Hailing from the famous Nobu, executive chef Piyarat Arreeratnset set out to create Oishi Thai, a distinctively gourmet take on Thai and Japanese cuisine. Menu standouts include the Oishi Swimming Angel Jumbo Shrimp (grilled jumbo shrimp topped with peanut sauce served on a bed of steamed broccoli and sliced tomato, and the lamb (basil sauce, garlic sauce, green curry, Panang curry, Massaman curry or lamb sizzling Oishi thai style). Yum!
14841 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; http://www.oishithai.com
Boasting one of the best Thai seafood lineups in town, Sea Siam is an authentically Thai restaurant that invites guests to take a chance. You’ll find yourself returning to Sea Siam for their famous whole fried snapper and kissing roll with salmon and eel, among many other appealing choices.
12735 S. Dixie Hwy., Pinecrest; 305.233.5599; http://www.seasiamconnection.com
Izzy’s Cubi Thai
Only in Miami will you find a Cuban-Thai combo that is as delicious as it is unique. Located in the former Sherry Fontenau Hotel in North Beach, the menu merges Thai staples and Cuban favorites.
6565 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305.865.0012; http://izzyscubithai.com
Red Koi Lounge
When in the Gables and craving Thai, Red Koi is always a good choice for friendly service and a wicked fiery duck red curry. Menu standouts include the ginger scallops and spicy beef salad with lime and scallions.
317 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305.446.2690; http://redkoilounge.com
Kick off your shoes and get comfortable at a low table: this is Thai at its finest. And we’re sure you won’t have any problem relaxing after making your way past the crowds on Washington. Indulge over the Massaman Curry (sweet potato, pineapple, snow peas, peanuts and onion) and the Fresh Ginger (ginger, mushrooms, onion, scallions, and bell pepper) – all good choices!
1137 Washington Ave. Miami Beach; 305.531.4841; http://thaihousesobe.com/ThaiHouse/