KYU

4.8
1178 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 1178 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My family are all foodies. We eat out A LOT. This place not only had some of the greatest food ever the service was wonderful. A true team from the person that seats you to the kitchen and all in between.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

OMG! Knock you socks off Smokey flavor with my favorite Asian flare. Must try. This is some Damn good food. Neighborhood is great with beautiful artwork on every building. Made the night magical. Love seeing this side of Miami.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

best meal I've had in a while. we ate on Sunday , and it was so good, we went back on Monday.
Katrina great server, all staff very nice

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious! I would recommend this for people that want an energetic atmosphere versus a quiet romantic dinner. We were a party of 4 and split 3 appetizers and ordered individual entrees which was a sufficient amount of food. For appetizers we had the gyoza, shishito peppers and spicy tuna on crispy rice. For entrees, we ordered the grouper, short ribs and rice pot. The short ribs are a must order. The portion size is huge. Only negative observation is that the space gets quite busy/cramped. The guy at the table next to us kept reclining in his chair and he was basically on top of our table. It can also be a little loud, but I think that is part of the "energetic atmosphere."

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always a great choice

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I've been here many times and I really like how the quality has been consistent over the time. The food is simply delicious and the vibe is really nice and enjoyable. Its definitely worth

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food always.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was AWESOME as always!!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and atmosphere were great!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food. Great service. Not cheap - but worth every cent.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing food ! We spend a really Great time . The only thing .... we have resevation for 10:00 P.M. And the kitchen close at 10:15 so you have to orden quikly And then .... at 11:00 P.M. The lights were on , no more músic And we have to leave fast . I ‘ll not recomended that schedule if you try to have a long dinner With your friends. But in general the restaurante is incredible ! The people who made the service was Awesone !

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing !!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Amazing food and service...best restaurant we have been to in our 2 weeks in Miami!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great experience & amazing food!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Excellent alternative. Beautiful restaurant, with extremelly perfect services.
We were lucky and meet Mr. Salt Bae
He was so accesible, did demostration on a lot of tables and was willing to take selfies and pictures to everyone.
Very Good flavors and presentation
Only one turkish dessert.
We celebrated our dad birthday ans it was amazing!
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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was awsome, service on point! They never disappoint

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Muy buen lugar. Toda la onda. Atención de primera. Excelente comida. Un lugar ideal para terminar de disfrutar Wynwood

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Enjoyed dining here. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

KYU is one of my favorite dining spots in Miami. Great vibes with food to match. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Southern BBQ meets Asian. This is a wonderful place with very good service.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great ambience, great service, even better food!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent food and tastes.
Very good service, beautiful and modern restaurant.
By far the best lunch we had in Miami.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Best dinner of my life. I am 36 yo. Not being dramatic. Get the Snapper. Better yet, get two.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This is a fabulous restaurant with amazing dishes and great ambiance. They have a wide selection of in house smoked options with an asian influence and innovative cocktails with top shelf liquors.
Most dishes are spicy.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was spectacular. Since it was so good didn’t mind the price, but it’s more on the pricey side.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We made our usual stop there. Always an amazing meal. Go with what yo know... amazing food!!!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Loved this places!! great food and ambiance. The Coliflower and the fried chicken are amazing.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

No nos defraudó. Al nivel que esperábamos porque no era la primera vez. Genial ambiente y la comida muy buena

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Very good food
Excellent service. Acoustic could be better.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

The food is exceptional. The space is very loud. Hard to hear dinner companions.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great exciting food!
Very nice staff!

Terrible noisy rhythmic sounds ( not music) distracts from pleasurable experience

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Everything was very good. It’s a casual/cool restaurant with good food. Very loud though.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We had a late lunch there. We ordered Cauliflowers, soft shelled crabs buns, tuna tartare. All dishes were great. It’s better than the experience that we had in Zuma.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Outstanding tasty dishes as always!! Never a bad experience here. The only issue is the ventilation system, is either weak or poorly design /strength you leave with the smell of the kitchen in your clothes but the food it’s so amazing that we have been dealing with it.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

My family and I had dinner at Kyu our last night in Miami on vacation. It was a fantastic experience! The food was creative and delicious! Our server Rob was terrific! He was knowledgeable and professional all while being very friendly...just an excellent server! As was everyone of the food runners. Both my husband and myself are in the hospitality industry. We very much appreciate a place like Kyu...you all are doing it right! Keep up the great job! Look forward to visiting again!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

This was an amazing dining experience the food beyond delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Amazing! I highly recommend. The food, the ambience-perfection!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Miami hands down. Amazing atmosphere, the best cocktails from real mixologists and INCREDIBLE food.

I highly recommend this restaurant, truly one of the best experiences.

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