Miami’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurants you should know about.

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If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant in Miami, you might go a little bit crazy. So just read this list instead. These are the new restaurant openings we think you should know about—although keep in mind, we haven’t been to all of them. And for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. If you’re looking for the new restaurants we’ve already checked out and loved, go to our Hit List.


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Miami Slice

Miami Slice is a tiny NY-style pizza shop on the northern edge of Downtown. They have counter seating and a small menu that includes whole pies and slices. It’s truly some of the best pizza we’ve ever had, and they’re already on the Hit List.

Kush At The Clevelander


The always-expanding Miami burger spot Kush has a new location inside South Beach’s Clevelander Hotel. The space is decorated with lots of Miami sports memorabilia and has plenty of TVs. This location has a new cocktail menu, and serves the same burgers and bar food you can find at other Kush locations. 

Bodega Coconut Grove


Speaking of expanding Miami restaurants: Bodega. The taco spot just opened another location in Coconut Grove, complete with a bar area that looks a lot like the original in South Beach. 

Bayshore Club


Bayshore Club is a big, outdoor restaurant in Coconut Grove. It has a waterfront view and a menu with dishes like shrimp cocktail, ceviche, conch fritters, and whole fried snapper. They’re also open for weekend brunch. 

Zazzy’s Pizza


Zazzy's Pizza is a little slice shop originally from NYC. Their Miami location is smack in the middle of Wynwood, and it’s mostly a takeout spot.

Kuba On The Bay


Kuba Cabana is a restaurant in Bayside Marketplace with an original location in Doral. The menu has the usual Miami suspects: croquetas, empanadas, grilled snapper, palomilla, and more.  



Gekko is a huge Japanese steakhouse and sushi restaurant in Brickell. Bad Bunny is a co owner, which, if nothing else, has made this a very difficult reservation to book. You can see the full menu online


The Ariete team took over The Mighty on Coral Way and have turned it into The Gibson Room. The bar has an updated interior, daily live music programming, and a new food menu with dishes like chicken schnitzel, strozzapreti, and lots of charcuterie options. 

Fox’s, a classic South Miami spot that sadly closed, has been brought back to life by the team from Lost Boy and Tropezón. The restaurant is still in the same location, with a design inspired by the original and the same food menu too—featuring prime rib, fried chicken, frog legs, and more. 

Patio Isola, the sister restaurant of South Beach’s Casa Isola, is now open in MiMo. The Italian restaurant took over La Placita’s space, and serves pasta, chicken parm, and more dishes you can see online.




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Neya is a Surfside restaurant serving what it calls "modern Israeli" food. The menu has crudos, mezze dishes, and bigger plates like grilled branzino, tiger prawns, and roasted lamb cutlets.  

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Sushi by Scratch Miami


Sushi By Scratch is an LA omakase that opened in Coconut Grove. The restaurant will eventually live in the same complex as Ariete, but for now it's running dinners from Stirrup House, a historic home in Coconut Grove. Reservations drop on the 1st of the month at 1pm. You will need one.  

Saloni Bar


Saloni Bar is a Downtown bar and restaurant from (and located next to) Meraki. Saloni has Happy Hour, occasional live music, and offers some small plates, kabobs, and pita sandwiches from the Meraki kitchen.

Mazeh is an Israeli restaurant operating from the lobby of a Downtown hotel. They have a small menu of mezze dishes like dips, grilled octopus, and lamb arayes. They’ll be opening a rooftop space later this year as well.  

Narbona Coconut Grove


Narbona is a Uruguayan restaurant and market that just opened a second location in Coconut Grove's CocoWalk. You can pick up some meat and cheese to-go or sit down and eat here. The menu has pasta, steaks, and more.

My Way Italian Steakhouse


My Way Italian Steakhouse is a (spoiler alert) Italian steakhouse in North Miami. They have a big menu featuring steaks, pasta, veal, and more Italian dishes. 


Klaw is a new restaurant in Edgewater serving steak and seafood in the former Miami Woman's Club space. The restaurant—which occupies the building's fourth through sixth floors—has a waterfront view and a rooftop bar too.

Lion & The Rambler is a Coral Gables restaurant that took over the old Eating House space. They have a six-course tasting menu option for $85 per person as well as an a la carte menu. The menu changes often, but focuses on seasonal ingredients and includes dishes like spiced lamb ribs, foie gras torchon, and more.

Lowkey is a new spot from the Over Under team. The outdoor bar and restaurant operates Thursday through Saturday from a lot in Little River (they share the space with Rosie’s) and serves seafood, sandwiches, and cocktails. 

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2 Korean Girls


2 Korean Girls was a delivery-only concept that popped up during the pandemic. Now, they have a dine-in restaurant located in the back of the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday and serves dishes like bibimbap, Korean fried chicken, and grilled short ribs. They also do karaoke on Fridays, starting at 8pm. 



This new Nikkei restaurant in Wynwood serves dishes like sushi rolls, nigiri, tiradito, and more. You can see their full menu online

Tempo is a Mediterranean restaurant in Coral Gables. They serve cochinillo and other mostly grilled dishes. They don’t have a menu online, but you can see some of the dishes on their Instagram.


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Rosie's, a brunch restaurant we absolutely love, finally reopens in a new outdoor space in Little River on June 2. The new Rosie's will be open Thursday through Sunday, serving many of the same excellent Southern American dishes that made us love this place. Reservations are available online.

Vinya has opened second location on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. The wine bar and restaurant has tons of wine options and a big menu full of easy-to-share dishes. It already has a spot on our Hit List.

Amal is a Lebanese restaurant in Coconut Grove. The big, bright space has floor-to-ceiling windows and a menu with dishes like kibbeh nayeh, kefta kabab, lamb chops, and more. 

Blind Tiger is an omakase in Aventura, located in a private room in the back of Reunion Ktchn Bar. The two-hour sushi dinner ranges from $120 to $150 per person, depending on if you want to eat at 6pm or 9pm. 

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Pretty Swell


Pretty Swell is a new cocktail bar and restaurant inside the South of Fifth Life House hotel. It has indoor and outdoor seating. It’s mostly a place to drink, but they also serve dishes like sun-dried tomato hummus, watermelon salad, and more.

Burdo Food & Drinks


Burdo is a Wynwood restaurant that turns into a club at night. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and the "modern American" menu has burgers, pizza, wings, and more. 

Downtown’s Over Under recently reopened after shutting down for a few months. The bar and restaurant is officially back, and still serving some excellent cocktails and one of Miami’s best burgers.  


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The One On Sunset Restaurant


This restaurant has taken over the old Swensen’s spot on US1. The menu has many popular dishes from Swensen’s, including the Nica burger, along with a selection of ice cream-based desserts.

Dirty French Steakhouse

Dirty French is a flamboyant steakhouse from New York City that opened in Brickell. The menu features French-inspired standards, like duck à l’orange and caviar vichyssoise, with a few global touches.

Moloko describes itself as an Asian and Mediterranean fusion restaurant that also serves cocktails. It is located in Miami Beach.

This new Wynwood restaurant serves Japanese-inspired noodle dishes, like yakisoba and ramen, along with a few other Asian dishes, like pad thai and bao.

Ben’s Pizza is a New York-inspired pizzeria in Bayside Marketplace that sells slices and some desserts.

Smith & Webster Restaurant & Bar

This North Miami restaurant is a collaboration between Starex Smith (AKA The Hungry Black Man) and former NFL player Kayvon Webster. It specializes in modern African American and Caribbean food, like oxtail lasagna and fried lobster.

Alton Food Hall & Eatery


This is a new Miami Beach food hall featuring about 25 vendors ranging from Don Pan to an outpost of North Miami Beach’s Dumpling King. Many of the stalls feature more basic and affordable dishes, like simple sandwiches and wraps, than Miami’s other food halls.

Dragun Small Batch Gelato

Dragun is a Wynwood shop where you can get gelato in various tried-and-true flavors, like pistachio, as well as innovative combinations like an orange, carrot, and ginger sorbet.

Little Liberty


This is a collaboration between Michelle Bernstein and Sweet Liberty located in Miami Beach’s Time Out Market. They specialize in old-school soda fountain favorites like burgers and shakes, but with some creative twists, like a French onion burger.

This Ocean Drive restaurant promises diners a “culinary journey through Italy.” The menu features dishes from coastal and Northern Italy and offers a night club vibe at night.

This Miami Beach spot serves light dishes, like salads and sandwiches, that are influenced by the American South, including a pimento cheese and bacon sandwich and a crunchy savoy cabbage salad with yellow corn and peanuts.


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Smorgasburg Miami


Smorgasburg is a weekly open-air food market taking place every Saturday in Wynwood from 11am to 6pm. There are dozens of vendors—a mix of local and out-of-town concepts. Options include yakitori, burgers, pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and lots more. There is no entry fee, but sometimes a line to get in. 

The sourdough pizza spot Old Greg’s has graduated from pop-up to a brick and mortar in the Design District. After a soft-opening period, the restaurant is officially open, serving pizza (both square and round pies), wine, and hoagies.

Miss Crispy Rice


Miss Crispy Rice is one of three new concepts that just opened inside Oasis Wynwood. Miss Crispy Rice is a reservations-only counter serving hand rolls, crispy rice, and izakaya dishes. The other two concepts, located in the same space, are  Sushi OG (sushi) and Papi Churro (churros and ice cream).

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The Mad Butcher


Mad Butcher is a Wynwood sandwich shop that also has a speakeasy bar in the back. Sandwich options include things like a reuben brisket, fried chicken, bánh mì, triple cheese truffle, and more. The club in the back is open Wednesday through Saturday and opens at 9pm.

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Whitmans Miami


Whitmans is an NYC burger spot that just opened a location in Miami Beach. The South Beach restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a menu mostly focused on burgers, including a pimento-cheese stuffed Juicy Lucy. 

Shoma Bazaar is a Doral food hall with 15 vendors and a bar. Food options include pizza, seafood, ramen, and more. 

The Key Club


The Key Club is a new Coconut Grove restaurant from the people behind Swan and Komodo. Key Club calls itself an American bar and grill, and has a menu with dishes like steak, sushi, burgers, and more. 


Editor Pizza is a new Italian restaurant in South Beach’s Urbanica Fifth Hotel. The restaurant serves cocktails, pizza, pasta, and other mostly Italian small plates. They have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a small bar.

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Clyde's Caribbean


Clyde's is a new vendor inside South Beach’s Time Out Market. It serves food inspired by Trinidadian, Jamaican, and more Caribbean cuisines. Menu items include an oxtail grilled cheese, codfish fritters, a fried fish sandwich, and more.

Sexy Fish is a huge, colorful new Brickell restaurant with an original location in London. Their menu is broadly Asian, and you can see it online.

Mickey Burkes is a new bar and restaurant in South Beach. They've got TVs for watching sports, cocktails, and a menu of bar food like pimento cheese dip, burgers, and more.

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Pez Loco Restaurant & Tequila Bar


Pez Loco is a new Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar in the former Three dining room. The menu includes dishes like shrimp aguachile, whole grilled fish, tacos, and more.

Harry's Smoke And Dough


Smoke & Dough is a West Kendall barbecue restaurant from the team behind Empanada Harry’s. They have some very Miami menu items like a cafecito-rubbed brisket and pastrami tequeños, as well as classics like baby back ribs, pulled pork, and more.


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Manjay Wynwood


Manjay, a Caribbean vendor inside The Citadel food hall, now also has a brick and mortar space in Wynwood. The restaurant has indoor and patio seating, and has a menu with dishes like jerk chicken bites, vegan roti, griot, and more. 

Duck 'N Sum is a new Coconut Grove spot. As the name implies, they have a menu heavy on duck, with dishes like duck bao buns and duck fried rice. They have non-duck dishes too, like ginger beef and chow fun. They're mostly takeout and delivery, and you can see their menu online

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The Regent Cocktail Club


Regent Cocktail Club has reopened after a long hiatus. The South Beach cocktail bar is located inside The Gale hotel. This is mostly a place to drink, but they have snacks like yuca croquettes and charcuterie.

La Farandula Colombian Bistro


La Farandula is a Colombian restaurant in Edgewater. They serve bandeja paisa, pork milanese, and more Colombian dishes you can see here.


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Sadelle’s Coconut Grove

The New York brunch spot opened its first Miami location in Coconut Grove, taking over the old Tigertail + Mary space. The big restaurant has lots of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options—like salads, sandwiches, smoked fish, benedicts, and big towers with all the bagel fixings.

Sushi Garage Cocowalk


Sushi Garage, which already has a Sunset Harbour location, just opened a location in Coconut Grove’s Cocowalk. There are lots of sushi options as well as Japanese small plates and skewers.

Rounding out our trio of Coconut Grove openings is the Italian spot Like Mike. The restaurant serves various pasta, braised octopus, fried artichoke, and has a sleek, white dining room.

Remember Malibu Farm, the beachside restaurant in the Eden Roc? It’s been replaced by a restaurant called Ocean Social. The menu is mostly seafood, with dishes like whole roasted branzino, lobster pizza, and ceviche.

Brava, the upscale restaurant inside the Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House, has reopened. The French menu includes dishes like sherry studded lobster bisque, steak frites, coq au vin, and more.

Jaguar Sun’s Downtown space is reopening on January 6 with a slight pivot. There will be the same Jaguar Sun cocktails we love, but there will also be a new pop-up called Gilda, serving Basque pintxos ranging from $8 to $14. Gilda is from the chef behind Bocadillos Aita, a MIA Market vendor we also really love. Jaguar Sun will be open Thursday through Sunday from 5pm to 1am, and the kitchen closes at 11pm.


Jaguar Sun has brought back their steakhouse pop-up, Sunny’s, for the not-so-rainy season. It’s a very fun dinner full of red meat, oysters, and martinis. Sunny’s will be open Wednesday through Saturday. And FYI, the original Jaguar Sun in Downtown is temporarily closed while Sunny’s gets up and running.

Lots of changes are happening with the NIU Kitchen team. They’re closing Arson, NIU’s sister restaurant. The original NIU Kitchen (which is great) will operate from the former Arson space. And they’re also opening up a little wine bar a few doors down, called NIU Wine. In addition to natural wine, they’ll serve rotating small plates like mussels, tomato and anchovy salad, and more.

A small army of concepts have opened at Española Way’s new Esmé hotel. They include El Salón (a cocktail bar serving small plates), Bar Pintnxo (a Spanish tapas bar), The Drexel (a Mediterranean restaurant), and a rooftop bar. Also, the Lost Boy team will be opening up a tapas and gin bar called Tropezón, which is currently in its soft opening stage.

The Allapattah brunch spot Rosie’s (which we absolutely love) is launching a new concept: 7th. The breakfast and lunch spot will operate from the same space during the week (Rosie’s menu will now be served only on weekends). 7th’s menu includes bagels, breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, and lots more.

Off Site is a new nano-brewery in Little River from the Boxelder and Taquiza team. The small bar also happens to be serving some of the best bar food in town, including an incredible fried chicken sandwich.

Tacombi is the latest NYC restaurant to land in Miami. They opened in the Design District (and there’s a South Beach location on the way too). The casual taqueria serves tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more small plates. They also have cocktails like margaritas and micheladas.

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Tacos “El Porky”


Here’s another new taco spot. El Porky is located in Downtown, and specializes in al pastor tacos. Except for chips, guacamole, and flan, it’s basically the only thing on the menu.

Terras is technically a re-opening, but we really love this place and think it should be on your radar. The Little Havana rooftop bar and restaurant serves great cocktails and small plates, but it’s mostly a place to drink and enjoy the lovely view of the Downtown skyline.

Here’s another reopening. Michael’s Genuine is back after months of renovations. The Design District restaurant has a brand new design as well as a new menu with dishes like lamb massaman curry, chilled mussels, and raw butternut squash salad.

HaSalon Miami


Hasalon is an Israeli restaurant in South of Fifth. The earlier dinner seatings are slightly more casual, but after 8pm, the place turns into a very loud dinner party.


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Izzy's Brooklyn Smokehouse

Izzy’s is a kosher barbecue spot from Crown Heights that just opened a location in Aventura’s Waterways Shoppes. They sell barbecue dishes like smoked lamb ribs, fried chicken sandwiches, brisket, and more.

Orno is a new restaurant in Coral Gables’ Thesis Hotel. It’s from the team behind Mamey and Ghee, and has a long menu featuring pasta, roasted fish, steaks, and lots more, which you can see online.

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Botanico Gin & Cookhouse


Botanico is a new restaurant in Coconut Grove’s Cocowalk. The cocktails focus mostly on gin, and the food includes dishes like octopus carpaccio, ceviche, steak, and more.

Barbakoa by Finka


Barbakoa is a new restaurant that opened in the Doral Yard. It comes from the Finka team, and, like Finka, features dishes that blend Korean, Cuban, and Peruvian influences. They serve things like chicken fried alligator, a Korean-style frita, and oxtail fried rice.

Miami Beach’s Standard Hotel has opened a breakfast and lunch spot in their lobby called Café Standard. The restaurant serves dishes like toast, acai bowls, salads, sandwiches, juice, and more vegetarian and vegan options.

Ball & Chain isn’t new, but it has been closed for over a year thanks to some truly ridiculous legal drama that’s sure to make a great Billy Corben documentary one day. Anyway, the iconic Little Havana venue has finally reopened.


Mimi’s is a new Edgewater spot from the Benh Mi team. The space will operate as a cafe/coffee shop during the day, and start serving dinner at 5pm. Dinner dishes include crudo, roasted chicken, a burger, and more.

The Downtown taco spot Taqueria Hoja has opened a second location in Miami Beach’s Generator Hotel, taking over the old Jim & Neesie space. The new Hoja also serves tacos, but has an expanded cocktail menu and new dishes like whole grilled fish.

La Cañita is a new restaurant in Bayside Marketplace serving Caribbean and Latin American food and cocktails. The restaurant comes from the chef behind Cafe La Trova, and dishes include things like jerk chicken wings, empanadas, whole snapper, arroz con pollo, and more.

Los Felix is a new Mexican restaurant in Coconut Grove that we’ve already added to our Hit List. It’s a cute restaurant serving excellent dishes like a sweet potato tetela, pork cheek carnitas tacos, and natural wine.

Aita is a new vendor in the Design District’s MIA market that identifies as a “somewhat Spanish snack bar.” They serve a great pan con tomate that we really enjoyed, and other small plates like shrimp skewers, patatas bravas, and squid.

After a serious renovation, Chug’s Diner in Coconut Grove has reopened. The new Chug’s is a lot bigger, feels more like a classic diner, and has an expanded menu of some really great new dishes like meatloaf and medianoche pierogis, as well as old favorites like their cast iron pancake.

Rosie’s was an Overtown brunch pop-up we loved deeply, but this month the team moved into a new space in Allapattah. They still serve the same great menu, but now they have wine, indoor seating, and air conditioning.

Casa Mariano is a new Mediterranean restaurant in Doral. Their menu (which you can see online) includes things like goat cheese-stuffed dates, black ink seafood risotto, and Basque-style Branzino.

Sérêvène is an upscale French/Japanese restaurant in Miami Beach’s Hotel Greystone. The restaurant describes its menu as “French rotisserie meets Japanese izakaya” and you can see their menu online.


La Birra Bar is a new burger spot in North Miami. The casual restaurant, originally from Argentina, has a huge selection of burgers as well as fries, chicken tenders, and mozzarella sticks.

Eleventh Street Pizza opened during the pandemic in the old Fooq’s space as a takeout-only concept. But the NY-style pizza spot just renovated its dining room, so now you can eat there or in their outdoor seating. They also have a slightly larger menu that includes lasagna, which you can see online.

Dalia is a South Beach Mediterranean restaurant from the team behind Byblos, another South Beach Mediterranean restaurant. The restaurant is located inside the Celino Hotel, and you can see their full menu online.

Tiki Garden is a new Wynwood bar in the old Wood Tavern space. The outdoor bar has shaded seating, good cocktails, and lots of bamboo.

Bonci, a Roman pizza chain, just opened its first Miami location in Wynwood. The counter service spot serves pizza “al taglio,” or cut (with scissors).

Oche is a bar and restaurant based in Norway. Their menu has pizza, sliders, and other shareable bar food. They also have fancy dart boards so you can play while you eat and drink.

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Winker’s Diner


Winker’s is one of three new restaurants (find the other two below) opening up in South Beach’s Firestone Complex on Friday, September 3. Winker’s will serve all-day breakfast, deli sandwiches, salads, and more.

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Sushi Fly Chicken


Sushi Fly Chicken is another of the Firestone restaurants (also opening on Friday, September 3). It’ll serve fried chicken, sushi, dumplings, and cocktails.

Toothfairy Bakery is a dessert shop in the Firestone complex, opening September 3. They have soft serve, cookies, cakes, pastries, and more baked goods.


Paradis Books & Bread is a natural wine bar and restaurant in North Miami. They have lots of wine, excellent pizza, and more dishes that revolve around bread. There are also lots of books to browse and some outdoor seating.

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Square Pie City


Square Pie City is a former Detroit-style pizza pop-up that now has a home inside South Beach’s Time Out Market. They serve thick, square pizzas with crispy edges, and offer takeout as well.

Ciao Bella Natural Wine Bar


Ciao Bella is a natural wine bar in Wynwood that took over the Charly’s Vegan Tacos space. They offer natural wine along with some small plates like truffle fries, marinated olives, baba ganoush, and more.

Blue Marlin is a waterfront seafood restaurant inside Oleta River State Park. The restaurant has been around for a while, but just reopened with a new renovation and menu featuring things like coconut shrimp, fish and chips, and more.

Jia is a new, upscale Chinese restaurant in South of Fifth. You can check out their menu online.

Don’s 5 Star Dive Bar is a cocktail bar from the Kush team. It’s kitschy in a fun way, and a good spot to dance or hang out by the river. It’s located right next door to Cafe Kush in MiMo’s Selina Gold Dust Hotel.

This one’s not an opening but, rather, a reopening. After a successful and delicious string of outdoor weekend pop-ups, Jaguar Sun returned to its original dining room in Downtown. You can make a reservation online.


Margot Natural Wine & Aperitivo Bar is a new Downtown spot from the team behind Broken Shaker. The bar specializes in natural wine, but they also serve cocktails as well as small plates like crudo and fondueo.

Kojin is a speakeasy pop-up in the back of Little River’s Hachidori Ramen Bar. They serve sake, cocktails, and have a menu of Japanese small plates. Reservations are necessary, and you can inquire about them by DMing Kojin’s Instagram.

Benh Mi is a pandemic-pop-up-turned-restaurant in South Beach. It’s a small, takeout-friendly shop serving some really great bánh mì, fries, and more small plates like spring rolls and green papaya salad.

Forte by Chef Adrianne is an Italian restaurant in Coral Gables. They have a raw bar, pizza, and a selection of pastas like ravioli, carbonara, and more.

Space Park is a big outdoor event space and concert venue that opens to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. There’s a local market, live music, and plenty of food options.

Doya is a new Wynwood restaurant that identifies as a “modern Aegean meze bar.” It’s fairly large, with lots of indoor seating and a menu of dishes like lamb kebab, octopus, and more.

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