There used to be a time when ordering Chinese food in America meant slurping noodles out of paper cartons in sweatpants, but the Chinese food in Miami offers so much more than that. From high-end Chinese fare to delivery-only options, here are nine Chinese food-serving restaurants worth a try.Read More
Where to Find Great Chinese Food in Miami
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Sang's Chinese Food and Dim Sum
Tucked away inside a strip mall in North Miami, this no-frills restaurant has been a fixture in the neighborhood for more than two decades. Its daily dim sum service always offers dishes like shrimp balls, roasted barbecue pork, fried rice, egg foo young, and more.
With an aesthetic that feels more like a spa than a restaurant, Hakkasan delivers as much atmosphere as it does Cantonese cuisine. Chilean sea bass, crispy duck salad, and the dim sum lunch top the requisites list, along with the Kowloon Cooler mocktail prepared with berries, juice, lychee, and lemon-lime soda.
A casual Chinese bistro with a modern edge, Blackbrick serves up punk rock energy and inventive plates like fried chicken dumplings, sweet soy wings, and loaded fried rice that is far too flavorful to be confused for a side.
Yip (Multiple locations)
This Miami-bred restaurant is a dumpling haven. Served steamed or fried, the simple dim sum menu features generous stacks of rolls, buns, and dumplings for endless combinations.
A mix of old-school elegance and traditional recipes sets Mr. Chow apart as one of Miami’s chicest Chinese spots. Diners can feel fancy under a swank lighting fixture while dining on scallion pancakes, Mr. Chow Noodles, and a Peking duck that justifies the splurge.
King Duck Chinese BBQ
This casual, take-out only Kendall restaurant specializing in Cantonese barbecue cuisine is best know for its namesake roast duck, but also offers a full range of other dishes, including seafood, dim sum, and traditional Chinese dishes.
High-end, Hong Kong-based restaurant Hutong has brought a splashy, colorful outpost to the Magic City. The vibe-y restaurant offers classics like the Peking duck, which is created using a recipe said to have been developed over one hundred years ago for the emperor, or more unique dishes like dumplings filled with everything from rose champagne, to prawn and black truffle, alongside strong cocktails and plenty of people watching.
While David Grutman’s Komodo might best be known around town for its beautiful crowds and celebrity clientele, this Asian restaurant also happens to serve up some of the best Peking duck in the Magic City, along with a plethora of other dishes like sushi, sashimi, dumplings, are more.
After becoming a runaway favorite during the COVID-19 shutdown through social media, “Asian-ish” restaurant, Zitz Sum has opened its permanent outpost in Coral Gables. Offering a much larger menu than its original creative dumpling creations, diners can feast on dishes like cucumber salad, charred cabbage, grilled pork chops, and hanger steak — but don’t worry, the dumplings also make the menu. To wash the dishes back, guests can sip on a large selection of natural wines, sake, and beer.
Tropical Chinese Restaurant
A Miami institution since 1984, Tropical Chinese has been doling out dim sum since the local food scene was not much more than a croqueta. In true pushcart, fashion diners settle in with a warm cup of tea and watch the pork buns pass by. Can’t-miss bites include dumplings on dumplings, shrimp rolls, and roasted duck.