When a craving for lo mein strikes, these top Chinese restaurants in Miami have you covered. For dim sum on a budget, hit up local favorite Tropical Chinese or no-frills spot Kon Chau for dumplings by the dozen. For a more upscale dining experience, Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau brings the award-winning Chinese menu honed at the restaurant’s original location in London all the way to Miami—in all its splendor.
As if dining at the Fontainebleau weren’t already a first-class outing, in 2009 the legendary hotel welcomed the first American edition of the even more legendary London eaterie (and the only Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in the UK). Dining here is for high rollers only, as even a handful of appetizers comes with a $100-plus price tag. Still, reservations are tough to get hold of. But if you can afford the splurge, you won’t regret it. Behind the scenes, chef de cuisine Jian Heng Loo utilizes the restaurant’s $1 million kitchen (yes, really) to perfection, churning out perfectly executed Cantonese classics, including crispy duck salad and jasmine tea-smoked ribs. Weekends bring a traditional dim sum lunch, with dumplings ranging from steamed squid ink har gau with caviar to wok-fried soft shell crabs.Read more