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14 Must-Try Kendall Restaurants

Yes, good food can be found in the suburbs too.

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Kendall has come a long way. What was once a quiet suburb has changed dramatically in the past few years and the culinary scene is taking the front seat. From the hustling and bustling Downtown Dadeland to the vibrantly diverse, up-and-coming West Kendall, new locally owned restaurants are showing up on almost every corner in the Kendall neighborhood.

Below are 14 different restaurants that have helped put Kendall on the map, listed in geographical order from north to south.

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1. Finka Table & Tap

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14690 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 227-8818
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Finka serves up generous portions of Cuban, Korean, and Peruvian dishes from appetizers and pizzas to entrees and desserts. Menu highlights include the ceviche with plantain rounds, japchae (glass noodles), and an Islas Canarias croqueta topped pizza. Pair the meal with a quirky named cocktail made with herbs and spices from the restaurant’s vertical garden.

2. Inari Sushi Fusion west kendall

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15672 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33193
(786) 391-2099
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Believing in the idea that bigger is better, Inari serves up larger than average sushi rolls with more than 32 options to choose from. Highlights include the Laura, dragon, and fox rolls, as well as diet-friendly (and aptly named) CrossFit roll. Other notable dishes include the Peruvian coconut ceviche served in a split coconut, crispy potato shrimp, and tuna lobster guacamole. 

3. Mr. & Mrs.Bun

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15572 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33193
(786) 717-6244
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This casual sandwich shop with Peruvian twists and American influences opened in lieu of a lavish wedding for owners Vanessa Rivera and Gian Carlo Accinell. At Mr. & Mrs. Bun guests can find comfort food ranging from soups and empanadas to sandwiches on bread derived from a combination of foccacia, baguette, and ciabatta for a crusty crunch.

4. Cantina Catrina Dadeland Mall

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7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
(786) 536-2452
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This very colorful Mexican restaurant will transport patrons to a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. Dine along side artworks while enjoying traditional plates such as nachos, ceviches, flautas (rolled and fried tortillas filled with chicken), street tacos, enchiladas, and much more. Enjoy its weekend happy hour featuring bottomless margaritas or micheladas for $15.95 or $14.95, respectively, with the purchase on a brunch entree from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

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8405 Mills Dr #260
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 630-3844
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This ceviche-focused restaurant at Palms at Town & Country, from the team behind Bulla Gastrobar, serves up a bevy of Peruvian cuisine like papa a la huancaina (potatoes in a spicy cheese sauce), causas (Peruvian mashed potato casserole), lomo saltado (stir fry), and of course, plenty of ceviche. And for those who can’t choose just one ceviche, there are seven in total, opt for the sampler and try three of Pisco’s most popular options. 

6. Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Bar

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11715 Sherri Lane
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 408-8386
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Now at its new location in The Palms at Town & Country, guests can feel transported to Napa Valley at this restaurant, wine bar, and bar. The brainchild of chef Adrianne Calvo, it showcases a variety of classic and not-so-classic dishes like slow roasted pork drizzled with guava sauce, 24-hour braised short ribs, and sweet corn tamalito with black tiger shrimp. Visit on a Tuesday for the chef’s special French onion soup or on a Thursday for the cowgirl bone-in ribeye.

7. Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar

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13766 SW 84th St
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 228-9200
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The doctor is in and serving Peruvian fare. Along with his partners, co-owner and chef Carlos Brescia is always conjuring up new spins on the cuisine of his native Peru. Much like a visit to the doctor’s office expect a wait but there is always the option to order one of its Peruvian cocktails and beers to sip while waiting. Menu highlights include tostones de cangrejo (fried green plantains topped with crab salad), jalea del mar (crispy seafood with cassava and tartar sauce), and Dr. Tokyo (tuna, pineapple, and hot limo pepper inside a fried wonton bowl).

8. Ghee Indian Kitchen

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8965 SW 72nd Pl
Kendall, FL 33156
(305) 968-1850
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At this award-winning Indian eatery by chef Niven Patel dine on dishes made with ingredients sourced from the Patel’s family owned farm in The Redlands. Expect a variety of unique curries, rice, vegetables, and grilled plates with the majority of the menu featuring vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, as well as a well-priced, family-style tasting menu for those who can’t decide on what to order.

9. Pubbelly Sushi

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8970 SW 72nd Pl
Kendall, FL 33156
(786) 369-5472

At this popular sushi fusion spot dine on Japanese dishes like sashimi, sushi, rolls, and robata grill items like octopus and filet mignon, plus customer favorite tostones with ceviche and the screaming orgasm with bigeye tuna. Also available on the menu are soups, salads, and snacks served tapas style along with sake, beer, wine, and cocktails.

10. Secreto

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11652 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 596-4840
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A cozy, art lined restaurant inside the Crossroads Shopping Center specializes in Italian fare with a Latin twist. Secreto is ideal for couples and families alike featuring Italian dishes blended with flavors only found in Miami. Make sure to order the chef’s special with a paired glass of wine.

11. Off the Grille

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12578 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 274-2300
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For those adhering to a diet it doesn’t mean they need to sacrifice having food that actually tastes good. This is the mindset at Off The Grille and it is the place to eat for those who are adhering to a special diet. OTG focuses in paleo and vegetarian-friendly meals and even offers weekly meal plans for adults and kids. 

12. Amici's

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10201 Hammocks Blvd
Miami, FL 33196
(305) 388-3787
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A West Kendall staple since the late 90s, Amici’s is a go-to spot for many locals craving Italian dishes. It offers something for everyone from pizza by the slice to sandwiches to full-on Italian pasta dinners large enough for two or as leftovers for the next day. 

13. Tacos & Tattoos

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11790 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33186
(786) 803-8316
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This family owned and operated restaurant offers an interesting twist on its dishes by blending Southwest and Caribbean flavors to create a menu with items ranging from the namesake tacos to churasso and fried plantains, all washed back by plenty of beer. Channeling a Wynwood vibe the restaurant’s walls and tables are adorned with art by local artists and plenty of entertainment is always on hand like live music, karaoke, and stand-up comedy. 

14. Tiagos Tacos

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15080 SW 137 street
Miami, FL 33196
(786) 627-7401
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From food truck to brick-and-mortar, the team of brothers behind Tiagos Tacos have made a name for themselves with its flavorful Mexican food. Menu highlights include totopos with guacamole and queso fresco, quesadillas, burritos, and quesoritos for those limiting carbs, and of course, a bevy of tacos. Make sure to try the fried Oreos with Nutella and dulce de leche dipping sauces.

1. Finka Table & Tap

14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175

Finka serves up generous portions of Cuban, Korean, and Peruvian dishes from appetizers and pizzas to entrees and desserts. Menu highlights include the ceviche with plantain rounds, japchae (glass noodles), and an Islas Canarias croqueta topped pizza. Pair the meal with a quirky named cocktail made with herbs and spices from the restaurant’s vertical garden.

14690 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175

2. Inari Sushi Fusion west kendall

15672 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33193

Believing in the idea that bigger is better, Inari serves up larger than average sushi rolls with more than 32 options to choose from. Highlights include the Laura, dragon, and fox rolls, as well as diet-friendly (and aptly named) CrossFit roll. Other notable dishes include the Peruvian coconut ceviche served in a split coconut, crispy potato shrimp, and tuna lobster guacamole. 

15672 SW 72nd St
Miami, FL 33193

3. Mr. & Mrs.Bun

15572 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33193

This casual sandwich shop with Peruvian twists and American influences opened in lieu of a lavish wedding for owners Vanessa Rivera and Gian Carlo Accinell. At Mr. & Mrs. Bun guests can find comfort food ranging from soups and empanadas to sandwiches on bread derived from a combination of foccacia, baguette, and ciabatta for a crusty crunch.

15572 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL 33193

4. Cantina Catrina Dadeland Mall

7535 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33156

This very colorful Mexican restaurant will transport patrons to a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. Dine along side artworks while enjoying traditional plates such as nachos, ceviches, flautas (rolled and fried tortillas filled with chicken), street tacos, enchiladas, and much more. Enjoy its weekend happy hour featuring bottomless margaritas or micheladas for $15.95 or $14.95, respectively, with the purchase on a brunch entree from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

7535 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156

5. Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

8405 Mills Dr #260, Miami, FL 33183

This ceviche-focused restaurant at Palms at Town & Country, from the team behind Bulla Gastrobar, serves up a bevy of Peruvian cuisine like papa a la huancaina (potatoes in a spicy cheese sauce), causas (Peruvian mashed potato casserole), lomo saltado (stir fry), and of course, plenty of ceviche. And for those who can’t choose just one ceviche, there are seven in total, opt for the sampler and try three of Pisco’s most popular options. 

8405 Mills Dr #260
Miami, FL 33183

6. Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Bar

11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, FL 33183

Now at its new location in The Palms at Town & Country, guests can feel transported to Napa Valley at this restaurant, wine bar, and bar. The brainchild of chef Adrianne Calvo, it showcases a variety of classic and not-so-classic dishes like slow roasted pork drizzled with guava sauce, 24-hour braised short ribs, and sweet corn tamalito with black tiger shrimp. Visit on a Tuesday for the chef’s special French onion soup or on a Thursday for the cowgirl bone-in ribeye.

11715 Sherri Lane
Miami, FL 33183

7. Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar

13766 SW 84th St, Miami, FL 33183

The doctor is in and serving Peruvian fare. Along with his partners, co-owner and chef Carlos Brescia is always conjuring up new spins on the cuisine of his native Peru. Much like a visit to the doctor’s office expect a wait but there is always the option to order one of its Peruvian cocktails and beers to sip while waiting. Menu highlights include tostones de cangrejo (fried green plantains topped with crab salad), jalea del mar (crispy seafood with cassava and tartar sauce), and Dr. Tokyo (tuna, pineapple, and hot limo pepper inside a fried wonton bowl).

13766 SW 84th St
Miami, FL 33183

8. Ghee Indian Kitchen

8965 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156

At this award-winning Indian eatery by chef Niven Patel dine on dishes made with ingredients sourced from the Patel’s family owned farm in The Redlands. Expect a variety of unique curries, rice, vegetables, and grilled plates with the majority of the menu featuring vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, as well as a well-priced, family-style tasting menu for those who can’t decide on what to order.

8965 SW 72nd Pl
Kendall, FL 33156

9. Pubbelly Sushi

8970 SW 72nd Pl, Kendall, FL 33156

At this popular sushi fusion spot dine on Japanese dishes like sashimi, sushi, rolls, and robata grill items like octopus and filet mignon, plus customer favorite tostones with ceviche and the screaming orgasm with bigeye tuna. Also available on the menu are soups, salads, and snacks served tapas style along with sake, beer, wine, and cocktails.

8970 SW 72nd Pl
Kendall, FL 33156

10. Secreto

11652 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33176

A cozy, art lined restaurant inside the Crossroads Shopping Center specializes in Italian fare with a Latin twist. Secreto is ideal for couples and families alike featuring Italian dishes blended with flavors only found in Miami. Make sure to order the chef’s special with a paired glass of wine.

11652 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176

11. Off the Grille

12578 N Kendall Dr, Miami, FL 33186

For those adhering to a diet it doesn’t mean they need to sacrifice having food that actually tastes good. This is the mindset at Off The Grille and it is the place to eat for those who are adhering to a special diet. OTG focuses in paleo and vegetarian-friendly meals and even offers weekly meal plans for adults and kids. 

12578 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33186

12. Amici's

10201 Hammocks Blvd, Miami, FL 33196

A West Kendall staple since the late 90s, Amici’s is a go-to spot for many locals craving Italian dishes. It offers something for everyone from pizza by the slice to sandwiches to full-on Italian pasta dinners large enough for two or as leftovers for the next day. 

10201 Hammocks Blvd
Miami, FL 33196

13. Tacos & Tattoos

11790 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33186

This family owned and operated restaurant offers an interesting twist on its dishes by blending Southwest and Caribbean flavors to create a menu with items ranging from the namesake tacos to churasso and fried plantains, all washed back by plenty of beer. Channeling a Wynwood vibe the restaurant’s walls and tables are adorned with art by local artists and plenty of entertainment is always on hand like live music, karaoke, and stand-up comedy. 

11790 SW 104th St
Miami, FL 33186

14. Tiagos Tacos

15080 SW 137 street, Miami, FL 33196

From food truck to brick-and-mortar, the team of brothers behind Tiagos Tacos have made a name for themselves with its flavorful Mexican food. Menu highlights include totopos with guacamole and queso fresco, quesadillas, burritos, and quesoritos for those limiting carbs, and of course, a bevy of tacos. Make sure to try the fried Oreos with Nutella and dulce de leche dipping sauces.

15080 SW 137 street
Miami, FL 33196

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