Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.8
589 reviews
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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.
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BM
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

simply great! I will come here over and over again. The service, the food, the ambience, everything is exceptional. Congrats to them!

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FM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went to Pao for dinner and were blown away. Exceptional food, exceptional scene, exceptional service. Great for date night or a special occasion.

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing!!!

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

Amazing!!!! Everything

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RT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space. Our server Jed was on point. Cocktails, wine recommendation, food and pace was top notch. Obviously expensive but the portions were more generous then I imagined them to be. Unicorn, scallops and fried chicken were stand out dishes. The unicorn being a must have, perfect dish. Would return, I’m a sucker for details and Pao hit them all

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s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, drink and service in a most fabulous dining room in a posh hotel. A small plate of beef tongue was exceptionally memorable. So many exotic choices. We’d like to sample every one!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurnts I have dined in on 3 continents.

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OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall fantastic. Food quality and service has been consistently top notch since the first time I went nearly two years ago. As good as any Michelin starred restaurant I’ve been to.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant ! Great ambiance. Food was outstanding and service even better. Great bar and crafted cocktails. Super recommended !

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Has gone downhill since the last time I went

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could eat here every day! The Wagu beef was the best I’ve ever had.

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JB
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and presentation, great cocktails along with great service from Jed made for an enjoyable night.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Worst duck I have e we eaten in my life

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S
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Just ok. Food was fine. Service ok. Nothing memorable.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavors are new and unusual yet still delicious. They don't sacrifice flavor in the name of innovation. Service is stellar, efficient and friendly.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, lovely hotel. We were FREEZING in the restaraunt the entire dinner though.

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d
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in a classy unique place-hotel. Bar drinks a treat from Vladimir, a great bartender. Love the horse bronze glass.
Food is amazing with excellent presentation, perfectly cooked, and full variety of flavors. The Miyazaki carpaccio, the Duck, the Mishima Reserve steaks, and the Toro Tuna were all Perfection. Desserts to die for.
Amazing wine list for the connoisseur, and even a better service from the Sommelier who attended all of our request, even bringing us a bottle from another restaurant.
I think the best restautrant by far in MIAMI.
Thanks for a perfect evening.
Rafael Quinones MD FACS

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t
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great variety and uniqueness of food choices. Waiter was outstanding. Desserts were also unique and delicious.

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t ever write reviews, but my husband and I had such a fantastic night at Pao that I must share. We came for our anniversary and the whole staff were so lovely and welcoming — they truly made it a special night. Our waiter, in particular, was friendly, informed, and attentive. The drinks were great and the food was amazing. The dishes with fried chicken (small plate and large rice), in particular, were delicious. What a great evening!

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FC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and not so expensive compared to other restaurants at same level in Miami. You need to like Asian/fusion food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I believe his name was Chris We venue much enjoyed our whole experience. We would defiantly go back again

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too noisy is the only thing, and charging for the valet after that level of dinner makes no sense

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s
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!!

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very chic, great service, food very inventive, but would appreciate a few more items on the menu to round out selections. Service - hostess, server & wait staff - all, very professional - attentive & accommodating. Food quality & presentation, impressive. Design of interior & exterior spaces creative & inspiring. The doorman greeting guests at the entry level was very knowledgeable & engaging! Overall, it is a lovely experience! Just wish staff admitting guests to the Living Room Bar (1st floor) had been more gracious & acccommodating!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb! Food was delicious except not a lot of options for vegetarians

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway an amazing experience!

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m
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love
Great drinks
Great food

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from start to finish

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

Restaurant was empty. Fire alarm started and we were told it happens very often due to the kitchen in the Argentinean Steakhouse on site. Food doesn’t worth the price. Service was good.

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AD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating business

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

Simply loved it! My wife and I went on a date there and we had a great time. The place was beautiful, the service was excellent and the food was amazing! It’s one of my favorite places in Miami!

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

Beautiful space and outstanding service. The menu is quite limited, and the prices are quite expensive. The food quality and taste was good to excellent, but not truly amazing, and some portions were very small. Los Fuegos in the same hotel, is definitely the better restaurant.

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IC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kind of nervous that it was going to be a hotel guest, tourist trap place. Nothing of the sort. While there may have indeed been tourists, with good taste, it was an exquisite dining experience. Excellent food and drinks combined with great service from our server Hicham made for a memorable experience. Worth a visit and the money.

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IJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, innovative menu. Fabulous service and beautiful atmosphere, without being stuffy. All around amazing. Sebastian was our server and he was fantastic.

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BG
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Pao with my spouse and another couple for a fun night out, and the experience exceeded our expectations. It’s rare that I have an experience in which food, ambiance and service are all exceptional, but this was one.

The food is spectacular - a very unique dishes with flavors you won’t find anywhere else. The decor is also one-of-a-kind.

We were particularly impressed with the top-notch service. We had been stuck in traffic, so we called ahead expecting Pao to treat us like other Miami Beach restaurants: that we should beg them to let us in. But they were understanding and accommodated is as if we had been punctual. And then the service just got better - informative, friendly servers who were always available when needed but not intrusive.

They place is pretty pricey, but it is a great experience.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Great food and excellent wine list!

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Interesting and wonderful food; warm and helpful service; and a fun room.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best service I’ve had in a long time. Generous portions. Over all WONDERFUL experience..

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p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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