The 10,000-square-foot Asian marketplace includes seven food concepts, two bars, and a karaoke bar. New Times was invited to a media preview last evening.
To get to the food and drinks, you must first walk through a record store and convenience store. Both shops are small and seem like props for a stage play. Nevertheless, a quick perusal of the vinyl bins found a Solange Knowles selection, and the convenience store is stocked with all the essentials one might need for a night in Wynwood: cigarettes, mints, tampons, soda, and toilet paper — seemingly in case you ran out and don't want Uber to stop at the all-night CVS on the way home.
Continue on and be delighted by the scene. The main room houses most of the eateries, including Les Banh Amis, serving charcoal Vietnamese; Lotus + Cleaver, a new concept offering Chinese barbecue, wok dishes, and Peking duck; Hayato Miami, a concept from Japan's Shimuja that serves traditional ramen; New York City's Myumi, offering a variety of sushi hand rolls; Yip, a concept by Gold Marquis Fine Chinese Cuisine that offers dim sum; and Poke OG, from Anaheim, California, serving poke bowls. Dishes range from $5 to $55 for a whole Peking duck and average about $15.
In all, 1-800-Lucky is a welcome addition to the local food scene. If it's a precursor to the food halls to come, Miami is in for some culinary fun in 2018.
1-800-Lucky. 143 NW 23rd St., Unit 312, Miami; 1-800-lucky.com. Opens Wednesday, November 29, to the public; during the first week, hours are 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. Beginning Wednesday, December 6, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. seven days a week.