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Pao by Paul Qui - Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Award-winning

Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

4.5
4.5
1032 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Filipino, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 534-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paul Qui
  • Private party facilities
    Pao’s warm, elegant and refined space is the perfect place for business events and gatherings with friends and family. Offering family style dining menus are hand-selected signature dishes.Pao offers Group Dining for 12-60 guest - Non private Privatization of the Restaurant offered for groups up to 120 guest
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Cross street
    32 street
  • Parking details
    Hotel Valet Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,032 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami - Dade

    Good for special occasions

  • Miami - Dade

    Asian

  • Miami Beach

    Innovative

  • Miami Beach

    Good for special occasions

  • Miami Beach

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

1,032 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The small plates need to come out faster. We waited 20-30 minutes in between plates. Incredibly slow service. Tuna tartare taco, crab toast, fried chicken were all mediocre for the price. The Short Rib was the best dish by far. Very good! The bluefin tuna nigiri was also good. The uni wasn’t my favorite. It was fishier than the uni I get in San Francisco. I’m chalking this up as a type I’ve never had before because it did look fresh. Food was okay. Service needs to speed things up. Get the short rib if you do go.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu can be daunting in terms of the sheer variety of possibilities. With so many choices, we asked our server Jed to guide us through and it turned Ned out to be a great decision. Pacing and dish selection along with his suggested wine pairings resulted in an excellent evening. So much more to try and a follow-up visit is in our future plans.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thx again was a great time. Food is different but good

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  4. Katie

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and attention to detail. Service was very pleasant and tables were cleaned promptly between courses but it was slow, so just be patient - it’s truly worth it!

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  5. JennyS

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was perfect. Dress code has to be uphold to pants or jeans and NOT shorts. otherwise an impeccable place to enjoy food and service and ambiance...

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  6. richardr

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The evening starts with 1/ valet that has no availabilities 2/ table that is 80' late while we are on time, 3/ no apple juice at the bar but need to wait 25' for one finally and be charged $15 for it, menu not attractive, dishes very small and over priced, service mediocre and can take 20' for a drink refreshment.

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  7. JonathanR

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had high expectations that weren’t really satisfied. The menu definitely reads better than it tastes. It is all fine but this is a $$$$ restaurant and flavours were just not there. Even the greens with red curry paste, which should be hot with chilli and aromatic, was timid. The restaurant design is beautiful, service good (though took them 20 mins to find an onion for a Gibson) but food is triumph of brand over substance.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    👍🏻 for the food and service. However, the only downside was that we had our reservation at 9:15pm and we were only seated after 1h and 15 minutes. Despite the wait, the food and the overall dining experience were great! The manager was super nice and make up for the inconvenience caused and offered us complimentary drinks and added a discount to our bill. This gesture made a big difference to the overall experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, unique menu - excellent service

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  10. Jork

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, caring, and attentive service from the hostess all the way to the General Manager! Very good cuisine. The Thom Ka Rice, the Salt Bread with Bone Marrow Caramel, and the Fried Chicken were excellent!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food AMAZING !!!!!!! Will go back and bring family to share the wonderful experience. Such a knowledgeable wait staff

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  12. MarkC

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best of everything. Food. Service. Wine. Cocktails.

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  13. michaelm

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The macaroons were way too cold and the prawns overcooked but the short rib, sea urchin, and everything else was delicious (again)

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great if you’re looking for a unique experience and unusual, creative food. Must have a well rounded palate to appreciate the flavors and the recipes. Not good if you’re going with children

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and lovely service. Extremely uneven food; which is disappointing given the very high price point.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience. Delicious dinner and deserts, Beautiful presentation. Excellent service! Relaxing ambiance. Everyone enjoyed so much, that it made me proud to select this restaurant for our group. It surly now became on top of our favorite places to visit. We are already looking forward to come back soon. Thank you

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  17. AnnaD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience , wonderful service and food was great

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  18. Akhiterm

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience at Pao! The service was great as was the food. We tried several different items and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Highlights were the wagyu short rib with Japanese sweet potatoes (very rich) and the pancit (not your grandmas pancit!) Will for sure be coming back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good. But quantity they serve for the price its ridiculous...... If you're hungry dont bother.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation for 8:45pm -they made us wait till 10:25 to get seated .horrible service

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb!! A friend of mine took me for my birthday there and I loved it. I took my husband for his first time there and he was blown away. The food, the service, the ambiance…. The food again, it’s unique in South Beach. No other place has what Pao has… we are in love with this place!

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  22. Mark

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food , some different flavours, very enjoyable , staff service is excellent

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing! Every bitewas incredible. Service on point. I would highly recommend it.

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  24. Julieb

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was excellent, drinks were good, food was average and that was surprising given the chef is well known. Although maybe he franchised his name. Ambience visually is nice but it is so loud that you have to yell at the person sitting next to you as the night progresses. You cannot speak across the table. It’s a fun place in a stunning hotel- I would just stick with the bar.

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  25. TamaraR

    Miami

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it was great. The ambience, food and service were awesome. Loved the live entertainment too!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service! Our server was very attentive and explained everything on the menu. He checked on us several times in between. Highly recommend this restaurant. My daughter and I enjoyed all the foods and the drinks. We can’t wait to go back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Loved coming here to start our anniversary weekend! Our waiter was amazing! Always explaining everything to us and showing us all the love and respect in the world. Loved the atmosphere! Will not be the last time for us here!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten ten times at Pao, this was the best ever. The Singapore style chili crab was insane. Highly recommended.

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  29. coconutavocado

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely night, food was delightful and service wonderful. We got the tasting courses, $150 each. In the final bill they added some out-of-thin-air expenses, so it came to $450 with zero alcohol consumed. You’re paying extra for the hotel & being on the beach.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dining experience with delicious Asian dishes and live music

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was amazing! Our waiter told us what to order, and everything was delicious and perfect. Highly recommend! They were also very accommodating to an allergy in our group.

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  32. TomR

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pao certainly lived up to our excitement of returning, delivering excellent and prompt service by Olga and Dina. The food and cocktails were exquisitely presented and delightful, although the prawns were slightly overcooked and the raw oysters disappointingly small. Surprisingly, despite being seated directly in front of the live entertainment, the noise level was manageable this time around. The performance was spectacular, contributing to Pao being one of our top picks in Miami for a chic and romantic evening.

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  33. Karl

    Miami

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Big change in food varieties

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  34. TomR

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite the delectable cuisine, the service left something to be desired as it lacked swiftness. While the staff was pleasant and courteous, there was an undeniable sense of waiting. The establishment boasted a delightful ambiance enhanced by live music, yet the volume reached an ear-splitting level, making conversation across the table a daunting task. Nevertheless, we would unquestionably return to explore the diverse array of dishes on the menu.

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  35. SeanF

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a romantic upscale date night with good looking ambience and people. Service is top notch and you won’t be disappointed.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great time. Food is awesome. Highly recomend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pao went above and beyond for our anniversary, the food was amazing. We will be back, thank you!

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  38. ChristopherH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the intimacy the restaurant. The service was very attentive and the presentation of the food was beautiful. Will definitely take my out of town friends to Pao

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  39. FoodPulse

    Miami

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vlad was our server, and he could’ve not been any more warm, gracious, and helpful.  in fact, everyone was so warm and friendly, with great big smiles, you could not help but feel welcome. The food is unusually described, and somewhat confusing, but generally quite delicious and unique. Some of the dishes had very small portions, especially appetizers, which looked tiny. However, the entrées were moderate sized and quite delicious. Try the flan dessert. It’s nothing like I’ve ever tasted before. This is a great place.

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  40. leoc

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was lovely got an opportunity to enjoy Pao during Miami Spice week. Great selection of menu and food was amazing. Service impeccable. Restaurant ambiance lovely and cozy. Will return for other occasions.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 1032 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    32 street
  • Neighborhood
    South Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Filipino, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Valet Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Qui
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 534-8800
  • Private party facilities
    Pao’s warm, elegant and refined space is the perfect place for business events and gatherings with friends and family. Offering family style dining menus are hand-selected signature dishes.Pao offers Group Dining for 12-60 guest - Non private Privatization of the Restaurant offered for groups up to 120 guest
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