Kyu is one of the few restaurants that have made the jump from Miami to NYC, instead of the other way around. And even though Frank Sinatra was right when he said “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,” what made Kyu a success in Miami is on display at their NoHo location as well. The menu takes inspiration from Thai, Japanese, and Korean cuisine without feeling gimmicky, with dishes like a crispy block of rice with soft tuna, stone pot fried rice with large chunks of king crab, and a big slab of smoked, on-the-bone beef rib with all the fixings for lettuce wraps.

While the prices might seem high (almost nothing on the menu is under $15, and some entrees clock in at $60+), our recommendation is to bring a group. Sure, you could use this place for your next date night and join the rest of the couples in the moody dining room paying over $200 for a meal while only looking at their phones. But many of the dishes are rather filling and work best when shared with your family members, clients, or friends who don’t mind shelling out for $50 mains.

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