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Hiro's Yakko-San

3881 NE 163 St. Send to Phone
305-947-0064 | Menu
A late-night eatery that draws chefs and other foodies for grazing portions of Japanese home cooking.
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Hiro's Yakko-San Restaurant Review

: At this late-night eatery, which draws not just famished nightclubbers but chefs from earlier-closing Asian restaurants all over town, the extensive menu does have a sashimi section, including unusual preparations like yamakake tuna, raw tuna over Japanese potato, or nuta-ae, raw fish and scallion with a savory sweet miso-mustard sauce. But there's no sushi whatsoever. Rather, the emphasis here is on small plates of authentic Japanese home cooking---comfort food favorites, some, like shrimp tempura or beef tataki, familiar, but most not to be found at Miami's other Japanese places. While unusual, however, almost all are totally accessible: kalbi yakiniku (Korean-influenced barbecue short ribs), red pepper-spiked lamb steak with saké and soy, even spicier pork with kimchi, deep-fried crispy bok choy with garlicky soy dressing, kaki-age (a tempura of battered grated burdock and carrots), tender beef slices with garlic stems, sautéed lotus roots, rich marinated and grilled pork belly, and a wide variety of Asian noodle or onigiri (stuffed rice ball) dishes. It's no surprise that all the above dishes beat what's available elsewhere in town at 2 a.m.-3 a.m., but their quality of ingredients and preparations make them delightful discoveries at any hour.

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