Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.8
571 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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MG
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 8, 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 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 2, 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 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!!!

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 24, 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 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway an amazing experience!

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m
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love
Great drinks
Great food

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 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 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing from start to finish

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating business

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 5, 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 3, 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 27, 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 23, 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 14, 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 12, 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
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service and food was good great. Our server Chris went above and beyond. Very professional and knew every detail of our dishes. We had him recommend our dishes and everything was on point.

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Miami
51 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service we loved our waiter Javaris, food is excellent only the acoustics need to be improved can not hear anyone at your table

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BB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing and the bartenders are very easy on the eyes.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food and ambiance. A must try in SoBe.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Miami has to offer.

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1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was great, outstanding service, overall- great place for dining!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible use of ingredients!

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SE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue and food

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RH
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from The moment you valet your care right through getting your bill. Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommended and will definitely return

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sommelier. Very knowledgeable. The food was impeccable. The staff was extremely friendly and professional.

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TE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Culinary Experience. Brought my wife for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very small portions, Unappetizing, distasteful food. Very overpriced.
Skip it.

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J
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location for date night. Night club cabaret at the location. The food is asian fusion. Love the pork rice.

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MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

A big disappointment after having great expierneces in Pao previously. Service is outstanding, however the food quality was un acceptable.

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

Amazing! Very attentive, food came out appropriately quickly, and complimentary dessert to celebrate. Loved it! Favourite restaurant in Miami.

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SN
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance coupled with terrific service and exquisitely prepared food. Menu selection is limited but what's on the menu is all great.

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A
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always! Delicious food and incredible service! It is one of our favorites in Miami!

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SF
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Highly recommend. Impeccable service, waiters calling you by your name at all times and were very friendly (unlike how they treat you at the jazz lounge). Fried chicken was delicious as well as the rice with pork belly and the dessert with the pear ice cream was nothing like I have ever had before.

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