Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.7
859 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 859 people are saying
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vipAlbert
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ginger roasted fish, followed by the fried chicken and the smoked short rib are three dishes I can eat 7 days straight. Excellent service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice tables outdoor in a covered and heated area, with lots of room.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly and courteous staff. Great venue.

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vipOscarD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our server was great! However, they made us wait for 40mins even though I had a reservation and they could only sit us outside (it was very windy and it messed with the food temperature). The food is delicious but they need to better manage the reservations. There's no need for people to wait 40mins to be seated if they've made a reservation. Clearly the place is overbooking with the hopes that people don't notice. I would come back as the place is nice but I'm not going out of my way to do it. This place needs to upgrade their service if they want a Michelin star because they price it as if it had it.

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vipRosalieB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s all up to how you eat. We would eat here everyday. Amazing food. It’s a favorite on south beach for us we would go multiple times 🙌🙌👏🏻👏🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The waitress was amazing! The food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food presentation was phenomenal but the dishes were overly salty and . Not worth the value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waited 1 hour to get our table. Finally took us outside to a table completely uncleared from previous customers… like literally dirty plates and glasses so we had to stand there for 10 more minutes waiting for it to be cleaned. Bartender was stressed and had bad attitude. Overall one of the worst experiences… my friends rented main penthouse at Faena for 2 months this summer and we had good experiences, not sure what happened. Manager did comp some things so I appreciate that but it was so bad the meal should have been free.

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vipjillp
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for graciously accommodating our expanding reservation last minute. A fabulous dinner and evening was enjoyed by all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service and beautiful chic place

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vip4thoseWhoDineOut
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as always.

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vipAmmyK
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Impeccable service. We stayed at the hotel and had such a great experience. I highly recommend this place. The cocktails were very yummy. The appetizers were amazing and our main course was perfect.

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vipAlbert
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as usual. The whole fish and the fried chicken are my favorite.

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NikitaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The service was extremely slow. We had to wait an hour for our drinks which was very frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The second time I came and the second time I have to wait more than 40 minutes to be seat , Doesn't that seem disrespectful to you?

the restaurant is very noisy you have to shout to communicate, I left with a headache and ended up almost sleeping at the table how late it was

no vegetarian options

I Think I wont come back

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vipArttheConcierge
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Challenge your foodie palate with Spanish/French/Japanese/Filipino flavors, presentation and technique. Elegant setting and oversized comfy leather booths.
Short Rib is the best in town and the unicorn is One of a kind.
I am Art the Concierge and I recommend PAO.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We were here to celebrate my birthday. Once we were leaving, we heard the staff making fun saying “yeah right, birthday”. We spent over $250 for dinner to be mocked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Waitress was so knowledgeable on the plates! We highly recommend this extraordinary restaurant!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buena comida y el lugar está genial

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Ashley
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

First, I’d like to say that we had an wonderful night at Pao- We were in great company, the atmosphere was lovely and our server was excellent and knowledgeable. He carefully explained the menu and was forthcoming that the dishes were small and sort of an appetizer style. There are a couple of items on the menu that are considered larger portions, but still not large enough to fill you up by itself. He recommended we each choose 2 things to share. There were 4 of us, so we got 8 dishes to try together. Being as small as they were, not all of us even got a taste of every dish. For example, there wasn’t enough chicken or scallops for each of us to try some of. We got the whole fish (which is considered a large portion) and we each got a very tiny sliver of food to taste. For the price, the value just was not there. Honestly, we spent a lot of money on dinner and drinks and still left there not feeling satiated. The food was good, but not excellent like some of the reviews led me to believe. I was going in thinking that the food would wow us enough to be worth the price. It was a nice experience, but I won’t be returning to Pao.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever visited. Drinks were exceptionally good. Great attention to details

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The servers was great !!!

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BMun
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food and ambiance were very good, but we had to wait a long time between openers and final course.

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vipYewande
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The short rib and branzino were delicious!

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vipLemayR
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was spot on and the drinks were excellent. Price a little high for the quality

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FarahC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience! Wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most amazing meals in Miami so far… amazing and kind servers and even better food

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vipSasiilll
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The place is beautiful, service is really good, but I was expecting more tasty and unique experience, nothing special … hamachi in coconut sauce not good, short rib rice was ok and the wagyu short rib it was tasteful but needs something more … not coming back to this place.

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vipJuFigueiredo
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service could be improved.

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vipanabellg
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

To be honest I’ve here three times and the portions are so small for the price. I always order the fried chicken and it’s very tasty but the portions are like for a toddler and cost just doesn’t justify it. We also get one of the short rib plates and again it’s ok but the portions are ridiculously small. The food will not leave you in awww but no means. The hotel is always beautiful, service is great, the ambiance is great but skip it and go find some real food.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was really disturbing! Something has to be done about the acoustic. Everuthing level was amazing but the experience was really impacted by the level of noise.

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AnieD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The drinks and food were amazing! I would definitely go back!

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RichardM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , great food , nice ambient . Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the hostess to the amazing waiter and memorable food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y comida

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vipalexm
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Miami

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vipAmandaJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

our order took quite long to be delivered even after the server knew we had a theatre performance to attend. we had to cancel the last part of our order due to time and also were not offered any acknowledgement for our birthday person of honor, as requested in out open table reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was intense and intimidating. Mushroom bistek tasted like steak, best most unexpected dish ever, highly recommend!

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Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 859 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.