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Established in Miami since 2005

We hold the simple belief that you deserve real food made from the freshest ingredients. Nothing hidden, no shortcuts. And we believe you deserve a meal created just for you. 

Our Eastern Mediterranean upbringing instilled within us a deep passion for top-notch grains and greens, freshly prepared and served close to their source.


Chef Ali Shabani spent years methodically researching and developing the Rice Kitchen menu in his South Miami test kitchen, mining the family’s precious catalogue of Mediterranean recipes passed down through generations, and then modernizing those dishes in collaboration with patrons at his existing restaurants, family and culinary experts.

Like a grain of rice grown over time, fueled by luminous sun, nourished with patience and hard work, Rice Kitchen is a harvest of generations.

It is the dreams of our parents and their parents, ripened by their wisdom and love, served humbly to you, with love, gratitude…and plenty of Sumac!

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