KYU

4.7
1493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Cancun
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family time

OT
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food took forever two arrive. We ordered two starters that took 1hour to arrive. The service wasn’t the best.

S
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from start to finish despite the restaurant being very busy. The soft shell crab bao was fantastic; ordered two servings. And the KFC is as good as I remembered. Couldn’t resist dessert. Oh wow. Dark chocolate s’mores. A definite must.
KYU will continue to keep me as a satisfied fan.

A
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite meal in Miami - you can try so many different things and all of the good is wonderful. My favorites are the fried chicken, beef tartare, mushrooms, and beef tenderloin.

JP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything this is OUTSTANDING! My all time fav is the brisket (only after 6:00 P.M.) the cauliflower, the coconut cake is to die for too!!! Oohhhh, Enjoy!

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable Miami Spice Menu! If you have never tried KYU now is the time to go.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Miami spice menu was delicious! I had crispy pork appetizer, fried chicken on bao bun and raspberry tarragon gelato in tropical fruit.

UF
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Miami spice. A place I wasn’t sure about so Miami spice is an excellent opportunity to see if it is a good place. Pork guy was great then came the entree. Cauliflower amazing with the goat cheese, bro bun chicken great. Coconut cake not too sweet and just light enough. This is an amazing place and will be date night addition so we can try the bar menu.

i
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food - great service. The server timed the order and brought out the dishes in a way that maximized the culinary experience. This place gets better every time. Only drawback was that we were seated at our table 30 minutes after our reserved time...With a 9:15pm ressie -that had us eating after 10 pm - A little later than I would have preferred.

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. My favorite in Miami. The experience gets better if you complement it with a visit to Winwood wall. I will return for sure

WM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband and I have been going to Kyu with our two boys since it first opened. On our most recent visit this past Saturday, we were struck by how utterly LOUD the place has become! It was painful. Our server had to yell at us, for which he apologized, and our 10-year-old was so distressed that he wore ear plugs. The tables were packed together so tightly that, even with my stomach pushed up against our table, I was still getting bumped by people walking behind me. While the food and the service was excellent, the overall atmosphere was so unpleasant that, sadly, this will be our last visit to Kyu. :-(

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

No me gustaron Las filas para los baños en la mitad del restaurante, no ofrecen nada para picar antes del servicio , el aire muy frio y la comida rica

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ED
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent tuna

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A
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

I like the food at Kyu, where I've been several times over the past two years. This time, we loved the Thai Fried Rice Stone Pot once again, and really enjoyed a perfect green papaya salad. Sea Bass slices appetizer was a nothing. Crispy pork bites appetizer was good. This restaurant is very popular, so much so that it's really hard to get a reservation, which didn't used to be true at all. My caveat is that IF YOU DON"T LIKE LOUD RESTAURANTS, don't come here for dinner. It is very hard to converse with more than one person when the house is full. Try lunch maybe, or happy hour. That's what I'm going to do in the future. Also, noter that valet parking is $8, which is cheaper than we paid for three hours at a Miami meter.

W
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a meal! Incredible from the first dish to the last. The crispy kale and roasted cauliflower were the standout dishes, with the pork belly and fried chicken cooked to perfection. The drinks menu is fun... lots of great cocktails and an impressive Japanese whiskey list. The service was friendly and helpful. Overall, highly recommended and this place deserves its night positive press.

CM
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. One of the very best in South Florida! Have now been 3 times and returning. Great servers! All well trained and knowledgeable as to what they're actually serving. Most refreshing for restaurants in Miami.

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!

OT
New York Area
4 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

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

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!

M
Miami
7 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

OT
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.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It doesn’t get much better than this for Asian fusion cuisine

j
Tampa
50 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.

D
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.

c
Miami
7 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.

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.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love!!

j
New York Area
7 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 !

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!

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.

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!!

VK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but extremely noisy

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

Amazing food! Everything was terrific

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

Very tasty super restaurant!!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 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.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Super good service and food

ST
Detroit
8 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.

MC
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.

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!

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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