Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.8
775 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 775 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good though the temperature was cold

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vipYasmineN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipProDiner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was cool but I'll probably never crave to go back again. It did not move me at all. Don't go if you're hungry for real food. It's Mickey mouse food. E waiter Marco was one of the kindest human beings we've ever met though. The staff is highly professional and the most trained staff I have ever seen in any restaurant. Go if you want to be treated well. Don't go if you want to eat well. More drinks than food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looooveeeeed the food! Definitely recommend for a prefect date night in Miami! The ambience and everything is just so classy.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service!

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Carol
Baja California
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was amazing here! The food does not have any flavor though .. I don’t think it’s worth the price or the place.. but the service is on point

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josy18urena
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, lovely place... the music is to loud‼️‼️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my birthday dinner. Food is excellent. Service is excellent. It was nice seeing Paul Qui himself running food to tables and greeting guests. He looked like a random skater running around the restaurant. Very cool! Our group really liked the food. The mushrooms, shrimp dish, fried chicken, and deserts were all stand outs. Anna was our server and she was very attentive, informative, and had a bright energy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

While the entrees were good the small plates were super disappointing. Small, nothing special and expensive. Server hard recommended things we didn’t want and never came back to take drink orders after our last guest arrived. We never saw him again and had to flag down a manager for our bill. We ended up going somewhere else after because we were still starving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we’ve ever been to in Miami. We travel all over the world to eat and this was an amazing experience.

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vipKathiC
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing!

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SpecialBirthdayDinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Restaurant is very noisy and boisterous.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This really hit the mark for make Just a quick girls who love food getaway truly memorable. I did feel the portions were a bit small even for small plates , however the flavors were delicious. The restaurant ambiance was beautiful even when it rained and we got wet . The staff was very attentive and excellent at answering any questions

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian options! We didn’t feel rushed to finish eating and service was perfect. For a busy restaurant, we didn’t feel forgotten about when it came to the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

I went out for dinner with my friends to Pao by Paul Qui. The food was outstanding however the service was very poor. We were waiting 10 min by the hostess stand , I think hostess was kind of busy but I would guess managers(2 people in a suits) didn't even help her to seat people. They were standing and watching . My friend accidentally spilled water on the table and nobody came to clean so we were sitting all night like that. I'm so disappointed about service at Faena.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Girls night out

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vip4thoseWhoDineOut
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for the 2nd time. We were able to sit outside and it was gorgeous. Service was extraordinary. A perfect experience from start to finish. Make it a point to dine there when you’re in Miami. You’ll be so happy.

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viptsl1234
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual!

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Julie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Date night with friends. Fried chicken and grilled fish were the highlight. Cocktails were delicious. Service could have been a bit quicker but it was super busy. It was loud and at one point we were almost shouting to talk to our friends but hey that’s busy Miami for ya. Definitely want to go back and try some other items on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

La atención y la comida muy bueno. Demasiado ruidoso.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Wonderful service and spectacular food!

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Richard1414
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Was my second time. This time food was bellow average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will the bartender is the best bartender in Miami!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in awhile! Really interesting and unique dishes with bold flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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RuthF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. Our waiter was the best I’ve ever had. He made excellent recommendations. The food was outstanding and different. The golden domed ceiling and huge unicorn in the middle of the restaurant made for an impressive atmosphere. I just loved this place and will be back again and again! Thanks for a great New Year’s celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. The food is incredible and the service was among the best we have had anywhere. Chris took great care of us.

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vipalexm
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic, exceptional food and service

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vipNeda
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner.. Chef Pao.. We had such a wonderful experience. We loved all the food we tried. We had family style, we shared everything..It was so good. The ambience and the service were excellent. Server Chris really took care of us.

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vipOpentableDiner
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Been wanting to try this restaurant out for a while. The food was lovely however after finishing a 3 course meal and only 3/4 of a small cocktail, I suddenly got ill and had to them spend the rest of the evening 🤮 in the restroom.
I’m accustomed to having way more than 1 small alcoholic drink on a full stomach, and the food was divine. Can only think it was either too rich for me or a weird combination that turned my stomach?
Service was great. Food was good. I got horribly sick after 1 drink. It was almost like was drugged or something, how fast it happened. Very odd.
Willing to give it another go, once have got the courage up to go back.

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vipstevenc
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I wasn’t in mood for small plates that evening so hard to give an opinion. I would have needed to order more plates but it was rather expensive. In general not my type of restaurant.

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vipGenesisC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my bday.

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GFM30
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduación

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pao has become my favorite restaurant in Miami. Not only the food and ambiance is great but the service is superb. Well done Pao!

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vip4thoseWhoDineOut
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All we can say is WOW to PAO and how did we not know about this place. From the moment we walked in the door it was a top notch experience. The service, the food, the ambiance was so amazing it was magical. Jed (our waiter) was so knowledgeable about the restaurant,the food and the history it just bought the experience to the next level. Every food recommendation he made couldn’t have been better. He even toured us around the equally amazing Faena property. Certainly the culinary highlight of our trip. Many thanks 🙏 and we will most certainly be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was nice great service and good food

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vipToddM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris our server was amazing. Guided us well through the menu! The service was gracious and attentive!

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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
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply exceptional

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Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 775 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.