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About KYU

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

251 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Brunch/All Day Menu:
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Happy Hour
Monday -Saturday: 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Bar Extended Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Open until 1:00am

Cross Street:
2nd Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 577-0150

Website:
http://www.kyumiami.com/

Parking Details:
KYU offers valet parking for a fee in the evenings. Street and lot parking is also available in the area.

Executive Chef:
Michael Lewis

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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KYU Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (74)
Fit for Foodies (67)
Hot Spot (64)
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Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (45)
Fun (43)
Worth the Drive (37)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Tasting Menu (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Casual (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Authentic (27)
Tapas (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Spicy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Comfort Food (17)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Healthy (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Organic (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

GReat food
We need more restaurants like this in Miami

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful and fun
Order various items and love the grouper
And duck
Great drinks with ok wine list but there are wines to match the food
Wish it was easier to get in
Also the coconut cake is only for me so hands off
Really the best coconut cake I have ever had
So enjoy

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Really nice ambiance. Food great but limited menu. Went for brunch but not slot to choose from. Ended up having lunch!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amazing Taste and Quality Service !
I will definetely be coming back to this venue!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Super cool place!! Top food and really nice/cosy atmosphere

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good
Beautiful place
Brunch ok

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our service was below standard. We never got one of the appetizers we ordered, the food was all brought out at different times so at one point, 2 people were done with their dinner and the other 2 people hadn't gotten their meal yet, the side orders had to be cancelled because they took so long, we were done with our meal and they still weren't ready. It was not pleasant having to keep asking the waiter where the food was.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, good service, nice ambience! Really recommend it for all!

Tags: Tapas, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We LOVE KYU! The combination of flavors is remarkable. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Miami.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love love love the food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best new restaurant in town!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was incredible. Had the tasting menu and each course was delicious, including the dessert.
Will definite go back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We picked the KYU Experience option for dinner, the food was DELICIOUS!! We had items that we wouldn’t normally order, and it was unexpected amazing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant and our recent experience there for dinner.
I'm still talking about it days later as the best part of our trip to Miami!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

¡Excelente!!! Muy buena alternativa de comida sabrosa y entretenida.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excelent place. great food. Very well decorated. good drinks. Price is OK. Neighboor very cool. I will defenetly go back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Waiter and bar tender went out of there way to make sure my wife was happy with her drink. Food was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, cool place

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Never disappoints. Always a gold d meal and dining experience. Be prepared to speak loudly due to high noise level. But worth it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was very bad. Late, got last portion of the food order about 30 minutes after the previous plate served. Totally unacceptable. On top of this the Server started to argue about this instead of listen to the facts-which he didn't track or had no timing on, hence he was totally 'over-his-head'!
No good experience. Bin there now several times with clients but need now to look for a different restaurant for business dinners.
Harald Braun

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Original and delicious! Loved this place so much. The food is to die for!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Creative menu - outstanding execution.
Service was amazing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing food and great service! Overall excellent experience

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Creative menu. Knowledgeable staff. Great for sharing.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Not only are the food and drink amazing here but the people that work there are authentic and warm people. The braised short rib was like nothing I have ever had- puts every other short rib I have had to shame. Not a big veggie eater but the sweet couple at the bar next to me were feasting on kale that they said was amazing. At happy hour the drinks were inexpensive and you could sample many things for only five dollars each. Not one bad thing to say about the place. Make a reservation to make sure you get in

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and environment!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As always great food and very good service - this time we tried the menu with 10 dishes and it was really good and not even too much for a long lunch with a good friend.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The best plates are the cauliflower, the short ribs, the beef brisket, the s’mores cake, and the Thai rice!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Went early in order to be able to have a conversation with my dinner date. Noise level at 7:15 was like a SOBE nightclub at midnight. Food is delicious. Overpriced but original stuff. Wine list was reasonably priced.
Had gone there for lunch and I think I will do that again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a great time sharing plates. Order the coconut cake! Delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Vibrant place with outstanding food and service. Creative kitchen. Wood fire comes on top. The tasting menu was overwhelming in every way. I think it would easily serve 2. Perfect evening!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of the highest quality restaurants in the neighborhood. The food is wonderful and the service very helpful. So many wonderful dishes - steamed buns, korean fried chicken, short ribs, fish, stone pot rice. We were six people and shared everything - I don't think you can go wrong with anything. Very noisy and busy, but intended to be that way. Will go back whenever I'm in the area.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The place is pretty, the food is different not really worth the hype. The price was pretty okay, we spent about 70 dollars per person with a cocktail and dessert. The only bad thing was that the hostess was very rude and put reservation was at 6pm and she told us that she would sit us even though two people from our party weren't there but we had to leave by 8:40pm. I mean why would we stay for that long anyways ? Lol she was just rude and I don't think I will go back. I don't recommend it

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious. The cauliflower with goat cheese and shishito vinaigrette was amazing. Even if you don't like cauliflower, it's amazing. The snapper and the grouper were divine. The beef melted in your mouth. The smores dessert was divine. The service staff was knowledgeable and friendly and made great recommendations and was always around (without being pests). A couple of things you should know. The portions, although described by our server as sharing plates, were very small (except the cauliflower...that's huge!). They were not sharing size; in fact, I'd consider them on the small side even as individual portions. Which leads me to my next point. It's pricey, especially considering the portion sizes. But I'd go again. And I'd recommend it. It was that good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Some of the best food we have had in months. So creative and the servers were
very well trained .The Korean Fried Chicken was outstanding as was the
grouper entree.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great and creative food. I highly recommend it. Friendly and professional service. I’m looking forward to coming back to it.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was either over-salted or under-salted. Octopus and beef tenderloin both were overpowered by what tasted like artificial smoke sold in a jar like hot sauce. Tuna tartar was like a pudding on rice way too large which took away from any remnants of tuna flavor. Food very subpar. Wonder what the hype is all about. Service was far from good, barely attentive and my bourbon pours were very short. Priced fairly, assuming the food was actually good. Definitely not going back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

After arriving and selecting our wine, we were told that the rice would take about 40 minutes. So we decided to order a baked potato instead. Also we orders be cauliflower appetizer, grouper and fried chicken. The friend chicken came to the table with no spinach and literally 2 minutes after we ordered. How fresh was it? Was it a cancelled order or had it been sitting there for a while? Also, how was I supposed to eat my meal with no appetizer and how was I supposed to eat while my husband just sat there waiting for his food. We cancelled and paid for our wine, without finishing it, and left. I spoke to the manager and he agreed that they were having some issues. This isn't the 1st time we ate here. But the kitchen obviously has some issues. At least let us eat at the same time and not wait 40 minutes for rice...

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best fried chicken in town with the baby back ribs not far behind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent place, food is incredible, flavorful and different.

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