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New Kosher Restaurants in South Florida?

Janette Jul 6, 2009 11:46 PM

I will be coming from the UK for our usual summer trip to South Florida at the end of this month and wondered whether there are any new Kosher restaurants that we can try? We are staying in Pompano Beach so anything between Hollywood and Boca Raton. Many thanks!

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    cheesecake17 RE: Janette Jul 7, 2009 07:17 AM

    Pagoda is relatively new. I was there in January, and it had opened recently. It's an upscale steak and Asian place. My husband's grandparent's LOVED it. The staff was so helpful about special diets and leaving out ingredients. They served the Asian dishes family style, if the whole table orders from the Asian menu.

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      Janette RE: cheesecake17 Jul 9, 2009 09:47 PM

      Many thanks for the information but where is it?

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        cheesecake17 RE: Janette Jul 13, 2009 09:19 AM

        Oops-sorry ! It's on Collins Avenue and around 179th st, in the shopping center directly across the street from Trump

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          berel RE: cheesecake17 Jul 21, 2009 06:52 AM

          I had lunch at Sara's on 123rd St this past Friday. I happened to mention to Jack the owner of Sara's that I had wanted eat at Pagoda the night before but didn't get there because of a flight delay coming into Ft laud. Jack said Pagoda is no longer in business, but I haven't confirmed it

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            cheesecake17 RE: berel Jul 22, 2009 08:11 AM

            I'm surprised- the food was really delicious and well priced. The service was excellent too.

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      David_BocaFL RE: Janette Jul 13, 2009 06:59 PM

      they opened two new restaurants in Boca right outside Montoya Circle. One is a dairy restaurant called European Cafe, and there is a meat restaurant right next to it called Asia. I heard the meat restaurant is very good, I was not impressed with the dairy place. They are both located on Powerline and Camino Real, going north is on your left, right before the strip mall where Kosher Marketplace is located.

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        Janette RE: David_BocaFL Jul 14, 2009 11:59 PM

        Thanks David. We love Kosher Marketplace so I know the area pretty well and will try out Asia. I remember seeing a new strip mall going up around State Road 7 before Clint Moore Road and seeing an advertising board for a new Israeli Kosher restaurant. Any ideas about that?

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          David_BocaFL RE: Janette Jul 15, 2009 08:04 PM

          I think you are referring to a new strip mall at the SE corner of Yamato and SR 7. I am not familiar with that area, and I see no mention of it anywhere, but I will try to find out for you because I know someone mentioned to me about a new restaurant in that area.
          I also found this website that shows updated information of restaurants in the area. maybe they know about it.

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          Janette RE: David_BocaFL Aug 10, 2009 08:00 PM

          We've had a couple of very nice meals at Asia. We will probably also try European Cafe. Has the Eilat Cafe closed?

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            David_BocaFL RE: Janette Aug 22, 2009 07:52 PM

            as far as I know, Eilat Cafe did not close.

        3. culinarynomad RE: Janette Jul 15, 2009 12:43 AM

          Janette, this place is close to where you're staying. I think you'd really enjoy it.

          Emunah - http://www.myemunah.com

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            Janette RE: culinarynomad Jul 22, 2009 03:45 AM

            Is the food good?

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              joey8 RE: Janette Aug 19, 2009 07:58 AM

              we go to florida once or twice a year (live in NY). Without question, Cafe Emunah is one of the top places we've eaten in anywhere. I never touch Sushi, but there's is outstanding

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                buffy1 RE: joey8 Jan 17, 2011 03:19 PM

                Where is Cafe Emuna?

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              cwsilverberg RE: culinarynomad Jul 22, 2009 06:04 AM

              your place looks and sounds beautiful.

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                gourmet girl RE: cwsilverberg Jul 22, 2009 07:28 AM

                The food and ambience at Emunah Cafe are exceptional.

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                  jondb RE: gourmet girl Sep 21, 2010 04:30 PM

                  Has anyone been to Cafe Emunah recently? My wife and I ate at Emunah a few years ago. We thought it was amazing and asked to meet the chef - Hodney Doliscar. We're thinking about going back for a special occasion but I hear that Doliscar, the original chef, is no longer at the restaurant and I see the menu has changed too; I believe Doliscar left last year. Has anyone been to Emunah recently? Particulary interested in views of those who also ate there in 2007/2008 when Doliscar was chef. How does it compare now?

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              susyr57 RE: Janette Jul 28, 2009 05:03 PM

              Just went to a new kosher place in Sunny Isles (18090 Collins Ave.. in the RK shopping plaza) called The Hummus . The menu is completely pareve and somewhat limited (hummus is seriously their main offering!) and the decor is rather nondescript, but it was the best hummus, falafel and tabouli I have ever eaten this side of the Atlantic! Everything is made fresh. Really yummy. They are open until 2am, so it's a good place to go for a late night nosh.

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                mrotmd RE: susyr57 Aug 20, 2009 05:51 PM

                On Sterling, just east of 441 there is a plaza with many kosher restaurants. JP Bistro and Bon Ami (dairy) and Pita king and Messa (sic) meat. Messa is trending toward upscale. All 4 are good places.

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                usfood101 RE: Janette Aug 21, 2009 06:58 PM

                I have just been at European Corner Cafe the new kosher restaurant at Boca Raton and had a great experience wanted to make sure everyone tries it. I believe its the best kosher dairy restaurant in south florida. Enjoy everyone.

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                  aspost RE: usfood101 Feb 21, 2010 10:50 AM

                  I have eaten at European Cafe twice and both times was very disappointed. The first time we went I ordered salmon with stir fried vegetables and the only vegetable they used was yellow squash. When we complained, they said there was no other vegetable available. The second time we went I ordered a salad, and the dressing consisted of olive oil and a few dried herbs - no vinegar. When I asked for vinegar, all she had to bring me was cider vinegar.

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                  yidinbrentwood RE: Janette Jan 3, 2011 12:53 PM

                  New Kosher restaurant opened in North Miami Beach called Chai Wok (replaced Fu-Xing which was at the same location) Chai Wok is certified by Kosher Miami. The food was good.
                  Also found out that Wing Wan (another restaurant in North Miami) was sold to a treif Chinese Restaurant which is operating under the Wing Wan name.

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                    arielayc RE: Janette Nov 26, 2011 08:48 PM

                    if you take I95 South from Pompano and get off on stirling, go west to either 46th or 56th there are several of kosher places .

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                      Janette RE: arielayc Nov 27, 2011 07:37 AM

                      Thanks. I have tried quite a few of the Kosher restaurants in and around Hollywood. The current favourite is Levy's on Sheridan which is an excellent Israeli grill restaurant.

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