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Nov 5, 2006 08:45 PM

late nite dinner after event at new Carnival Center?

Anywhere for a late (11:00/11:30) dinner on a Saturday night after a teater performance? We're coming down from Lauderdale, so distance from the Carnival Center is not a problem. Just looking for a nice place that is open late where we can relax with a few drinks and some good food an savor what is sure to be a promising nite at the theater.

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  1. Soyka (55th & Biscayne) is probably open till midnight on weekends. Although I've always found the food only OK at best, there's a decent bar area, and it's a nice place.

    Further north, Hiro's for sushi (163rd St. on the causeway between the beach and Biscayne) is open late, as is Yakko San (Japanese tapas). Hiro's is decent, Yakko San is excellent.

    Otherwise, your best bet may be to head toward the beach, where there's lots of places that keep late hours.

    1. Tony Chans fills your requirements and is a better option than Soyka

      1. You might try
        Luna Cafe'
        4770 Biscayne Blvd, Miami;
        I haven't been yet but they just got a good review in the New Times.

        1. Nice call on Tony Chan's - very good Chinese (for South Florida, at least) and close. Haven't been there in a long time.

          1. For anyone going to the Carnival Center for a performance Soyka has to be one of the best bets. Not necessarily great for food, but they have a shuttle service that takes you from the restaurant to the Center and back for $15.00. We just had a drink at the bar and they charged the fee on your tab. Considering parking is $15 near the center we thought it was a bit steep; however, after seeing the line at the valet after the performance (at least 200 people deep) and the mess of cars trying to get out of the lots, the money was more than worth it. We were dropped off on the Biscayne entrance of the theater and the shuttle was there waiting for us after the performance. It was literally a couple of minutes getting from our seats in the theater to the seats on the bus. And since there were only 2 other couples, everyone was there in a flash. The driver took off, went around the block to NE 2nd Ave, and we were back at Soyka w/i ten minutes. The added plus was that Soyka was actually still open (the performance ended at around 11:30). We didn't stay because we were so "overwhelmed by the pageantry" of the opera (two quote an elderly woman I overheard during intermission). But it's one of the few places nearby that serves till midnight. We called Michy's for the heck of it and the kitchen had closed but the bar was still open.