Miami >Food & Dining > Karu & Y
71 NW 14th St, Miami, FL | Directions 3313625.788341 -80.195803
Tuesday To Thursday From 06:30 PM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 06:30 PM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 06:30 PM To 12:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown Miami
Underwhelmed and Overcooked – I won't be going back. I've heard great reviews about Karu & Y, but unfortunately I can't report the same. Food was over cooked, definitely not worth the money.
Super Cool Club...but beware... – Awesome place but beware of the drinks. Ordered 3 drinks. 1 Melon Vodka and soda & 2 RedBull Vodkas for $45.00. All of us agreed we got probably a thimbles worth of vodka. So..we never ordered anymore drinks that night. My advice to bartenders to pour a thimble worth of booze in a drink, you are only screwing yourself. We were all going to buy rounds and instead we only bought 1 round because of the little to no alcohol in the drinks. Please....dont jip people. In the end, it is you who loses out.
The best club and food in Miami – The first thing is this. Karu has new owners and chef. To be fair to them you must disregard any reviews before December 2008. The new owners took over and revamped the whole place from top to bottom. Including decor and staff. The place is out of control! You can basically go to five different clubs or lounges in one night without leaving. The place is huge with indoor and very tropical outdoor areas. One area has cabanas with a stream running in front of them from a reflecting pool. You cross little bridges to get to them. There are waterfalls and waterwalls all over the place. Very relaxing. The staff is great too. The bartenders are very accommodating and helpful. The security staff is a big presence there so you feel comfortable but they are not in the way. You can?t just walk through the door but at the same time, they realize how the economy is and are a little more lenient these days. They still do a great job of keeping the place packed with beautiful people and keeping the rift raft out. Now the food. One word describes the food. Ridiculous! Yes in a good way. The new chef is just amazing. There are 3 different menus. There is something for every one. If you want an incredible sit down dinner, you got it. If you want some kicked up bar food, you will be more than satisfied or if you just want a snack, you can have that too. They serve food all night long. I think until 3 or 4 am. I recommend the Kobe Beef burgers and the Lobster Corn Dogs. Yes, it is true it isn?t in the best area. However, the owners have worked out a deal with the Miami Police to beef up patrol of the area. They have valet or a good option is a cab. I took a cab from SoBe. It was $15 each way with tip. Valet is $20. For $10 more, you can take a cab from just about anywhere in SoBe. Venture downtown and check the place out. You won?t be disappointed.
Great atmosphere – This is one of Miami's best nightclubs. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The people who come here are decent and well dressed for the most part. There are 4 rooms, one being mostly hip-hop, the terrace being house, and 2 other rooms inside with mixed music. VIP is great. We had our runner come check on us frequently and always kept our mixers topped off. Its a great place to meet people. The crowd is mostly young between 21-28 so it get lively in here. You must check this place out. And make sure you park your car valet. At $20 its cheap and your car is safe as well as you will be when you exit the club; the neighborhood is not the best. The drinks are a bit on the expensive side but well worth it. Bottles start at around $250. If you order single drinks from the bar, you can get a glass of Moet for $14, or say a single Grey goose and cranberry for about $16. Make sure you arrive early if you aren't VIP because they keep the flow of people coming in controlled and your probably going to wait a god 30-60 minutes if you arrive after 12:00.
worst experience – I went on thursday 9/25 for the reopening , it was the worse experience. First of all i had reservations and was outside the club at midnight i didn't get in until 1:20am the club was way to crowded. after spending $1,200 for my party of 6 to try to be comfortable at our table in vip it got more crowded than the regular part of the floor only learning the reason behind that is because if you tipped the guard $10 or $20 he would let you into vip. i know he made money than we had to wait over an hour to get our car from vip because the forced everyone to park vip and they wouldn't give you your own keys to go get your own car. I'm really hoping that this is because it was the reopening night cause i know a lot of people who are never going again.
Good Times, Great Atmosphere! – I dont know what place these people are talking about but i LOVE this place! Great service, beautiful decor, and good music! The only bad thing is that it's location is not all that good, its in the middle of the "hood". I only recommend that you valet your car because the area is a little sketchy. Other than that VIP is ridic and the crowd is always great! Its a must when you are in Miami! Saturdays and Thursdays are really good :)!
Worst place you can go. Rude security, extremely shady – I took my sister, my wife and 3 other girls to this club last Friday. The first problem I faceed with it is that the bars will not provide you with a detail check. They only give you the credit card summary, unless you fight with them to get you a detailed check. My bill had extra drinks or "extras" not ordered.
Second, if your wife is tired and closes her eyes while sittind down in one of the private tables that costed us about $500.00 you get kicked out and called a drunk (even though I am a designated drived who hadn't drink any achohol). Yes, I was grabbed by my neck and kicked out of the club for absolutely no reason (unless, trying to talk to a rude security guard is a reason). If you are wondering, I am a not a college kid, I am a 35 year old executive at a fortune 500 company with a PhD from the University of Maryland. And I am handicapped. NEVER GOING BACK THERE AND I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT IT!!
The worst food ever – This is the worst restaraunt I have ever eaten at. The waiters were completely inept, it seems as if they were hired for looks as opposed to ability. They need to fire this chef
Food needs IMPROVEMENT – This place has a confusion of entity, restaurant, lounge and club. What is it? If I go to a restaurant that is this upscale I expect the best from service to food. The food is weak, flavors can't comprehend. Styles don?t care for it. I guess that is the reason fine dining restaurants don't make it in this city, due to substandard Food. Is it the Chef? I guess, this is just one instance of his repeated failure to do his job.
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