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About KYU

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

251 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Brunch/All Day Menu:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Happy Hour
Monday -Saturday: 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Bar Extended Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Open until 1:00am

Cross Street:
2nd Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 577-0150

Website:
http://www.kyumiami.com/

Parking Details:
KYU offers valet parking for a fee in the evenings. Street and lot parking is also available in the area.

Executive Chef:
Michael Lewis

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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KYU Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (78)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Hot Spot (64)
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Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (43)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Good for Groups (40)
Fun (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Casual (33)
Authentic (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Tasting Menu (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Spicy (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Business Meals (20)
Tapas (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
People Watching (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Healthy (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Romantic (11)
Organic (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined a day ago

Forgot to make us one of our dishes and then was told it would be 45 mins if we still wanted it. Had somewhere to be. Was a little frustrating. Left the restaurant still hungry.

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

We took the chef’s menu and were disappointed be it for the ingredients used (one of the starters was a roared cauliflower) or the way it was prepared (one of the dish was sliced beef but the temperature was wrong)... a miss.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

First visited KYU about a year ago and was very impressed with the food. Although the service was excellent, the food was lacking. Grilled octopus was perfectly cooked, but lacked any real flavor. Grilled bok choy was flavorful, but too salty for some in our party. Liked the smoked brisket, but at $40 it was overpriced. For the money, we'll go elsewhere next time.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place! Our server was amazing! Would definitely recommend everything on the menu as everything we ordered was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best experiences I've had. Food was incredible. Service superb.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Fun, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in Miami!! Food and service were amazing

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was outstanding! We will definitely go back if we are in Miami again. Highly recommended.

Felipe & Edgar were outstanding servers. They attended to our needs.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a splendid lunch at Kyu. The food was exciting and different to what is on offer elsewhere and we will certainly return.

Service was polite and prompt from people with a good knowledge of the menu and the combinations that work well together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Organic
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Fried chicken is the best I’ve ever had and I’ve been to em all !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Super popular and busy but still one of our favorite places in Miami. It was Sunday night and they were out of the short ribs (among other items) but they comped us an appetizer and dessert to make up for it and the experience overall was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time and food was amazing. Went for brunch and definitely going back for dinner. The only thing was the poor service. When we got service it was great, but they only had 2 maybe 3 active waiters and a lot of food runners/bus boys standing around doing nothing. So had to call to get table cleared, had to try to get waiters attention, etc. Easily fixable which I hope they do.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious. Server was very knowledgeable and nice. Food took a little long, it was a Tuesday and they were packed. Will definitely come back

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

excellent ratings from our group of 5 for the food, for the input and suggestions of the waitress, and for the vibe which pulsates with energy and happy diners. We are: One Miami native, one Canadian transplant, and three New Yorkers, all foodies, and all happy with Kyu.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

From start to finish it was wonderful, highly recommend the sampler

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Extremely loud. Late afternoon which is the least busy and packed. Food was good and service was better. Cocktails are fantastic. One critique is that their famous fried chicken is served far too hot and really like all good fried chicken needs to be closer to warm or even room temp. As is it’s simply dry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and food service were excellent. Bar service was slow and erratic. Drinks were overpriced.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I travel for work every week and been to 46 out of the 50 states in the union as well as travelled all over the world. So I’ve had the privilege of tasting many cuisines and what I can say, not because I’m Asian, is that Asian cuisine is probably the most challenging cuisine to perfect and create your own twist to it because it requires a precise balance of flavors that caters to all the different tastes in our palate. After my experience tonight at KYU (my first time here), it totally brought me to a different level of gastronomic experience. This is probably the BEST Asian fusion-eclectic food I’ve ever had!! I can write a long description here but I will just challenge you to come and visit this place and be ready for an amazing treat!! I came today for happy hour and the $5 per tapas like plate offering was icing on the cake. I tried the Thai crispy pork belly “guy”, the roasted cauliflower with shishito vinaigrette and the Korean fried chicken and it was all delicious. I had to order 2 of those pork belly!! Thank you KYU for elevating my food experience. I will definitely be back here when I come and visit Miami again!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My newlywed wife & I were recommended to check out Kyu and it did not disappoint! Amazing, creative dishes full of flavor. Fun, energetic, trendy vibe! By chance we were lucky enough to sit next to to chef Rahim and his fiancée who were enjoying a meal of their own. He couldn’t resist giving us some good advice.
We had the cauliflower, octopus, prawn, snapper and s’mores for dessert. All were fantastic but the cauliflower was particularly creative & full of interesting flavors. We were tempted to come for a second meal! As good as any meal I’ve had in Chicago.
Tip - if you have time and enjoy art, check out the Wynwood Walls nearby.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

I loved the ambiance and food.
the menu is quite fine and the wine selection is too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very nice asian fusion restaurant. Like the whole design and vibe. Their food is really creative.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It's rare that I want to try nearly everything on a menu but that's how I felt at KYU. All the food and cocktails we ordered were spot-on and we'll definitely be back to sample more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I LOVE this place, I have been here serveral times, for breakfast, for dinner and tried the tasting menu, for Happy Hour, it is always very very good. So, don't worry about it, you can never go wrong and before you go or after you can have a stroll to enjoy the Wynwood Walls and murals around the area.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service second to none. Ordered crunchy kale chips, toasted cauliflower goat cheese , Korean fried chicken, duck breast with burned ends , crisp pork belly steamed buns, soft shell crab steamed buns, crispy baby back ribs and Bok Choy. Everything was done to perfection and would recommend trying them all.

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 (Berlin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Muy buena pero excesivamente picante

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We shared 7 small dishes and 2 cocktails made with tequila. 2 dishes were very salty, the beef tenderloin and mitake mushrooms (no photo attached). The beef was small, was not tender as expected, barely eatable. The mushroom dish was presented beautifully (4 mitakes with fresh green leaf herbs) but as mentioned aggressively salty. The other five dishes were tuna tataki, duck burnt ends (best dish i.m.o.) Gyoza, fried chicken and baked potato. KYU was fully booked a Saturday afternoon in February at 2 PM. If this restaurant charged one-third less than our paid bill and 2 dishes not salty, I'd give them 5 stars. The dishes are imaginative. KYU is very popular with a younger crowd in Wynwood District.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Miami, hands down. Carlos, the manager, provided us with the best service and experience imaginable. Would recommend KYU to anyone and everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had such a wonderful time at KYU the other night. We even had a slight snag with getting the right item and the waitress apologized and was able to fix it almost immediately - and it was one of their slower cook items as well, so I know she made an exception to make that happen and make things right for us. The food was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous food, excellent service, great ambience and buzz.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food is amazing; GO IMMEDIATELY ; great service

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Awesome! Snapper, Grouper, Fried Chicken,Cauliflower,everything we had was probably the best we had ever tasted! Would highly recommend !

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Overall everything was great! Food was beautifully executed and well played. My wife and I did the tasting menu. Service was off, plates and service wear we're not changed properly throughout all the courses. Most dishes would hit the table with empty dirty plates and service wear still on the table. Not a deal breaker. Drinks from the bar we're outstanding. The sober "ginger chilli" was really tasty. As well as Nima brought out one of his signature drinks. The "No Figgity, No Doubt " all ended the day quite well. Looking forward to coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was absolutely amazing!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Natalia was great and even sent us an appetizer to try. Food was wonderful. A bit loud but a great atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was unbelievably good. We had the chef’s menu for lunch. Not only was the food delicious,
but we ate so much we canceled our dinner reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant remains our #1 in Miami...outstanding food, service and ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Estupenda. Ambiente y servicio muy bueno . La comida estupenda

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of the most exciting menus in the US and nothing like it in Europe. Outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

WAY too noisy. Music is loud. Food is excellent. Dog allowed in dining area. The staff was very nice.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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