This stunning cocktail lounge, located in the heart of Miami’s Design District, features a menu of Japanese-inspired fare - by renowned chef Brad Kilgore (from Wynwood restaurant Alter fame) - inside a room fashioned in the style of a Tokyo drinking den (think jewel tones and gold accents) alongside innovative cocktails by in-house mixologist Nico de Soto (behind Mace in NYC and Zebra in Paris). Kaido’s sleek décor - includes a custom made 1,000 Butterfly Knife chandelier and a secret dining room. Closed on Mondays.
Classy cocktails, Asian inspired eats
For a more traditional sit-down meal, Kaido has a separate 20-seat dining area named Ama (Japanese for mermaid) with a chef’s choice menu and special cocktails, available by reservation only.
Floridian fugu: a lionfish sashimi with yuzu kosho, caviar, basil seeds, crispy tapioca, and ponzu; the uni fondue served with a plentiful array of seafood, vegetables, and scallions for dipping and the wagyu katsu Sandwich.
Hakkaido Sour, made with soy-washed Japanese whisky and licorice syrup, a Jasmine Gimlet, featuring shochu, and a negroni with an aromatic sakura liqueur and a Sakura Negroni with gin, Italian bitters, sweet vermouth, and sakura.