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For 2
Date
Wed, 6/20
Time
9:30 PM
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KYU

4.8
1130 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 1130 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The appetizers were fantastic!!
Roasted cauliflower, soft shell crab and pork bites were amazing
Tuna tartar was the absolute best, so different.
Was not crazy about the crab rice bowl
Our service was excellent too.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food for sharing among friends, in a great ambient, mostly visited by people in their late 20s and 30s, but good for any age. Great bar, great food, great service, and don't be afraid about asking for anything in the menu even if totally unknown to you. Simply everything is great

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had an awesome time with my Dad, Mom and boyfriend on Father's Day. Service was great and the food was so yummy and creative. Great experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Simply a must in Miami! Vibrant place with an outstanding culinary proposition

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

The key question is if ambiance or food should be the top priority for a restaurant. Unfortunately Kyu seems to lean towards the first. Hence I would definitely come back to have a drink and couple of appetizers but having the full-fledged tasting menu (as I did) was not a good choice on my end.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, the waiters gave us great food options and were very attentive. Definitely going back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous!!! This is my second time dining at KYU. My husband and I are true foodies and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The cauliflower that they are known for is a must! The food is creative and the service top notch. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Extraordinary food and service

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is outstanding although menu descriptions do not do justice to dishes like the brisket. As written I would never try - staff recommend and we tried with trepidation thinking would be boring but it was one of best things we had. Space little crammed and loud for conversation.

Observation and slight annoyance-Design flaw in bathroom door pull handle and need to use smaller second handle created unnecessary lines for the only two bathrooms.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food and service excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The space needs more sound absorption. It was beyond energetic - it was too loud to hear others.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Soooooo good. As usual

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Phenomenal food! Great cocktails!!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was great and fast!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Very good food,
Nice atmosphere
Good value for money

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food was absolutely yummy. But the waiter stopped us on our way out demanding that I give him more MONEY AS HIS TIP
I have never experienced this before at any restaurant in the world

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Buena comida buen trato buen servicio recomendable al 100

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Excellent service and food! The soft crab buns are amazing as well as the thai fried rice w/crab.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

FOOD AND SERVICE WAS AMAZING SPECIALLY THE BEST SERVER EDGAR KNOWS THE MENU INSIDE OUT !

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food with well done presentation.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We always love going to KYU the staff is very attentive with out being right on top of you and the food is always perfectly executed and presented. If my best friend didn’t have a boat we would totally be BFFs!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

loved that there were so many delicious options on the menu. Drinks were good too!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Mediocre food beautiful view

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was amazing, as usual! Abundant lunch menu. Couple new items. Saw D Wade walking in as we were leaving.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything about our KYU experience lived up to the hype. From the pleasant hostess seating us instantly, to the server explaining the handcrafted cocktails, all of the staff was on point and you can tell they all enjoyed providing service for the packed dining room.

The Crispy Hamachi tartar has the perfect balance of fresh fish, hot crispy rice, and creamy wasabi aioli. The steamed bao buns wrapped around hot and crunchy soft shell crab made me want to order another plate. They also had a special featuring grilled Hamachi Kama (yellow tail snapper collar). If they have this when you visit, do yourself a favor and order it!!

The duck breast burnt ends are a house speciality and the time I spent drooling over them on Instagram was well worth it.

Stop what you’re doing, make a reservation, and support the team at KYU. Hopefully they will be an anchor of the midtown Miami neighborhood for years to come.

P.S. the coconut cake will blow your mind. You’re welcome.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very nice place and the food is delicious!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our best meal on a recent trip to Miami.....so good we went twice in a week. The Beef Short Rib is incredible

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Awesome meal!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Sensational in every way from sensational food to sensational service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Excelente servicio, comida , felicidades

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was amazing and so was the service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was on point. Very attentive staff and very friendly and helpful. Absolutely loved the experience and can’t wait to go again. The food was amazing! Everything was delicious and that coconut cake at the end....YUM!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Amazing food. Great waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Amazing food!!!!
Super “Must Go”!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I go to KYU often on, the food is excellent, the service is excellent. This was a reunion of friends after 4 years and they made us feel like family. I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great fusion food that doesn't over do it, very vibrant/energetic scene. Sharing concept done well and portions are very well sized.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Cibo ottimo e particolare... il peccato più grosso e anche imperdonabile è che non ci hanno servito il menu degustazione dello chef perché era troppo tardi. Trovo inaccettabile tale comportamento poiché abbiamo prenotato via “Opentable” e non c’era scritto che se prenotavamo alle 22:30 non avremmo potuto ordinare qualsiasi cosa dal menu!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

A very trendy place. A bit noisy for proper conversation (if full). Other than that, great food! You must like a bit of spice in your food.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great food and great service. Drinks were awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent!! Food is divine and the place has a great vibe. Very Miami!!

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