Jaya at the Setai

4.6
1523 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. Its menu features bold and modern Asian cuisine 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 that offers a varied selection from an international kitchen including breakfast classics and select Asian dishes. Guest enjoy our grand buffet served by our team members with bottomless Louis Roederer. $95++ adult & $43++ child under 12 years of age.

Please note all seating's are limited to 2 hours

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.8
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We decided to come here to celebrate my boyfriends 30th birthday, and it was the absolute worst. The first thing the waiter said was “the kitchen closes in 5 minutes so you guys need to order “, literally that, like what?! And that’s after waiting 45 minutes after our reservation. The rudeness was consistent the whole night and the food was just okay. I’m extremely disappointed and will never come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

This is definitely a “cool” Miami scene restaurant, especially on the weekends. I’ve been several times. Unfortunately regardless of whether you make a reservation or not, you could be waiting an hour for your table and the service is notoriously bad. Food is pretty good. I love the duck and fried rice and there are plenty of other good options. If you like standing around waiting for a table you reserved for an hour or waiting 30 minutes in between waiter visits, this can be a great place for you. But if you have any sense of time it probably won’t be as enjoyable. Which is sad because it could be even better and they’d probably make more $$$ if people could get more than one cocktail at dinner.

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Meme
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was not good at all
The fish was not fresh!
We only enjoyed the vibes

DS
vipDanS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The ambience was very pleasant & so were the drinks & food.
However the service was not up to the mark. We had reservation for 9.30 pm but were seated around 10.15 pm

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service2ambience5

Showed up at 9:25 for a 9:30 reservation, was told 20-30 minute wait. We were finally seated at 10:20- DJ left by then and we were told it was the last call for food. While we waited for our table, they said we could wait at the bar which we did. I ordered a few drinks for us, 20 minutes later the bar tender walked up to me and said I need to order from someone else (why take my order then?). Food was great here, but service was a mess.

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IssyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was extremely bad and food was given to us cold. Bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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FoffieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great scene with great food!

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vipBrookeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was very good, however service was exceptionally slow. It took us 20 min to get our servers attention to order drinks even, so we took advantage to order all of our food and drinks at once. Appetizers came fairly quickly, but a long wait for mains. Again waited more than 20 min trying to get our servers attention to order dessert, which we eventually passed on having been there for over 3 hours for a table of 4. The server brought some macaroons on the house, I believe as a gesture of apology, however did not disclose the fact that 2/3 were pistachio despite us stating that we had a nut allergy at the table. Honestly a very narrowly avoided ER visit.

I have never made a complaint about service in my entire life, having been a server myself, however felt compelled to let the hostesses know on our way out. They never asked where we sat, so have little confidence that any issues were addressed. I had been highly looking forward to Jaya, having eaten at many of Miami’s best restaurants however was sorely disappointed. This restaurant reflects poorly on the Setai’s otherwise good reputation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Top in Miami Beach

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vipDotch
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Sadly the pandemic must have adversely impacted Jaya at the Setai’s ability to procure fruit, as well as their customer service. Why do we say this? After we asked if they could please bring avocado for the tuna tacos that were missing avocado, the waitress came back and told us they had avocado. Except there was only one flaw with that assertion. They didnt. Then for dessert after we ordered 2 orders of berries, they told us they were running out of berries. When we called the manager she actually admitted that she was decelerating the pace of berry distribution (our verbiage, not hers), and we were served our berries. So they had not run out of berries, but tried their best not to serve them to us. But doesn’t this beg the following questions? Were they saving the berries for other, more important guests? If not, what difference does it make if they run out of the berries for ourselves or a third party guest? Why don’t they order more berries? Reminiscent of what could have been a Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm episode. Most importantly, isn’t it shocking that we literally had to waste our time at a 5 star hotel like the Setai debating over fruit and berries?

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vipNYASS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and ambience. Will definitely be back.

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KF85
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very fun vibe ! Food was extremely sub par. In fact some dishes were not even eaten. 500.00 dinner for mediocre food. I love nice restaurants and always willing to pay the price, but this place missed it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday
Exceptional high end Indian cuisine
Live entertainment (fire dancers)
Beautiful hotel in Miami Beach

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Slow and confused service, food was super forgettable. Not the same as I remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful atmosphere, great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We waited over hour and half for food. We weren’t offered any water refills or if we wanted more drinks. It was a bad experience over all. Half of the food was cold by the time it came to us.

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susicle
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This place is wild. Do not go if you want to have a quiet conversation but it is really entertaining with loud music, fire dancer and acrobatic dancer. Food is very interesting but grossly over priced as are the drinks but I guess you are paying for the entertainment. Decor is wonderful with live palm trees throughout the restaurant.

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CraigS
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very crowded Easter brunch, poorly dressed attendees despite business casual dress code...that does not mean t-shirts and flip-flops. Way overpriced

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vipsamia
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, as always. Food, service and setting befitting of any special occasion.

CJ
CasandraJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience that you don't want to miss!

CM
vipCarlyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful environment and fantastic date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time and I would definitely go here again. The service, the food, music and dancers were amazing.

RG
RenaudG
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All was good, just too cold (windy) and too noisy for European guys. But It's not a big deal.

RG
RajG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Let's start with the fact that there were no precautions at the bar for Covid, distancing or masks.
The atmosphere inside the restaurant is very nice. Nice pool, lights, trees. I loved the mini portable lights at the table so you could read the menu.
Dishes are very small in general and very pricey for what you get. Dinners are better. The Nasi Goreng was much smaller than expected lacked real flavors. The Fried Rice Dish would have been better. The Indian Thali has a good variety of meats and vegetables and can be shared among at least two people. However it's $10 for an extra Naan. The staff service was very slow. The dessert server plopped our items down in the middle and quickly rushed off with no care in explanation or placing to the correct person. I informed our server and the desserts were taken off the bill. Of course a mandatory Miami SOBE service charge of 20% doesn't allow for adjustments in poor service.

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vipJillianO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours - always great food, vibe, entertainment.. Will be back again for sure!

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great setting but way too busy for COVID times and with zero restrictions for social gathering. The food was served cold and our drinks order went missing. Not the best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What wasn’t to love? Wonderful food. Contortionists. Fire eaters

JS
vipJSR2018
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic, beautiful setting and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just incredible! The food , the ambiance, the service. It was my second time there and they did not disappoint.

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vipPamela
Chicago
18 reviews