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At 2B Asian Bistro, it's actually possible to begin your dinner with a bag of gold. That's because the Bag of Gold appetizer uncannily resembles its namesake—its tiny fried pouches contain shrimp, mushrooms, and water chestnuts. The appetizer paves the way for the menu's larger dishes, which present diners with a choice: Japanese or Thai? The former category covers teriyaki entrees as well as sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls. Specialty rolls include the Golden Dragon—spicy tuna and mango topped with plantain slices—and the Pink Snow Roll, smoked salmon and avocado wrapped in soy paper. As for the Thai plates, they range from curry to Bangkok duck paired with cinnamon-plum sauce. You can even order your pad thai accompanied by an entire lobster, rather than just its tail and signature top hat.

1444 SW 8th St
Miami,
FL
US

At Acevichao, there's no need to decide between the bold flavors of Peruvian food and the delicate balance of Japanese cuisine. Here, diners can have both. That's because this fusion spot specializes in two foods that put a distinctive spin on raw fish?sushi and ceviche. Chefs grace neatly plated maki comprised of shrimp or tuna with tropical fruit, and marinate layered ceviches in fresh lime juice. They also whip up a selection of heartier options, including Peruvian fried rice, breaded fish filet, and shredded chicken with Peruvian yellow peppers and cheese. As the kitchen staff hop between Asian and South American culinary styles, guests can kick back with glasses of saki or wine while admiring the abstract art on the dining room walls.

1444 SW 8th St.
Miami,
FL
US

Holy Bagels & Pizzeria Downtown serves up Kosher meals bookended by bagels for breakfast and pizza later in the day. Breakfast brings a flurry of entrees that go beyond typical day starters with skakshuka (eggs cooked in a veggie sauce) and a bagel platter with smoked salmon and the works. But the variety doesn't end there. Throughout the day, housemade focaccia bread still warm from the oven becomes the base for sandwiches stuffed with Mediterranean treats like fried eggplant, hardboiled eggs, and hummus. Chefs also build plates of pasta and a fish specialties, including pecan-encrusted salmon. If that's not enough inspiration to eat every meal here for the rest of your life, two dozen kosher sushi rolls keep the party going and signature pizzas pop out of the oven with toppings like spicy tuna or pesto sauce.

93 NW 1st St.
Miami,
FL
US

Holy Bagels & Pizzeria Downtown serves up Kosher meals bookended by bagels for breakfast and pizza later in the day. Breakfast brings a flurry of entrees that go beyond typical day starters with skakshuka (eggs cooked in a veggie sauce) and a bagel platter with smoked salmon and the works. But the variety doesn't end there. Throughout the day, housemade focaccia bread still warm from the oven becomes the base for sandwiches stuffed with Mediterranean treats like fried eggplant, hardboiled eggs, and hummus. Chefs also build plates of pasta and a fish specialties, including pecan-encrusted salmon. If that's not enough inspiration to eat every meal here for the rest of your life, two dozen kosher sushi rolls keep the party going and signature pizzas pop out of the oven with toppings like spicy tuna or pesto sauce.

93 Nw 1st St
Miami,
FL
US

Though the dining room of Sake Room Express fills with the spicy and citrusy aromas of Japanese soups and steaming hot appetizers, the main attraction?sushi?doesn't steam at all. A spread of 26 rolls, with or without rice, ranges from the more traditional lemon-tuna roll to eclectic creations such as the Black Hawk roll, which combines shrimp tempura, cream cheese, asparagus, and spicy honey-lemon mayo. Cooked entrees, such as skewers of teriyaki-marinated or katsu-style breaded steak and chicken fresh from the grill, bring a different kind of heat.

426 SW 8th St
Miami,
FL
US

There's a jewel-box quality to Little Lotus Miami. Dark wood shelves set into crimson walls hold carvings of sea creatures, and the small plates that come out the kitchen bear morsels that can be practically byzantine in presentation—two-tone paintings in sauce, tricolored arrangements of roe, delicate nests of avocado and mango. And then there's the location: a stall within the International Jewelry Center. Fittingly, the tiny restaurant earned the Miami New-Times' vote for Best Hidden Gem in 2012 for its "delicious, well-priced Asian fare," co-crafted by chefs Michael Asalie and Inyoman Atmaja.

An earlier New-Times profile outlined each chef's specialties: Atmaja masters the flame in the kitchen, grilling and frying everything from tempura oysters to chicken-skin yakitori, while Asalie, who studied under Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, helms the sushi bar. Elaborate sushi rolls continue the trend of complexity with offerings such as the Big Mac roll, a gargantuan combination of spicy tuna, snow crab, and tobiko, waved over a hamburger for extra savoriness before serving. Most plates are designed to be shared, so parties can sample the bounty of both sides of the kitchen as they trade bites at small white tables or the three stools overlooking the sushi bar.

27 N Miami Ave Ste 107, Ste 107
Miami,
FL
US