Richard Hales is the owner of the popular Sakaya Kitchen, one of the few independently owned joints that make Midtown cool. He took over our palates with intoxicating brussels sprouts, and then helmed the growing food truck movement in Miami.At age 21, after being laid off, the Tampa native ... More >>
RA Sushi Tootsy Maki Roll at RA Sushi - free tomorrowBreak out the greeting cards and fly the flag because June 18th is International Sushi Day. Ok, so it's another made-up holiday. In fact, RA Sushi, the 25-restaurant sushi chain, declared the holiday in the 2011 Chase's Calendar of Event ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Sushi Central Offers Sushi and a Movie specials.Sushi Central Lounge, which recently opened on the third floor of Cocowalk, is part of the ongoing trend of new restaurants and lounges bringing life back to Coconut Grove. Sushi Central Lounge is located next door ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromDowntown Miami was once bums, tourists, and day-old moros spilled on the sidewalk. But now it's cool. Case in point. Ozzi Sushi, a kaiten-style sushi bar -- or sushi-go-round. A large orchid mural is the bright backdrop for canals where miniature wooden "sushi b ... More >>
Naoe still one of Miami's best.Our New Times Best of Miami edition will once again name more than 350 of the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, most delightful diversions, and top places to shop till you drop dead as a zombie."The Rising" is almost upon us, so if you have not voted for your fav ... More >>
We recommend using an actual chef's knife.Sometimes you know a YouTube video is going to go viral -- like the laughing penguin or the little kid who got stoned at the dentist. Well, this is one of those videos -- except you get a kick-ass Pad Thai recipe with your 14 minutes of shirking your ... More >>
John ZurBlade's naruto maki roll. The Fontainebleau's sushi restaurant, Blade, has made a return; but this time it's rooming with Vida. The space isn't thoroughly spliced yet. The frosted glass walls are on their way for installation, but executive chef Thomas Connell is quick to discuss plans fo ... More >>
Nagyman from FlickrDid you ever wonder when the day would finally come when you, yes you, would be able to make kimchi from scratch, by yourself? Perhaps not, but for some foodies and aspiring chefs, the spicy Korean condiment sounds like a welcome challenge in the kitchen.Spring Break, the nomad ... More >>
Red Koi TruckIf you've secretly yearned for a California roll as you drive through Kendall or North Miami Beach. your prayers have been answered. The Red Koi Gourmet Food Truck will make its debut this weekend at Carnaval on the Mile.Food to be served by the Red Koi truck includes Californi ... More >>
In a recent Short Order post, we couldn't help but notice that Brickell's been pimping sushi lately, but who is the Sushi "O.G" in that neighborhood? The answer is Seiji Ikemizu -- who now just goes by "Ike". He opened Mi-kan in what is now the Chase Building in Brickell in 1996, a time when t ... More >>
John ZurLotus Garden dining room.From a pleasing experience on a busy Wednesday night two months ago, to a terrible early evening on a recent Saturday, I have experienced is a tale of two Lotus Gardens. It was like stepping into the twilight zone. Only two things remained the same: the roving own ... More >>
Sushi SiamThe overpopulation of sushi restaurants in Brickell has reached epidemic proportions. From Abokado to Zuma, Japanese cuisine is invading downtown like white on rice. Whether standing on their own or housed in the lobbies of hotels and condominiums, one has to wonder if the citizens are ... More >>
Lee KleinSteamy fresh red curry with porkThis little 16-seater has been tucked off the corner of Bay Drive and 69th Street in Normandy Isles for the past four years. During this time, the all-female crew (kitchen and dining room) has been cooking up some of the best Thai food on the Beach. The re ... More >>
Lee KleinBánh mì on South Beach? Cool.Miss Saigon, the popular veteran Vietnamese restaurant from Coral Gables, quietly opened a second, smaller branch on Washington Avenue today -- less than an hour ago, actually. The space is quaint, the menu extensive -- including bánh mì sandwiches, which ... More >>
A quick peek at next week's Cafe review:Bombay Darbar Indian Restaurant inhabits a neat, neighborly room with 34 seats, linen-draped tables, a tile floor, and pale-yellow walls judiciously adorned with Indian art. Alfresco dining on Commodore Plaza permits patrons to peer at passersby and speculate ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSushi Maki's CEO is all about chopstick character-making at the tableRealizing it was time to shake things up a bit at the quickie sushi place that doesn't take itself too seriously, 36-year-old local boy Abe Ng, the CEO/president/chief sushi officer of the South Miami-based c ... More >>
Miami will never rival New York or San Francisco for supremacy in dim sum. We don't even come close, in fact. Locally, most dim sum aficionados head straight to Tropical Chinese when they are craving shrimp dumplings and pork buns. Recently, Short Order was tipped off that South Garden does an impre ... More >>
Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersDeep-fried tofu in bonito broth.Japanese pub food is the big trend in Tokyo. Recently, this tapas-inspired way of eating has spread from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles. On vacation in New York, I popped into Izakaya Ten in Chelsea. This atmospheric eatery features ... More >>
Chinese food lovers rejoice! Yeung's Chinese has reopened in its original location on 41st Street (across the way from KFC). This casual Chinese spot first launched in 1982 and served locals lo mein and spring rolls long before Philippe, Mr. Chow and Hakkasan ever thought about coming to our shores. ... More >>
At Ayesha's Kitchen's cooking class, you will learn how to make authentic Indian food. With Miami's gourmet scene on this rise, cooking classes have also become more popular over the years. Novice chefs are driving all over the county to learn how to roll pasta, debone chicken and make naan. At h ... More >>
Spicy tuna rolls are ubiquitous in Miami. They've become such a staple at Japanese restaurants that sushi chefs are adding fancy ingredients to the tuna-and-spicy-mayo mix. Short Order visited South Beach's longtime favorite, Toni's Sushi, and South Miami sushi stalwart, Akashi, to see who rolls t ... More >>
Jackie SayetTaikun is an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English 'tycoon' is derived.At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the sushi at its Japanese lobby bar, Taikun, didn't live up to its name or make for a remarkable meal by discerning standards, but it filled a void left from fli ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinWhat it is: Miso-glazed cod with Chinese broccoli and miso butter sauce.But where it at?
New lunch, dinner, sushi and beverage menus have been launched at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in South Miami. Executive chef Tai Obata: "We've fused traditional Japanese cuisine with concepts from other regions, integrating some Latin influences and adding an entirely new tapas selection." Chef Obata is ... More >>
A teeny sneak preview of the New Times restaurant review for next week -- Mr. Yum Asian Cuisine on Calle Ocho.Pad Thai, the dish that launched a million lovers of this cuisine, validates its' popularity via a flawlessly balanced tangle of flat rice noodles, tender chicken, scallions, sprouts, ground ... More >>
This Cantonese cuisine impresses despite the tired décor.
Much of Indian Palate's cuisine warrants praise. Will it be enough to fill seats at the Coral Gables eatery?
Jackie SayetIt's a takeout takedown: Sushi Siam (left), Siam Rice (right)Even distribution of components. Balance of both sweet and savory, raw and cooked. The right color. Perfect protein doneness. Above all else, perfect noodle clump. You guessed it. It's time to rate As ... More >>
If you like eating Indian food and don't know how to prepare it, I highly recommend Ayesha D'Mello's cooking class. Ayesha is really good at teaching this, the meal at the end of the class is delectable, and you will actually be able to recreate the dishes at home with relative ease. We mention this ... More >>
Consider this sushi joint a neat place for a drink and really great bar snacks.
These Cantonese crowd pleasers can't be beat.
We're going with a sushi theme this week, with a couple of seafood-related ha-ha's thrown in because, as it turns out, very few people have ever written or said anything funny about raw fish. If you've heard any good nigiri jokes, please feel free to share 'em with us.I never eat sushi. I have troub ... More >>
At this new gem, truly great things come to those who wait.
Bonnie Schwartzer wrote in to let us know about Le Banyan, a new Thai restaurant. I haven't yet been, but Bonnie has, and really likes it. Here, with her permission, is what she had to say:"I would like to recommend a restaurant called Le Banyan, located at 7300 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach (305-397-8 ... More >>
Hakkasan, a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London and Istanbul, held quite an opening bash Saturday night at the Fontainebleau. Three quick impressions:1. The decor, much like the Hakkasan in London, is exotic, romantic, stunning -- long, creatively lighted bar and a serie ... More >>
So you can't turn around without someone shoving a bloody hunk of designer beef in your face. But you can turn around and see we really could use some better Thai restaurants.Could the new Atchana's East West Kitchen in Coco Grove's Mutiny Hotel be one? Well, it's got a good enough pedigree. Propri ... More >>
A couple months back, we reviewed Marumi Sushi, a small but very authentic Japanese restaurant hiding in the western wilds of Plantation. I loved it then: nowhere else in Broward can you get this kind of unfiltered, unapologetic view of the food that Japanese folks actually dig into, and nowhere in ... More >>
Small space, low prices, big flavors.
A South Beach favorite goes north.