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.
It’s been a long time coming, but Soul Tavern is finally open. The Miami Beach meat-free gastropub was set to open in late 2016, but permitting and other city headaches pushed the date back to this summer. Thankfully, diners no longer have to wait for their fix of flavorful vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Variety is the spice of life, and as you’ll quickly see, Soul Tavern’s menu has a lot of it.
When we search for good Miami Spice deals, we look at several factors. For us, value and variety are two of the most important things (besides taste, of course). Katsuya’s Miami Spice menu checks off all these boxes. Not only do you get four dishes instead of the usual three, but you get a handful of options for each course. Plus, the Spice menu costs you a portion of what the a la carte price would be.
This is why we can’t recommend Katsuya enough.
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.
Arjun Waney is no stranger to restaurants … especially in South Florida. The restaurateur behind some of Miami’s biggest names — Zuma, Coya and La Petite Maison — has set up shop in Miami Beach with a LatAsian concept that fuses Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese influences. Trying to capture all of that fare on one menu can be a tall order, but DÔA masterfully combines the three to craft a feast for the senses.