KYU

4.8
1224 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
Top Tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Chef Michael Lewis and General Manager Steven Haigh bring a fresh concept to Miami with the opening of KYU. The wood-fired Asian grill features a diverse menu and focuses on professional yet relaxed service and a commitment to green practices.

Chef Lewis’s menu is influenced by years of global travel and inspired by Japanese and Korean yakiniku (literally translated to grilled meat in Japanese). The plates are designed to be straightforward and shareable, enabling a warm social environment. Barbecue aficionados will notice elements of American Southern barbecue peppered throughout the menu including the traditional “slow and low” technique. A carefully curated cocktail list features variations of classic cocktails with clever Asian twists.

The space was designed to bring elements of the neighborhood in with raw concrete, local art, and wood and metal accents. The natural elements in the contemporary design are reflective of
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Happy Hour
Monday -Saturday: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
(available in the bar & lounge only; no reservations for happy hour)

Bar Extended Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Open until 1:00am
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Phone number
(786) 577-0150
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Lewis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Ave
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Parking details
KYU offers valet parking for a fee in the evenings. Street and lot parking is also available in the area.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1224 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Kyu is one of my favorite places to dine in Miami. We’be tried almost every plate on the menu and we are never disappointed. Go for the Crispy Hamachi, the rice with king crab, the short ribs, the red snapper and the cauliflower!!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This place is always amazing! Consistent delicious tasty food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely perfect! Food, service and ambience were as good as you can get.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good Miami Spice experience in Kyu.

Food is well made with very fresh ingredients.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent delicious food.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Too noisy and menu is correct but not top. There are asian restaurants better than kyu.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Creative cuisine, we liked KYU very much

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Truly one of the best meals of my life! Every single dish was incredible and the vibe of the restaurant was awesome. We started with the roasted cauliflower, pork and shiitake gyoza and crispy pork steamed buns. They were all absolutely delicious. For the main dishes we had the rice with sausage, fried chicken, short ribs and meiitake mushrooms. All the meat just fell apart and the mushrooms were one of my favorite things ever. For dessert we had the coconut cake, dark chocolate s’mores cake and sorbet and again everything was phenomenal. Such a great meal!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food; flavorful, authentic and top quality. Service was attentive and friendly. Decor is modern and hip. Wood burning smell throughout restaurant. Tables are very close together and it is very noisy. Conversation is difficult. There is even very loud music blasting into the restrooms.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great place!!! Great waiters and wonderful food!!
The best Service and quality

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Smoked brisket is excellent, bibpop rice amazing and coconut cake! We love all items in the menu

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

A bit overrated. Very cold ( AC). Ok

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Most delicious food, always great service.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I am so glad my friend recommended KYU! It really was one of the tastiest dishes I have ever had. We tasted different things and each one was better than the one before. Their fried rice is an experience. With lemongrass it is so aromatic I wanted to wear It! The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Really exquisite food!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Perfect! today is among the top five in Miami, in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The constantly barking “Service Dog” next to us was a total put off. Aside from that, a really fun place with an awesome vibe. Will definitely return. The fried rice with crab was amazing.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Loved to spend my last night in Miami in Kyu!
Great ambiance, a little bit noisy but the food is AMAZING!
Everything we tried from the menu was really good!
The cauliflower is really a highlight, and also the famous coconut cake!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Disclaimer but I’m from the north Austin area so my barbecue standards are high. The smoked items were pretty good but not a 5 (3.5-4 Stars) and protein portion size was small for being sold as everyone shares at the table. Hamachi and ceviche excellent as was avocado salad. Lobster was great but small lobster. Sweet stuff (sorbet/panna cotta) was pretty good but not great. Would recommend

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Proeverij van chefs specialiteiten

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Miami. Food and menu selection #1. Pork Buns, baked cauliflower with the best sauce, amazing and unique rice, great fish- the black cod I believe? The only thing is that it is very noisy...but 4 people can handle it. If its 2 people, love to sit at the bar.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Best Cauliflower EVER!!! Fried chicken was tender and seasoned perfect! Service was above and beyond! Drinks were amazing! Decor and presentation exceeded expectation! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food and ambiance was absolutely amazing.
The only thing I did not like was the fried chicken. I could taste the oil and it was very heavy. My friend and I didn't finish the chicken. The ribs were amazing. the gyoza and pork belly was incredible.
Services was on point!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

2nd time at KYU and it didn't disappoint. If you are there for brunch I recommend the French Toast and both the pork belly and crab steamed buns.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great Palace to dine

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

KYU never fails I haven’t had a bad meal here yet. And the service is always 1st Class.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Would recommend this place to everyone, worth every penny. The short ribs were big, incredibly tender and flavorful, both by itself and with their special sauces. The rice pot, that they mixed together at our table, had the perfect fusion of gooey and crispy, and was absolutely amazing as well. Pork gyoza; mmmm, Coconut cake; even more yum. Probably the best dining experience we have ever had in Miami - maybe even in all of Florida so far!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I LOVE the food as KYU, especially the baby back ribs. I can't get enough.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Delicioso y muy bien ambientado

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

awesome food! Love the Korean BBQ and the Stone Pot Fried Rice with Crab, also the coconut creamed spinach...so good

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food, as always, was full of flavor and unique. The servers are very attentive to their tables. Cool old school music playing in the background. Great vibe.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

The food fusion it’s really excellent. The concept is for sharing and the amount are very acceptable. They are diverse options: seafood, meats and vegetable and they are all delicious. Totally recommended!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

LOVE KYU!! Entire staff is phenomenal, brilliant balance of being super knowledgeable with a casual delivery. I get excited every time I get to come here whether it’s lunch, bar, or dinner. Cocktails and food equally incredible!!!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Kyu is an excellent restaurant. Everything we ordered was good... and everything we saw on other tables.... looked good. The tuna tartare and the roasted cauliflower and shishito peppers as appetizer all very good.
The snapper and a crab rice hot pot delicious. Come here for the place, the food and for service. It all works like a well oiled machine.

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I’d have to say that the experience was not great at all. Poor quality food. I definitely expected way better dinning due to the high reviews this location has. I really disliked every single meal. The long wait doesn’t make it any better. The server was extremely nice but that’s about it. I don’t recommend this place at all. I’m a fan of fresh high quality food. This is not one of them.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food is always good. The ambiance is super!!! We love being there.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Consistent great food...consistent great service...overall great experience

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Kyu has delicious food and the service s friendly. Too noisy

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The best fried chicken in town.
Terrific cauliflower and wonderful coconut cake.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was great but the service was very disappointing especially since we let Them know it was our twentieth wedding anniversary.

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