NaiYaRa

4.7
777 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
The restaurant, in Miami Beach’s locals-friendly neighborhood of Sunset Harbour, Chef Bee is showcasing an eclectic menu featuring Thai street fare and Japanese specialties. Named after his daughter, "NaiYaRa" means friendly, honest and hardworking, which is exactly what guests will find at the eatery.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00-11:00
Friday Dinner: 5:00-11:30
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00-3:00

Saturday Dinner: 3:00-11:30

Sunday Dinner: 5:00-10:00
Happy Hour 7 Days A Week: 5:00-7:00
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Phone number
(786) 275-6005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Piyarat Arreeratn, "Chef Bee"
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Parking details
Both street parking and public lot within the block.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch

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Sun 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:00PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 11:30AM 2:00PM - 3:30PM

What 777 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef bee 🐝

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A
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, the best Thai food in Miami by far. The service is exceptional and the ambiance was very accommodating to any occasion.

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MI
Miami
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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OT
New England
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious! Service was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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d
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and ambiance but the noise level prevents effortless conversation

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and the food was well prepared, fresh and flavorful. Some of the menu items are a little expensive and seem not to fit in with the overall restaurant experience. But the food was great and we've eaten here a few times and the food and service has been consistent.

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KE
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice Thai restaurant. Good food. The service could be improved.

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BZ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For was amazing. Mimi was our server and she was awesome - not only very nice but super knowledgeable about menu. She made our dinning experience spectacular.

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NG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with a friend who is visiting from out of town. She absolutely loved the restaurant!

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JM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing as always !! best thai food in miami, my favorite restaurant since a move to miami

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MB
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and terrific service. Happy Hour made it fun to taste more dishes at a reasonable price. The drinks were good as well. This is one of my regular restaurants and I never tire of the food.

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the green curry! I chose this resturant as my last meal before moving. It’s amazing!

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RG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and service here!!! Chef Bee is amazing and you can taste the heart and soul of Thailand in his food! The bar is awesome and the happy hour is a great bang for your buck!

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R
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot is a neighborhood favorite and home to some of the best spring rolls you will ever have. NaiYaRa is perfect for small or large groups. The food is both delicious and beautifully presented. Service is great too!

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EP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Love the food at Nai Ya Ra. The biggest problem of the night was that we SPECIFICALLY told our waitress that we had one person who was Celiac and that any of the Gluten Free options is what we needed for our food order (as stated on the menu, that certain dishes can be made Gluten Free)
So when the food arrived, our Gluten intolerant person, was eating away at a dish and realized it could not have been gluten free from the taste (when we were told yes it was ok) he asked the waitress to double check and she came back apologizing it was NOT gluten-free.
It made out friend very sick for the rest of the weekend. And the evening was ruined because he was naturally VERY upset.
She did try to make up for it by bringing a complimentary Flan for dessert. When I asked is it Gluten Free....she said "No" it wasn't...so he could not eat that either. A pity, for it is a great restaurant, good ambiance, and good food. But there seemed to be no care on the delicacy of persons with allergies. They realized they were not going to get a tip from us, and were very quick to clear our plates off our table, to get rid of us. I will suggest this restaurant to anyone who does NOT have a food allergy. Otherwise you are taking a risk by careless waiting staff.

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F
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Food, Some of the best flavors in South Florida.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service left much to be desired. Will not go back to this restaurant

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, I wish I could remember our server’s name, he was one of the most attentive servers I’ve had in Miami. The food was amazing, ambiance was great, and the GM was a gem! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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j
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I’ve been dinning here 1-2 times per year for the last 8 years. The first ocassions, food was very nice. But lately, food is terrible, really bad. Sad story...

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CN
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! The rock and roll roll was superb!

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KS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time having dinner at NaiYaRa. Once again the food was amazing and cooked to perfection! My party enjoyed everything from their appetizers to their main courses. Red curry? Scrumptious! Bok Choi? Unlike no other! Soup with coconut milk? Delicious! I love this place!

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FM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food and ambiance were amazing!
Good value for south beach pricing.
Ambiance is loud and energetic. Perfect for dining with a fun group but not a good fit a romantic, quite dinner.
Really enjoyed NaiYaRa!

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M
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was ok
Service was ok
Ambiente was nice

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FT
Central Coast
56 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Great food....

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MV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a good price. The service was also very good. The menu was a bit small - there could have been more main courses. We went there arpund nine and the npise level was very high.

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y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

NaiYaRa would get a 5-star rating if they had less of the loud "ambient" techno music. It made it difficult to enjoy what is otherwise a good (but not outstanding) dining experience. The food is good, the decor is beautiful, the service is food if on the slow side.

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LM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fiance and I have been coming here since day 1. By far our favorite restaurant in Miami. Whenever we have people or family in town it is our go to restaurant. Quality and service are always on point and Chef Bee makes you feel at home. Amazing atmosphere overall.

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was exceptional, but the service was suffocating and the the kitchen timing was way off. Our friends were almost dome with there main courses before ours came out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Everything was 5 star from food to servers to the location and level of music. We called because we were some minutes behind for our reservation and they gladly held it for us. I would recommend it to anyone.

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Most of the food was insanely delicious, only a few I wasn’t too keen on. The crispy Bok Choy was SO GOOD!! Salmon slayer was also amazing. The two dishes I wasn’t crazy about were the tempura shishito’s and the Pad see ew (had a little too much of some seasoning). Overall great place! I will be back to try more dishes!

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AV
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only the service was outstanding, this restaurant has the best Miami spice menu, hands down!

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was very good, but the service was awful. We went for a bachelorette brunch (there were only 6 of us) and we were literally the first people in the restaurant, and the only ones in there for probably the first 20 minutes. It took them over 20 minutes just to get drinks (we ordered mimosas... not overly complicated) and then when our first course came out, one persons didn't come out for another 10 or so minutes. The server didn't say anything. She rarely came over throughout the meal to see if we needed anything else, and we ended up having to take forks from other tables because we waited for another 10 minutes after asking for them. We ordered off of the Miami spice menu (which was a great deal), but when we sat down they told us that they didn't have the pancakes or waffles that day, and there was no chance of them having them. These were two of the 8 or 10 things offered. As soon as we finished our meal, we see them bringing out pancakes and waffles to other tables. So we ask why we were told there wouldn't be any, and our server just said "oh yeah, after you ordered I was told we had them" but never told us. She then asked if we wanted to place an order, so we said yes, and they brought them out in a to go container, so we awkwardly tried to share from that. Overall a really disappointing experience service wise.

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MC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Ambiance is fantastic. Chef is very personable and friendly. Makes you feel like you’re a guest in his house.

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NY
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice evening at NaiYaRa. Giving four stars because inside is way too loud and too cold. However, outside is very nice. The green papaya salad, the fried rice and the green curry with tofu were delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary

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AM
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinario lugar con un ambiente asiático único y de cocina auténtica

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c
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try to come here more often because food is terrific

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NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become a favorite among my wife and friends. Always enjoyable, great food, great ambiance, never disappointed. Staff is helpful.

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YS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food, but it was too loud... I couldn’t hear my husband who was seated across from me... if it wasn’t so loud I would return... but if you like loud restaurants, they do have amazing food and service :)

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Bee is he best. Excellent food and amazing atmosphere. My favorite restaurant in Miami.

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