An outstanding sushi spot that’s casual, affordable, and consistently excellent is rare in Miami. But Matsuri is exactly that kind of restaurant, which is probably why you will absolutely have to wait for a table at this classic Bird Road spot. It will, however, be very worth it. If you’re here with a friend, get the masa special for two. It’s a platter of over 30 pieces of the day’s best sashimi, nigiri, and maki for $44.
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Arbetter’s Hot Dogs
Arbetter’s is a classic spot in Westchester where generations of Miamians go for hot dogs and cheese fries.
Tropical Chinese Restaurant
Tropical Chinese on Bird Road is our favorite place in Miami for dim sum.
Frankie’s is a classic spot on Bird Road that serves square pizzas with a crispy crust.
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Intimo is a fancy Nikkei restaurant in South of Fifth. The food’s not bad, but the interior is ridiculous and so bright you’ll need sunglasses.
Yakko-San is a big Japanese restaurant in North Miami Beach. The menu is huge and it’s a reliable spot for a good, casual meal.
Chotto Matte is an expensive Peruvian/Japanese restaurant on Lincoln Road that’s not worth your time or money.
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Hiden is a $170 omakase spot in the back of a taco place in Wynwood, and is home to one of the best special occasion meals in the city.
Sushi Erika is a little Japanese restaurant in North Bay Village. There’s almost always a wait because every roll here is delicious.
Katana in North Beach is one of those sushi restaurants where the plates float by on a little stream, and it works great for small groups or dates.
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