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The Early Word on Kuro

The first thoughts on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's newest restaurant

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While "dining destination" might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of Hollywood's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, its newly opened Asian concept Kuro is looking to change that. The restaurant was part of a multi-million dollar renovation to the property and manning its kitchen are alums from Nobu and Morimoto. The restaurant opened in late March and here is what diners have thought so far.

The Pricey: Writer for Clean Plate Charlie tasted her way through the menu and seemed to enjoy the experience and the restaurant's staff "attention to detail," but does note that, "Kuro's only real let-down; experiencing the full menu in all its multi course glory may be far too pricey for the average local diner." [Clean Plate Charlie]

The Praise: One Yelper took to the message boards to declare, "my taste buds have never come close to having the deliciousness that I had here!" While another one was also raving saying that they were, "utterly delighted with the delicious food, the luxe atmosphere, the signature cocktails, and the attentive and informative service." [Yelp]

The Fancy: Over at, its writer seemed impressed by the restaurant as well noting that the space has a "bustling atmosphere," that feels like the, "Buddakan of Broward." She also points out that drinks aren't an "afterthought" and describes the desserts as "futuristic creations." []

The So-So OpinionsOne diner over at Yelp took it upon themselves to review the space while still in soft opening mode and didn't seem impressed. While they liked the dishes like the "toro Kuro nigiri, ume shiso maki" they had a long list of dishes that didn't seem to excite them including the "bland" salads and the omakase that they say, "was just a sashimi sampler (chef choice) with NO special preparations." [Yelp]