International Smoke Aventura

4.2
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 226 People Are Saying
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

c
Miami
57 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
6 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
31 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
4 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.

JB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

There was nothing good about the visit to this restaurant. Unprofessional waiters, management. Food is mediocre. Not for the price they are charging. Maybe it was a bad day for a restaurant, but it was definitely the first and last time for us. Too many other good places around.

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was amazing but service left MUCH to be desired

Took 20 minutes to get cocktails after we placed order Only to find out the smoking mechanism was broken so one of the drinks we ordered could not be made—but we weee still charged

And then after we asked for bill it took another 15 minutes for someone to come get my credit card to process

Only happened cause I pushed the billfold into manager face as he walked by and said I am ready to pay

Soooo dosappintnted

It was not crowded at all but I guess the $120 we spent was worth better service

J
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very clean place,nice atmosphere ,great waiters. The ribs were very tasty,corn bread was good,the French fries were salty.

CD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service in the resturant was GREAT but the valet out front was EXTREMELY rude. I do not know if the valet service is directly associated with the restaurant but the valet is the one deterrent for me. No one wants to go to brunch to get yelled at by a valet.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food came out all at once even though we asked for it not to. Food was so so

r
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband couldn’t cut his steak even with a steak knife and the roasted cauliflower had no taste. The service was fair

b
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service very good. Ambience and value average. Much prefer the outdoor terrace seating than the main dining room which was less than atmospheric.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was absolutely outstanding. Our waiter Chris and the manager went above and beyond. We were with 4 kids had a great experience! Good was amazing...the smoked ribs are delicious!

International Smoke Aventura
Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed our food and service and we hope to see you soon!

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OT
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was impressed with the food and service. The ambiance was gorgeous but that is to be expected at Aventura Mall. I had the pork belly buns to start and the ribs to end it. Get the ribs with the sauce on the side. Trust me you will thank me!

JE
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Joe our server was fantastic. Food was hot. Ribs were a little dry. Seasoning on corn bread was somewhat spicy.

T
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and the experience was incredible. I mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and they made it very pleasant. The food was very tasty and served in a timely manner. I will definitely dine there again in the near future.

MH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I went here with my friend for her birthday and we had a nice time. The lamb chops were awesome. I wanted them for my birthday so we decided to go for my birthday. My mom and I went. The menu was totally different. No lamb chops at all. I was so disappointed. The server Peter suggested the Korean short rib. I think he suggested it just for the $45 price. It was salty and mostly fat on a humongous bone. It was pretty on the plate but more fat then meat when you cut in. If you like a lot of fat for a hefty price this is your spot.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excelente carne costillas pescado y cerveza

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M
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent, from appetizers to mains. Didn't have dessert. Great service - everyone is so nice. Really good wines by the glass - well chosen. Outside garden is beautiful. Only negative is the lighting on the inside is not good - it's other shining in your face, or too yellow. Fun bar. Great music.

K
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. I was in love with my drink, our server was so sweet and very nice and the food was amazing my girls and I did family style so we can taste everything on the menu and we loved everything from the ribs to the fish. And all of the starters we perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was just searching for a new (to us) brunch spot to take my BF to for his birthday. We went this past Sunday. I loved it!

The greeting and decor were nice. I was surprised it wasn't more crowded.

Our waitress, Damaris, was the best. She greeted us with the friendliest greeting and gave us excellent service the entire time. This is the type of restaurant where all the employees chip in--if they see you need something, they will stop by and help you. Management is doing a great job!

The food was delicious!! We got the fries and rib tip mac & cheese as apps. Both were so good. I'm very critical of mac & cheese, but this was some good mac & cheese! The fries came with ketchup and some kind of light yellow sauce. I preferred the yellow sauce because It nicely complemented the fries without overpowering the garlic + parmesan of the fries.

They also brought us a little complimentary app bite, which was nice.

For my main, I got the crab soup & cornbread and my BF got the chicken and waffles. I wanted to get the fish sandwich as well, but learned it was not available. I scrambled to find a replacement, but I was kind of set on the fish and after confirming with Damaris that what we had already ordered should be enough, I decided to just go with the soup. Glad we stuck with that because I was almost full after the apps, which we didn't even finish. We ended up taking some of everything home, so portion size was definitely good.

My BF loved his chicken & waffles. He was very happy with how the waffle was prepared. Light and crispy on the edges. He also mentioned that the chicken was nice and moist.

I didn't love the soup. The flavor was good, but it was too concentrated/overpowering. It seemed like it would be better as a seafood sauce than a soup. I would have toned it down with some coconut milk. I ended up taking most of it home, where I'll do just that. No big deal because it's not going to waste and I was already pretty stuffed by the time it came. But I wou

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good, friendly service from Damaris and good food. Lamb stew had hardly any lamb in it, but snapper was one of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had. Mai tai was served in a really cute way. Good place over all, but not sure if it was worth the price.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent, but the wait time and attention from server was not good. We were there for 3 hours total most of the time spent waiting on drinks, food and the check.

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