Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.8
659 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.

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 659 People Are Saying
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Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tardaron mucho en traer los platos. Demasiado ruido.

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h
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
56 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.

M
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I expected more from a dinner at the Faena. The dining room was extremely bright and resembled the look of a standard hotel cafeteria. The plain booths and furniture only added to this effect. Diners had shorts and sneakers on. We opted to eat at the bar since the dining area was so unattractive. Dinner was ok but expensive. Would not return. Big disappointment.

MC
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday bliss. I love this place.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and service!!

ML
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a remarkable dining experience. The Faena Hotel is beautiful. Pao Restaurant is super chic, and the food was creative and absolutely delicious. Our server, Chris, went above and beyond to make the occasion amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable about the chef, the restaurant, and the menu. Our dinner at PAO was the best dining experience we had in Miami. I highly recommend it!!! We will definitely be back!

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Anniversary

OT
Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent the first night of our stay at faena dining at Pao, as we are here celebrating our engagement and planning our wedding. We had a beautiful meal and the service was second to none. Thank you for a beautiful evening!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An experience not to be missed on trending mid-Beach Miami! Outstanding curated menu by The Chef Paul Qui!

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

Delicious, out of the box food with great ambiance

K
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service were both outstanding! The watermelon salad and short ribs suburb.
Restaurant is a little noisy but the experience was great. We will be back. Excellent wait staff.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome and tasty. Service was great!

AT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It took a while to be seated and we were getting frustrated by how slow things were moving. But, afterwards, our server more than made up for it with excellent service and recommendations.

Our server was superb, he turned what could have been a terrible night into an incredible success.

F
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Faena is a work of art! We've been to Pao twice. Both times, the service was great. The food is secondary to the atmosphere! We enjoy the ambiance.

P
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing!

C
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning. From approaching the host stand to paying the bill, a showcase of pristine hospitality and cuisine. I’m hard-pressed to find any other establishment in Miami that could provide this level of hospitality. Discussing particular dishes and cocktails would be waxing poetic as every flavor and presentation decision was obviously thoroughly curated. We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday and we will surely be back later in the year for mine.

V
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu. It was beautifully presented and prepared.

m
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

heaven for this foodie and her partner. we just love Pao. they even provide shawls for those of us that were freezing! its so gorgeous. Our waiter Chris & his crew could not have been better. Thank you Chef Paul Qui! We need you in NYC

C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious good. Liked the decor.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pao’s service and food were beyond perfect! Highly recommended! ❤️

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