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Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.7
479 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Asian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Filipino
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-12:00am
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Phone number
(844) 798-9713
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Qui
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Cross street
32 street
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Parking details
Hotel Valet Parking
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Public transit
Collins Av@32 Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 479 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Always excellent food and service

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Bad food - bad service - too expensive 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The restaurant tries to be to fancy on everything. The result is just a snob overpriced restaurant with average food. One of the worst options in Miami for the money. The service is outstanding, though.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Simply the best ! It is not a joke, it is a very nice place to eat. I am french and I perfectly know what I am talking about. I went in some of the best place in miami... this is the One to go !!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was wonderful from the food to the service .

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved everything

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We were fortunate to get reservations at Pao at the last minute. Great service from the moment we walked in. Very knowledgeable Sommelier, who is personable and helpful. Waiter was very helpful with menu, offering a tasting menu not on the printed menu, and then customizing it to add a specific dish our four top all wanted to try. Tasting menu ended up being 10 courses, each one excellent and then topped by the next course. The crudo and hamachi were beautiful, simple and perfect. The sea urchin dish was ethereal. A beef dish was smoked for four hours, then sous vide, then grilled, making the steak have a slightly smoked flavor and literally melt-in-mouth. When it was time for desert, we all thought we could not eat another bite. We were wrong, as the deserts were too good. Restaurant itself is a beautiful space with a view to the Atlantic. This is a restaurant that is expensive but well worth it.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A bit over-priced for the meal and service we received.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

A very noisy atmosphere.
The chicken was fantastic but the main course w
Could have been better.
Service was really good.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Phenomenal food and presentation. The tasting menu was perfect! Would go back in a heartbeat!

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service was awful. Food was good, but small portions and overpriced. So many better restaurants in this city that are much more worth the investment

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food is very good and the recommendations from our waiter were appreciated. The service is good also. The restaurant is very loud and noisy, it could be due to the dome shape of the roof that could generate a lot of echoes, but in our table could not even have a conversation because we were screaming across the table (4 people). I am not particularly fond of loud restaurants, so I will not coming back. The price for plates in the menu is extremely expensive, so in the end, we just paid a very high price to be in a loud restaurant in which I was just counting the minutes to get out. I guess that is the new Miami.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Food was mediocre at best, servers did not adhere to our food allergies as requested when we arrived and manager didn’t even bother to come over. Skip it and save yourself a disappointing evening.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Exceeded expectations! All in group were raving. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Gentle, savory celebratory feast...well done

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Incredible place, good vibes and delicious food! Ok

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Good food. Great service. A little on the expensive side. Tables are very small and close together

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is our must go to restaurant when we are at our home in Miami; early booking is essential, particularly if you want to eat on Friday or Saturday nights. From the minute you arrive at the reception desk, you feel appreciated. The food, the atmosphere and the attention to detail are second to none. If possible we try to get Hisham as our server; he personifies all of the above, and makes a dinner a special experience. The fish is amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had the Wagyu Ribeye and it was well worth the price! Everything was extremely high quality, including the Coconut Shell dessert that was perfectly crafted. Definitely on the pricey side, but everything met the high expectations those prices garnered.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

From the moment we entered we were treated like VIP's. The hostesses could not have been more welcoming and very professional too. But the best part of the evening was our waiter Sebastian. He knew the menu and the ingredients inside and out. While we navigated through the menu he was our wonderful guide. His presentation was impeccable and his ability to engage us on each course made the evening even more enjoyable. We ordered bites to share like the amazing salmon bites, tuna toro, the Peking duck was the BEST ever. The pork rice had a smokey and exotic flavor. The wine we ordered Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet has sent us on a hunt to find as many bottles as we can.
Overall each member of this team provided us with an over the top experience. The ambiance was beautiful with a view that provided us with a beautiful sunset.
I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and service! Recommendations were made and each dish was described by Jane in detail. Very creative menu and very elegant presentations.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Our sommelier and servers were fantastic please send our thanks. Good was amazing! Very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Have had meals at many Restaurants around the world varying categories. This was probably one of the best complete meal, service experiences we’ve had! Service staff was exceptional, seeming to read our minds.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Service was great. Food was good. Ambience was ok. They did accommodate our table preference. Not our first visit. Everything was very consistent.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The waiter was very professional and friendly and gave us a sneak peek of the show in the theatre, it looked very fun so I will definitely go see it. I would have not know about the show if the waiter would not have told us.
The food was excellent like I remembered from the previous times.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The cocktail and wine prices are just way over the top. $34 for a martini? The food was very good but I think they forgot about us half way. Our server was nice enough.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was gastrointestinal! A good fission between Asian (Philippine) cousins and modern American

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Seated on time and the restaurant is beautiful. We had pork belly, fried chicken, smoked short rib and red snapper fish. We've been here twice before and it was delicious but not this time. We had some problems, definitely not as good as before. Even the flow of the dinner was odd. For these prices not likely to come back.....

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The service was impeccable. The dishes were on the small side sonits great to share and try many things on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Pao was a great restaurant and the service and food were amazing. Jedd was a fantastic server that was overly attentive and made sure we had a great night.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Uni was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Great time.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous food. Unlike any other restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Outstanding!! Best in Miami in my opinion. The duck is ghe best I’ve ever had. The pork rib was also unforgetable. My top pic for Miami

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Speechless

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Carta de vinos muy pobre y elevados precios. El nivel de ruido es insoportable y muy caro por lo que brinda el lugar

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nice venue good food

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Underwhelming food

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