NaiYaRa

4.5
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$50 and over
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Thai
The restaurant, in Miami Beach’s locals-friendly neighborhood of Sunset Harbour, Chef Bee is showcasing an eclectic menu featuring Thai street fare and Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the eatery.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BG
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sushi was nothing special, actually kinda bad. Only one scoop of rice for a meal for 2. Wasked for extra rice & they charged 5$ for a scoop of rice. That’s incredibly petty! The service was sloooooowwww & bad. The ambiance was great, but it takes more than that to make a good dining experience. Needless to say we will not be going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Got seated for our 9PM reservation at 930. Was asked if we could wait by the bar which we thought was okay, but then there were no seats so we had to stand the entire time.

WE
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Used to be one of my favorites, but I've watched enough Kitchen Nightmares to know a restaurant death spiral when I see one.

Prices go up, portions and food quality go down. Servers aren't making any money, and it shows in both their attitude and their sneaky upcharges (like recommending an alternative to a $16 dish without a heads-up that it costs $60). The empty dining room makes for an uncomfortable atmosphere, and also leads to unreliable hours (showed up 1.5 hours before 'close' to find a locked door).

Thought it might have been a few bad nights or my imagination, but then read all the other reviews. For the cost of dinner at Naiyara, you could eat literally anywhere else in Miami. I suggest you do.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Chicken wings appeared to be days old
Sea bass was cold and inedible
Pad Thai was not good too sweet and sticky
White wine was warm
When we complained our waiter was stony faced for the rest of the meal. His manger did try to improve the experience by replacing one of the dishes. However she served a replacement fish dish and splashed us with the sauce when she had an issue with how the fish was placed on the plate. Overall worst dinner experience in a long time. I cannot understand how this place was so busy.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Some dishes were good but nothing was outstanding.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just meh. Food and service were just ok. Very expensive for quality of experience.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Thai food was delicious!
Cold sushi appetizers were amazing. Crispy rice was superb!
Sushi rolls were just ok- overpriced for what they were.
Cocktail was great but took until we finished our appetizers to come and then another was ordered and came after dinner plates were completely cleared.
Noise level was extremely hi- difficult to speak across the table or hear our waiter.

L
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual everything was incredible and Chef B hospitable. Never fails!

H
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty good, I feel like I need to go again and try other dishe

OT
Miami
119 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always forget about this place...excellent service and food. Sit outside if you want quieter.

AG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing dinner like always!

RJ
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great! Always great here!

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great food as usual. Service this time was not so great- had to keep looking for our waiter to get drinks. Overall great place to have dinner

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had an early New Years dinner here. Food was good and nice staff of a little absent outside, they were charming

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The table besides us was waay too loud. But the food came super fast

RD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not what it once was

H
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Second time here one year apart. It seemed like a different restaurant than before. The server, although seasoned, did not seem to really care about much. There was no eye contact whatsoever when we finally ordered. He cared more about what was going on around him! Food was only average. Certainly nowhere near the quality or the taste sensations we experienced last year. Sorry will not be back. Too many other great Asian/Thai restaurants.

L
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Chef B is the best, so hospitable. We loved everything we ordered.

T
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu beef dumplings are unbelievably delicious. The masaman curry is the best I've ever had. Our wait person was very good. Can't wait to return.

B
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Had Phad thai with shrimp. The most basic Thai dish, it was awful. $26 for that with 4 tiny shrimp. Not going back.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is exceptional I’ve been going for sometime food and service are always great!

JW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Very consistent

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was my son’s choice. We had a nice time.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not what it used to be. Restaurant is going for a more party atmosphere. When ordering fried rice, server asked about what we would want with it (chicken, shrimp, lobster, etc). Lobster sounded good so went with that. $88 for lobster fried rice. Granted it was a large helping, but a $7 surcharge for chicken should not be lumped in with the option for lobster which ends up being $88. Very deceptive.

Left a bad feeling for our party despite the overall very good food.

Would not recommend to others because of this.

j
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

E
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Half empty, waitress tried to steer us to most expensive items. Dumplings are like fried wontons, and very small filling. Tuna pizza is a small square piece with some sauce on top, not what I expected. Other items were just ok, not going back.

DM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Went on a slow Monday night after thanksgiving. Server was brusque, rude and tried to up sell us to every expensive dish. When we didn’t take his suggestions he became rude. And he had the nerve to ASK us if he should add the tip to the check. Our last time at NaiYaRa after many years of dining there. Not worth it

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overrated, overpriced and subpar service

JD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Thai food. Sticky ribs and curries my favorite.

TO
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sushi roll with truffel was amazing, in the other hand papaya salad very average and massaman curry was way too sweet! like eating pure sugar sauce with meat! service was ok.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The food is richly prepared with flavorful dishes, including five star presentation of the appetizers and entrees. The service here is excellent as its a reflection of the Chef and his staff. They make you feel important and very attentive to you needs. Boston crew will always come back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience ever. Expensive and not good.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the waitress came to the table every 30 min, Her service was not good, she was not attentive and we wait too long for everything.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Wife asked for simple sashimi appetizer with salmon, tuna, and yellowtail and we were stuck with roughly $60 boat which we didn’t want with toro, and the most expensive options. We didn’t realize until we got the bill. Asked for 2 gin gimlets, they were basic gin and tonics and then charged us $18 each. Overall felt ripped off.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We went there looking forward to an amazing evening. The service was HORRIBLE and nonexistent to the point that the lovely hostess was trying to get us attention. We waited 37 minutes for cocktails. The table was filled with dirty dishes, the food arrived cold and slimy. One Person received their dinner 15 minutes before the rest of the table. There are many excellent restaurants in Miami save your money and time and go somewhere else! Major dissatisfaction and very disappointing.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started w a simple salad that was awesome, drunken noodle dish w crispy duck, Kobe d

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. The only one thing I’d mention is that when I made the reservation I told them it was for a birthday and they totally forgot about it. They said they would put some congratulations in the dessert, it wasn’t like that.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Hot entrees never came out after 1.5 hrs of waiting.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here food is great and reasonably priced! Must try

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was not so warm