International Smoke Aventura

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International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry is inspired by Curry’s love for healthy, delicious cooking and Mina’s enthusiasm for travel as well as preparing food over an open flame. International Smoke will showcase smoked and grilled foods in a fresh and bright way, combining proteins with local, seasonal produce.
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What 245 People Are Saying
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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg what! Our first time was beyond exceptional quality. Our server Kevin was great with suggesting drinks and appetizers for us! He even sung happy birthday with my fiancee. We would love to come back! Thank you for such an immaculate birthday experience in Miami we'll never forget!

JM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for Sunday brunch. Started out with the cornbread which was very good except for the sauce that they put over it and the oysters. Not everyone wants a sauce on their cornbread so should be told about how it is served or put the sauce on the side. We had the Kale/Quinoa salad with salmon, fried chicken with greens and mashed potatoes, and the red snapper dishes. As a side we tried the lobster Mac and cheese. All were tasty. The service was very good.

SJ
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Some good and some bad. We went for brunch with high hopes given the menu and ultimately we were disappointed. Brunch starts at noon and several people were waiting for the doors to open. We found it odd they only had one bartender at brunch, as this created a lengthy wait for drinks in light of the fact some of their drinks are a bit complicated. We tried the Cold Smoked Old Fashioned and the Shape Shifter and were pleased with both. As for food, the crab soup was very good as was the cornbread but that is where the good ends and bad begins. The fish sandwich and mac and cheese were forgettable and the fried chicken was totally undercooked...ugh blood in fried chicken is never appealing. The sweet potato side and greens were also totally undercooked. As for service, our waiter was nice but over all, the service was slow. We had to ask for part of our order as it was not delivered with the rest of our food and it ultimately only came out several minutes after we asked our waiter if we could get the rest of our order. In sum it has a nice bar, but it is probably best to just have a drink there and move on.

MO
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I decided to take my husband there for his birthday and I’m so glad I did! We made reservations (always make reservations for here). We had to wait an extra 20 minutes, which wasn’t so bad. We sat and our waitress was nice. They ask if you have any allergies which is nice. The drinks were ok, I don’t think it’s worth it. I had the Gina Jamaica and they made my husband a mule. They weren’t nasty, just not worth the money to me. But the food! That’s worth every dollar. Everything had flavor and was seasoned well. We started with the cornbread (not your typical cornbread but still good and the bacon bao buns (delicious!). My husband had the fried chicken, I got the Korean short ribs and we got the lobster Mac and cheese. So goooooodddd! And we didn’t even finish half of it, we ended up asking for boxes, which they valet. Food valet! So cool and efficient. Our waitress figured out it was my husband’s birthday and did a special ice cream and candle for him. It was so sweet of her. Overall pricey but you plan for a special occasion. The ambiance and design looks amazing. Love it!

GF
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great!!!!! It was raining so it was hard to get in but once we came in 👍🏾. My favorite dishes was the Mac and cheese and the cornbread.

M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service a bit up and down.

UF
Miami
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Feugo menu was outstanding. Drinks excellent. Can’t stress the value and flavor here. Meat cooked tableside. Chicken smoked and flavored to perfection. Deserts were the lowlight but so what. The old fashioned were subtly excellent. A real gem of a place

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The cold smoked old fashioned was great and we all enjoyed our meals. Thanks!

BG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good, but it was a bit pricey for lunch. It came to $100 for lunch for two people! A bit much for a lunch experience at the mall. Other than that it was nice—a good place to go if you have a special occasion.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, inventive recipes, excellent service, pretty good wines, music selection and volume could be better

MK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

In the past our experience has been superb, but this last visit seemed as if they were short staffed and we had to have the bartender take care of us. Needless to say with it being that it was the “bar tender” there wasn’t much focus on service as she kept going off to make drinks. Also we re-ordered more drinks we had The on in the spam box) when the 2nd set cane we told the bartender that it tased different and thought she got the drinks wrong she said ohh no we rN out of pineapple juice so I used cranberry which tastes the same!???? I don’t know where cranberries and pineapples taste the same but needless to say we hated the drink and we immediately asked for the check and left ... very disappointed

EN
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Will preface this review by saying have lived in Memphis, TN and visited Dallas, TX on multiple occasions. Both locations, especially Memphis are known as the capital of rib country. That said, International Smoke ribs were AOK. We tried their American Barbecue and Sesame-Gochujang(Korean BBQ) ribs and none of us were really 'wowed' by what they serve up. The sides, rib tip mac&cheese and garlic-rosemary fries were very good. The restaurant is cool and spacious with a minimalistic feel with very cool outside dining which we opted for. All staff were friendly and professional. Our waiter, Julietta I believe was super friendly and accommodating. We visited the night that heightened awareness for Hurricane Dorian was moving into high gear so wasn't that busy. Overall, though the ribs weren't a home run, we would give them a try again.

RB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently wonderful food, great service, top shelf management. This place is top-shelf dining

CM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a first time visit and a birthday luncheon. We all were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the kindness of the staff. We all ordered off the Miami Spice menu, so the value was great. However, looking at the regular menu the prices were still quite reasonable. Will definitely go back!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

TJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Initially I found it to be disorganized, but once they assigned a wait staff to our table everything was good moving forward.

L
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The grilled oysters and shrimp were delicious (see pic). Also tried the grilled fish sandwich - the bun was huge, the fish portion small, the tomato had that “I’ve been sitting in the refrigerator” look to it and although the menu said “avocado”, it contained an avocado paste that added to the overall wetness of the soggy sandwich. Also had the red snapper over garlic fried rice. The rice was too greasy to the point of being inedible. Overall, the meal started out promising but we were disappointed with our entrees. Too bad. Our server was lovely and the ambiance was nice. We wanted to like this place, especially since it’s in a very convenient mall location.

c
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was okay. Service was great and ambiance was very nice!

PF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch, Ayesha has taken a spin on southern food a kind of fusion. The service was great.

i
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Great food, great wait staff! Ask for Damaris, she was incredibly personable. I ordered the salmon, and it was by far the best I have EVER had!

CM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is spectacular and flavorful! The ribs are phenomenally tender, juicy and smoky. The branzino is also really delicious. Everything we tried was great, including the cocktails, one of which was served in a Spam can. The curry cornbread muffins are perfect comfort food. The service was also fabulous, especially by South Florida standards. I am looking forward to my next visit, which won't be far off if I have my way.

r
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The food never came out hot, it was quite odd. Everything was lukewarm, not sure if this was on purpose or they just didn't bring the food to the table on time.

L
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned for our second visit. We had eaten there right after it opened and it was good. This visit was excellent. The server was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Corn bread was delicious and server brought butter on the side which was so considerate since it’s spicy. Tuna poppers were small and few for the price, but tasty. Our party had two types of ribs and snapper. Delicious! Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, cool fun ambiance

ES
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a fiasco! We made a reservation for lunch on Saturday, even after we called and they told us we didn't need to. We arrived and they said we had to wait. Twenty minutes later I asked and they said the kitchen was backed up. One hour later, we are still at the bar ready to leave hungry and almost drunk. They never apologized, never talked to us... nothing. We were already disappointed with the place at arrival but kept our minds open. The bartender was kind and gave us a free drink. We saw a family with kids leaving after waiting at the table with water only. What a mess. Honestly, this place is a mix of Flannigan's and TGI Friday's. Shouldn’t be on OpenTable.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very quiet, horrible service.

DA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and again I was not disappointed. Celebrated my BFF 60th Birthday. The decor and ambiance is Awesome. The entire staff works as a team and they are all very professional. We chose the $55pp entree, which was Delicious. Its definitely worth the price. This entree allows you to enjoy various foods on the menu, and it includes desserts. You even have leftovers. Trust me you won't regret it. The Manager, Mr. Kim was Fabulous and very attentive in checking on how we was enjoying the food and service. You must try the Mai Tai drink served in an actual SPAM can. Yes, SPAM can..you will LOVE it. There is a large ourside seating area. It's perfect for large groups, either inside or outside.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very noisy, waited long for food, atmosphere can use improvement.

JJ
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I tried International Smoke four times before trying them for Miami Spice month, and we left with the same feeling each time - the food is not that great.

We had the "jerk" chicken and shaking beef appetizer, branzino entree and chocolate chip and walnut cookie for dessert. My husband is Jamaican and was offended by the "jerk" chicken appetizer. It was breaded chicken breast strips that were "seasoned" but they were not what you would expect from authentic jerk chicken. The branzino was a good portion, but it was salty and so was the shaking beef. The highlight of our meal was the chocolate chip cookie.

They lack consistency in their food; the same item tastes different each time you go there. We really wanted to like this place and gave it a fair try, but will not be back.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious southern cuisine with international flavors - I couldn’t quite distinguish all of the spices, although I tried. It was amaaazing. We got the fuego which is listed for two people but could easily feed four!

IK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, delicious food! A little pricey for what it is, but will definitely go back. Nice addition to Aventura dining options.

BI
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love love the food. It’s tastes like a fusion with all of the flavors. I really can’t compare it to any other restaurant because it’s so unique. Service was a little slow and there was no connection made between staff and customers. However, the food and ambiance made up for it.

S
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed the Miami Spice lunch menu!! The food was exquisitely prepared and brought out in a timely, unrushed, manner. The only drawback was the noise level. It was loud, but passable. We will come back again, even after Miami Spice!

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was jus

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great American southern style food

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server. Music too loud. Very good food. A lot of food. Nice experience.

F
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

So we went to International Smoke for Miami Spice Lunch, absolutely worth the cost of the lunch menu. Great Service from Su, but the kitchen takes long and when I say long I do mean Looong! So if you're in a hurry, please understand you will be here for a bit. The food was good, Cornbread great a not grainy soft, fluffy, sort of cake-like, I enjoyed the signature spicy sauce they put on it but I asked for some honey for my chicken and hubby ended up putting it on the cornbread and it was AMAZING!!!

Here is a quick run through: Appetizer: definitely order the Wedge, the truffle Caesar was good but the Wedge my hubby had was far better.

Main: I had the fried chciken hubs had the skirt steak, the chicken portion was amazing, the breading on it was ridiculously good thick, crispy, crunchy not soggy but the chicken itself was moist but just tasted WET, no flavor or seasoning...it was odd - I asked for Honey and hot sauce to help w flavor and that did it some justice but you shouldn't need it. Hubby loved his skirt steak but wasn't a fan of the potatoes it came with so it was a good thing that we ordered an off the Miami Spice Menu side of the rib tip mac and cheese.

The actual Mac & Cheese pasta and cheese sauce was amazing the sauce from the rib tips took the mac and cheese to a whole other level but the rib tips themselves were hard, overcooked and not a pleasant addition to the mac and cheese. They were hard, difficult to chew and not enjoyable.

Dessert: They bring you two cookies and one cup of milk to share...the cookies are amazing, soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies w Almonds in them.

Overall the place is nice and the food is good. Like I said the portion sizes are great for lunch! Just wish we would've had a better batch of rib tips on our mac.

Also beware they do not give you the Miami Spice Menu, you have to ask for it and don't let any of the managers tell you they don't do it on the weekend. The lady next to us had that experience.

JG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience, our server was excellent and food was very good . On the down side drinks were unimpressed, expensive, weak and icy . Stick with the wine . Ribs were the best , order the rib combo to share. I see myself coming back .

CC
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Max, who waited on us, was excellent. The food was delicious and very flavorful. The whole service team really were top-notch. Max (with his wife, Michelle) accommodated allergies, questions and personalities and smiled the whole way through. We will be back.

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