KYU

4.8
1472 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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
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HB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING restaurant!! Would recommend to anyone. Great food, experience, and environment!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not sure what all the hype is about. Cool space and ambiance but food is just ok, nothing special

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NL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!

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M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is still great but on a Saturday night, very crowded, very loud & service & kitchen having problems catching up

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was my birthday. We told the waiter at the time of dessert and they brought me a piece of delicious cake with a candle to blow out. We love the food at KYU.

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j
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality and a whole lot of fun too. A great dinner experience. The brisket does live up to the hype, and done in a unique way. Our server was friendly and made great suggestions. I do love busy restaurants because of the vibe, but wow is KYU loud! You do need to speak with more than just a raised voice to the person next to you. If you love creative yet casual cuisine, great drinks, and a friendly staff, then this does not detract from the overall experience.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun!! This hopping restaurant is in the heart of Wynwood. Waiters are so knowledgeable, service was spot on, manager was friendly and checked on us several times. We had to wait about 15 min with a reservation and the manager apologized ! That was so unbelievable thoughtful. Food was delicious. Loved the soft shell crab buns, cauliflower , fried chicken and the most luscious coconut cake !! Mixologist had such great drinks too.
Can’t wait to go back !!! loved this place.

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c
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of few eating out experiences where every dish brought to the table was excellent.

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M
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Loved the cauliflower, kale,duck,short rib, snapper,pork belly,beans, cocktails and wine. All was unique in cooking style and spices. Everyone in group would come again.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love!!

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great ambiance. The food was super tasty and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend the brisket and cauliflower !

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F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded Expectations which were very high! I had read all the reviews but was unconvinced until I ate the amazing, tasty, creative unusual food. The Bok Choy, The White Beans, The Red Snapper, The cauliflower, it was all so so amazing! The atmosphere fun and festive. It felt healthy, and I have food allergies and felt good the next day after eating here. Cannot wait to go back! The cocktails were great too. The server was knowledgable, complimentary and efficient, great guy!

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MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, creative drink menu, excellent service. One of the best restaurants in Miami.

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JD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love KYU . . . dinner was slower than usual; however, still very enjoyable!!

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VK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but extremely noisy

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T
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Everything was terrific

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YG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty super restaurant!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

As one of Opentable’s most recommended restaurants, I expected much better food. Located in Midtown, it has an artsy industrial vibe and an Asian-BBQ fusion theme. the drinks were good and so were the bbq ribs. There weren’t enough options on the menu and the duck wasn’t great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Super good service and food

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ST
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine, great variety, creative presentation. There is a "captain's table" for drop-ins.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional, especially the coconut cake and the award winning fried chicken. Flavors were quite subtle yet bold making it an easily palatable experience.

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at KYU with my girlfriend for her birthday. Our waitress was incredibly helpful in recommending dishes, and everything we ordered was very tasty and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend!

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LC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Fried chicken was best ever! Other menu items were also delicious!

We thought the drinks were a bit over priced—but tasty.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always everything was perfect. this became our favorite restaurant!

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TV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Interesting young crowd
Most were passionate about each other and the food

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I
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing to see how every time KYU never fails in terms of food and service. You may find fancier places in Miami, the food in KYU is always on point.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Miami, staff went through extra measures to ensure our large party could sit and celebrate my bday. The food is too good to continue writing this review without getting hungry.

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LF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal menu. Everything was delicious. Drinks at the bar were also very creative and delicious. 5 stars all day.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly and attentive staff, great food, and very cool and young ambiance! A strong recommendation (especially if you are heading out to paint the town red afterwards!)!

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V
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE KYU. Great, creative menu. Attentive service. One of our favorite places in Miami. The roasted cauliflower is amazing!

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NM
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been addicted to Kyu since it opened. Amazing food, now also a magnificent cocktail menu! It just keeps getting better but sadly the whole town has fought up to how good it is, so - sadly for us - it’s hard to get a reservation... every day at Kyu is a special day for us!

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L
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back as 2 people couldn't have as much as I wanted to order! Went for a b-day lunch and was thrilled with everything I ordered - great drinks (all) soft shell crab bun, gyoza, fried chicken (a signature there) and grilled bok choy. Had the coconut cake which was decorated w/ a candle and subtle not loud presentation. IT WAS AMAZING! Please save room for the delicious dessert! Our Server was wonderful in recommendations and timing of food delivery. All food is for sharing.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of miami

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DW
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious with a few exceptions. This was my second time dining here and my group shared everything. We loved the tuna tataki and the ceviche, we adored the duck and enjoyed the broccoli and the pork belly. The beef tenderloin would have been perfect but the sauce was way over-salted. The kimchee bloody Mary would have been divine, but again, too much salt. I’m not overly sensitive to salt...I love salty, but these two items were really heavy handed. My other disappointment was the crispy tuna. I’ve had this before where the crispy rice was lightly crisped on the outside but fluffy on the inside. This batch was over-cooked where the rice was super sticky, dense and overly crisped.

Service and ambiance were great and we had a lovely pre Miami Heat dinner. I look forward to returning.

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo perfecto

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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j
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Great Asian food!!

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TJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went 3 times in a weeks span. Incredible food and cocktails.

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SP
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - this is our third visit - we always host friends and family here because it is always an amazing experience - incredible gastro experience and fantastic service - go - eat - go again - go - drink - go again! Amazing!

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