Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami Beach

Barbecued pork lunch special.
Barbecued pork lunch special.
Carina Ost

North Miami Beach is extremely confusing. First, its name is a misnomer. It is not part of Miami Beach (or North Beach) and no longer has a beach in its city limits. It is also distinctly different from neighboring, similarly named North Miami.

Though Miami doesn't have a Chinatown, Thai Town, Japantown, Little Italy, or Little Lebanon, North Miami Beach comes close. It is here that ethnic food -- beyond Little Havana -- intersects and offers a more varied and authentic taste of the world in the 163rd/167th Street stretch than almost anywhere else in Miami-Dade.

We present you with our countdown of the best places to eat in North Miami Beach, and it spans the globe, with Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Italian, Honduran, American, and Uzbek food represented.

See also: Ten Best Restaurants in North Miami

Big bowl of pho.
Big bowl of pho.
Carina Ost

10. Little Saigon

Miami may not be a soup city, but you better save a big bowl of Little Saigon pho for a rainy day. The broth -- laced with star anise and cinnamon and dotted with thin slices of rare beef, rice noodles, raw onions, and freshly torn herbs and peppers -- is a doozy. At $6.50 for a regular bowl and $8.50 for a large, it's a fully comforting meal that doesn't break the bank. This restaurant has been serving Vietnamese food in North Miami Beach since 1996, so sit down with a bowl of pho, some lettuce-wrapped chả giò, and a fresh coconut.

Steak sub.
Steak sub.
Carina Ost

9. Albie's Sub

The fortunate son of the famed Subs on the Run has spawned his own sub shop and brought quality and creative sandwiches to North Miami Beach. A simple steak sandwich ($5.69 for an eight-inch or $6.99 for an 11-inch) gets the works with grated provolone, potato sticks, and oil and vinegar. Beyond a standard sub, you can get a burger sandwichfied, like your bacon cheeseburger patty cut into hunks and placed on a soft roll with mayo and mustard.



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