb. Highlights include  their seabass sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing and salmon roe; the crispy fried calamari with green chilli & lime and the black cod marinated in saikyo miso and wrapped in hoba leaf. Their molten chocolate cake which usually comes with their dessert selection is absolutely incredible too!

We also tried their Mexican Zombie cocktail (Tequilas, Mezcal, Velvet Falernum and Absinthe mixed with Fresh Lime Juice, Passion Fruit Puree and Grapefruit Juice), which is served in a skull glass. They recommend not having more than 2 on their menu, as it’s quite strong and strong it was 🥴

 

Makoto 

We accidentally stumbled upon Japanese restaurant Makoto when we were running an errand nearby and just thought “hey! This looks good, let’s eat here”. It was refreshing not having to look up where to go for once. Luck was on our side as it turns out this place is incredible + it’s actually on Eater Miami’s essential Miami restaurants list. Grab a seat on their peaceful back terrace and make sure to order their Japanese eggplants ($8) cooked on a robata grill with niku chicken miso, which were the highlight of our meal. 🤤

 



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