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About Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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.

3201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Filipino

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
32 street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(844) 798-9713

Website:
http://www.faena.com/

Parking Details:
Hotel Valet Parking

Public Transit:
Collins Av@32 Street

Executive Chef:
Paul Qui

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Waterfront (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Cozy (3)
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Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was good - not stellar. Service was on point and the decor was easily one of the most beautiful lighting and architectures in Miami history! I was disappointed they did not offer a full menu on Art Basel weekend (namely omission of duck) but the rest of the options were there. A bit frou frou (small portions) - more of a see and be seen type spot in the cosmic Faena universe.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Highly recommend their take on fried chicken when going, but everything on the menu was incredibly good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food great. Service was disappointing to say the least.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 2, 2017

AMAZING food and service. Slightly overpriced but a great experience overall.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and appetizers. The duck leg was a little too salty. Overall very nice experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have dined at most restaurants in South Beach and this is, without a doubt, the best place you could choose for a creative delicious meal that you will never forget. Don't be intimidated by the fusion of foods when reading the menu, you will not be disappointed and their is just nothing like it anywhere else!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food, great experience, great staff! The food was simply amazing and the staff was so welcoming. Great for our wedding anniversary!

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing experience! Both the food and the service were wonderful! Would go back daily if we could

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ask for a nice table for a birthday dinner. Wait more than 1h30 for it.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, even better service. This restaurant is on the expensive side but certainly worth treating yourself for an excellent dinner. Service was exceptional and friendly, a hard combination to find.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing ambiance, service and food! What more can you ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful service - the waiters are extremely attentive and the food is superb.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful high end restaurant with great wait staff. We read rave reviews about the creative food before dining at Pao. And, the food is indeed creative. But, what we found was that almost every dish was over flavored, over smoked, and over loaded with exotic ingredients, with the results being too complex and overwhelming the underlying food. Even their "signature" dish called Unicorn, which is sea urchin and corn chowder served in a large hollowed out spiny urchin shell, was disappointing. The presentation looked amazing but there was only one small piece of urchin inside. The rest was, as a result, just some over-priced corn chowder.

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great; dishes very creative... music was a bit loud.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Authentic Filipino cuisine. All the items we ordered were delicious but our favorites were the Kinilaw and the Milk Bread dessert. Highly recommend for a romantic special occasion dinner. The ambience and decor of the restaurant are beautiful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were so impressed by the food, this is a unique culinary experience and one we will remember. From the moment you walk in everything is off the charts amazing.. the incredible Damian Hirst art, the delicious cocktails, the friendly and above and beyond service, and the food... just simply awesome. We will be back!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent Evening. We celebrated my husbands birthday, wonderful meal , excellent service. Just perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

everything we had was great. Cocktail in the unicorn head was worth it.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have to say we were somewhat worried when I made the booking that the food would be 'difficult' as asian food often is, and that there would not be enough. Far far from it. The menu was amazing, there was more than enough food and the restaurant is superb. Our server Hisham was attentive but not overbearing, knew his menu inside and out, and we followed his recommendations which were perfect to the nth degree. It was lovely to see diners dressed well, but not overdressed, for once in Miami. Absolutely loved it and will definitely be back when we are back at our Miami home for the Holidays.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was amazingly delicious and out server Sebastian was outstanding. Sebastian explained the menu to us. And he knew all the ingredientes in each dish. We actually went by his recommendation and we are glad we did , we love our meal .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing. The fried chicken, the short rib, and the wild mushroom rice were all truly unique and extraordinary. Chris was the best server!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Although the portions are small, the flavors are delicious! Our waiter (Chris) was very knowledgeable and helpful in deciding what dishes to order.
Pao is expensive, however, worth it for the ambiance of The Faena Hotel.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great for a special night. Service is excellent and food is very good. Expensive for sure however.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing service beyond expectations!!! The crudos and appetizers are delicious! Very different types of recipes compared to other asian fusion restaurants. Drinks are also delicious. However, did not like the specialty rice options. Was missing lots of flavor. I would recommend this place for happy hour, great drinks and tapas. Service is excellent!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The best restaurant in Miami !!! The food, the cocktails, the service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sebastian once again made for an unforgettable evening with his service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Amazing dining experience from the moment we walked in! Excellent food! Paul Qui is a culinary genius! Impeccable service! Thanks for
making our anniversary extra special!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friends and I were blown away by the service and the inventive, delicious food we had the fortune to experience. Sebastian took exceptional care of us, as did every other person working the floor that night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amaaazing food. Not cheap but worth every dime. If you ever want to splurge on a great meal this is the place!! Loved every bite and everything on the menu was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We thought the menu is confused and doesn't have an identity. But the whole experience was good, the service was amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was amazing... our waitress, Jane was very knowledgeable of the menu, including the wine which I found to be very impressive. We ended up going with most of her recommendations and it did not disappoint! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends visiting Miami looking for something different but delicious!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing cocktails, great staff, beautiful dining room but awful food.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Loved my dinner at Pao. Our sever was awesome! So friendly and helpful. A little forceful with what items we should order, which turned some people off, but I didn't mind. We shared the snapper and it was amazing! I can't wait to go back to try it again. The tables were comfortable and spaced well. This is a great place for a date night, special occasion, girls or guys night out. I left stuffed and excited to come back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Disappointing, starting from very poor and confusing reception

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great experience, fantastic food, and even better service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Sabores increíbles, muy buen ambiente y personal muy agradable!! Me encanta venir

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Las 3 B, buena comida, buena atención y buen servicio.

En cuanto al precio es de los restaurantes de alto precio pero que los vale.

Se lis recomiendo para una comida de negocios o una ocasión especial.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding creative food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Server lacked knowledge. We were a party of four and decided to all order the $195 tasting menu. First, when asked the difference between the $95 and $195 tasting menu the response was "the $195 has duck and more expensive ingredients." Wow was the common thought. Despite this and because of the chef's awards we decided on the $195/person tasting menu. As each course was brought to the table we had to inquire about the ingredients and the recommended way to construct the perfect bite. It became a joke as the dishes progressed throughout the night continually lacked information or advise. I believe there was no "experience" at this venue. Good luck if you decide to roll the dice here.

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