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kellys Oct 12, 2006 11:10 PM

Does anyone have good suggestions for late night (around midnight) dining in the Miami area? We usually end up at the Ale House but we are looking for more.

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  1. hatless Oct 13, 2006 01:31 PM

    Miami is rather... big. Where do you have in mind?

    Hiro's Yakko-san, a Japanese izakaya (small plates, no sushi) place in NMB, is open at least until 4 AM.

    1. lax2mia Oct 13, 2006 03:37 PM

      Big Pink in South Beach.

      Rascal House in Sunny Isles.

      Roberto's Tacos in Hialeah.

      Jumbo's if you're brave.

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        hatless Oct 13, 2006 05:45 PM

        Definitely the Roberto's and Ernesto's taco shops if you don't mind sitting at a formica table and eating off styrofoam. I think there's also one in Kendall.

        They opened as branches of the San Diego-area chain and I guess the deal went all funny (maybe a franchising plan that petered out?) and they were nominally renamed Ernesto's, though the one here in Ft. Lauderdale still says Roberto's on the recipts and the carpets. Good late-night post-drinking food.

      2. advisor_Girl Oct 13, 2006 04:16 PM

        Kellys>

        Soyka 5556 NE 4th Ct Miami, FL Telephone: 305 759 3983
        Hours:Sun - Thurs 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 12am.

        Great late.

        AG

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          DownHomeSouthernaires Sep 15, 2007 12:02 PM

          Jumbo's is a classic soul food joint on the corner of NW 75th st. @ 7th Ave. (441).
          may seem a bit sketchy in the surrounding areas, but its honestly the safest place to be in that area in the late night hours. However, they have a wonderful selection of fried goodies. The usual: shrimp, chicken, etc. but they also have great sides and specials named after various Dade-County schools. and they've been around for over 50 years, so that's a good sign, eh?

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          Nick Oct 13, 2006 09:05 PM

          Second for Hiro's. What's Jumbo's?

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            kellys Oct 14, 2006 10:32 PM

            Sorry I should be more specific...I live in Normandy Isle Miami Beach, so anywhere within like a half hour - 45 min. drive would be great. Thanks for the suggestions so far. The Ale House is on 163rd.

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            1. re: kellys
              Miami Danny Oct 15, 2006 12:38 AM

              Steve's Pizza at Biscayne and 121st next to Home Depot is open til 4 or 5-best eaten when drunk, but if you're going to the Ale House...

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              DownHomeSouthernaires Sep 15, 2007 12:07 PM

              Little Saigon : Vietnamese Restaurant
              corner of NE 167th st. (826) & N. Miami Ave.
              open until 1:30 am every night except for Sundays (11:30pm)
              they have a HUGE selection of good Vietnamese food.
              plenty of Pho's, noodle dishes, seafood, meat, vegetarian, and everything in between. there's even a pretty good Snails in black bean sauce dish, as well as preserved egg salad, and delicious Vietnamese curry. and there's nothing like a large steaming bowl of Pho soup to end your night.

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                DownHomeSouthernaires Sep 18, 2007 12:12 PM

                Moshi Moshi of South Beach
                1448 Washington Ave
                Miami Beach, FL
                33139
                305-531-4520
                OPEN 12pm - 5am EVERYDAY! 5 AM!!!

                haven't been there yet, but i just heard and plan on going real soon. its japanese food, supposedley 175 different sashimi, tapas, and sushi dishes.

                http://www.moshimoshi.us/

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                  Frodnesor Sep 23, 2007 08:45 PM

                  Tried this place (Moshi Moshi) tonight, lured in by the extensive menu. It was close to empty when we got there (admittedly early by SoBe standards) and remained so by the time we left. There are indeed some interesting items on the menu, unfortunately for the most part the creativity surpasses the execution and quality of the ingredients.

                  Started with a scallop tiradito - three thinly sliced disks of raw scallop, topped with ikura (salmon roe), julienned shiso leaf, and a shmear of mentaiko (spicy cod roe), along with squiggles of BBQ eel sauce. Interesting combination, unfortunately the scallop was a bit too fishy. Also had a tuna ceviche with red onion, shaved celery, and a citrus sauce, topped with slivered almonds. Not too bad but didn't quite work together.

                  Sushi was another story. They have a lengthy list of selections, but unfortunately that's because most is kept frozen. Now flash-frozen sushi is OK, indeed not unusual - so long as it's thawed before serving. That wasn't the case here (indeed I saw the sushi chef emerging from the back kitchen with the fish, presumably out of the freezer) and the chu toro I ordered was still stiff from the freezer when served. Saba (mackerel), kampachi (amberjack), and uni (sea urchin) were OK.

                  Chicken kara age (thin strips, battered and fried) was a bit limp rather than crispy.

                  On the positive side, they have okonomiyaki, and the serving is quite generous. Okonomiyaki is this bizarre creation which I suspect is an accompaniment to many late-night beer or sake fests. It's sort of an omelette/pizza concoction of an egg batter with flaked fish, cabbage, and green onion, which is then topped with squirts of mayo, okonomiyaki sauce (similar to my taste to BBQ eel sauce), and bonito flakes (dried fish), which has the added bonus of sort of squiggling and melting from the heat as you eat it.

                  The okonomiyaki could probably lure me back, especially as a late-night snack, but I remain in search of a decent place for sushi on the beach.

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                  lorilaw Sep 18, 2007 01:34 PM

                  La Sandwicherie on the beach, Versailles on Calle Ocho

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