Monkitail: Modern Japanese Cuisine Comes to Hollywood

When we used to think of Hollywood, great food was one of the last things that came to mind. It wasn’t until we stumbled upon The Diplomat Beach Resort earlier this year that our mentality changed. The sprawling property is a quality dining destination — one that’s home to over a handful of fun restaurants. Want Italian? Craving a burger? In the mood for seafood? There’s everything here.

Monkitail, the resort’s latest addition, further cements the site’s status as a culinary powerhouse. The Japanese gastropub is the brainchild of Philadelphia-based chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson, who’s known for his Asian concepts like Double Knot and Sampan in the Northeast. With Monkitail, Schulson has another hit on his hands.

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Dashi: A Tasty Riverfront Escape

Within River Yacht Club — a Miami riverfront restaurant, bar and yacht club — you’ll come across one of the best Japanese dining experiences in the 305: Dashi. Ex-Kuro Executive Sushi Chef Shuji Hiyakawa is leading this “restaurant within a restaurant” concept, which serves up progressive Asian fare paired with an incredible view. Sit down and strap in for a delicious meal that you’ll be thinking about long after you’re done eating.

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Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit Tanuki

Tanuki, one of Alton Road’s most recent additions, has brought its unique mix of Pan-Asian cuisine to Miami Beach. This is Tanuki’s first U.S. location, and after our excellent dinner there, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more outposts pop up soon.

Here are five reasons we’ve fallen in love with the South Beach eatery.

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