Miami has finally caught the ‘Food Hall’ bug and boy is it delivering on some pretty unique dishes at 1-800-Lucky. Thanks to the hard work of genius Chef Scott Linquist (Coyo Taco and Olla) and his partners, this all Asian inspired food hall came to life.
Typically, Asian cuisine isn’t very Celiac friendly, especially in Miami where knowledge about gluten-free diet restrictions is very hard to come by. But we were definitely pleasantly surprised by the level of knowledge each vendor had about Celiacs and gluten free conditions. 1-800-Lucky hosts seven different Asian inspired vendors with options like sushi, buns, Peking duck, ramen, and dim sum. the food court style dining allows guests to pick whichever style they’re craving and sit anywhere within their 10,000 square foot facility. With great music, and a host of DJ’s, local artist, and night time events it’s really no wonder people are lining up to get lucky at 1-800-Lucky.
Les Banh Amis
Les Banh Amis is Scott Linquist’s project, heavily influenced by his time in Vietnam. The menu consists of classic Vietnamese Banh Mi and varied Vietnamese specialties. Although the sandwiches aren’t gluten free, Scott’s knowledge and expertise turned these sandwiches into very hearty salad bowls with all the fixins. He served up a spectacular variety of tuna, shrimp, avocado, and chicken for us to enjoy, and we can honestly say we didn’t know which one we loved the most. What’s great about Les Banh Amis is the constantly changing menu, Scott’s still working out the kinks and in the process fine tuning what his patrons will enjoy. (We heard rumors there might be Pho coming real soon!)
Poke OG hails from California, and they’re definitely bringing that California spirit with their authentic and delicious Poke. All of Poke OG’s menu items can be made Gluten Free as long as you let them know ahead of time. You can chose from a variety of their pre-set menu items or you can customize your own bowl. We tried the Big Island OG; Ahi, Cucumber, sweet onions, green onions, fried onions, tossed in Hawaiian OG sauce over white rice. and their vegan Pineapple Watermelon OG; Pineapple, watermelon, edamame, sweet onions, cucumber, green onions, jalapeno, mint, cilantro, tossed in fire sauce. Both bowls were out of this world, and the contrast with the raw fish and the warm white rice really made this Poke stand out from all the rest.
Taiyaki is serving up the hot new Japanese dessert trend blowing up on social media. Known for their fish-shaped ice cream cones and their unicorn floats, Taiyaki is breathing some fresh air into the Miami dessert scene. We tried the fun unicorn Taro float with vanilla ice cream and it really helped close our day at 1-800-Lucky.
With so much to offer in experience, food, and fun 1-800-Lucky really is the “it” place to go to in Miami right now. Plan your visit: get there early (around 3 PM), spend the afternoon with some friends and we guarantee you’re going to have a great time and eat some fantastic Asian fare.
1-800-Lucky is located at:
143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127