Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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$50 and over
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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.

Specials

MIAMI SPICE

Enjoy 3 Course Menu at $39 Per Person Not Including Tax or Service Charge.
Available Tuesday to Saturday

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: October 1, 2019

Availability: Tue-Sat 7:00PM-10:30PM

What 678 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with some business associates and had a lovely experience

CA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Expensive but the food was very good this time. The Miami Spice menu is the way to go.

IM
Miami
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food very interesting - I liked it - my mother did not like it too much as it was different. Beautiful place.
great service - the best waitress ever. personal and attentive. Called me by my last name. Will go back to explore other dishes.

JN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice scene for sure.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Miami Spice to celebrate a birthday. The food was great, the restaurant itself gorgeous, and the drinks were superb!

M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We waited for 1 hour to be seated with previous reservation.

OT
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome time! Claudio was our server, and he was amazing. Amazing food, impeccable service, and stunning ambiance. Wonderful date night!

CS
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Go early and walk around the gardens and lobby. We went for Miami Spice. It was a wonderful evening!

K
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and always good service:)

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dios was great and the service was amazing .. Bismarck was our waiter .. and he truly went above and beyond to make us fleet special as Bri g very attentive

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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SM
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Miami Spice menu provided excellent choices including supplements. All of our dishes were well-prepared and delightful. Our waiter was excellent, moving us away from a door to the patio as requested.
Wine list is fine but there are no economical choices; nothing below $60 plus tax/tip = $75. Even an expensive restaurant should include a couple of wines below $50.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and a Sebastian is a very good attendance

LA
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! WOW! amazing restaurant with amazing waiters. Very caring and pleasant and not to mention the food is amazing and delicious as well.

l
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gorgeous space, extraordinary service, fabulous menu, and flawless execution. We came to stay at The Faena for a little romantic getaway and were completely delighted by our meal at Pao. Every detail was expertly tended to. I strongly recommend Pao for any special dinner, or just a gourmand-compliant experience.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everthing was absolutely amazing and our server was incredibly knowledgable and provided us honest and helpful approaches to the menu. Scallop, Coboa Crudo, sisig rice and Unicorn all fantastic!!

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

Birthday dinner with six people. We had the Miami Spice Menu and it was fantastic!

DK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and especially during Miami Spice when it becomes more affordable. The food is flavorful and beautifully presented. And the service is amazing - I always feel that I have stepped in to a different country because it’s just so special
Thank you!

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tardaron mucho en traer los platos. Demasiado ruido.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavours. Attentive service. Friendly too, not too pretentious but absolute quality. Best place I ate in Miami, and I do like a good Michelin star standard. Highly recommended, do visit!

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and food, not so nice how noisy the place is.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food great. Hostess and attitude poor. They are clearly under instructions to make people wait when they have open tables to create the illusion that the restaurant is in demand. Having said that, the food is excellent.

P
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to this restaurant during Miami Spice and took advantage of the Miami Spice Menu. It was well worth it. First I must address the service which is outstanding! Our server, Jed, was always addressing me by my name Mrs. xxxx, which was very pleasant and made me feel like a VIP! Jed was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines and I just can't say enough about his amazing service! The food was very exotic and different. We had scallops, cobia ceviche in coconut cream, portobello mushrooms and short rib. All were amazing, and desserts were as divine. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Make sure to get the fried chicken bites to start. If you love ceviche get the kinilaw. Service was 5 star without being over bearing. Ask for Chris as your waiter!

LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing time at Pao! Our waiter Sebastian was so thoughtful. We never had to ask for anything, he always anticipated our needs. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel so special. We will definitely be back!

MB
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Restaurant! I went this past Saturday and had both some items from the Miami Spice menu as well regular items. I was an evening to remember, service was outstanding by our server, food was perfectly done. For the Miami Spice, this are small portions but full of flavor! we did a meat substitution that we wished it had three pieces instead of two, but the taste was incredible. Great job guys! will definitely be back!

AR
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I decided to meet after I was done seeing patients for dinner at Pao. We were greeted by 2 lovely, polite hostesses who sat us immediately. The highlight of our meal was our server Claudio. He was well versed on points of service, not too many and not too few table touches and he was just really lovely energy. We chose the Miami Spice menu but ordered the Cobia based crudo from the main menu to start. Interestingly, the item no on the Spice menu was the best dish of the evening. Our Fried Chicken appetizer was a little dull in flavor and our sisig rice entree was dry and dull on flavor. Not terrible, not even bad, it just felt like maybe the food from the Miami Spice menu didn't get as much "kitchen love" as the full-priced menu items. The wine list was also very good. Overall, it was a decent. Better service than most restaurants on the beach which I would expect at the Faena.
We would come back but we would just make sure we ordered off the regular menu.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and so is the service. Highly recommended!

CP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from the beginning to the end. Food was well prepared. Drinks are excellent quality. Our experience with Miami Spice was very good. We will be back.

SJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing melange of flavors in Paul’s signature dishes. Superb service by Bismark. Ambiance very chic, romantic.

M
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I had an amazing dining experience at Pao at the beautiful Faena hotel. I was so excited to try this place since my family is from the Philippines as well as the chef and his inspired dishes. My husband and I selected the Miami spice menu and our 4 year old son had his own kids menu. The food was delicious from start to finish. Chicken with banana ketchup and the mushroom bistek was excellent. The cocktail with calamensi juice and sparkling wine was so good. The service was perfect. We hope to visit again soon!!!!!!!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except we were sat right by and exit door where the chair was literally blocking the door causing people going in and out of the door to hit me. Bad table placement. Seems there are two tables like this at this small restaurant. Next time will be asked not to be sat there.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, very contemporary design... but extremely loud for a renowned restaurant.

g
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner, great drinks and the service was great

Y
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant with great service and unique food.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall ok, but when time came to the payment the terminal was not working and they would accept only one card for the whole bill, that puts you in a awkward position if you came with a friend, cause one of you should have cash... and the place is extremely noisy can’t talk ;(

OT
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un lugar decorado hermoso, muy elegante y a la vez casual, la comida y el servicio es extraordinario!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb, the food was delicious, generous servings for an Asian restaurant, service was excellent and the atmosphere cosy and relaxed, livening up just enough as the evening went on, would definitely come back

S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with incredible food. Chris, our waiter, offered the best service and suggestions. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and the kitchen made a very special, off-the-menu dessert as a surprise for us. The food was spectacular - everything from the crudo to dessert was inventive but delicious. Definitely a must-try for anyone who loves trying new, unique pairings of food, and definitely a great spot for celebrating a special occasion.

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