Kraken Lab

5026 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
The edgier, younger sibling of midtown's Kraken Crudo is the small raw bar Kraken Lab, located inside Upper Buena Vista's retail and dining complex. The bright-red space with seating along a wraparound bar offers a menu of vegetable-focused bowls brimming with ingredients such as watermelon, Japanese pear, bonito flakes, and cauliflower rice. In addition to bowls filled with fish, including tuna, octopus, and salmon, Kraken Lab serves hummus with Japanese furikake, as well as the Buddha and Chill bowl, containing hummus, falafel, avocado, tomato, and watermelon. The space, which opened in May 2018, measures only about 500 square feet, making this outpost suitable for take-out or a quick meal.

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