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KYU

4.8
1085 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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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
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 1085 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excelente!! Cada vez mejor!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great Restaurant. Great Service, ambience and outstanding food!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We took our son to KYU for his 21st birthday. We wanted a special location that's not the everyday run of the mill restaurant that couId provide a great experience as well. I selected KYU after having been there once before and the food was amazing. KYU did not disappoint us and even our picky eating children indulged in vegetarian dishes we never thought they would try. The servers were amazing and guided us well with our menu choices! Thank you for meeting all of our expectations, our family had a fabulous time

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food & service. Traveled from New Zealand to Miami to try this restaurant... on a recommendation. Truly unique food experience.. thank you.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Interesting restaurant. Some great dishes. Service was below par.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

An excellent venue for any occasion, although a little on the expensive side. Definitely try the cauliflower and starter and the pork ribs, they are each INCREDIBLE!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a truly great restaurant in every way. Service great. Food off the charts. Great value as well. It is one of the best restaurants I have been to in last 10 years. Keep up the great work

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service!! Can’t wait to return!!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great Food !!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Excellent restaurant! Vegetables dishes are outstanding as well as the the protein choices

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food at KYU make up for the service. #1-I ordered Mussels and despite asking about them twice, they never came. The guy pouring the water baptized us or felt like a Turkish bath. There was water everywhere and didn’t bother to dry it up. The food took very long to come out but when it finally did (except the mussels), it was heaven. That fried rice made my entire day.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

$16. For premium drink at bar is excessive

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C meal!!!
Great way to spend my birthday. I would highly recommend the chef experience. We tried the cocktail experience as well. Not disappointed once. We know exactly where we will take friends when they come to visit Miami!!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food, quick, great service and special ambiance!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Amazing food, great service, cool ambiance, very pricey so take out another mortgage!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Really good food! What more can you ask. And the drinks were good too! We almost tried one of everything; sharing. Will return soon!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazong place!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

KYU is a great place to enjoy great food if you like to share with foodies!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great taste of flavors. But if a long wait for drinks and food but worth it.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Perhaps expectations were too high but people rave about this place and we found it meh. Food lacked personality. No real flavors to match description of dish: def not korean styel fried chicken, def not bibimbop style fried rice, ribs were not particularly smokey flavored. As a matter of fact, we were left w limited discernible flavors. The best thing was the citrus habenero sauce bc it was the only flavor w personality.


Perhaps there are no alternatives for the real thing in miami but in cities like LA and NYC where fusion type places co exist w their traditional asian counterparties, food had flavor and personality while making delicious reference to its source inspiration. This does not happen at Kyu, unfortunately.

For asian fusion type food w much more flavor, we’ll stick w makoto.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excelente. Me fascino el sitio. La comida es espectacular. El servicio increíble. Fuimos para celebrar el cumpleaños de mi esposo y de sorpresa le tenían un postre de torta de Coconut y dos copas de champaña. Lo mejor. Recomendadisimo. Volvere muchas veces ;)

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Now my favorite restaurant in Miami! I think it is the best because the innovation is matched by the execution, the servers are actually trained as well as friendly, and they put the staff dinner right inside the restaurant(which makes it tempting to say "I'll have what they're having.")
Proud to take my fussiest NYC foodies there.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

muy buena comida,muy diferente buen servicio los felicitamos lástima que el short rib es únicamente en la noche

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was our fourth time eating at KYU. The food is delicious and our overall experiences with each dining was great. Very friendly and proper etiquette with staff, bartenders, servers and waiters! Always excited about eating at KYU. KYU is definitely our Favorite place to dine

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing! Great pork belly. We had a great time at lunch.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Extremely noisy. Food and service superb. Must do something with this

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Loved the ambiance.Excellent service and very friendly waiters.The food was impressively great.Would definitely recommend the wonderful place.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Delectable “sharing” experience with delicatessen to the palate.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Amazing food, great service and awesome atmosphere. Everything you want in a restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wow!!! What a great meal!! Rob was an amazing waiter and had great recommendations!! My water cup was never empty as Jack was always filling it!! The food is just amazing! Next time we are in Miami we will come back!!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Comida y servicio excepcionales 100% recomendable

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Cauliflower , and duck were outstanding!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We werent impressed with this place. Food quality was good and menu very creative. My date's $55 lobster was covered in so much cheese sauce she couldnt enjoy the lobster. Why order lobster when the flavor is drowned out by the sauce? The sauce should be tastefully restrained on such a dinner. I also didn't appreciaye the home made sorbets as the fruit flavors were dominated with the spices which shared equal billing in the flavor names. The fruit flavor should be dominate with only a hint of the spice flavor for my tastes. Still I see the attraction of the restaurant for some but I wont be back.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Awesome food! Awesome service! Recommended by a local and did not disappoint. We LOVED the cauliflower dish and wish we lived closer. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

I advice in the reservation that it was my birthday but they didnt gave me a candle

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Really great food. Cocktails are excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Amazing food and experience

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Yummy food. Loved the avocado salad and the crispy tuna and crispy hamachi. Cool decor. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing dining experience. KYU never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Best meal in Florida so far. Will make an effort to go back.

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