Cocktails to Pair with KYU Miami’s Asian-Inspired Cuisine

James Beard nominated for Best New Restaurant 2017, KYU Miami is a favorite hotspot in the heart of the Wynwood Art District – and for good reason. With solid food and killer cocktails, KYU is a favorite for locals and  visitors alike.

Now, KYU restaurant partners, Chef Michael Lewis and General Manager Steven Haigh have added new cocktails to pair with with their delish Asian-influenced menu which ranges from chilled crudo to wood-fired Japanese barbeque-style grilled meats – and they are not to be missed.

Asian-Inspired Cocktail Pairings at KYU Miami

Here are a few of KYU Miami’s newest drinks matched up with popular dishes that complement and balance their pairing for ultimate tasting experience:

The Pollinator


Tasty and slightly sweet; this elevated take on the Bee’s Knees, mixes Fennel Milk-washed Bombay Dry Gin, Lemon Yuzu, Miso Mirin Honey and Bee Pollen.


Combine with the delish Roasted Cauliflower served over goats cheese and shishito – herb vinaigrette.

Smokey The Pear


Potent and exotic; mixed with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Lapsang Souchong Tea, Asian Pear, Dry Marsala, Amontillado and Black Cardamom-Tarragon Bitters.


Pairs nicely with savory and earthy Pork and Shitake Gyoza with smoked truffle ponzu sauce.



Rich and savory; stirred with Fried chicken fat-washed Altos Reposado Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Cilantro-Lime Bitters, with a Shichimi Spice Reduction and Umami Tincture.


Very compatible with KYU’s signature dish, Korean Fried Chicken on top of braised spinach and red chili butter.

Don’t Drink the KYUL-Aid


Floral and pungent; made with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Health-Ade Beet Kombucha, Lime Leaf, Pink Peppercorn and Prosecco.


Teams up well with hearty and shareable Beef Short Ribs marinated in sweet soy and garlic, and served with lettuce leaf wraps, pickles, red onions, and three dipping sauces.

KYU Miami Details

251 NW 25th Street (Wynwood), Miami; ; @kyumiami

KYU Classic Drink Pairing with the Tasting Experience:  $30 per person

KYU Cocktail Pairing:  $40 per person

Hours:  Monday –Saturday, from 12pm to 11:30, & Sunday, 11am to 10:30pm

Extended Bar & Lounge Hours:  Friday & Saturday, until 1am

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