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Add These 10 New Miami Eateries to Your Must-Go List

Caroline Perrott | March 10, 2021 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature Migration

These new-to-the-scene Miami eateries will have your taste buds singing.

A savory dish from Uchi PHOTO COURTESY OF UCHI
A savory dish from Uchi PHOTO COURTESY OF UCHI

Manjay

Enjoy food the Caribbean way at Manjay— located in The Citadel Miami and coming soon to Wynwood and via food truck. The fine-casual restaurant in Little River exudes the charm and elegance of multicourse dining while providing customers a fast and efficient meal—the best of both worlds. Manjay is launching a new food truck and first solo brick-and-mortar in Wynwood, both serving up fan favorites like the Big Up, a Caribbean bowl served with banan payzay and Manjay pikliz and more. 8300 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.542.2971, manjayrestaurant.com

From Haiti with love—griyo from Manjay featuring banan payzay and Manjay pikliz PHOTO: COURTESY OF MANJAY RESTAURANT
From Haiti with love—griyo from Manjay featuring banan payzay and Manjay pikliz PHOTO: COURTESY OF MANJAY RESTAURANT

Uchi Miami

James Beard Award-winning chef Tyson Cole is bringing his prolific Austin sushi spot to the Magic City. Translated to mean “home,” Uchi illustrates the delicate balance between high-caliber food and five-star service in a homey and enticing setting. Try creative menu items like maguro and goat cheese featuring bigeye tuna, goat cheese, apple zu and shiso, or opt for the chef’s 10-course tasting to really extend your gastronomic journey. 252 NW 25th St., Miami, 305.995.0915, uchimiami.com


Rainbow roll from Kura Sushi PHOTO: COURTESY OF KURA SUSHI
Rainbow roll from Kura Sushi PHOTO: COURTESY OF KURA SUSHI

Mr. OmaKase

Be sure to snag your ticket to Mr. OmaKase, Downtown Miami’s affordable and modern sushi experience. From the owners of Poke OG and master sushi chef Ryo Kato of the former Myumi, Mr. OmaKase, as the name implies, offers an omakase experience with levels of coursed menus from $69 to $119 per person. Jam out to old-school beats and opt for the 18-course menu that features premium sushi like uni, chutoro, A5 wagyu and more. 163 SE First St., Miami, mromakase.com


Café Americano’s carrot cake French toast features three slices of thick-cut brioche, grilled in spiced batter, filled with carrot, raisin and pecan cream cheese and topped with candied carrots. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CAFE AMERICANO
Café Americano’s carrot cake French toast features three slices of thick-cut brioche, grilled in spiced batter, filled with carrot, raisin and pecan cream cheese and topped with candied carrots. PHOTO: COURTESY OF CAFE AMERICANO

Salvaje

The gastronomic experience at Miami’s most buzzed-about new spot, Salvaje, is one that spans multiple cultures but roots itself in the mysticism of Japanese cuisine. The internationally recognized restaurant chose Miami as its first and only location in the U.S., opening atop the Hyde Midtown Miami hotel this past January. Acclaimed chef Fermin Azkue crafts dishes with ingredients like octopus from Galicia, Spain; Alaskan king salmon; Japanese tuna; and grade-A Japanese wagyu. Standout menu items include the lobster dumplings with chunks of lobster, lobster bisque base, crispy wontons and micro mint. 101 NE 34th St., Miami, 305.396.3981, salvajemiami.com

EST. 33 Thai Craft Kitchen & Brewery

Brickell City Centre welcomes the opening of EST. 33 Thai Craft Kitchen & Brewery, a restaurant and brew concept that reflects the traditions of Thai and American classics. At the heart of the menu is American barbecue mixed with flavor combinations of Thai, Japanese and Chinese origins. Expect dishes like beef jerky topped with sweet and sour pickles; crispy shrimp pot stickers with cabbage, green onion and cilantro; chicken satay with tamarind peanut jam; and more. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.374.7535, est33.us


Tuna tartare with black truffle, shallots, avocado and crostini from Maü Miami PHOTO: BY JULIA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Tuna tartare with black truffle, shallots, avocado and crostini from Maü Miami PHOTO: BY JULIA ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Fogo De Chão

Steeped in 40 years of history that spans multiple locales, Fogo De Chão, the world-renowned Brazilian steakhouse, has announced plans to open a new flagship location at The Plaza Coral Gables. The popular resto joins many other high-caliber dining and shopping destinations that will soon fill this mixed-use space and will feature The Butchery and Next Level Lounge—two brand-new concepts under the Fogo umbrella. 2901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.441.6754, fogodechao.com

Kura Sushi

As entertaining as it is delicious, Kura Sushi has brought the rotating conveyor belt of sushi delights to Miami. This past January, Kura Sushi opened in Aventura offering the highest-quality ingredients to create authentic Japanese dishes, served to the customer via rotating belt. Order from a vast creative menu located on touch panels and wait while your sushi is prepared and delivered without the hassle of human contact. A win-win. 18707 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 290, Aventura, 561.462.3555, kurasushi.com

Benh Mi

What started as an underground Vietnamese pop-up, Benh Mi debuted its first storefront last month serving six different cuisines spanning French, Italian, Japanese, Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian and, of course, Vietnamese. Order savory menu items like the banh mi sandwiches that come with protein options of lemon grass meatballs, herb and roasted pork or char siu mushrooms and more, as well as lighter items like vegetable spring rolls featuring lettuce, herbs and nuoc cham, and a green papaya salad with mangos, green beans and toasted peanuts. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, Benh Mi has you covered. 1436 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, benhmi.com

Café Americano

V&E Restaurant Group is bringing a touch of Las Vegas to the Magic City with two iterations of popular allday diner Café Americano. Serving American breakfast classics and allday comfort food with a Latin twist, the first location opened inside Hotel Victor last year, with the second making its debut earlier this year in Redbury Miami Beach. Executive chef Matthew Fresinski has created a vast menu highlighting South Florida favorites like tropical ceviche with golden corvina and shrimp, tossed in coconut milk, passion fruit, mango, red onion, red pepper, aji amarillo, cilantro, crispy corn, giant corn and sweet potato, as well as fresh cocktails and Insta-worthy bloody marys. 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 786.730.3549; 1776 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.1776, cafeamericano.com

Maü Miami

After we covered it in December, Maü Miami has officially opened to the public serving authentic Mediterranean fare on its breezy outdoor patio. Dine alfresco with access to a full raw bar, fresh-caught fish and creative dishes from executive chef Kosme Sanchez for both lunch and dinner. As the sun sinks down, buzzy beats and a nightlife vibe are cultivated for the perfect noon-to-dusk locale. 3252 NE First Ave., Ste. 109, Miami, 786.559.2666, maumia.com



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