Doya is pretty and modern and beautiful inside and out. But don’t think that glitz makes it any less excellent when the Aegean food starts to arrive because here, it’s all about good ingredients cooked well. Chef Erhan Kostepen is the former executive chef of the always-good Mandolin Aegean, which explains the high level of dishes rushing out of this kitchen.
If you happen to have a couple million bucks to burn on opening a restaurant—let’s say you’re a New York restaurateur pining for more sunshine, or maybe you’ve just inherited untold sums from an oligarch—then boy, have we got a Miami neighborhood for you! Imagine it: Block after block crowded with fashionable hipsters and wide-eyed tourists willing to drop some serious coin at dinner tonight.
There’s just one catch, big shot: The neighborhood we’re talking about is paint-splattered, beat-up-around-the-edges, perpetually up-and-coming Wynwood, and countless great Miami restaurants have already staked their claim here—however fleeting. So your new omakase-pizza-ramen counter better be pretty amazing. How amazing? Our updated list of the best restaurants in Wynwood lays out the competition.
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