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Savoring Miami: Miami Living's Top Culinary & Cultural Hotspots

Miami Living bring you some of our favorite spots to dine and visit while in Miami – ideal if you are staying for just a few days.


We recommend UCHI Miami for an exceptional Japanese dining experience. Situated in Wynwood, the restaurant provides an opportunity to explore the surrounding area, known for its intricate street art and galleries. It is advisable to make reservations in advance.

Images courtesy of UCHI.

Toni Sushi in South Beach stands out as one of the longest-standing Japanese restaurants in Miami Beach, offering a casual yet excellent culinary experience. 

Images courtesy of Toni Sushi

For classic seafood, Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach is a renowned establishment with a long-standing presence. 

Images courtesy of Joe's Stone Crap

Additionally, PLANTA in South Beach provides a stylish, plant-based dining option, while Mandolin Restaurant offers a delightful Mediterranean experience, complete with a charming patio. Reservations are recommended for both establishments due to high demand.

Images courtesy of Planta

Images courtesy of Mandolin

Venture to the Miami Design District for a sophisticated shopping experience and architectural appreciation, culminating in a meal at Michael's. Reservation arrangements are advised.

Image courtesy of Michael's


For non-culinary pursuits, we recommend the following:

Fairchild Tropical Garden: A must-visit for enthusiasts of tropical gardens, I have frequented this location on multiple occasions.

Image courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Garden

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: A splendid combination of museum and gardens, offering a visually stunning experience.

Image courtesy of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Miami Beach Botanical Garden: Though compact, this garden in the heart of South Beach exudes beauty and is worth exploring. 

Image courtesy of MBBG

By ML Staff.


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