A Week in Miami

This year, I spent my winter break in Miami. I went there to visit my family, and had the most amazing time. It was great to escape the cold weather and the craziness of Philadelphia, but it was especially good to be with my aunt, uncle and cousins. I have not seen them since 2015!

We spent the week doing family things, mostly chilling at home and going to arcades to play with the kids. We did everything family style, including the meals. I had the chance to snap some pictures and share them here, so if you go down to Florida you will be able to enjoy the amazing food I had the pleasure to taste.

Museum of Ice Cream

 3400 Collins Ave, Faena District Miami Beach, FL

Rating: 4/5.

Ideal for: Instagram Pictures.

Price: High-Price.

The Museum of Ice Cream is a pop-up exhibition that has caused sensation in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now in Miami.  I bought my tickets as soon as it was announced that the museum was going to open its doors in Miami, and most of them were already sold out. Read more about my experience here.


Jewtina Tips: if this pop-up museum goes to a city near you, make sure to buy tickets ahead of time. And bring your camera, you will be taking A LOT of pictures!

Chai Wok

1688 NE 164th St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Rating: 5/5.

Ideal for: Outing with friends, Family Gathering.

Price: High Price.

Chai Wok was the first place I ate at when in Florida. Well, besides all the ice cream at the museum. My family and I ordered to share, and I got to say that I was extremely happy I was able to eat Chinese food – there is no kosher one around me in Philadelphia. The egg drop soup was mouth watering, I liked that the base of the soup was chicken broth, giving it a salty taste. The chicken noodle soup was perfection, and it made think of my dad’s kreplach (small dumplings fill with meat or potato). We got sweet and sour chicken, sesame chicken, fried rice and French fries upon my request as well. Read more about my experience here.

Jewtina Tips: Order more than one portion of the sweet and sour chicken.

Ristorante Villagio

 Ristorante Villagio, 1760 Sawgrass Mills Cir, Sunrise, FL 33323

Rating: 5/5.

Ideal for: Family Gathering.

Price: High-Price.

Definitely the best place to eat lunch at while shopping at Sawgrass Mills. This Italian restaurant will satisfy your pasta cravings while letting you take break from the crazy shopping deals! Read more about my experience here.


Jewtina Tips: Go to this restaurant either before noon or after 2 p.m. to assure that the waiting time won’t be as long.



5341 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33021

Rating: 5/5.

Ideal for: Date, Outing with friends, Family Gathering.

Price: Low to Mid-Price.

Sushi is one of my food groups, I swear I could eat it every day without complaining. When we first arrived to Nakorn, I was a little hesitant. The place was completely empty! I am happy we stayed, though, because I had one of the best sushi I have ever eaten. My cousins and I went there right before going out with other friends, so we didn’t want to eat too much food, and boy did we eat a lot! The miso soup was hot and tasty, and the tofu was so good we ordered more to put into the soup. We also ordered salmon sticks- imagine a spring roll filled with salmon and cream cheese! It was so good, that we ordered four plates of them! I ordered its Kame Kase sushi roll that comes with tuna, avocado, tempura flakes, masago and spicy mayo. The tuna was extremely fresh- we even joke that the chef just fished it, and the spicy mayo with the tempura flakes gave the whole roll a flavor kick.

Jewtina Tips: Order different appetizers to share with the rest of the table.

Mozart Grille

18120 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Rating: 3.5 /5.

Ideal for: Family Gathering, Friend’s outing.

Price: Mid-Price.

Eating meat at restaurants is such a hassle, but I am glad that Miami is filled with kosher restaurants. We ate at Mozart Grille for lunch, and boy how much did we eat! From hamburgers, schnitzel to meat screwers! Read more about Mozart Grille here.

Jewtina Tips: Although everything in the menu is delicious, order the family sliders!

Japan Inn

1798 Market St, Weston, FL 33326

Rating: 5/5.

Ideal for: Date, Outing with friends, Family Gathering.

Price: Low to Mid-Price.

I am going to admit that I have never tried teppan in my life. My parents used to take my brothers to Benihana, and they always wanted to take me. Being the picky eater I used to be, I refused to go to a place that didn’t serve French fries. So years and years later, I tried my first teppan ever. We went to Japan Inn, a restaurant located near our hotel. We ordered five portions of the teppan salmon that comes with vegetables, noodles, and fried rice. The salmon was cooked medium well as we like it, and the taste of peanut oil and teriyaki sauce made it even better. The fried rice was the best one I have had, it was white rice cooked with a lot of the peanut oil, teriyaki sauce, veggies and eggs. I absolutely love teriyaki sauce. Lastly the veggies. It was a mix of broccoli, onions, carrots and mushrooms that were cooked the same way the fried rice was: lots of peanut oil and teriyaki sauce. We were so full by the time the chef was cooking the noodles, that we packed it to go home.


Jewtina Tips: Make a reservation ahead of time to avoid waiting outside for a table.

My week in Miami was filled with warm weather, family gatherings and delicious food. Have you been to any of these places? Comment below!


Teenu- Disfruta- Enjoy!