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Best Thai Restaurants in South Beach Miami

No, Miami Beach isn’t just about amazing Latino food; we also have a great lineup of some of Florida’s best Thai restaurants. So if you’re hanging out for a hit of Thai while you’re in Miami, hunt down one of these great restaurants to sate your hunger.

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Ricky Thai Bistro

The perennially packed Ricky Thai Bistro rarely has a free table for a reason. This unassuming hole in the wall is a bit of a local secret, with its simple interior and basic furnishings. The menu is likewise cut and dry, offering a fairly stock standard line up of standard Thai dishes. When the food arrives though, you’ll understand why locals can’t get enough of this place. Ricky Thai Bistro prides itself on only using fresh, authentic ingredients; and it really shows. Their soup dishes are particularly good, such as their Tom Yum Kai and Tom Kha Goong. They also do a mean Pad See Ew.

 

Sriracha House

Another hole in the wall, Sriracha House has garnered a bit of a cult following among its predominantly hiper-esque clientele. It’s also the kind of place you’re likely to find yourself at 3am, starving and desperate for a noodle hit. Admittedly, the quality of the food lacks behind most other contenders on this list, with most meals here being fairly straight-forward, no nonsense affairs. Having said that, Sriracha House scores big points for its incredible value for money. The sprawling portions of noodles press those flimsy take-out boxes to the seams, and the prices per meal are considerably lower than what you’d expect nowadays in Miami. Plus, service is fast, largely thanks to their exclusive focus on noodle dishes. The deal here is that you construct your meal from the ground up, picking noodles and mixing and matching ingredients. Alternatively, you can always stick to one of their classic dishes, all of which hit the spot when you’re craving quantity over quality.

 

Lung Yai Thai Tapas

Thai what? That’s right, Miami is home to one of the 21st Century’s most important inventions: that tapas. This eclectic place serves up a multitude of tasty Thai treats in bite-sized volleys of flavor. Be warned though; Lung Yai has a strict, somewhat odd ordering system. You’ll need to be prepared to order basically on arrival, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the menu on the way.

 

NaiYaRa

Asian fusion restaurants are a dime a dozen around Miami, but NaiYaRa stands out thanks to its passion and pure personality. Their, chef, Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, imbues every dish with his boisterous and hospitable personality. Everything is bold, punchy and – above all – fun. Some highlights here include the red snapper dishes, the kimchee glaze salmon and the sea bass in green curry. Alas, all this comes at a cost. NaiYaRa is noticeably on the expensive side.

 

Siam Palace Restaurant

A local classic, Siam Palace is one of those places to always keep in the back of your head when all else fails. Sure, there’s nothing overwhelmingly impressive here, but Siam Palace always offers a reliable experience. Service is good and quick, while the food is solid quality and exceptional quantity for prices that are pretty hard to complain about. For a unique experience, try their traditional-style Thai coffee.

What to do in South Beach January 2019

Want to get away after the holiday season? South Beach has an abundance of events and attractions ongoing throughout the months of January. Below are some of our top recommendations for some must-do January activities.

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Santa’s Enchanted Forest: November 1 to January 6

Come visit the largest Christmas-themed amusement park that is perfect for all ages. Whether you come to marvel at the park’s spectacular Christmas decorations or to experience the live shows, rides, and games, there is plenty of entertainment for everyone. For more information, click here.

 

Miami Lantern Light Festival: November 30 to January 20

The Lantern Light Festival is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring decorative lanterns, amazing performances, and incredible cuisine. For more information, click here.

 

Winterland at the Farm: Mid-December to early January

Come to Pinto Farm to celebrate some holiday festivities with attractions for guests of all ages, and of course, some decadent hot chocolate. For more information, click here.

 

Art Deco Weekend: January 18 to 20

This event celebrates the Art Deco era and features events like Classic Cars, parades, fashion shows, children’s performances, films, lectures, live music, antiques, street festivals and more. Most of the events are free, with the exception of specialty tours. For more information, click here.

 

South Beach Jazz Festival: January 4 to 6

The South Beach Jazz Festival features some extremely talented musicians with disabilities. The first edition will take place in various Miami Beach venues. Furthermore, there will be a variety of free performances and ticketed concerts open to the public. For more information, click here.

 

Life in Color: January 19

Life in Color is the world’s largest paint party. With art installations, attractions, and live music, this event is more than a concert – it’s an experience. For more information, click here.

 

International Chocolate Festival: January 25 to 27

Come to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens for a weekend of chocolate indulgence. Featuring cooking demonstrations, samplings, and plenty of activities, this is not an event to be missed. For more information, click here.

 

Miami Marathon: January 27

The Miami Marathon offers runners a beautiful course, fantastic views, and an electric atmosphere. There is also a half marathon, a 5K, and a children’s run. For more information, click here.

 

The Night Garden: November 23 to January 6

This winter, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens will be transforming into an enchanted wonderland full of alluring attractions like holographic butterflies and floating orchids. For more information, click here.

 

Hamilton: December 18 to January 8

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical will be coming to Miami this winter. Through hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway this story chronicles an interesting character of American history. For more information, click here.

Things to Do in South Beach for Couples

Planning a romantic winter getaway in South Beach? To help you find the most romantic destinations for you and your significant other, we have listed our five favorite places for capturing the romance.

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  1. The Beach

People from all over the globe flock to Miami’s warm, stunning beaches. With over 35 miles of white sand and clear blue skies, there is nowhere better to soak up some sun with your special someone. Whether you visit during the day or watch the sun set in the evening, it is guaranteed to bring some romance into the equation.

 

  1. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

If you love being outside and strolling through pristine gardens and blooming foliage this is your paradise. With over 83 acres of calm ponds, towering palm trees, and rainbow-hued blooms, it is the perfect place for a romantic walk.

 

  1. The Adrienne Arsht Center

When you visit at night, you can behold the sparkling, sky-high glass walls of the Ziff Ballet Opera House. For a classy evening at the opera you can dress up in floor-length gowns and suits at one of the most romantic scenes Miami has to offer.

 

  1. Stay at Red South Beach Hotel

With it’s red and white rooms Red South Beach is the perfect getaway hotel at an affordable rate. With a glass of champagne in hand and the glittering city a few blocks away, you are guaranteed to have a romantic night out with your significant other.

 

  1. The Rusty Pelican

The view from the Rusty Pelican is unparallel. Be prepared to take in a spectacular view of downtown while overlooking Miami’s beautiful, blue water. The strings of twinkle lights above you and the dim glow of the sunset are sure to make this an unforgettable night of romance.

 

No matter which location you visit, you and your partner are sure to have a romantic experience that you will not soon forget.