Just weeks after it was announced, Gekko (stylized as Gekkō), the new restaurant from superstar Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny and mega-club mogul turned restauranteur David Grutman and his hospitality group, Groot Hospitality, has made its splashy, celeb-filled debut in Brickell.
The Japanese steakhouse blends flavors from both cuisines. The menu begins with shared plates like Japanese milk bread, “Lava and Ice” Kumamoto oysters, lobster dumplings, and a wedge salad with yuzu buttermilk ranch dressing. Raw plates, sushi, and sashimi offerings include Hokkaido scallops and a new Groot Hospitality invention: 24k Otoro. As for the steaks, expect cuts like a Tomahawk cut, olive-fed filet mignon from Japan, wagyu skirt steak, and bone-in ribeye. Rounding out the menu are dishes like creamy and spicy lobster, Daring plant-based chicken, and more.
The restaurant can house 185 diners across the indoor-outdoor space. Like most Groot Hospitality venues this space was designed by Rockwell Group and features vibe-y jewel-toned decor, custom gold and red dip-dyed rope installation, graphic wall coverings, and velvet drapery and backlit cutouts and bars to enhance the nighttime atmosphere.
Gekko is now open at 8 SE 8th Street in Brickell. It is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. For more information or to make a reservation visit here.