TAPAS & APPETIZERS YAKITORI VEGETABLE SKEWERS- Mixed grilled vegetables YAKITORI RIB-EYE SKEWERS- Grilled cubed rib-eye drizzled with teriyaki sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds on a bed of mixed greens STUFFED MUSHROOMS- Fried sun dried tomato filled mushrooms, served on top of a tartar sauce CHEF'S SWEETBREADS- Spicy-sweetbreads sautéed with garlic, cilantro and Moroccan olives BEEF CARPACCIO- Soy sauce, sesame seeds, fresh lemon jalapeno, cilantro, and ginger AVOCADO SPRING ROLLS- Deep fried wrap with fresh avocado, onion, sun dried tomatoes, and cilantro
SUSHI APPETIZERS SEAWEED SALAD- Marinated seaweed sprinkled with sesame seeds POPCORN SHRIMP- Imitation shrimp tempura with special sauce on top of iceberg lettuce
COSOMI SALAD- Daily fresh chopped tuna, orange, cucumber and avocado mixed with chili sauce
YELLOW-TAIL TATAKI- 5 slices of a Japanese yellow tail topped with jalapeno peppers and served with ponzu sauce
TUNA TATAKI- Thinly sliced seared tuna in ponzu sauce and sesame oil
Decorated in warm cream colored walls and with purple and gold LED lighting behind the bar, Soho Asian Bar and Grill in Aventura might at first seem like a South Beach nightclub. In fact, owner Shlomi Ezra stated that is exactly what he is going for, he wanted to bring a little bit of South Beach to the kosher world. Soho offers kosher diners a place to “go out” rather than just a dining destination. An establishment where according to Mr. Ezra, “”no one feels like an outsider.”
Soho has a large variety of tapas including both Asian and Middle Eastern inspired appetizers, such as the Yakitori Skewers (available in both fish and chicken) fish kabobs and the popular sweet bread. Two bars offer specialty drinks such as mojitos and margaritas to accompany the tapas and a 300 square foot wine cellar houses kosher wine from all over the world. Also available are a large variety of refreshing fresh squeezed juices such as carrot and ginger, and lemonade with mint.
For those looking for a full dinner rather than drinks and appetizers Soho can certainly accommodate. There are close to 140 items on the menu that focuses on Asian, Asian fusion and American Grill entries. Among the Asian entrees of particular note is the Szechuan Crispy Chili Fried Beef, something not readily available at most kosher restaurants, in fact not always found at every Chinese restaurant. Mr. Ezra is especially proud of Soho’s famous meat sushi, which includes the Chimi Roll (skirt steak and roasted peppers topped with chimichurri), the Chiquita Roll (chicken tempura, avocado and plantain topped with cilantro) and the one-of-kind Chicken and Waffles! Among the American Grill entrees, the most popular is the Napolean featuring layers of hanger steak, mashed potato, portabella mushrooms, baby chicken and porcini sauce. All of the food at Soho is homemade, including the desserts like their seasonal sorbet, Belgian Waffles and ethnic specialties such as pavlova (a Russian meringue topped with ice cream and passion fruit sauce) and kadaif (a Middle-Eastern pastry soaked in sugar syrup.
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Soho is equally popular with the family dinner crowd as it is with late night younger crowd. One popular feature is that children eat free between 5pm and 7pm with each paying adult. Shlomi Ezra’s business philosophy is “do the best or don’t do it at all” and Soho Asian Bar and Grill brings the best of the hip eclectic South Florida scene to the kosher diner in Aventura.