Etaru Las Olas: Just a Short Train Ride Away

Oh, Fort Lauderdale: We love and hate you at the same time. We love the sheer amount of great dining options in the area, but we hate how far you are from Miami. It’s no secret that driving in South Florida sucks — especially when you have to drive long distances.

Thanks to Brightline (soon to be Virgin Trains), all of these awesome restaurants are just a short train ride away. In around half an hour, the train service drops us off you in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Instead of wasting time in traffic, you’re within walking/Sun Trolley distance of some of Broward’s top eateries.

That includes Etaru Las Olas.

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Novikov: A Downtown Miami Delight

When it comes to restaurants, Downtown Miami’s reputation isn’t exactly pristine. The place is practically a ghost town after work; many restaurants are only open for lunch because dinner crowds can be few and far between. It takes a high-quality restaurant to survive an evening in Downtown Miami.

Based on our recent dining experience, Novikov is here to stay.

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Azabu Brings Michelin-Starred Cuisine to South of Fifth

Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood is home to some of our favorite restaurants, and now we can add another one to the list: Azabu Miami Beach. The New York-based Michelin-starred sushi restaurant has opened a new outpost inside Stanton South Beach, joining Lolo’s Surf Cantina in providing locals and visitors an assortment of delectable fare.

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Sakura 736: A Fresh Take on Nikkei Cuisine

Nikkei cuisine isn’t new to Miami. Restaurants that fuse Peruvian and Japanese cultures can be found in just about any neighborhood around here. That’s why it takes a lot to stand out above the rest. Miami Beach’s Sakura 736, with its fun flavors and beautiful presentations, is one of the restaurants that’s doing things right.

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Etaru: Great Food With a Great View

As food bloggers, we’re willing to drive for good food. We’ve driven all the way up to West Palm Beach for dinners on occasion, but those meals were worth the trek. Thankfully, Etaru in Hallandale Beach is a lot closer to home. But even if it wasn’t, we’d still drive just about anywhere for a taste of their Japanese robatayaki cuisine.

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