A First Timer’s Guide to Wynwood

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Wynwood is one of Miami’s most popular neighborhoods. A big reason for that is all the street art and art galleries everywhere. Another big reason: the restaurants. You can’t take a few steps before encountering a great place to eat. Because there are so many spots to choose from, we’ve put together this handy guide for first timers. 

Buya Izakaya + Yakitori

Buya - Wynwood

There’s no shortage of Asian-inspired restaurants in Wynwood, and Buya stands among the best. It’s known for its shareable dishes and affordable price point, making it ideal for small and large groups alike. We suggest getting two-to-three dishes per person, so everyone can try a little bit of everything. Crowd favorites include the tempura beech mushroom, short rib ramen, yellowtail snapper, and pork belly buns.

Buya Izakaya + Yakitori is located at 250 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website

Hiyakawa

On the other end of the price spectrum is Hiyakawa, an upscale Japanese restaurant that’s worth every penny. The place is always busy, so a reservation is a must. A la carte options abound but we suggest going with a chef’s tasting for the best value; be prepared to try some of the freshest fish in town. Sit at the chef’s counter for the full experience—trust us. 

Hiyakawa is located at 2700 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website

Le Chick

Fried chicken and burgers are the main attractions at Le Chick. This comfort-food favorite is sure to impress. The juicy buttermilk fried chicken is heaven on earth, and the Royale with Cheese is considered one of the top burgers in Miami. Every component of this burger is to die for, from the dry-aged brisket patties and cheddar to the secret sauce and sesame brioche bun. Pro tip: Visit during happy hour to get the fried chicken or burger at a discount—they’re available at $10 or less.   

Le Chick is located at 210 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website

The Taco Stand

For a quick bite, look no further than The Taco Stand. Food is cheap, delicious, and fast—you can’t ask for more. While the tacos here are the claim to fame, they serve way more than the namesake item. Burritos, quesadillas, and extras like carne asada fries, corn on the cob, and churros are also plentiful—there’s even breakfast; the bacon and egg burrito is a favorite. If you do have to settle for one item, though, make it the grilled fish taco—it’s a winner. 

The Taco Stand is located at 313 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.  

Wayku 

At Wayku, guests can expect a stellar display of Latin fusion cuisine. The vibrant offerings pull influences from all over; you’ll find everything from tuna tataki and arancini to rainbow trout, corvina, and braised short rib. The drinks menu is just as tasty with a long list of spirits to select; if there’s a brand you like, you’ll likely find it stocked here. Cocktails are playful and flavorful with names like Latin Lover, Serpent King, and Mrs. Cougar; happy hour is a steal in Wynwood with $10 cocktails.   

Wayku is located at 73 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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