Soyka Restaurant opened its doors to the now-called MIMO community in 1999. Before this large warehouse building transformed into the avant garde restaurant it is today, it housed Mark Soykas vintage car collection. After time, living in the area with his family, Mark saw this Biscayne corner as a wonderful place for a family restaurant. Since its doors opened, Soyka has been a fine, family restaurant, with a strong business lunch, and quiet, intimate dinners, except for the weekends. Every Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy live jazz in this New York style loft atmosphere with Classic American Cuisine, and of course children friendly. Open day and night, Soyka welcomes our neighbors, travelers, and solo goers to visit us and experience a history of Miami with great food, great wine, delicious drinks, and good people.
Born in Kazakhstan, growing up in Russia, Elena studied linguistics at Moscow State University where she took the opportunity to travel to the states, Delaware, to study English. After studying for three months, she decided to stay for a year and continue to perfect the language and explore the culture of America. Venturing to Miami three years later and falling in love with the city, Elena moved to our humble abode searching for a job. She initially and humorously applied to Soyka Restaurant with the nostalgic thought that it was a Russian restaurant, hence the Soyka name, meaning blue jay in Russian. Once she got the job in 2006, she never left and has developed from server, to manager, to General Manager and to this day creating Soyka to be what it is and always will be forever.