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Welcome to KYU


[Noun] - /kyu/ pronounced Q like the letter

1. BBQ - BAR.BE.CUE. - a meal or gathering with meat, fish, or other food around an open fire.
2. YAKINIKU - a Japanese term for grilled meat, often associated with Korean derived cuisine in Japan. 


Inspired by the global travels of our culinary team lead by Chef Chris Arellanes, KYU offers a rich exploration of interpretive Asian cooking. When taking a peak into our open kitchens, you will discover a world of wood-fire grilled umami-rich meats, smoke-roasted fish, innovative vegetable preparations, and stunning signature desserts. The KYU family is committed to fostering a sense of community by inviting our guests to experience the warmth and hospitality that we've encountered during our travels across Asia upon each and visit. 

With award-winning Asian restaurants in Miami, New York, and Mexico City, KYU’s unique brand is ready to expand to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and London. 

We welcome you with open arms!

Our Story

KYU was founded in 2016 in the eclectic Wynwood district of Miami. It became TIME magazine’s “Best Restaurant in Florida” one year after opening, and a semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant ” by the James Beard Foundation. KYU’s unique wood-smoked, wood-grilled Asian concept quickly made KYU one of Miami’s most coveted dining spots while gaining international acclaim. Guests love KYU’s sophisticated, bustling atmosphere tucked behind Wynwood’s famous murals, while dining on pristine ingredients, expertly prepared, with bold, inventive, Asian flavors. 

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