Whether you like romantic candlelit dinners or just a fancy night with the girls, this new restaurant in Miami is worth the shot. If you're looking for the perfect venue for pictures, don't look any further. Mandrake is the newest restaurant in Miami Beach and the most instagrammable place.
You'll definitely feel like a Crazy Rich Asian at this restaurant. Mandrake offers modern Asian cuisine in a sophisticated ambiance and elegant decor. The 5,000 square foot restaurant features a sushi bar, a formal dining room, and a lush outdoor garden patio. Before stepping inside the restaurant, you need to walk through the turquoise-colored front doors with antique Chinese door knockers. If you've seen the movies where people go to underground clubs, this place will give you the same feels.
But, once you're in the fun begins. A massive gorilla greets you at the entrance with all the neon lights. You'll definitely feel like in the fancy streets of Tokyo.
The sushi bar serves a menu of traditional sashimi, nigiri and maki rolls alongside Izakaya-style small plates. You definitely have to try the small Izakaya-style plates such as Pork Belly, Shrimp & Scallop Wontons, and Duck Gyozas. But if you want to treat your girlfriend order big plates like the Pan Seared Chicken, a Whole Fish Tempura, and Grilled 32-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye Steak. The items range from $10 to $30.
Wait until you see the Chinese wooden gates and Japanese cherry blossom branches leading to the dining room. If you're looking for an upscale dining experience with pretty background setting, Mandrake is the 'spot'. All your friends will be asking: Where did you take that picture?
Also, you won't miss the rhino on the wall with the sign "Me So Horny". So urban yet so classy.
The restaurant is located at 210 23rd street Miami Beach, FL 33139 and you can make a reservation here.