Buya Izakaya + Yakitori
Where to Eat in Miami Right Now
The gist: The grunge era is alive and well at this Seattle-style yakitori shop, where grilled meats and ramen combine with a cleaned up ‘90s-era setting for the best casual Asian restaurant in Miami.
The food: Buya’s menu takes big inspiration from drizzly-day northwest yakitoris, where the modernized take on authentic Japanese dishes are almost guaranteed to make you over order. Start with the tempura beech mushroom, a deep-fried fungus that’s like a bloomin’ onion minus the bad breath. Move on to the grilled wagyu with shiso chimichurri or the pork belly with fuji apple glaze. The short rib ramen is tops if you’re feeling noodle-y, and every housemade sauce on the menu will have you asking if they sell the stuff in bottles.
Cost: Small plates and shareables $8 - $20