Jaya at the Setai

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903 reviews
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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 one of Miami's best daily buffets, the Setai Grand Breakfast, which offers continental breakfast favorites; and our infamous Sunday Jazz Brunch with live music, free-flowing Roederer Champagne, carving, seafood, children's stations and more!
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New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch. It was so good, we went back for dinner. The best Penang curry ever. The outside courtyard is gorgeous.

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SP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was very good. Husband ordered the tuna ceviche and sea bass tikka which he thought were both quite tasty. My colleague had the chicken tikka and salad (dressing was spot on), and my daughter and I had a paneer kofta dish which was flavorful. We started with the chive mushroom dumplings which were good, but nothing to write home about. We shared veg pad Thai for the table, also very good but wish it had more veggies mixed in. The homemade chili oil is great.

We went on a Friday night and they had a fire dancing and aerial show which were fantastic around 9pm.

Ambiance, decor and food were all very good. Service was extremely slow and prices are on the higher end given location.

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RS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We love dining here. The food is always good and the staff are wonderful. This time, not much worked out well. Other than a perfect Peking Duck, all else was not nearly up to Jaya’s standards.

Staff were not attentive, did not know their menu. They were not rude by any means but also not sincere and kind as in the past.

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AS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Well worth the visit. Make sure to sit in the Atrium

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unbelievable ambiance for the Sunday jazz brunch. This is a super upscale affair that is great for special occasions ($95 per person for all you can eat and drink ). The food was superb and the buffet selection was great. Highly recommend for those looking for an upscale celebratory brunch meal.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a Sunday for brunch, it’s always an upscale classy spot. Nice for photos and the food is great, with variety. I’ll definitely be going back.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place! Nice service! And yummmy food! ❤️
Just love it.

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EG
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Modern, elegant restaurant in The Setai. Sophisticated ambiance. The service was efficient. Food was very good. We enjoyed the tuna tartar, truffle dumplings, beef gyoza & crispy grouper. The grouper was awesome. Truffle dumpling were incredibly delicate, yet flavorful. Wine by the glass reasonably priced. Milk & honey dessert was surprisingly delicate & delicious. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Refined Asian food with a perfect service

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AN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was treated to brunch for my birthday. The food, service, ambiance and music were all outstanding! I loved every sip and bite I took. I can’t think of a better restaurant in Miami to have brunch, and I’ve been to many.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good. The sommelier knows their business, great cocktails and drinks and ambiance is great... but the service is out of this world.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and the setting were outstanding - the atmosphere in the covered outdoor area is serene with a low noise level and very open area with high ceilings and a pond in the center surrounded by well spaced tables to create a very private feeling in a public space. The staff were attentive and friendly and provided excellent service without intruding on the dining experience. Lastly and most importantly, the food was excellent in quality and presentation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Miami!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best food I’ve had this year! Great DJ!

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New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second dinner here. Returned as solo diner and was very taken care of. Greeted by hostess with a smile and she escorted me to great table outside. Service was very good. Manager even recognized it was my second visit and touched table. Thank you. I was happy I came back !

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was unable to process open table credit after three times of trying.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous design, flavorful dishes, excellent service!

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ZR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Peaking Duck in Miami! The ambiance, food, food service and cocktails were superb. Loved sitting outside in the atrium. Highly recommend for a quiet romantic date night dinner.
Order the duck and the sea bass.

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VG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful courtyard setting and the grouper curry was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible! From service to noise level to qualify of food- it was meant to be a celebration of my son’s birthday and we were totally disappointed. Will definitely not recommend, will definitely never coming back!

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r
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. However my friend asked for no mushrooms on his entree and the request was ignored

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation at Jaya a couple of days ago and it was by far one of the best restaurants in Miami we had the pleasure to dine in.
The ambiance is extraordinary and I am profoundly impressed by the way the whole space was designed. More than just a dining experience it was a relaxing environment that elevated the entire evening to a whole new level of excellence. We were very pleased with the service, food quality and presentation.
The deserts are exquisite, delicious culinary masterpieces, very beautifully executed and refined taste.
My family and I are looking forward to return to Jaya at the Setai.

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M
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were recommended this restaurant and the food was good, although small portions for the price. The service was the worst I have ever witnessed.

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S
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

The hostess was very rude and made us wait over 30 min for a table I had reserved. It was my birthday celebration with my grandmother who is disabled. We had to wait outside for too long after making a reservation. She said 10 min wait which was ok. But that turned to 30 min. And when I asked her about the table she was very rude and pointed to it instead of showing us to the table. Horrible treatment. I even said hi to my buddy Dave Grumman at the bar he saw me waiting for so long for a table. Extremely disappointed after coming here for years.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurant /hotel. Impecable service!

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Setai remains one of the coolest and best run high-end hotels in the world. Quality food, wine and service in a stylish contemporary environment - I love it. Haven’t been there for 4 years but fresh as ever and so classy.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was slow and the staff not friendly at all.Disaapointed

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was very good but the service wasn’t up to the standard as you would expect from a restaurant this expensive. It might have to do with the fact that 20% tip is automatically added to the check.

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LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This place has a wonderful ambience and great service. Food is too pricey for what they serve.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I have been going often and bring many friends, Arrived early, Disappointed
;( Waited over 1hour for a table, Went for the Duck and was sold out, Also other items where sold out.
Ambiance & Show was great.

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c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience. Food was amazing, service was great

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CB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Have enjoyed Sunday brunch there and went back with friends for a Friday night dinner. We were all extremely disappointed. We waited a very long time for our entrees and was told be the maitre d that there was a delay in the kitchen and he then asked if we would like to enjoy more wine while we waited. The implication being it was complimentary due to the wait. Well, it was not. My entree, the poached chicken was beyond mediocre, it came with 2 sauces and still had no flavor whatsoever. Everyone else felt the same about there dishes, the one thing we did enjoy, the short rib dumplings.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must do when in Miami. Loved the Sea Bass Tilka and Thali. Glad the portions were not too small. Wine selection was good.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Did not know it was a special holiday menu that was quite different from the standard menu. Food was good, but not exceptional. Music was extremely loud. Service was fair. Very disappointed.

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DE
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

It was Christmas and the menu was limited. But nevertheless...we were excited to be there. It's beautiful, and a pleasure to be in the gorgeous inside/outside paradise. I'm a travel writer, and was anxious to see and taste what I had heard about Jaya. The service was abhorrent. Really bad. We literally had no service, and twice had to ask a bus boy to get our waiter. At one point, the waiter actually forgot what we had ordered. Oh well. A disappointment...but perhaps we'll try again sans the disconnected waiter, and the holiday.

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N
London
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited for dinner on Christmas Eve and there were a trio of carol singers who sang at each table in turn - such a lovely idea and it made the experience even more special.
Service was delightful and the food faultless.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Lauren and the rest of the staff were very attentive and helpful in providing options for our dietary restrictions.

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OM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The outside setting is beautiful, too bad the food is nothing special.

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RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and portions were very filling. The “thali” and dumplings were exceptional
Our server was attentive and even got me a cashmere wrap because I was cold. Their wine list is extensive and well priced.

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MF
Miami
165 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all agreed that this was one of the most beautiful restaurants we have ever been in. The food and service were all first class. A must go to place if you are in Miami Beach.

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