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Are you one outta the lucky bunch that lives in Miami? Or just visited Miami in the past few months? Then you probably couldn’t go anywhere without hearing all about Komodo. So what’s all this “Komotion” about?
We’re all familiar with the Miami vibe. It’s unique. It’s electric. It’s exciting. Komodo fits just that, serving up some of the freshest and best cuisine around. How? By blending Southeast Asian cuisine with the higher standard Southern Florida community– amplifying the dining experience.
Komodo’s located right in the center of Miami’s booming Brickell district. They’ve welcomed Southeast Asian culture and cuisine with open arms. Now you can’t walk anywhere in Brickell without smelling Komodo in the Miami air.
It’s not just a hot night spot for locals. It’s an experience for people around the world. More and more of my friends were asking me about it so I had to check it out.
The seating was exceptional. It seemed like well over 300 seats alone inside the restaurant. The lounge offered a multi-level dining giving us more options than we could choose from.
The food was exemplary– specifically the Tuna & Toro Roll and the Peking Duck. Rich flavors, combining the perfect amount of Southeast Asian kick and sweetness. But the part that sold Komodo was the “birds nests”. The “birds nests” is their outdoor seating, which as you could guess is floating of course. It was like we were kids just hanging out in the treehouse, with alcoholic beverages obviously.
Let’s get into the booze. The cocktails were eloquent and delicious with just the right amount of alcohol in each. For those gluten free, no worries I highly recommend trying their Golden Geisha. Titos, raspberry, apple, lemon and gold leaf perfectly blended and executed. I also tried the Pikachu, which had Avion Silver Tequila, wasabi honey shrub and yuzu, combining and delivering flavors I didn’t know were even possible in a drink.
Meet Nick Smith
Nick Smith is one of the many men behind Komodo’s success. Smith came on board to collaborate with David Grutman and Jeffery Chodarow. It was no surprise to see Smith’s creative and financial background immediately strengthen the core of Komodos foundation.
But where did the spark come from? Nick partially credits the internet, and the opportunities it’s presented to him. This shouldn’t be a new concept, but with the right team and frame of mind, opportunities are limitless.
One thing is certain, Nick Smith has taken the opportunity to become a member of this dream team to the fullest. He has definitely become one to watch.