Akashi
5830 S Dixie Highway, South Miami, 305-665-6261
Food: Japanese: sushi, teriyaki, ginger salad
Why it's good: Famous for its out-of-this-world sushi! Also known for its original structure, which resembles a Japanese pagoda, and its classy yet relaxed atmosphere.
When to go: WF, HD

Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza
Multiple Locations
Food: Italian
Why it's good: The restaurant is really laid back and the pizza is awesome! It's just a cool place to hang out with friends, and get some quick grub.
When to go: QF, WF

Falafel Bistro
11570 Wiles Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33076, (954) 346-5300
Food: Middle Eastern
Why it's good: Fresh, delicious food. Falafel is the best I've had anywhere. Everything is always delicious. Run by a family so it's really small but friendly place. Caters to vegetarians and vegans as well.
When to go: WF

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
601 SW 145th Terr., Pembroke Pines,
Food: Mexican Grill
Why it's good: Whether chips and queso or a meaty burrito, Lime has a variety of fresh Mexican foods. Not only great food (bottomless chips and salsa) Lime is a chill restaurant that plays the great music to get your appetite pumping. Perfect for a night out with friends, and is located in the new outdoor mall, so it's ideal for after a long night of shopping.