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BLESSINGS. PROSPERITY. GOOD FORTUNE.
About Phuc Yea
Undoubtedly tongue in cheek, the word "Phuc" actually means "blessings, prosperity and good fortune." Not only is “Phuc” everyone's favorite word in the UrbanDictionary, but it actually has a positive meaning, so Phuc Yea to us all!
Leave your expectations at the door. We are not a pho restaurant; we are 100% conceptual.
In 2011, Phuc Yea opened in downtown Miami as the city's first pop-up restaurant. Fueled by old school hip hop, graffiti and a love for life, Zapata and Meinhold's rendition of Vietnamese cuisine is deeply rooted in family recipes inspired by the flavors of the Mekong. Fused with their personal experiences and cooking styles, the food is distinctly 'theirs', vibrant, bold and layered. In one word, Phuc Yea's style is irreverent.
Part Cajun, Part Latin, Part Viet... this is not your classic Vietnamese joint; it is next level. We call it Modern Viet, but the reality is the cuisine at Phuc Yea is a personal expression of who Meinhold and Zapata are, where they have been and where they are going.
Today, Phuc Yea has matured and is the anchor tenant in the heart of Miami's MiMo district, an historically designated neighborhood famous for its Art Deco architectural style.
Built in the former Sir Williams Hotel, Phuc yea sprawls the first level of the building. The space is separated into three areas, a more sophisticated setting offers a lush lobby lounge anchored by a 15' raw bar just at the main entrance of the space perfectly set for oysters and cocktails, speakeasy-esque dining room with private and semi private dining zones are located in the mezzanine level, and the Lantern Garden during the cooler months is in the rear patio. Decor is a combination of mid-century modern sleekness, street art and traditional Asian accents.
Offering a selection of shareable plates that capture the soulfulness and passion behind family-rooted recipes, the restaurant is inspired by Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage, Cesar Zapata’s Third Coast culinary roots and their Latin upbringing.
Under one roof, guests are invited to marvel at Biscayne’s blossoming Mimo district; embrace ‘90s hip-hop, street-cool music; and enjoy Cesar’s version of Viet-Cajun cuisine.
Meinhold's creative genius shines behind the bar. Phuc Yea's selection of hand craft cocktails features riffs on classic cocktails albeit with a South East Asian slant. Very technique driven,
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