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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.
Sunset Harbour Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Thai, Japanese, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00-11:00
Friday - Saturday: 5:00-11:30
Happy Hour 7 Days A Week: 5:00-7:00
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Both street parking and public lot within the block.
Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, "Chef Bee"
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking
NaiYaRa Ratings and Reviews
Consistently good food- can be a tad overpriced. Wine and saki significantly overpriced for what you get. Inside very noisy, outdoor tables quieter but then you miss some of the “energy” and the service tends to be more spotty. We overlook the negatives and return for the food. Convenient and inexpensive self-parking a plus in that neighborhood.
Good food; however, servicer’s bed side manner was terrible. He was uncouth and rude. He seemed irritated/insulted when I questioned one of his recommendations, and proceeded to abruptly correct me by saying “bro, you don’t get it, it’s not Spanish, it’s Thai!” Mind you his tone and facial expression made his delivery that much worse. It was insulting and truly killed the experience. I immediately told him he was giving poor service and to choose his words more cautiously. He was taken aback as I’m not sure anyone had ever corrected him and to be candid, was put in his place. From that moment forward, I was on edge and tried my best to remain calm and harmonious for my girlfriend, but it was stressful. The only reason I tipped him, was because everyone else helping him, was kind and gracious. He has no place on the front line nor representing a restaurant of this caliber that has great potential. I will never return as the beach has so many options and the reality is, SERVICE is paramount - especially in south beach where restaurants fall by the wayside more so than mortgage companies did during the housing crisis.
Noted birthday on the booking but no reference to this by the restaurant or special table, had to wait 10 mins at the bar for a table to be ready.
Very busy at 8.30 but much less so at 9pm on Friday night, would definitely go again but book for 9pm to miss the crowds and be less noisy.
Lovely good and good sized portions.
Green tea ice cream roti was delish!
What a difference a week makes!! Last week the food and especially the service were outstanding. This week from the hostess staff through the dinner we had the feeling that we were inconveniencing them by coming, and the food wasn’t quite as good. Unlike last time, this was a weekday (Thursday) and it wasn’t particularly busy.
For the second week in a row the more reasonably priced (but by no means cheap) saki was unavailable. The excuse that they “expect delivery tomorrow” doesn’t hold two weeks in a row for a restaurant with a busy bar trade. It didn’t help that the server suggested two expensive alternatives. If you aren’t going to stock it, take it off the menu. Bait and switch tactics is beneath a restaurant like this one.
I checked that we would recommend NaiYaRa to a friend for the food but with a big “but....” that includes the inconsistency.
Got there on time table was reserved and ready they were notified of special occasion (birthday) name and everything was given
Service was just soso the worst was they brought soup which was ordered as appetizer LAST!!!!! No excuse was given at all
Our special ocasion was totally ignored not even a happy birthday wish and no goodbye greeting or thank you for coming anywhere
Left the place totally deceptioned
I've been to Naiyara a few times to have drinks and apps at the bar and always find myself having a great time. Delicious food, pleasant bartender, awesome music and crowd. Unfortunately I had a pretty awful dinner experience. We came in for our dinner reservation, 3 girls, and the hostess brought us to a table for 2. She was confused and just turned around and looked at us and said she would be right back. We stupidly stood there between tables for 10 minutes until they STARTED to clear a table that seats 4 for us. We finally sat. The waiter was so DRY. Just rude and you can just tell he probably should have taken the night off. I told him it was my friends birthday and he just smiled and walked away. We felt SO AWKWARD. Regardless the food tasted awesome. The spring rolls and octopus are a must have. The crispy bokchoi is heavenly! The chef was walking around being very engaging to everyone. He came over to our table and asked how our meal was and told us to enjoy. Its nice that he is social and makes an appearance but I think he could have known it was a birthday and could have said something. We definitely were treated like we were below everyone else. I don't plan on coming back anytime soon - I'm really disappointed and embarrassed regarding this particular night.
Food was amazing, service not so much. While being seated, we requested a different table than the hostess was going to seat us at. We ended up sitting at the original table but then changed our minds once we sat down. When we asked the waiter and hostess if we could move, they said we couldn’t sit at the table we were going to be seated at as an alternate because all of a sudden the table was for three people, not two. The waiter also disappeared a few times and we had to call another waiter to find ours.
The ambiance was also pretty loud and the two person tables are long so it’s hard to hear the person you are there with since you’re far away from them.
On a positive note, the food was delicious! Everything we had was amazing and for the food, we would definitely go back again. Just hope that next time the service will be better....
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