Miami and the surrounding area has many great kosher options, so there’s no need to stress in the kitchen. From Aventura to Miami Beach, there are options for everyone in the family – no matter their tastes - and options ranging from casual to fine dining.
Cine Citta Grill
9472 Harding Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One of the loveliest kosher restaurants in Surfside is Cine Citta Grill. Diners may enjoy all sorts of delectable dishes, including plenty of pastas, salads and meat entrees. The children will be pleased as well with yummy spaghetti, chicken fingers and other kid-friendly meals. For dessert time, walk with the whole family a block up to Cine Citta Caffe for amazing desserts, pastries and that all-important after-dinner cup of joe.
Asi’s Grill & Sushi Bar
4020 Royal Palm Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Asi’s Grill & Sushi Bar is a great pick for Mediterranean fare located in the 41st Street neighborhood of Miami Beach. This restaurant serves a variety of dishes ranging from falafel and shish kabobs to sushi and burgers in a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are many glatt kosher dishes as well as some non-kosher meals. Asi’s special coffee from his hometown village in Israel is a perfect way to end any meal at Asi’s Grill.
3599 N.E. 207 St.
Aventura, FL 33180
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat – one hour after Shabbat until 12 a.m.
Nestled in the Aventura Waterways, Gourmet Carrot is the place to go for hearty, home-style kosher dishes. Everything offered is nutritious and healthy, but so tasty it’s hard to believe it’s good for you. The daily soups are treat, as are items on the inventive, worldly menu – choose among sushi, Middle Eastern plates, gourmet burgers and more. There are ample options to please any and all.
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Tea for Two
1205 17 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tea for Two is a hidden gem for kosher dining in South Beach. The restaurant is on the smaller size and it’s almost always bustling. The dishes are impressively delicious, particularly the sushi that comes presented in all sorts of arrangements. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and Tea for Two is open every day.
468 W. 41 St.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Hours: Sun – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sat – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Rare Steakhouse is another great option in the 41st Street Miami Beach neighborhood. This high-end steakhouse keeps kosher and avoids inflated prices some steakhouses offer. This kosher establishment offers fine steakhouse fare as well as a pleasing selection of scrumptious seafood dishes and very appetizing starters (beef carpaccio and sliders are both a go-to here). Rare, also freshly bakes the pastries and bread daily.
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