Chinese New Year 2020 Roundup in Miami by Wok Star Eleanor Hoh

The most comprehensive round up of Miami Chinese restaurants and events to celebrate Year of the Rat!

Biltmore Hotel, Granada Ballroom, Coral Gables
Friday, Jan.24: 7pm
Specialty Cocktail, Chinese Buffet Dinner, Dancing, Lucky Charms and Fun.
$10 Cash Bar for all other libations.
Members: $45; General Public: $55
Must purchase tickets online. Tickets will not be sold at the door!

Black Brick, Midtown
Jan.25: Regular menu, special prize to anyone who dines there that night.
Some of my favorites there: Cumin Lamb Chops, Salt & Pepper Shrimp, Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Asian Eggplant, Wok Green Beans. 

Chinese Cultural Foundation, South Kendall
Sunday, Feb.16, 11am-6pm
$10 adult
Miami Dade College Kendall
Lots of activities, food and cultural shows.

China Town Miami, North Miami
Sat. Jan.25, 10-7pm
The 1st Chinese New Year celebration at Ifresh Market Parking Lot, new biggest Asian supermarket to open soon.

Food, performances, Dragon Dance, Sound healing demonstrations, and Chinese traditional clothing Photo Booth WITH MANY SURPRISES.

Hakkasan, Miami Beach
Jan.25-Feb.8: Chinese New Year Menu available, see link below
1/25, 8pm : Lion Dance
Signature cocktail Cheng Zi
$98 (excl. tax, gratuity) Three course prix-fixe menu, highlights include: Golden treasure pockets with abalone and wild mushrooms, Scallops with taro mousseline and brown butter black bean sauce.

call: +1 786 276 1388 (after 12pm)
+1 877 326 7412 (before 12pm)

Golden Marquess, Hollywood
Monday, Jan.27: 6:30-7:30pm Lion Dance
Regular menu

Hutong Miami, Brickell
1/25 9:15pm Dragon dance, passing out Chinese toy drums to waken the lions.

Regular menu. Elegant and beautiful. Same a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Try Dim Sum Platter (see my review here) or Peking Duck, the experience is exquisite. 

Jaya at The Setai, South Beach
Regular menu. Beautiful setting, sit by patio. 

Kon Chau, South Miami
Sunday, Jan.26: 12pm Lion Dance
Regular Menu.

KOMODO, Brickell
Contemporary South East Asian cuisine with hanging Peking Ducks as you enter. Regular menu.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Brickell
Monday – Friday, 5 pm to 8 pm at MO Bar + Lounge
$25 Dim Sum Buffet.
Featured delicacies include spring rolls and Shu Mei paired with sweet chili sauce and lemongrass. No reservtions required. $17 “Good Fortune” cocktail
Chinese New Year Specials at La Mar by Gastón Acurio. 
$15 pork and shrimp wonton with tamarind sauce 
$59 steamed brazino with fermented soy beans sauce, Chinese mushrooms, vegetables and fried rice.

Mr. Chow, Miami Beach
Regular menu. I’ve only experienced their London restaurant. Can’t believe it. 

Palmar, Wynwood
Tuesday, Jan. 28
$59 Top secret, set dinner menu, with Chef from Jaguar. Will be unveiling a new Chinese mole.  Very small, so reservations a MUST. 

Phuc Yea, North Miami
1/25: 8:30pm lion dance 
$39 includes a complimentary cocktail, goodie bag, fortune tellers.
Lunar New Year Party with Campari featuring cocktails & DJ. Viet-cajun cuisine with pop-up food stations: a whole hog china, chicken & veggie curry station, cajun fried rice, summer & veggie rolls. 
Visit: or call (305) 602-3710

Tanuki, South Beach
Jan. 23 – Jan. 25
Chinese New Year Feast, two prix-fixed menus… 
First menu: $45 pp, one welcome cocktail, bottomless sake (for up to two hours), 12 pieces of dim sum and gyoza and one dessert. 
Second menu: $55 pp, one welcome cocktail, bottomless sake (for up to two hours), one appetizer or maki;  one main course, and a special Chinese New Year dessert. 

The Wharf, Miami River
1/25: 12-6pm
Dragon Dance, $12 Lychee Mojitos all day
EATS BY: Lung Yai Thai Tapas, MOJO Donuts + MOJO Donuts Ice Cream by Hershey’s, CRACKED by Chef Adrianne, La Santa Taquería, Spris Artisan Pizza, OG Ceviche Seafood & Grill

Tony Chan’s Water Club, Biscayne Bay, Edgewater, inside Grand Bay Hotel
Sunday, 1/26: 8:30pm Lion Dance
Regular menu

Tropical Chinese, South Miami
1/24 7:30pm Lion dance 
1/25 8:15pm Lion dance
Regular menu this year

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