KYU

4.8
1278 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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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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 1278 People Are Saying
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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu is fantastic! The Thai Fried Rice Stone pot and Crispy Tuna Tartare are a must.

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N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great imaginative food and good service. Very friendly.

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Y
Miami
99 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fast paced, highly energetic, delicious, but also so frenetic that it can seem chaotic. Everyone always loves it.

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KA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!! Everything we’ve tried at KYU has been inspiring and flawlessly executed. Service is friendly and attentive. We will be back every time we visit Miami.

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D
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gran opción. Sirve para conocer Winwood que es una zona nueva que vale la pena caminar. El restaurante es bonito sin ser fancy, mucho ruido, mucha gente, buena vibra y lo mejor es la propuesta gastronómica. La comida muy buena, buen precio y presentaciones suficientes. Me comí el mejor pastel de coco que he probado en mi vida.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best restaurante in Miami.
the food is...🤪 great!

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r
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and environment, great food to share and drinks to match them

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DR
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in a great location. The flavors of each dish were superb. Would definitely recommend.

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Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. It is all about the flavors and beautiful presentatio . Exciting combinations and offerings. I will go back often.

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AS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. Creative and flavorable and great service

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L
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is always exceptional, unique and great atmosphere

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K
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Thai fried rice, crunchy kale and the beef tenderloin were excellent and the roasted cauliflower is a must! The duck...mmm...not that good but ok.
Our waiter Ed was attentive and courteous
Is a pity they did not have that day the "Pelea de Gallos" cocktail...

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RD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service.... highly recommended 👍😁

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L
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Thai rice is amazing and burrata as well. You need to try them.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Eddy was excellent! The food on point and drinks were delicious!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has it all! Creative food, great ambiance and phenomenal wait staff!

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MQ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Excellent food, ambiance, and service! I would definitely return!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we did the kyu experienxe with classic pairing and it was delicious. definitely go hungry! we took most of it to go because so much food came out. great value

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J
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always amazing. My guests were from out of town and they loved every bit of the experience.

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Nice atmosphere, tasty food and friendly service

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect with friends

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! My favourite dishes are Octopus and pork belly .
My favourite restaurant in Miami.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect !!!

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GG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A don't miss with great service and food. Try the crispy porkbelly tapa, delicious!!

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RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in Miami. We attended Kyu after exploring Wynwood Walls. Took avantage of Miami spice. Kyu was our favorite restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and made us feel at home. Food was amazing from presentation to taste. We loved the roasted cauliflower and coconut cake for dessert. We added the duck breast 'burnt ends' to the set course - delicious, worth the extra money. Ambiance was high end and welcoming at the same time. We highly recommend KYU.

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M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and food was amazing. Will definitely come back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and delicious food

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CR
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious food, great cocktails, great location, a little bit noisy, and restrooms were a disaster.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, ambience was great.

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H
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there with my friends for lunch and Like always I had an amazing time! We tried the Miami spice menu and it was not a lot but it was delicious. We tried other plates as well and their cocktails and I cannot wait to go back. I think you get what you pay for. When it comes to the Miami spice, I think that they could serve a little more for those people that are on a budget and can’t just add from the regular menu. But this is a Miami favorite for sure!

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OG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday at this restaurant, the ambiance was energetic, the staff was friendly and the food was amazing. I really liked the beef skewer and cauliflower.

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G
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

I followed the miami spice lunch menu and was very pleased with selection (mussels, bao buns, coconut cake ) found the place very noisy at it was 3:45 pm - 15mins from closing time .

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EC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed after reading other reviews. I had beef skewers that were very salty, as an appetizer. My husband had the mussels that were delicious but were not served with bread for dunking into the delicious broth. I had the vegetarian lunch which was a small head of roasted cauliflower. It was good, but very small for a main course. My husband had fried chicken which was served on small bus. The serving was 2 , about the size of sliders, again , not a lot of food. The deserts were good.

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VN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great atmosphere but extremely expensive. Not so sure it is good value for money. The food is creative and delicious and the portions are generous.

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L
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food. Well prepared Fun great energy.
Can't wait to teturn

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there on a week day. We didnt get the miami spice menu even when I requested on my reservation. After a few minutes we got one menu for two of us. Ok not a problem. Honestly I dont understand why the restaurant participate in this promotion if then doesnt offer it to its customers.
I had a really small margarita for $17. Please adjust the prices or sell bigger drinks. Not worth it but well presented.
Food was a five star. Creative, dedicated, and tasty.
We had minimum five or six staff member around so I could find out who my server was.
Thanks.

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AA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food! Wish we could’ve tried more.

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CP
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal, highly recommended. I did the Chef’s Tasting menu and it was beyond expectations. Beautiful restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. We loved it all. The Thai fried rice is a must.

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