Looking for fast and yummy Chinese or Vietnamese lunch meals for under $9.00? If that last sentence didn’t make to think twice, don’t read on. We were driving south on Biscayne Blvd. and looking for easy parking, quick service and a nice place with good nibbles. We found it at 3 Chef’s. It’s a small place with under 40 seats, however this quant place offers vast menu items and it’s inexpensive.
This place won’t ever make the pages of any luxury restaurant magazine. Fancy décor was not a top priority when Siam RiceThai & Sushi Restaurant opened a few years ago. Don’t fret; it’s clean, spacey and quiet. Go there for their surprisingly yummy food and their reserved and gentle wait staff.
Earning a three-star rating by The Miami Herald in its first year and a nod as “Best Gastropub” by the Miami New Times in 2012, HaVen has remained a locals favorite. Expect fabulous food and drinks served in a unique setting with equal parts ultra-lounge and a high-tech watering hole. “We’re thrilled with our success at HaVen but are continuously thinking of new ways to bring something special to our concept,” says Mike Boles, co-owner of HaVen Hospitality Concepts (HHC), which owns/operates HaVen and its spicy sister restaurant, Huahua’s Taqueria.
This place is wisely situated in downtown Miami right where it should be. Expect to enter a cathedral-like-three story-high atrium that is truly impressive. The restaurant/art gallery contains tons of Mexican art works which are beautifully displayed on multi-high-level shelves everywhere.
I know, but I couldn’t help it. It just felt right calling the Khong River House…King Khong. Punning aside, tradition is king here. Menu items reflect Northern Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Burma specialties with the chef’s wink towards South Florida’s produce, seafood and our penchant for tropical flavors.