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Kaori by Walter Martino
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Ranked #711 of 4,308 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$80 - US$250
Description: Kaori is a revolutionary culinary journey of all the five senses pioneered by Chef Walter Martino. Designed with state-of the art technology, seating inside is limited to 24 patrons along with a chef private chefs table and outdoor lounge seating. The luxurious and innovative cuisine combines flavors of the world and innovative techniques from the ‘savoir faire.’
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Description: Kaori is a revolutionary culinary journey of all the five senses pioneered by Chef Walter Martino. Designed with state-of the art technology, seating inside is limited to 24 patrons along with a chef private chefs table and outdoor lounge seating. The luxurious and innovative cuisine combines flavors of the world and innovative techniques from the ‘savoir faire.’
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Trying to find a meal, stumbled across the colorful exterior decor. Upon entering the ambience of the motion pictures around you quickly grabbed your attention and added a nice ambience while dining. Food was delicious as well as my cocktail! Would visit again! Also, an appetizer was served in a shoe!

Thank Maiya B
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Since Kaori opened I have walked by it multiple times, and curious about the concept I decided to walk in.

When you first step in, you will be walking into a truly unique experience, with an atmosphere that varies throughout the night. The restaurant has projectors aimed at the walls with different scenes projecting throughout your meal, making this a truly unique aspect (for better or for worst).

After looking at the menu, and seeing such a wide array of options, in order to truly experience this restaurant I ordered the Chef Menu ($85). Throughout the Prix-fixe menu you will be able to try a bit of each of the segments of the menu.

Each of the plates that was served is very carefully crafted and presented. Each ingredient that you find on a plate is there for a specific purpose, and the unique combination of these ingredients make each bite a wonderful experience for your taste buds.

In addition, the service was spotless, the server(chef?) made sure everything is perfect from the drinks to explaining each of the dishes that was being served.

My only issue with Kaori is the price. Having tried other restaurants at this price range, the experience did not live up to my expectations, even though the food is indeed good.

Overall, I would recommend Kaori as a place to celebrate special occasions and indulge yourself in a food experience.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I had passed by this small restaurant many times thinking it could be a gem. Disney like in its colorful decor and shapes of furniture lit was right out of an animation. From entry, however, we no longer needed to wonder about Wonderland.
The polite hostess greeted us and asked us to follow her. We did; but instead of stopping at a table, she continued to the restroom with our group following. When she exited, "our table" was almost ready.
The electronic menu functioned beautifully showing a half dozen appetizers and an equal number of entrees. The pictures were sharp, but hardly demonstrated what was to come. How could they, we were in Wonderland. The soggy sashimi was covered with a cheese sauce right out of a party at which you arrive so late that all that is left is the remnants of a crab dip. All the "hot appetizers" were tepid and the cold ones about the same. Telling one from the other was difficult. Perplexed, our group wondered what was what? Did we really order this or that? In truth, it hardly mattered. Smile, pay the bill and leave Wonderland shaking your head.
Service consisted of a polite waiter who dropped occasionally to leave unrecognizable dishes anywhere on the table there was an opening....and ultimately the bill. Fortunately, we did not order any of the several bottles of wine priced above $500,000 (you read it right), but selling on the wine market at a fraction. Silly? Remember, this is Wonderland. Prices would not have been exorbitant unless you expect to be able to eat the food. An experience? A one and only in Wonderland.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

It was well ranked so we went for New Years. We ended up paying 700 dlls for a 3 people dinner with 2 bottles of average wine. It was not just really expensive.... it was a SCAM. The food was just ok or flavorless, and small portions. The restaurant lacks of ambiance, totally frivolous, pretentious and tacky. The only good thing was the service with our Italian server, he got the only green for the restaurant.

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Thank claumun
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had dinner with family on a Friday night, our reservation was for 7:30. Parking was no hassle across the street. Upon arrival we were the only ones there which I found really odd on a Friday night. Two hours later, only one other table had been filled. The ambiance was neat, with projections surrounding you. We opted for the luxury chef tasting at $125 per person. Unfortunately everyone gets the exact same food, I wish it was more personalized. Started with the chef's version of sushi which was very good, followed by vegetable tempura, also good. Then sorbet, risotto followed by dessert. All very good but not exactly filling. Felt a bit expensive. As we were the only ones there for several hours, a visit from chef would've been nice. Overall a neat restaurant but probably wouldn't return.

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Thank Manny A
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