18 Best Restaurants in North Miami, FL

This article was written by local contributor Ruby Reed & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in North Miami, FL

Over the years, I've had the pleasure of dining at countless restaurants in the area, and let me tell you, the culinary scene here is absolutely vibrant.

And now, I can't wait to share with you my personal favorites, the best restaurants in North Miami, Florida.

So, get ready to embark on a gastronomical journey through our sunny streets as we dive into the must-visit restaurants that truly capture the essence of this amazing city.

Namaste Indian Cuisine

I have always been a fan of Indian cuisine, so when I heard about Namaste Indian Cuisine in North Miami, I just had to give it a try.

As soon as I walked in, I was struck by the cozy atmosphere, with just a few small tables inside and a couple more outside.

The restaurant's cleanliness and neatness were immediately apparent.

Being a vegetarian, I was delighted to find a variety of flavorful options to choose from.

Not to mention, he spoke Spanish, which I know can be very helpful for some patrons!

The food itself was truly out of this world – a spicy lover's dream.

And despite the limited seating, the service was surprisingly quick and efficient, making it an enjoyable dining experience overall.

Namaste Indian Cuisine · 12749 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Indiaas restaurant

Ricky Thai Bistro

I've lived in this area for a while now, and I recently stumbled upon a fantastic little spot called Ricky Thai Bistro.

It's a cozy and charming husband-and-wife-run restaurant, and you can find out more about them at their website.

Despite being a small place, they offer a wide selection of Thai specialties, including green curry and fried snapper with chile sauce.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the delightful aroma of fish sauce, a staple in Thai cuisine.

The dishes I've tried so far have been nothing short of amazing.

My personal favorite is the pad Thai, but I've also heard great things about their chicken satay and Tom Yum Goong soup.

The flavors are bold and authentic, and they manage to strike a perfect balance between traditional and Americanized Thai food.

One of the things that makes this place so special is the warm and accommodating service.

Plus, the prices are very reasonable for the generous portions you get.

Ricky Thai Bistro · 1617 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Thais restaurant

Poke & More

I have to tell you about my favorite poke place in town, Poke & More.

I cannot emphasize enough how much I love their food!

Everything is so fresh, colorful, and flavorful; it's like a party in your mouth.

The variety of ingredients and options they offer, along with their special sauces, make each visit a unique experience.

Their poke bowls are hands down the best I've ever tried, and I've been to quite a few places.

Besides their amazing poke, they also serve the most delicious boba drinks.

I'm a fan of their brown sugar milk with almond milk - it's great that they have nondairy milk options.

They always make sure I have everything I need and happily answer any questions I might have.

One of my favorite treats to get there is their Ube Brownie; if you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out.

Poke & More · 12892 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Health Food-restaurant

Arigatai Sushi

Whenever I feel like treating myself to some exceptional sushi, I head over to Arigatai Sushi.

The sushi is always incredibly fresh and tasty, and they have some really unique rolls that I've never seen anywhere else.

One of my favorites is the Miami Roll, which is a perfect blend of flavors and textures.

As a regular at Arigatai, I've come to appreciate not only the delicious food but also the fantastic service.

The atmosphere at Arigatai is cozy and inviting, with a clean and modern aesthetic.

Aside from the sushi, they have some great appetizers like pork buns and steamed gyoza that are cooked to perfection.

Arigatai Sushi · 1817 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Sushirestaurant

Casa Mia Trattoria

Casa Mia Trattoria (casamiatrattoria.com) has quickly become one of my favorite spots in town.

Every time I visit, I can't help but fall in love with its cozy, relaxed atmosphere and incredible traditional Northern Italian dishes.

Plus, their imported wine selection is just the cherry on top of a perfect dining experience.

I recently went there for a birthday dinner, and even though we forgot to make a reservation, they were gracious enough to find us a table in the packed restaurant.

I'd highly recommend making a reservation, though, as this gem fills up quickly.

Parking can be a bit tricky, but it's worth the effort!

One of the things that make Casa Mia Trattoria stand out from other Italian restaurants is its truly authentic, non-Americanized cuisine.

The homemade warm bread they serve with water is so good it's hard not to fill up on it before the main course arrives!

This time, we ordered the Pepata di cozze e vongole in white wine and garlic, Tagliatelle casa mia, Garganelli ai Gamberi e Porri, and Ravioli di granchio.

Every dish was outstanding, with fresh al dente pasta and well-seasoned sauces.

I couldn't resist trying their Fagottini di mele for dessert, accompanied by a macchiato coffee.

This delightful treat, along with the complimentary biscotti, was the perfect way to end our meal.

Casa Mia Trattoria · 1950 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Italiaans restaurant

Tomato & Basil

I have to say, my new favorite spot in town has to be Tomato & Basil.

As someone who loves great food and a cozy atmosphere, this place has it all.

Everything on their menu is made with fresh ingredients, and you can truly taste the love and care put into each dish.

I still remember the first time I tried their tiramisu – it was so decadent and rich I couldn't help but crave more.

And don't even get me started on their pizza, which has become a must-have whenever I visit.

Their chicken parmigiana and meatballs have never failed to impress me, and I've even seen some mouth-watering pizzas being served to other tables.

I can't wait to try one on my next visit.

Tomato & Basil · 653 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Pizzeria

Dulce Tropical Restaurant & Café

I have to admit I've become a regular at Dulce Tropical Restaurant & Café.

In fact, I celebrated a friend's birthday there recently with a large group, and they were more than happy to accommodate our various dietary needs.

I particularly love their cachapas and fruit juices – they are not too sweet and are always served fresh.

Each time I visit, I try to explore their menu and order different items.

So far, my absolute favorite has been the arepa with carne asada.

Trust me, it's a must-try!

Dulce Tropical Restaurant & Café · 841 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Lo de Lea Steak House

One of my favorite places to dine in N Miami is Lo de Lea Steak House.

From the moment I've walked in, I've always been impressed with their exceptional customer service and fantastic steaks.

As a regular patron, I can vouch for their consistent dedication to creating a memorable dining experience.

What I truly appreciate about Lo de Lea is their warm and friendly service.

Their attentiveness and genuine care for their guests make the entire dining experience even more enjoyable.

As a steak lover, I can confidently say that Lo de Lea's steaks are among the best I've ever had.

I've tried their sirloin and ribeye, and both are incredibly flavorful, satisfying my carnivorous cravings every time.

What sets Lo de Lea apart from other steak houses is their delectable side dishes and accompaniments.

Their creamy mashed potatoes, perfectly grilled vegetables, and buttery garlic bread are just a few examples of the delicious options they offer.

These sides add that extra touch that makes the overall dining experience even more delightful.

The ambiance at Lo de Lea is another reason why I keep coming back.

With its cozy lighting, comfortable seating, and tasteful decor, it provides an elegant yet inviting atmosphere that's perfect for any occasion.

lo de lea steak house · 12210 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Steakhouse

Little Havana Restaurant

Just last week, I decided to take my family out for a meal at Little Havana Restaurant.

It's a fantastic spot for those craving homestyle Cuban fare like ropa vieja, plus they offer amazing daily specials.

The restaurant is family-friendly, and the portions are generous, to say the least.

We started off with some appetizing Yuca cheese and Ham croquettes- which scored 10/10 for me.

For the main course, we tried the Snapper and the 5 Star Plate.

Both dishes were incredible, but the 5 Star Plate is definitely meant for sharing - it could easily feed 2-4 people.

We ended up taking some of it home because it was just too much for us.

The Oxtail dish, a 9/10, was also delicious, although the sauce could have been a bit more flavorful.

Little Havana Restaurant · 12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Cubaans restaurant

Rama 9 Thai & Sushi

Last weekend, my friends and I decided to try out Rama 9 Thai & Sushi for dinner.

The food was absolutely delicious, and we were all pretty impressed.

We did enjoy the interesting artworks on the walls, which added a unique touch to the place.

The sushi was also fantastic - it had generous portions, was very fresh, and had great flavor combinations.

Located in an unassuming shopping center on the way to Bal Harbour, Rama 9 Thai & Sushi may appear like a hole in the wall, but the food truly speaks for itself.

It's now one of my top 5 affordable sushi restaurants in Miami!

Rama 9 Thai & Sushi · 2188 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Jooda Restaurant Subs and Bakery

As a frequent visitor of Jooda Restaurant Subs and Bakery, I must say that it has become one of my go-to spots for a delicious lunch.

Just the other day, I ordered a Philly cheese steak sub combo, which came with fries and a drink.

Although the total of $15.99 might not be the cheapest option around, I believe it is a fair price considering the current economic climate.

One of the things I love about Jooda is their great customer service.

I've had many lunches here, and the food has never failed to impress me with its taste and quality.

Jooda Restaurant Subs and Bakery · 12953 NW 7th Ave, North Miami, FL 33168, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant


The other day, I had the pleasure of dining at Amarone, and I must say it was a delightful experience.

I started my meal with their delicious garlic cheese bread, which was crispy, cheesy, and full of flavor.

I also tried their pear pasta, which was a unique and interesting combination.

Although it could have been a tad sweeter, it was still delectable nonetheless.

Of course, no Italian meal would be complete without a glass of wine, and Amarone did not disappoint.

They have a great selection of house wines that perfectly complement their dishes.

I've heard from friends that their pizza is amazing, too, so I'm definitely planning to come back and try it next time.

Amarone · 15400 Biscayne Blvd #107, North Miami, FL 33160, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Italiaans restaurant

Zaika Indian Cuisine

Just last week, I decided to try out Zaika Indian Cuisine with a few friends after hearing some very positive reviews.

As soon as we walked in, I was impressed by the simple, earth-toned atmosphere and the modern accents that decorated the restaurant.

To start, we were treated with Papadam, a delightful appetizer.

We then ordered Samosas, Butter Naan, Shrimp Biryani, Mango Lassi, and some Indian beer to go along with our meal.

The food was truly amazing, and the prices were very reasonable for the quality and portion sizes we received.

I must say, Zaika Indian Cuisine has surpassed my expectations, and I will definitely be returning soon for another delicious meal with friends and family.

Zaika Indian Cuisine · 2176 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Indiaas restaurant

Evio's Pizza & Grill

I finally had the chance to visit Evio's Pizza & Grill after hearing so much about it.

I went there on a rainy day, but I could still tell they had an awesome outdoor setup that I would love to enjoy on a sunny day.

My partner and I decided to try their half-and-half pizza – half Popeye and half Margherita, and it did not disappoint.

It wasn't the best pizza I've ever had, but it was perfect for a late-night craving, and it was reasonably priced.

We also noticed that they have a great entertainment lineup on certain days, so we'll definitely return to catch a show.

What's even better, my partner got half off her drink since it was a Wednesday!

I also appreciate their late closing hours, especially on weekdays, as it's hard to find places open late in our area.

Next time, I want to try their chicken wings and grab a beer to go along with it.

Evio’s Pizza & Grill · 12600 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Fidele Seafood Restaurant

Let me tell you about one of my favorite places to eat in town – Fidele Seafood Restaurant.

I've been a regular there for years now, and they never disappoint!

I remember the first time I tried their delicious Haitian cuisine; I was instantly hooked.

Their fried turkey is simply out of this world.

Another thing that keeps me coming back is the generous portion sizes.

I usually share one plate with a friend, and we both leave feeling completely satisfied.

The rice and beans are also a must-try – truly divine.

And the great thing is, the price won't break the bank – I usually spend around $12 for a complete dinner.

Fidele Seafood Restaurant · 12391 NE 6th Ave Miami, North Miami, FL 33161, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Visrestaurant

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine

I've been living in North Miami finding authentic Indian food was a bit of a challenge.

That is, until I stumbled upon Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine.

The moment I tried their food, I knew I had found a hidden gem in our city.

The eggplant dish I had there was absolutely amazing.

I can't remember its exact name, but the smokey flavor was so rich and unique I can still taste it in my memory.

They've always been so welcoming and accommodating to my requests, like giving me extra biryani rice when I asked for it.

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine(North Miami) · 2216 NE 123rd St, North Miami, FL 33181, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Indiaas restaurant

Cane A Sucre Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads

Ever since I discovered Cane A Sucre Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads, I cannot get enough of their delightful artisanal sandwiches, salads, pastries, and Cuban coffee.

The sunny and stylish bistro offers a pleasant patio dining experience, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner with friends.

In my many visits, I have always been impressed by their fresh, crusty baguettes – truly some of the best I have ever tasted.

The eat-in setup may be simple, but it adds to the charm of this sandwich shop and bakery.

One of my favorite sandwiches at Cane A Sucre is the Cubano, generously filled with delicious ingredients.

Though not cheap, I find their offerings to be good value for money.

I have also tried their American burger and Gorgonzola and Fig on a baguette, both of which were fantastic.

Cane A Sucre Gourmet Sandwiches & Salads · 899 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Broodjeswinkel


If there's one thing I can't get enough of, it's the mouthwatering soul food from Treatsnbeatz.

I remember the first time I went there, I was blown away by the gigantic portion of the turkey wings and the incredible amount of flavor packed into them.

I've never been disappointed with their food, and I've tried almost everything on their menu!

I've heard great things about their sweet potato cornbread, so I made sure to try it out on my last visit, and I must say, it lived up to the hype!

The lamb chops are another favorite of mine, always cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning.

I also appreciate their honesty about the wait times, as their food is cooked to order and always served hot and fresh.

The service is great, and it's always worth the wait for their delicious food.

Treatsnbeatz · 12985 NW 7th Ave, North Miami, FL 33168, Verenigde Staten
★★★★☆ · Southern-restaurant (VS)

Final Thoughts

North Miami offers a diverse and enticing array of dining options that truly cater to any palate.

From the authentic Indian flavors of Namaste and Taj Mahal to the delicious sushi at Arigatai and Rama 9, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

The Italian dishes at Casa Mia Trattoria and Tomato & Basil never fail to impress, while local gems like Ricky Thai Bistro and Little Havana Restaurant showcase the vibrant flavors of their respective cuisines.

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