Sakaya Kitchen: Counter Culture


You want to take the fam out for authentic Asian fare like you used to eat every Sunday in Chinatown, but, alas, you live in Miami and there is no such place. Or is there? Proving that street hawker fare is a whole lot more than scantily clad carnival barkers selling lobsters on Ocean Drive is Sakaya Kitchen, where you will experience the best counter-service Asian fare from here to Mott Street, perfect for your next family outing. The no-frills space is just right for making messes (sorry, Sakaya staff). If your kids are really on the far end of the neat spectrum from Felix Unger, you can grab seats outside. One whiff of the Asian fusion temptations here and your stomach will be growling. Divine pork buns are endlessly craveable, stuffed with meat that marinates in a bath of brown sugar, sesame oil, and toasted spices like a well-pampered bon vivant on a 24-hour spa run. Mom and dad may be in the mood for a little kick, which they’ll find in the Korean-style chicken wings, marinated in an addictive spicy sauce. If the kids want something on the sweeter side, direct them to baby back ribs with honey and orange glaze. You’ll hear clamoring for seconds all the rest of the week.

Sakaya Kitchen

3401 N Miami Ave Miami FL 33127

(305) 576-8096

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