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Niu Kitchen

134 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
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  • Mon-Thurs 12noon – 3:30pm 6 pm – 10pm Friday 12noon – 3:30pm 6pm – 11pm Saturday 1pm – 4pm 6pm – 11pm Sunday 1pm – 4pm 6pm – 10pm
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Tucked into a narrow, pocket-size space on a downtown Miami street that all but empties at night, Niu Kitchen is a speck of Barcelona in Florida. Operated by Karina Iglesias -- who worked for Kris Wessel at Red Light Litte River -- and Barcelona native Deme Lomas, Niu offers an unconventional spin on Spanish tapas inspired by the wildly creative cuisine of Catalonia. Though Lomas doesn't go as far as famous Catalan chefs such as Ferrán Adrìa and Santi Santimaría, there is a cold tomato soup with a scoop of spicy mustard "ice cream." Niu excels best with dishes like homemade butifarra -- a juicy Spanish sausage -- and poached eggs floating in an ethereal bath of potato foam with truffle and jamón ibérico. The pair, along with partner Adam Hughes, chose the slightly shady neighborhood due to a slim bankroll. Let's hope it's the beginning of a trend.

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