Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.7
740 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian
Pao boldly reflects celebrated chef Paul Qui’s renowned brand of modern Asian cuisine drawing from his background and range of international styles, including Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, and French. Signature items include crudo specialties, original rice dishes and fresh fish and meats seared table-side over Japanese binchotan charcoal.

Pao’s beverage program will include an extensive list of wines from old and new world regions, an international liquor selection, innovative cocktails from an impressive team of mixologists and playful non-alcoholic libations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 740 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Pao. Our server Jad was very knowledgeable in both food and drink aspects, he guided us through the menu very well. Food was outstanding. As a fellow Filipino myself it’s great to see our cuisine be elevated in such level. Highly recommend it and will definitely come back again.

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MichaelTronn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Stunning place. Immaculate and very attentive service. Not too loud. Will def be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and anniversary

LP
vipLisaP
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! It's in the funkiest hotel on Miami Beach, the atmosphere is beautiful, the service outstanding and every single item of food was exceptional. Loved the lumpia, the pork belly, fried chicken, and the whole roasted fish was simply delicious - that sauce!

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Foodie
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful Judd was our Waiter! All the dishes were unique...our fav was Mushrooms Bistek! Sake was beautiful & wines lovely!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It’s pricey for amount of food you get, but it’s delicious. The service is very slow, but I think they try to make it an experience for the diner.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server and was outstanding at guiding us through the menu and making recommendations. The food was delicious, especially the fried chicken. We will definitely go back if/when we are back in town.

EB
vipEwaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was our second time dining at Pao and we couldn’t be happier with the place - a true gem in the Miami restaurant scene. The food is phenomenal, but the service is even better, which is quite rare in Miami, especially in South Beach. Chris took such good care of us and even organized a little after dinner treat for us, since it was our anniversary. So thank you again 😃 We‘ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative, top-notch food, with some of the best service in Miami.

BG
vipBriannaG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late because of traffic and the hostess could not have been nicer. This is one of the best restaurants in Miami. The ambience, food, service & drinks are all incredible. The short rib is a must & we enjoyed some of the newer additions to the menu as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamachi was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve been to a lot of high end restaurants) our server was great also and his recs were spot on!

KM
KamalM
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and exciting food in a stylish and energetic setting with top class service all whilst not being intimidating at all. Would recommend Pao at The Faena to anyone looking for a special occasion. You won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the Anniversary Dinner . Everything was good . The portions were kinda small for the price so I recommend ordering a lot of plates we had 4 small and one large . Definitely worth going , we will be back .

JR
vipJRap
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is outstanding
Food is good; not amazing. The roasted fish entree is disappointing as it is over salted on the skin. I do not understand the hype.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! The food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
France
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probablement un des meilleurs restaurants de miami.
Chaque plat est élaboré, le mélange des saveurs est heureux les portions généreuses, le tout dans un écrin intimiste.
Carte des vins digne de ce nom, addition en conséquence certe.
Un vrai coup de cœur

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JeromeW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience and made my birthday special with a surprise amazing dessert!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!!

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vipCrouchie
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing place. Well worth a visit. Our waiter was fabulous with recommendations and that the food should be served. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. A little bit overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was terrific, but the service and overall experience was very disappointing for a restaurant with such high pretensions. The waiter fundamentally blew the order of the serving of the dishes in a way that defied logic and destroyed the natural order of the meal. He, Bismarck, talked endlessly but failed to listen to the most important part of the order, the order of serving dishes. He, the assistant manager, and the manager all failed to understand the gravity of the mistake, offering measly tokens in return for poor service. They seem accustomed to serving trust fund babies, nouveau riches, and tourists without discerning tastes and demand for proper service. And the manager seemed more sympathetic to their insults about my legitimate complaints than the actual poor service my wife and I received. One of them suggested that if I have complaints, then I cannot afford to eat there. Seriously?? I never raised my voice in this dialogue, and insults from next table sharpened while the manager did nothing to admonish them for their rudeness to me but proceeded to threaten bringing security on me if I did not pay my bill, which I did and walked out. So bottom line, there is real attitude problem amongst serving staff and management coupled with attitudinal regular customers who believe their wealth affords them free passes to rude behavior. Not going back there! And can’t we rescind this imposed 18% service charge in Florida restaurants?

Andy Kuchins

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vipSilvinaF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo espectacular. Hermoso ambiente, atención dedicada y comida deliciosa. El "asado", imperdible.

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maxxx
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter was a bit overzealous but it’s hard not to be when the food and cocktails are at this level of inventiveness.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & innovative food. Can really recommend, deserves Michelin Star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was amazing and really took the time to explain the menu and the Chef’s background. Chris also have great recommendations and was very professional and warm throughout. Excellent service and also got to meet the Manager Leticia who was super nice! Food was superb cannot wait to go back! Fave were the kinilaw, short ribs and fish entree

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely attentive and educated staff. Great vibe. Food was excellent.

CS
vipCrushedSnail
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not what it used to be 3 years ago...
Poor quality of food and service.
Despite reservation - waiting 60min for a table!
Tasting menu is served as sharing menu...
Crowd is trashy...

2 stars only because we got a bottle off the bill at the end and the manager apologized at the end for the poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uno de los mejores restaurantes con una atencion increible, excelente comida, excelente servicio al cliente, volvere muy pronto, excelente lugar para cualquier ocasion que desees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Off the hook pan-Asian experience. Small plate fried chicken was excellent, grilled octopus was solid, and whole grilled fish (bronzino) was perfect - perfectly spicy and sweet.

Wait staff somewhat unprofessional - but not noticeable inadequate. Just ordinary.

Great way to spend Friday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ischam our waiter was amazing explaining the menu and was a pleasure

JL
JulieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Our server was so fabulous and on it!! Highly recommend for large parties. Good food, not memorable, but it’s yummy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch all the way around.

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vipMarinero
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pretty restaurant in a dramatic and beautiful setting. Decent service, very good food at a good price

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Yumyum
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but excellent food and service with a very Miami/Vegas scene. Underrated in other forums especially in this market. Chris is awesome as well.

JM
JenM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely. Great service

CG
ColinG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 740 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.