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Asian Funk Fusion


"The Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion"  -  Bon Appetit Magazine

"38 essential Miami restaurants" - Eater

 

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Asian Funk Fusion


"The Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion"  -  Bon Appetit Magazine

"38 essential Miami restaurants" - Eater

 

No frills just good f'n food @ "Fresh Casual" Sakaya Kitchen

Richard Hales, Sakaya Kitchen:
In 2009, Hales led the charge of the light Asian brigade, providing delectable, no-frills, affordable fare to a populace hungering for such. In 2010, he took his Sakaya Kitchen concept on the road, and Dim Ssam A Go Go is now in the forefront of of the gastro-truck movement. Hales' continued focus and dedication to quality and value is just the thing we need more of for Miami to take the next step up the stairway of gastronomic respectability.

-Miami New Times

Slow Food Miami

Sakaya Kitchen has received the Slow Food Miami Snail of Approval award for the past two years.  

Sakaya Kitchen uses all natural meat & poultry, organic vegetables & dairy.  Our cooking methods are slow to create layers of flavor!

We cure our own meats, pickle vegetables and do it all in-house & all from scratch. 

Buy a sauce to take home!

Awarded 2012 & 2013

Awarded 2012 & 2013

The beginning 2009

Chef Hales spent years in Southeast Asia and NYC honing his skills to create Sakaya Kitchen.  Hales was influenced by his travels throughout Asia where he would backpack and live for many years.  

When he found something delicious Hales would work there for free learning new techniques and meeting great people who both would one day influence his cooking at Sakaya Kitchen

Mom Hales and Chef Richard testing recipes

Food Network

Sakaya Kitchen Midtown location is featured on Diners Drive-in's and dives with Guy Fieri.  

Guy crushed the: 

Cracklin' herb duck sandwich

Ginger brussel sprouts

Chunk'd tots

8 hour roast pork bao bun

Sakaya Kitchen episode "Keeping it real" aired February 28, 2014

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We love good food from good sources too


"When I was backpacking through Asia if I ate something I liked I would ask the owner if I could work there for free for a couple days to learn the flavors"  Chef Richard on how he came up with the Sakaya Kitchen menu. 

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We love good food from good sources too


"When I was backpacking through Asia if I ate something I liked I would ask the owner if I could work there for free for a couple days to learn the flavors"  Chef Richard on how he came up with the Sakaya Kitchen menu. 

Local South Florida farms we love

Borek Farms

Swank Farms

Bee Heaven Farm

Redland Organics

Corona Farms

Paradise Farms

Sublicious Farms

 

 

Support local Miami Chefs & Restaurants

Blackbrick (of course)

Eating House

The Federal

Pubbelly

Tongue & Cheek

Haven

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Pincho Factory

Edge Steak

La Camaronera

Yardbird

MGFD

 

 

 

 

 

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Richard Hales

CHEF / OWNER

Chef Richard always wanted a restaurant of his own and spent the first two decades of his life dreaming about, the second two decades working in the industry and the last four years opening them.  In 2009 Sakaya Kitchen Midtown, 2010 Dim Ssam a gogo food truck, 2011 Sakaya Kitchen Downtown, 2012 Sakaya Kitchen Catering, 2013 Blackbrick Chinese.  Notably he has been a Sommelier in the past besides a cook but now most importantly a Dad.    

Jenny Hales

COOKIE MAKER / OWNER

Jenny has a serious background in high finance in the commercial real estate industry with a masters degree in business but that could not trump the desire to raise and take care of a family.  Somehow amongst the chaos of home life a baker was born.  What started out as a treat at home turned into a 200 dozen a month one and only dessert at Sakaya Kitchen, the "Wife Hales' Cookie."  Jenny also collects all the $$$. 

Jenny & Richard live in Miami with their daughters