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14 Of The Best AAPI-Owned Restaurants In Miami

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

14 Of The Best AAPI-Owned Restaurants In Miami

From dim sum to pho and poke, these incredible restaurants have got you covered!

One of the easiest ways to do this is by supporting our local AAPI-owned businesses and order food from one of Miami’s many incredible Asian-owned restaurants.

We asked our followers on Instagram to share their favorite spots around town with us and we’ve rounded them up below so you can support your local community and enjoy some top-notch dishes!

1. Atchana’s, 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, won tons and more!

2. Bali Café, Downtown Miami

This Downtown spot 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. Bangkok Bangkok, Kendall & Coral Gables

Another great spot if you’re looking for an authentic Thai experience. Bangkok Bangkok offers a sensuous menu of Thai cuisine with sweet, sour, hot, salty and neutral dishes that explore the unique flavors of Thai food. Here 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.

4.  Dumpling King, North Miami Beach

Looking for some of the best dumplings in the 305? Then look no further! Whether fried, steamed or boiled, Dumpling King offers all kinds of delicious dumplings including the oh-so-famous soup dumplings. Yum!

Find it at  237 NE 167th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162.

5. First Hong Kong, Downtown Miami

This lowkey Chinese restaurant in Downtown offers a plethora of authentic dishes all the way from springy  lo mein to hearty won ton soup!

Find it at 117 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131.

6. Kimchi Mart, Palmetto Bay

Technically not a restaurant but still a great destination if you’re looking for all kinds of Korean delicacies. Kimchi Mart in Palmetto Bay offers monthly deals for Korean food and also has a blog full of incredible recipes for you to get your cooking on at home!

Find it at 15355 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33157.

7. Kon Chau, Olympia Heights

This Chinese restaurant in Olympia Heights has been often 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.

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8. Lan Pan-Asian Café, Dadeland

Lan Pan Asian Café in Dadeland specializes in East and Southeast Asian cuisine including dishes from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its menu offers all kinds of small plates and platters to share as well as a we wide list of unusual beverages including wine, boutique cold sakes, house-made drinks. And we mustn’t forget — Lan Pan Asian is also home to Miami’s first and most complete bubble tea bar!

Find it at 8332 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143.

9. Lung Yai Thai Tapas, Calle Ocho

Created by Chef Bas, this tiny and trendy spot in Calle Ocho offers deliciously authentic Thai cuisine. This spot is 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.

10. Matsuri, Ludlam

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.

11. Pho 79, University Park

With five locations throughout South Florida, this spot specializes — you guessed it– in authentic Vietnamese Pho. With as many thirteen 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.

 

12. Shibui, Kendall

Another great spot if you’re looking for some awesome Japanese cuisine. 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.

13.  Tran An, Little River

This trendy eatery in Little River by Chef Jon Nguyen specializes on Vietnamese classics with a gourmet twist. Inspired by Nguyen’s grandfather and the flavors and recipes 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. Tropical Chinese, Tropical Park Plaza

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, a variety of fried rice dishes, lo mein, hot pot, and Pekin duck among others.

Find it at  7991 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155

See also: Here’s How You Can Support The #StopAsianHate Movement In Miami

[Featured image: Instagram / @trananmiami ]