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About NaiYaRa

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.

1854 Bay Road
Sunset Harbour Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00-11:00
Friday - Saturday: 5:00-11:30
Sunday: 5:00-10:00
Happy Hour 7 Days A Week: 5:00-7:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 275-6005

Website:
http://naiyara.com/

Parking Details:
Both street parking and public lot within the block.

Executive Chef:
Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, "Chef Bee"

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking

NaiYaRa Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Spicy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Tapas (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food. Great ambiance. Nice staff. Fabulous waiter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Miami! I’m vegan and there is a lot of options for me! My friends who are not vegan love it too!! Everything in the menu is delicious!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Live the service, the food was amazing!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

love the duck with red curry and the coconut soup is amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As usual the food is the star attraction with vibrant flavors and a slight touch of spice. Highly recommended but it can get pricey if you start ordering the individual sushi pieces.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Top notch fish. As good or better than any place I've been

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food and great ambiance! This place never disappoints. I’ve been there severa tines and outs always great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was good. Server was more laser focused on cheating with host and bartender than earn the included tip!!?!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Amazing food. Everything we tried was delicious! We had mostly sushi and some rolls, in addition to the pad thai which had great spice. Phenomenal drinks - the Rum Forest Rum is out of this world.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, perfect ambiance. The chef came out and asked how we were enjoying our meal and was very nice and personable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great and beef jerkey was amazing

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this restaurant! I have been there couple of times and they do a great job with their service and food. Our waiter was very attentived and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have Such a great time and we loved the whole place and has a wonderful dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

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food4
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were their many time. Took out of towners and allure sissapointed. They had staff meeting for 15 minutes while we waited for food and drink Terrible experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Got outrageously ill from food

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend this place.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was amazing and the service made the experience complete. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

There were some new dishes on the menu that were fabulous (sausage and lamb). It was really rockin' on a Saturday night.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing ambiance and food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Not my first time, love this place, the food is really great, this time the server was knowledgeable but overall too pushy, and was over serving wine. He just asked us if we wanted another bottle even before the one we ordered was empty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Expensive but excellent food. Overall worth it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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
Ben

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service! We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, superb service combine to make an excellent evening. The restaurant is exceptionally mousing on weekends so we sat on the patio. We have been there before and will go again soon- it’s among South Beach’s best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sushi was terrible. Expensive and horrible service

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Exceptional food, good mix on the menu, some items you want find anywhere else. Always tasty

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fabulous new dishes. Whole fish was amazing.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food. Fun place to go with trendy menu and cocktails!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were seated next to a very loud table. They moved us after we requested a different area. The waiter said they just had to move another table so we were confused why they sat us there

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very Goooddddd no complaints green curry sea bass was delish!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great space, lively night life, and we were seated promptly at our arrival. Due to the high noise level inside, we went with outdoor seating rather than yelling over the crowd.

Delicious food that arrived in a timely manner, I'll be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They need to do something with the noise/accoutstics... its hard talk even with the person next to you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fuimos con niños... error

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great food. Service was a little off but that is unusual as I've been here several times. The duck was outstanding. Dumplings were an excellent choice. The rib appetizer was just ok.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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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