On the scene at opening of DÔA in South Beach: PHOTOS
Arjun Waney, the London-based restaurateur and owner of Zuma and Coya, and his partners, held a grand opening party Saturday night for DÔA, a new Latin-Asian dining spot in South Beach.
DÔA, at 2000 Collins Avenue, across from the Setai Miami Beach, was just completed in a 5,200-square-foot space formerly occupied by Barezzito and One Lounge.
Hailing from Zuma and Coya, DÔA’s executive chef Carlos Estarita served a number of signature dishes throughout the evening. Geared to be a casual, affordable fusion of Asian and Peruvian cuisine, DÔA will remain open until 5:00 a.m., seven days a week, offering dinner, weekend brunch and late-night dining.
The 160-seat restaurant is expected to be the concept’s flagship, with future locations planned for Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Boston, Arman Naqi, vice president and director of development for DÔA, previously told The Real Deal.
In addition to Waney, DÔA’s investors include Tunu Puri and Ferit Sahenk, chairman of the Dogus Group, the largest conglomerate in Turkey — the same investment group as in Zuma and Coya.
Lyle Stern, principal of Koniver Stern Group, brokered the lease, representing the restaurant owners. — Ina Cordle and Sean Stewart-Muniz