801 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
Best Of
Komodo +

Courtesy of Komodo


  • Lunch Monday through Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Dinner Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Full service bar, Banquet Facilities, Bottle Service, Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Wifi Access
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Miami Beach's China Grill was the place to see and be seen. Paparazzi swarmed the restaurant for snaps of the city's heavy hitters like Sly Stallone and other former Star Island residents. Fast-forward to today, and China Grill honcho Jeffrey Chodorow partnered with David Grutman, the mind behind the insanity at clubs like LIV and Story, to turn the once-dormant ground floor of a Brickell office building into a thumping Asian-fusion oasis. At Komodo, you can find truffled beef tartare, miso chilean sea bass, and king crab lo mein. Yet the high is the restaurant's Peking duck — the apple of Grutman's eye and the first thing you see as you approach the crimson-and-black restaurant. The kitchen took out ads in the city's Chinese newspaper to find its duck masters, and today a trio undertakes the perpetual, painstaking process that gives these birds their crisp skin and succulent flesh. If you ever become a famous DJ, the owners might even invite you into the kitchen to create your own dessert (like they did with EDM wunderkind Kygo).

Related Stories (37)

  • Foodgod Jonathan Cheban Talks Instagram Fame in David Grutman's Entrepreneurship Class
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:38 p.m. by Laine Doss

    Restaurant and nightlife maven David Grutman's FIU class on entrepreneurship is shaping up as a place for celebrity sightings. The first class included an introduction by DJ Khaled, and yesterday students got a crash course in socia...

  • Miami's Ten Best Fall Lunch Deals
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8 a.m. by Josie Gulliksen

    Miami Spice may be over, but the fall brings a whole new set of meal deals to Miami. With cooler weather comes renewed vigor about work and school, so why not take a break with a delicious lunch instead of eating a sandwich at your ...

  • Miami's Ten Most Outrageous Foods
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8 a.m. by Clarissa Buch

    What do an 18-pound burger, a flaming baked Alaska, and $146 duck foie gras with caviar have in common? Easy. They're among the elite of Miami's most over-the-top restaurant dishes. By stuffing foods with cinnamon buns, wrapping the...

  • Miami Spice 2018: The Five Best Pan-Asian Restaurants
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. by Clarissa Buch

    If you're hungry for pan-Asian cuisine — Korean barbecue bao buns, wild mushroom lo mein, and crispy pad thai — here are this year's most tempting options.

Load More Articles


View All

More Asian Fusion Restaurants in Brickell

View All

More Asian Fusion Restaurants in Miami

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >