Wood-fired Asian fare, swanky design, and a crowd worthy of rubbing elbows with - what more could you ask for from a dinner reservation?
The latest buzzy import to arrive in New York, Miami hot spot KYU has officially made its debut in an expansive 5,700-square-foot space on Lafayette Street. It comes complete with a glittering bar and lounge area, open kitchen, and chef's table for groups looking for a front-row seat to the wood-burning grills and smokers.
Come for the scene, stay for the food. Considering the Wynwood location was a James Beard Foundation semifinalist and is hailed as one of the best restaurants in Florida, diners can expect some seriously high-end cuisine inspired by Asian flavors and techniques. The menu includes seven-hour smoked short ribs, Wagyu brisket, smoked bone marrow, Korean fried chicken, tuna tataki, and grilled octopus. On the lighter side, don't miss the soft shell crab steamed buns or burrata topped with yuzu marmalade. A chef's tasting menu (also available for vegans), along with a bar program offering refreshing and flavorful twists on classic cocktails, such as the Wynwood Mule and Spicy Shiso Sour, rounds out the offerings.
And if you want to take some of the guilt out of splurging, keep in mind that KYU is dedicated to environmentally sustainable practices and cutting carbon emissions with a mission that includes planting trees and partnering with 1% for the Planet Charity. A noble undertaking by your new favorite destination.
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[Photos courtesy KYU]