Okeydokey, a new food-driven dining and entertainment destination debuts Friday, April 28 in Miami’s lively Brickell neighborhood celebrating the city’s eclectic, flamboyant and unapologetic lifestyle. The venue embraces the diversity and unconventionality of south Florida — a melting pot of food, music, culture and fashion. The three-story space features eats, drinks and beats with six of Miami’s top restaurant groups, world-class mixology and a blend of DJs, live music and other entertainment experiences.
“We are excited to finally bring this concept to life,” said Stephane Benkemoun, co-founder and CEO of Okeydokey. “We wanted to create a culinary-driven venue that embraces and blends the best of self service dining with that of a true full-service restaurant experience. Okeydokey is the place where good food meets good drinks and entertainment. This concept is about accepting the eclectic nature of today’s society to come as you are in a warm, welcoming and memorable environment.”
The dining destination spans 15,000 square feet of indoor space and 3,000 square feet of outdoor space, seating approximately 308 guests. The urban, retro interior houses five full-service kitchens on the first floor, one full-service kitchen on the second floor, and three bars, in addition to its hidden outdoor patio bar, which will be opening shortly after the grand opening.
The establishment’s vibrant energy and inviting atmosphere is ideal for foodies to wine, dine, mingle and discover local, as well as international dishes. Okeydokey offers guests a true restaurant experience from start to finish. Upon entering, a hostess greets every party and leads them to a table on the first or second floor. Although Okeydokey’s innovative, tech-forward approach to hospitality allows guests to scan a QR code and make selections from any of the restaurant concepts, guests will also be assisted by and interact with their service leader. Okeydokey’s six full-service kitchens include:
Little Bird – By Doce Provisions, Little Bird is a restaurant with bold Miami flavors helmed by Chef/Owners Justin Sherrer and Lisetty Llampalla and is known for its eye-catching display of Rotisserie Chickens. Little Bird serves dishes such as the Citrus Marinated Rotisserie Chicken, the Brisket Butter Burger and a collection of Mixed Grilled Platters.
Yoso Ramen – A Japanese restaurant created by Chefs Deniz and Chef Khristian, who love incorporating inspiration from their travels into their dishes. Yoso Ramen features Tonkatsu Ramen with Pork Belly, Yuzu Curry Vegan Ramen, Spicy Tuna Poke and Boba teas.
MAC – An Asian Kitchen helmed by award-winning Chef Michael Castino, MAC features dishes such as the Kung Pao Cauliflower with Indonesian Soy, the Shanghai Sea Bass and Prime Beef Filet with Korean Chilis, Shallots and Mirin Soy.
Dal Plin – Italian Kitchen known for making its pastas in-house, from scratch for diners. Dal Plin serves classic Italian dishes such as the Fettuccine Carbonara, the Eggplant Parmigiana, and a collection of hand-tossed Pizzas featuring the classic Margarita Pizza and the Quattro Formaggi.
JAFFA – Israeli restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Yaniv Cohen is known for its family-style Mediterranean influence. JAFFA attracts locals and visitors alike with its Kosher-style menu also proudly featuring Glatt Kosher Meat along with vegan options like the Falafel Mezze Platter and the Deconstructed Baba Ganoush.
Coffee Break – Located on the second floor, Coffee Break will be open at 8AM and serves breakfast and pastries along with teas and freshly pressed juices. Guests enjoy items such as artisanal coffee, croissants, fresh baked pies and empanadas, as well as fresh pressed juices.
In collaboration with a renowned Miami bar group, Okeydokey’s unique signature cocktails are made with premium liquor, fresh-pressed juices, homemade syrups and exotic garnishes. Their enthusiastic mixologists are not only knowledgeable but are highly trained in inventing, preparing and serving craft cocktails as well as beer, wine and sake. Cocktails include Freshly Squeezed, a light, refreshing cocktail with Haku Vodka, St. Germain and fresh strawberries; Sun’s Out, Buns Out, an Old Fashioned with Suntory Whisky, canton ginger, cinnamon and orange bitters; and the Bye Fe-Lychee!, a tiki-style cocktail with Casa Noble Reposado, sake, lychee puree, mint and grapefruit juice.
The dining destination’s notable list of partners has been thoughtfully curated to reflect the ethnic diversity of Magic City and lends support to local eateries and promising culinary talent. Okeydokey is a hub for those seeking familiarity, comfort and unconventional, unique dining and nightlife experiences. Its versatile list of vendors and the establishment’s mesh of modern, vintage, and retro interior and decor create a community-oriented environment for guests to enjoy time and time again.
A second phase will include the opening of Okeydokey’s third, exclusive floor, only open to guests 21 and over. This floor will include an extensive cocktail program and nightly entertainment featuring live music, DJ performances and more. Okeydokey’s vast and versatile footprint in Miami’s most buzzworthy neighborhood will also lend perfectly for events, shows, and corporate buyouts.
Leading the creativity behind Okeydokey Miami is Co-Founder and CEO Stephane Benkemoun. Born and raised in the South of France between Paris and Montpellier, Benkemoun is an industry veteran, embracing all aspects of hospitality and has taken his entrepreneurial passion from Europe to Miami. Creating a fast-casual dining concept and transforming it into an experiential and refined experience, Benkemoun has tapped into the future of Miami’s ever-growing hospitality industry with the opening of Okeydokey.
Okeydokey Miami will be located at 268 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130. The new location will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Coffee Break, located on the second floor, will open and begin serving breakfast at 8 a.m. daily. Guests are welcome to self park in either one of the 40 available spots, or valet for $12 during lunch time and $18 during dinner time.
Okeydokey Miami is a new food-driven dining and entertainment destination in Miami’s lively Brickell neighborhood celebrating the city’s eclectic, flamboyant and unapologetic lifestyle. The three-story venue provides a full-service restaurant experience and features six kitchens, three bars and a hidden outdoor patio, La Terrasse. The urban and retro-like dining destination’s notable list of partners has been thoughtfully curated to reflect the ethnic diversity of Magic City and seeks to lend support to local eateries and promising culinary talent. Okeydokey is a hub for those seeking unconventional dining and nightlife experiences; an eclectic blend of live music, performances and entertainment; and a community-oriented environment to unwind, network or hang out. Okeydokey Miami is located at 268 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130 and will open from Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Coffee Break, located on the second floor, will open and begin serving breakfast at 8 a.m. daily. For more information about okeydokey Miami, please visit www.okeydokey.com. Instagram: @okeydokeymiami