Downtown dining just got a little hipper and healthier with Soi Asian Bistro. The latest venture from the folks who brought youMr. Yum
, Soi provides a soothing green sanctuary behind large glass doors that open into a long hallway-like dining area. But don't let the minimalist and seemingly small locale fool you. The unique and varied menu has already made this a go-to spot for urbanites stopping in for their sushi fix or picking up a noodle dish to go.
The menu reads like the Thai love child to Japanese-Peruvian parents. Expect to find some favorites from Mr. Yum's like their spicy and tangy Thai beef salad ($6.95) to new dishes like soi un pulpo ($12.95); thin slices of octopus bathed in a creamy black olive sauce with a touch of cilantro, making it surprisingly light. Another new addition that will keep diners coming back for more are the crispy noodles ($13.95), a heaping plate of fried yellow noodles, both tangy and spicy topped with sauteed shrimp.
Sushi rolls include the Miami Heat ($12.95), a spicy tuna roll with some tempura crunch for texture that is a tribute to the team playing a few blocks away. New additions are the Soi Inca roll ($13.95); an inside out seafood ceviche roll with cilantro in the rice and the downtown roll ($9.95); a fried white fish combined with avocado cucumber offering great texture and flavor combinations.
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Whatever Asian fare you crave, Soi offers lots of flavors at prices that won't break the bank.
Soi Asian Bistro
134 NE Second Ave., Miami