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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
Miami, FL 33127
Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Brunch/All Day Menu:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Monday -Saturday: 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Bar Extended Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Open until 1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
KYU offers valet parking for a fee in the evenings. Street and lot parking is also available in the area.
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KYU Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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