NaiYaRa

4.4
866 reviews
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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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Sun 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:00PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:00PM - 3:30PM

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RO
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food

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JA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We were supposed to be seated at 10:30 and at 11:15 we opted to sit outside because they couldn’t seat us until 11:30. Very disappointing. Totally different atmosphere outside.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks was good as well as the ambience , the desserts were not good and very basic . The service and staff were very nice!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lighting, food outstanding , priced very decent

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente. Seguro regreso

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CP
Miami
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always we’ve had great experiences at Naiyara......food and service have always been consistent

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CG
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends in town who had 'gone big' for a week & weren't interested in another night in the South Beach scene. For their last night, they were seeking a locals place with great food, service & ambiance that didn't break the bank. NaiYaRa always delivers. It was perfect. Thank you!

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P
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my friends birthday, first of all we pushed the reservation back until 10 from 9:30, without realising the kitchen normally closed at 9:45 but they stayed open for our reservation. They made us feel so special and welcome even coming so late. The host told us “it’s the chefs pleasure to stay open for you”.

Chef Bee came to the table, as he usually does and was so accommodating to my friends dietary requirements. She doesn’t eat meat and very little fish so he was able to make a dish that was suitable.

We didn’t feel rushed even though we came so late. They celebrated and sung happy birthday with us over desert. The quality of the food was superb as always and the service was impeccable. You can really tell that the people who work there really care about their job. It’s so refreshing to see!

This is probably one of, if not my favourite restaurant in Miami. You are guaranteed an experience, even just with the food alone it’s top notch! Thank you Naiyara!

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RB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

When we entered the restaurant, we were surprised at how loud the music was. The four of us hadn’t seen each other in years. and were looking forward to catching up. It was impossible to carry on a conversation. That was unfortunate.
The food was very good although expensive. We all had the Tom Yom soup. We shared the crispy Bok Choy which was delicious. We had shrimp Pad Thai, chicken Pad Thai, chicken Chow Fun and chicken curry. We all enjoyed our entrees.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Andrew was a great server

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The price for the vero water was unacceptable $7 I ask for still water no for purified water from the machine, the waiter she was never, present during the dinner and plus I don’t understand the extra charge of 2% for mb resort never see it around and I live in the same neighborhood,hostess she was professional Busser and food runner great vibe and assistant.
Wine list poor

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

My favorite restaurant in Miami by far. The best quality of food, the top service, the most exotic and thought out meal. Love Chef Bee and his team!

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B
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is tasty. Menu has changed a now missing some of my favorites. Salads and chicken, but Chef Bee said they weren't big enough sellers to keep on the menu.

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C
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to NaiYara about 10 times. I love this place so much the food is incredible. Although some people might feel it is a little expensive I must say it is worth the price. I really don't like the way the seating is set up due to the noise level it is a bit hard to hear each other speak. BUT this place is a must whether you live in Miami or are visiting. Try the white fish truffle you will thank me later.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love NaiYara. Super consistent, great ambience and service. Their coconut soup is amazing.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place to eat Thai food. However, it was a bit pricey for value of the food.

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E
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai with quality ingredients. Red Curry Crispy duck outsranding. Love the sushi rolls.

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s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and atmosphere. Very pleasant staff!

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Little proxy but worth it.

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N
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daddy Daughter Date Night!!!

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew our waiter, was the best part. Helped us choose great dishes & fun sense of humor!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions got much smaller and prices increased a lot

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance was amazing. Unfortunately, the hostess was pretty unreasonable and rude, which almost made us leave before dining, however we stayed. Service is definitely a low point - but can't deny the food is awesome.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Ordinary cuisine. Not so bad, not so nice.
We ordered sushi, and waited 15 minutes.
But might be we ordered not right dishes?

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AL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Overpriced for no reason. This place used to be good back in the day. I ordered the coconut soup and it was watery and tasteless not like it used to be.
A bowl of crispy bok choy is $14 and the fried rice is $30. How expensive can fried rice be?
The sushi roll took really long to come out and when it came out it was not that great and it was small.
It is really overpriced for the quality of the food.
They also love to overcharge: 24 dollars for a bottle of sparkling water and I find out when the bill comes? I had them take it out.
No. Never again.

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r
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

What a disappointment. We have been there many times since their opening and always had good food at fair prices and good service. The menu prices have skyrocketed and the food quality has gone down. Service was horrible. Our guest did not receive his rice dish for 30 minutes after everyone was finished. With the exception of the chicken dumplings, all the dishes were basically tasteless. We wont be going back.

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K
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good overall experience but we were overcharged when the bill came. No big deal, will definitely return.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Some of the appetizers were interesting..like popcorn shrimp and fried bok choy but not too keen on fried things...and can’t understand why the sushi alla Carte was so excessively expensive...averaging $10 per single piece!? Maybe that explains why restaurant seemed so empty...and it is an enormous place to fill
Staff was friendly but they should lower their prices if they want more business...sorry, would not go back

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DN
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The food was good but the service was bad , i hade a reservation for 9: 30pm and i got the tableafter 30 minuts.

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MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was sooo loud ! Was impossible to talk . The food and everything was great but the music was , for us, to loud to talk.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent, however, that’s about it. Made a reservation and wasn’t seated until 45 mins. after scheduled time. It took forever to get drinks even though we ordered as soon as we sat down. Food arrived before drinks! Repeated order to waiter twice for confirmation and they still missed something! Sushi also took forever, came after entrees. Very loud inside, couldn’t even hear the person sitting next to me. Thirsty the entire time, they never replenished water.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was extremely slow. The food was not up to par. We used to love Naiyara but after this last experience we will probably not be going back. The price is not worth the bad service and lower quality food we got this time around.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two words “Beef Dumplings”

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Bad food if you’re vegetarian. Avoid.

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LF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was nice, but the place was really geared towards a younger crowd who prefers atmosphere over quality of food. Yes, the food actually was nice -- no complaints. But, they seem to put more effort into the ambience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience. Went on a Wednesday. I am a local and eat here often. At least 20 visits.
The restaurant was over booked. (Every slot was open on Open Table 30 minutes before reservation. They take too many reservations.)
Our table was not ready. Sent to bar for drink. Could not get drink. Bartenders did not look up. Three bartenders yelling orders st one another. Few drinks being made. They need real fast professional bartenders.
Sat down. Waited 30 min to order. Never got half of the food. The food we got was tasted cold and reheated. After 1.5 hours food never came. We left/ hungry. Went to diner.
They need to get real bartenders, honor reservations, get many more servers, hostesses who will pitch in when servers in weeds.a chef needs to check food before it leaves kitchen.
Just a disaster. Such a shame. Was always a go to restaurant in our rotation.

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SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was really great. Some of the best that I've tasted. Staff seemed a little disorganised and uninterested. When taking orders and interesting with us, very much paint by numbers feeling. If you can look past this the food is certainly worth going for.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The hostess asked us to wait a few minutes while they set our table. Cool, this happens quite often in busy restaurants. Then she said claimed we did not have a reservation in the system. Not cool. I informed the hostess that someone from the restaurant called me earlier in the day to confirm our reservation. The hostess asked me to prove that I had a reservation. I provided the open table confirmation from my phone. She then hits few buttons on her system and said someone will seat us shortly. No, “my bad” from the hostess—just nasty attitude and a smirk. Not a great way to begin an avg dining experience with below avg food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service was quite poor. Our waiter forgot parts of our order, one item arrived when we were basically done eating. We sat outside and asked that a few air blowers shooting air towards our heads he turned down or off. That too was a “tall order”. If it wasn’t for the outstanding food, I would’ve been more negative.

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