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The Early Word on Komodo

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Late last year, nightlife guru and Kardashian bestie, David Grutman, along with with restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow opened up Komodo in Brickell. The massive three-floor Asian fusion eatery and nightlife venue has already had plenty of reservations on the books and celeb sightings to boot, but has it LIVed up to the hype? Here are the early reviews.

The Praise: "Phenomenal" would be the one word Yelper Sam V. would use to describe his experience at Komodo. Saying that the "food is nothing short of amazing!" and that he enjoyed the lobster dynamite roll so much that he had to order seconds. [Yelp]

High-Roller Touches: Nothing that Grutman or Chodorow do is low-key, and Komodo is no different. Over at, writer Sara Liss seemed to note that early on calling the space a "flashy cathedral of Asian cooking." As for the food its "prices are on par for a nightlife-friendly venue" with a menu that features "the Greatest Hits of Asian cooking with high-roller touches" like lobster and truffles. []

Don’t Miss the Bar: While the duck might be the star of the food menu, Zagat Miami chimes in with praise for the bar saying it’s "a great place to sit back, enjoy a signature lemongrass mojito and mingle with some of Miami’s finest until late at night." [Zagat Miami]

Be Ready To Spend: Yelper Luis G. wasn’t as sold on the spot saying "it should be treated as one of those "trendy" spots you go to" and that the popular duck "was solid, it's served with the traditional accompaniments, and plenty of hoisin sauce. Was it 92 dollars good? No." But this didn’t totally deter him since he ends his review saying "Will I be back? Most likely." [Yelp]