There is never not a good time to support our local Asian American and Pacific Islander community and one of the best ways to do so is by ordering from one of Miami’s many incredible Asian-owned restaurants. We’ve rounded up 18 incredible AAPI-owned restaurants below so you can support your local community and enjoy some top-notch dishes!
1. Atchana’s Homegrown Thai, Coconut Grove
Owned and ran by Chef Atchana Capellini, Atchana’s Homegrown offers an authentic taste of Thai cuisine in the 305. The menu reflects on Capellini’s long-life experience with Thai food and flavors and her childhood spent in the many restaurants her parents owned in South Florida. Options include hearty noodle bowls, curries, egg rolls and more!
Find it at 3194 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133.
2. Bali Cafe, Downtown Miami
This Downtown restaurant offers all kinds of Indonesian delicacies all the way from Beef Rendang to Rijsttafel, a complete Indonesian feast for two including all kinds of deliciousness like lumpia, shrimp shumai and many more!
Find it at 109 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132.
3. Dumpling King, North Miami Beach
If you’re looking for some of the best dumplings in the 305, then look no further! Whether fried, steamed or boiled, Dumpling King offers all varieties including their oh-so-famous Shanghai soup dumplings. Plus, you won’t want to miss their chicken wing selections!
Find it at 237 NE 167th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162.
4. Minty Z, Coconut Grove & Midtown
Minty Z serves up plant-based Asian fusion with incredible dim sum and craft cocktails. You can get baos, potstickers, wontons and more items, bursting with so much flavor that will even have your non-vegan friends coming back for seconds!
Find it at 3206 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133 and 3451 NE 1st Ave #103, Miami, FL 33137.
5. Tropical Chinese Restaurant, Bird Road
An institution of Asian cuisine in Miami, Tropical Chinese focuses mainly on mainly Cantonese cuisine with few Northern and Southern inspirations. Options include freshly made dim sum (our favorite), a variety of fried rice dishes, hot pot and Peking duck among others.
Find it at 7991 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155.
6. Jamaica Kitchen, Kendall
Established in 1976, Jamaica Kitchen has been a staple in the community and has passed down its recipes for generations. Here, you’ll discover Jamaican-Chinese cuisine inspired by owners Cheryl and Anson Chin’s heritages. Don’t miss out on classics like their Jamaican patties, jerk chicken and jerk pork fried rice!
Find it at 8736 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173.
7. Kon Chau, Olympia Heights
This Chinese restaurant has often been praised for its authentic and flavorful cuisine. On its menu, you’ll find plenty of scrumptious options all the way from lo mein and chow mein to roasted duck and dim sum!
Find it at 8376 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155.
8. 1-800-Lucky, Wynwood
As Miami’s only Asian food hall, 1-800-Lucky brings together a variety of pan-Asian vendors to support under one roof, from Filipino BBQ (Jeepney) and chow noodles (Gold Marquess) to Japanese fish-shaped ice cream (Taiyaki NYC). Vendors are accompanied by two full bars, a karaoke lounge, record shop and performances from world-class DJs and producers like Jarobi White from A Tribe Called Quest.
Find it at 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127.
9. Hutong, Brickell
From its home in Hong Kong, Hutong offers a fresh take on Northern Chinese with its fiery dishes and chic, artful space. Sink into one of their colorful chairs and dine on dishes from a dim sum platter to crispy pork dumplings and the spiced golden tofu.
Find it at 600 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131.
10. Lan Pan Asian Café, Dadeland Station
Find it at 8332 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143.
11. Lung Yai Thai Tapas, Calle Ocho
A Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient, this tiny and trendy spot created by Chef Bas offers deliciously authentic Thai cuisine. It’s considered the best Thai restaurant in the 305 and you’ll often find patrons lining up outside in order to get a taste of its incredible food!
Find it at 1731 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135.
12. Bangkok Bangkok, Kendall
This is another great spot if you’re looking for an authentic Thai experience. In fact, it’s so nice they named it twice. Bangkok Bangkok offers sweet, sour, hot, salty and neutral dishes that explore the unique flavors of Thai food. You’ll find all kinds of options all the way from rich curry dishes to house specialties like their roasted duck basil!
Find it at 12584 N Kendall Dr Miami, FL 33186.
13. Tran An, Little River
Sitting pretty on our most beautiful restaurants in the city list, this trendy eatery by Chef Jon Nguyen specializes on Vietnamese classics with a gourmet twist. Inspired by his grandfather and the flavors of the family’s hometown in Hanoi, Tran An features classics like pho, banh mi, and salads with inventive protein options including barbeque pork, lemongrass sausage, Vietnamese braised beef and more!
Find it at 215 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL 33138.
14. Matsuri, Bird Road
Matsuri has been serving authentic Japanese cuisine to Miamians for three decades now. With plenty of sake, Japanese beers, sushi, sashimi, noodles, bowls and more, you’re bound to find a dish to satisfy your every craving at this awesome restaurant!
Find it at 5759 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33155.
15. Jardines de Confucio, Fontainebleau
For Colombian flavor in your Cantonese cuisine, Jardines de Confucio is the way to go! Before Pok Tung Choi decided to bring his recipes to Miami in 2006, the restaurant originated in Barranquilla 25 years prior. On the menu, you’ll find crab rangoon, Mongolian beef, fried rice with jumbo shrimp, seafood stew and tons more.
Find it at 10658 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33172.
16. First Hong Kong Cafe, Downtown Miami
You might not know that this lowkey Chinese restaurant in Downtown offers a plethora of authentic dishes, all the way from springy lo mein and sesame honey chicken to hearty wonton soup!
Find it at 117 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131.
17. Pho 79, University Park
With more than 10 different kinds of pho on the menu, Pho 79 also offers a wide variety of other Vietnamese dishes such as Bahn Mi and egg rolls as well as boba tea and specialty desserts.
Find it at 1415 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33174.
18. Shibui, Kendall
Another great spot if you’re looking for some awesome Japanese cuisine. The family-run Shibui offers a wide range of traditional Japanese dishes as well as fusion-style dishes like their popular Japeruvian beef or fish ceviches!
Find it at 10139 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173.