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Ramen with pork belly

 

Move over New York and Los Angeles Asian food snobs. Yes, Miami got lucky with new Asian food marketplace, 1-800-LUCKY. OMG is the food ever delicious. If I closed my eyes I would think I was at a street market in Singapore. Find seven food vendors from Hong Kong and Japan to Miami’s own,  a Karaoke Bar,  and Wynwood’s first convenience store. Eat across Asia with buns, wok classics, peking duck, ramen,  shrimp dumplings  and Taiyaki Japanese ice cream.

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Poke bowl with tuna

Brought to life by the team from COYO TACO, Sven Vogtland and Alan Drummond, in partnership with Gaby Chiriboga, the 10,000 square foot indoor and outdoor venue also plans to have live performances by world class DJ’s and other musical programming on a weekly basis.

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Vendors include Lotus + Cleaver, a new concept that provides fine chinese BBQ, wok classics and peking duck; Hayato Miami, Shimuja’s new brand from Japan serving traditional ramen; Bahn Mi, a charcoal Vietnamese concept; MYUMI, a brand that’s gained fame in New York City that offers a variety of sushi handrolls; YIP, a concept by Gold Marquees Fine Chinese Cuisine, offering  dim sum; Poke OG, from Anaheim, California, serving up poke bowls, and Taiyaki, the Japanese fish-shaped ice cream cones that has also been a hit in New York.

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Indoor area with a center island

The evening we went we had the plump, feather light shrimp dumplings; Vietnamese pork belly bun; pork belly ramen with vegetables; and crisp, glistening, tasty vegetables cooked in a wok. Everything was uniformly excellent. Food vendors are in an L shape around the indoor seating with an additional vendor in the center of the room. Seating is at long communal tables. Next to the L is a full bar. A second bar is in the area of outdoor seating where you can also find the ice cream stand.

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Outdoor area with a second full bar

The place is such a success it’s almost always packed. So if you don’t want to wait in line at the stands, and prefer less crowds (and noise), it’s best to go early (I’d say probably before 7 p.m.), and early in the week.

Prices? Expect to pay in the low to mid teens for most dishes (dumplings, ramen, poke, ribs, etc).

There’s also Wynwood’s first convenience store, offering everyday items such as bottled water, cigarettes, lottery tickets, assorted ethnic food, candy, and more.

1-800-LUCKY  is at 143 NW 23rd Street, Miami, Fl, 33127. It’s open daily from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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