Jaya at the Setai

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Jaya, which means 'victory' in Sanskrit, was chosen by our team to honor of The Setai's renowned interior designer Jaya Ibrahim and the hotel's first decade of successful Asian-inspired hospitality. Jaya at The Setai boasts standout dishes from Thailand, Korea, Indian, China and Japan . Named one of Miami’s “hottest new restaurants,” Jaya incorporates many traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens. Its menu features bold and modern Asian cuisine with bountiful flavors of turmeric, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, chilies, coconut milk and tamarind; while also presenting longtime Setai favorites including Peking Duck, Naan breads, Indian curries, Tandoor sea bass and Dim Sums.
Join us for our infamous Sunday Jazz Brunch with live music, free-flowing Roederer Champagne, carving, seafood, children's stations and more for $95++ per person and $45 ++(5-12 yrs old)
On February 1st & 2nd 2020,we will have Grand Brunches for $145++ and $65++ (5-12 yrs old)
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yohann
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Miami Beach if you like jazz ambiance

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vipIvaylo
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yassine Jelena

A bit of background, as I think it adds extra weight in terms of base for comparison and also a sense a perspective.
Every year, my wife and I go to Paris for our birthdays and Wedding Anniversary around the Ides of March. As fate would have it, this time around we were grounded in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. Restaurant reservations at our favorite Hotel Costes and Buddha Bar were cancelled and we were hard pressed to find a spot in Miami to celebrate.
One of my VIP clients suggested Jaya at the Setai, and we made a reservation on OpenTable. Upon arrival, once Yassine, one of the managers on duty, realized it is our wedding anniversary, went above and beyond to arrange for a special table. We were seated at a lounge booth, in Jelena’s section, directly across from the stage where the amazing show took place. Jelena was an incomparable host, showering us with attention, warmth and hospitality. We were pleasantly surprised to be served champagne and a desert with the words “Happy Anniversary” courtesy of Yassine and Jelena. The food was excellent, highly recommend the truffle dumplings, chicken fried rice and the riceless roll. We are very happy to have found our new favorite dining and entertainment option in the city we live in, which we will make sure to share and recommend to friends and clients. Moreover, Yassine arranged for us to be able to return with the entire family next Friday to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We made sure we requested to be seated in Jelena’s section, we were highly impressed with her sincere hospitality, undivided attention and immediate responsiveness. Even though she had a rowdy 12 top in her section and was in the weeds, our service was impeccable, and we are very picky as we are both in the luxury retail service industry and have set the bar high for ourselves and others. Yassine was a true host, checking on us twice, to ensure all is perfect. Truly satisfied, will be back, and on regular basis. 👍🏻👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milo made our anniversary very special

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DougS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner we had at Jaya in the Setai. The day before we had lunch on the beach which was also delicious. The ambiance of the whole property just makes you want to be there. First stop was the bar where we had great cocktails & fresh sushi. Moved to the courtyard area around the reflection pool, the temperature was perfect & the service professional & very helpful. Both meals were perfectly prepared. This dinner was an excellent way to finish out our Miami weekend.

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vipRJ89
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, solid food.

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vipmerald
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary as always

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vipJennyc390
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We have been to this restaurant many times, more recently for the music on a Saturday night, which is exceptional. However, on this occasion it was very very windy and for the first time we sat inside, just past the reception desk. However, there was a continual movement of a trolly down the isle to outside and then back again, which was very noisy, disconcerting, and quite frankly ruined our evening. When we asked we were told it was to take the food outside, so why, therefore, did they not take the trolley down the outside corridor when no one was sat in the dining area. Also, the wait staff were actually hand carrying food outside, so why could not carry all the food. Quite frankly it reminded me of Thoroughly Modern Milly, the movie, and looked more like a coffin being wheeled out than food. If my only option was to sit inside then I would not eat at Jaya again.

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vipfresser2
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor/indoor environment is excellent in the era of corona virus.

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IsisK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipJohnS
Miami
200 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They would get a perfect rating from me if they would bring back the wok grilled Tiger Shrimp!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not worth the money at all. Very disappointing as I’ve loved dinners at Jaya.

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vipMaggie
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited JAYA on a friday night for a birthday celebration. We booked our table of 8 and specifically requested to be outdoors in the patio area,Well, JAYA didn't disappoint. We arrived a bit earlier for drinks at the outdoor bar while we waited for our party to arrive, and checked in with the hostess earlier to let her know. JAYA did an amazing job to accommodate our request to be outside and made sure the next available table was for us! They actually seated us prior to our Open Table reservation. On Fridays, they have an awesome Arabian nights theme show inclusive of Fire Dancers, Contourshonist and even a Geisha girl! They have a DJ who is absolutely amazing and plays a wonderful mix of club, dance, disco and oldies! The only set back is he doesn't invite people to dance (and its a shame because the music is awesome) The food is excellent for the price points, the service is superb (thanks Jacques) and the drinks are obviously pricey (expected at the beach venues). We had a great birthday celebration! Thanks again JAYA.. we will be back soon!

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PhilipD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The "outside" covered space around the water was beautiful with nice lighting. The service was attentive, friendly but professional and responsive. The food was very good but pricey but you are paying for the overall experience.

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vipchefmom
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure excellence.

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vipyordanip
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La verdad fue mala ,,pensaba que el lugar era otra cosa

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XavierR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant

Service impeccable


Cadre agréable
Surtout la Terrasse

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so unforgettable!! The Chinese show was incredible. So romantic ! I could stay there all night with a view like that.

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vipNatcap
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual specially with Show in Fridays

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AnnW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Specially the service (a man from Montenegro) was excellent!

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vipJudyB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The setting is so beautiful and the service was very good. However, it was not worth $450 for two entrees and a bottle of wine. All of the wine was way over priced. The exorbitant price took the fun out of the meal and the evening. We will not be back.

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vipJeff
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table right next to us were smoking non-stop. We aren't used to this. Loved everything about this place except the smoking policy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Cumpleaños de mi es

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Originally they sat us in the kitchen and it was literally smelling like a kitchen. Then we went outside.
Waiter was awesome.
Food portion was small.
Ambiance incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s amazinggggg

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vipSabrinaL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I went for dinner recently and it was 100% not worth the price tag. Food wasn’t bad, just not worth +$100 per person. Ambiance was really enjoyable though.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious, although none of us really left full despite spending $350 per couple. They allow smoking and a table of four women next to us smoked incessantly throughout dinner (as non-smokers, we were thrilled). Service was great and wonderful ambience.

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JorgeB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was very disappointed with the whole experience. I had a reservation and still had to wait half an hour for the table. The service was terrible waited about one hour for the appetizer and two hours for the main course. The food was horrible and the presentation was very poor. I let the supervisor know and all she could do was deduct two cups of wine from the bill, She came to apologize for the delay twice but nothing else was done about it.

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vipNataliaj
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing and beautiful Valentine’s Day evening ❤️ the food was exquisite and the service matched it!
The setting is so lovely and the jazz band just blew us away!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review