Founded in 2016 in Miami, FL, KYU is a staple of its creative and eclectic Wynwood neighborhood. Considered one of the best restaurants in the United States, the wood-fired Asian-inspired restaurant has received a number of accolades since its inception, including a James Beard Foundation semifinalist nod for Best New Restaurant in 2017, and TIME’s “Best Restaurant in Florida.”
True to its original Japanese yakiniku wood-fired grilling methods, KYU’s signature dishes include smoked wagyu beef brisket, whole-roasted cauliflower with goat cheese and shishito herb vinaigrette, and its coveted multi-layered coconut cake. Heading KYU’s culinary team is executive chef Chris Arellanes, an alum of Per Se and Eleven Madison Park.
At KYU our hope is to offer our personal rendition of American BBQ with Asian inspiration and flavors. We source local products and partner with farmers from our communities. The ingredients that make up our menu our bold, bright, fresh and most importantly delicious. It is our goal that when our guests dine with us they feel at home and leave full!