North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Photo courtesy of Yakko-San
- Daily noon to 3 a.m.
- Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Full bar
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining
- Free Parking, Valet Parking
- Reservations Not Accepted
At this izakaya in North Miami Beach, many of the best dishes begin and end in the deep fryer. Try the crispy pork onion salad, which combines savory deep-fried morsels of pork with refreshing sliced cherry tomatoes, radishes, red onions, and sprinkles of bitter watercress. Or opt for the crispy bok choy, served with a garlic-soy sauce. On any given night, Yakko-San offers more than a hundred dishes, spanning soups and rice to noodles, tempura, grilled items, and sushi, including ankimo — sliced monkfish liver sometimes considered the foie gras of the sea. Sample the restaurant's offerings in the late evening too — the cooks don't put away their knives, pots, and pans till after 3 a.m. Insider tip: Yakko-San, thanks to its late hours, is a favorite among chefs and cooks, who often dine at the restaurant's L-shaped bar. Buy some sake or a slice of toro for a line cook — it's the decent thing to do.
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