Asian food is having a moment in Miami. From restaurants focused on regional-specific cuisine to those fusing a mash-up of pan-Asian fare, here are nine new ones to put on your radar (click here for more details on each restaurant, including opening dates):
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1. Jaya: 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-520-4200, @SetaiDining.
2. Phuc Yea: 7100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; @PhucYea.
3. Naiyara: 1854 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; @NaiyaraMiami.
4. Komodo: 801 Brickell Ave., Miami; @KomodoMiami.
5. Da Tang Unique: 801 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami; 305-371-6500.
6. Cake Thai Kitchen: Northwest Second Avenue and 29th Street, Miami; @cakethai.
7. Bazi: Chef-owner Michael Pirolo’s modern Asian restaurant in the revamped Marlin Hotel has edamame dumplings on the menu as well as Peking duck served in a three-course progression. Look for the Miami Herald’s review of Bazi next week. 1200 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-0101, @BaziMiami.
8. Talde: Top Chef contestant and New York restaurateur Dale Talde’s Miami Beach outpost is now open nightly for dinner (including late-night weekend hours) at the new Thompson Hotel. Talde is serving Asian-American hits like kung pao chicken wings, wonton ramen and more. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-4094, @taldemiamibeach.
9. Nobu: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s high-end, modern Japanese restaurant has officially moved from its previous home at the Shore Club to its new digs at the Edec Roc. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3232, @nobumiamibeach.
Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: 305-376-4624, @EvanBenn