Jaya at the Setai

4.6
985 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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Jaya, which means 'victory' in Sanskrit, was chosen by our team to honor of The Setai's renowned interior designer Jaya Ibrahim and the hotel's first decade of successful Asian-inspired hospitality. Jaya at The Setai boasts standout dishes from Thailand, Korea, Indian, China and Japan . Named one of Miami’s “hottest new restaurants,” Jaya incorporates many traditional culinary techniques from wok stations to tandoor ovens. Its menu features bold and modern Asian cuisine with bountiful flavors of turmeric, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, chilies, coconut milk and tamarind; while also presenting longtime Setai favorites including Peking Duck, Naan breads, Indian curries, Tandoor sea bass and Dim Sums. Join us for our one of Miami's best daily buffets, the Setai Grand Breakfast, which offers continental breakfast favorites; and our infamous Sunday Jazz Brunch with live music, free-flowing Roederer Champagne, carving, seafood, children's stations and more!
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FE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Muy caro, además al otro día supimos que nos habían cargado la cuenta dos veces, tuvimos que volver al restaurante al otro día para arreglar el problema, un desagrado

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JM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall we enjoyed the food very much. Our only disappointment and shock was when we got the bill and the Manhattan my wife had ordered was billed as $34. I asked the waiter about this and he said oh well the rye they used whistle pig was expensive. First, I’ve never heard of a $34 Manhattan. Second anytime you’re going to serve a patron such an expensive drink to avoid a surprise and shock like we got you let them know in advance that there’s going to be a considerable up charge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful family dinner.

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything up to perfection

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food and service! Went on a quiet night.

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Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, perfection in every aspect: amazing assortment of delicious food, great service, lovely setting. Will be going back a lot.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time! this place is just amazing and they have an excelent service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Service on the spot. Attention to details 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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VI
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I had an excellent experience at this restaurant! I would definitely go again.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was nothing short of amazing, all the servers and staff were friendly and very helpful. We were able to enjoy live music and it made everything perfect.

We had the Thai Seafood Salad, Dumpling Selection, Grouper, Pecking Duck, Pad Thai, Valrhona Cake, and Caribbean Rum Cake. Everything was impeccable and we couldn’t pick favourites because each dish was unique and brought something different to the table. We also had a chilli-passion martini and a Thai basil mojito, they came out so beautifully and tasted excellent.

Overall, we had an wonderful time and if you’re looking for a one of a kind experience and an exquisite meal, you should look no further than Jaya.

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M
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and very professional and friendly service

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!!

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MA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it. The experience and the service was very good. Nice to go with a group of friends to have a nice time

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent will be back

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Nice ambience, very good food.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic I loved my waitress!
Best ambiance ever In Miami

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r
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Service is spotty. Some tables get a free sampling at first and we didn’t. When I asked, I was told only certain tables get it.

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R
Italy
13 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I went to Jaya twice. Lunch time was great but dinner time did not like it. The attendant did not explained well the dishes and we ordered to much without combination

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N
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Saturdays in Jaya!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The second time I have been here. Fantastic. This place always serves the most fantastic plates. King crab to start it s must! Must goto slot when here in Miami! Always sit outside! A place I love!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Smokers everywhere! Ruined the beautiful design, delicious food and attentive staff. It's 2019. At least in the 1980s there was a separate section for smokers. This place handed out ash trays wherever someone wanted one. It was awful!

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

I've visited Jaya many times, and it is one of my favorite places in South Beach. We were at Jaya for their Mothers Day Brunch for a 2:15 reservation, which I guess is their second seating. A day for which the normal brunch prices have been increased to about $150/adult plus 18% gratuity. For that, I expect impeccable service which I'm used to having at Jaya. With a reservation, we waited 20 minutes to be seated. Nice that they had some prosecco, but given I had a reservation, it seemed long. After being seated, no one came by to explain the buffet or take a drink order. After 12 minutes I got up and found someone.

The food on the buffet was great, however, much of the buffet was bare at worst, or picked over at best. While I recognize they are running a lot of people through, they are charging a lot of money and the first sitting experience cost the same as the second.

The worst part of the buffet was the sushi section - which is a part I really enjoy at Jaya. They buffet was virtually bare, with no plates. There was a staff member standing near the buffet who I asked to get plates, and they promptly did. There was a choice of 1 type of nigri (maybe 5 pieces on the whole buffet), a couple of pieces (1 normal serving) of sashimi, and some california roll. Obviously all the left overs. Not very appetizing for a sushi bar.

Will I go back to Jaya? - yes probably. Will I go back for a special event like Mothers Day? Never.

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CC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful and good as usual. Must stay outside but the temperature with the new roof gets really too high. A solution would have to be found to make it cooler or a nice experience can turn into a bad one.

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N
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent with Pre Mother’s day surprise from the Manager Elisa ! Many thanks

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, service and entertainment!!! They made my birthday extra special! They are one of the best restaurants in Miami!

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b
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a true last minute gem of a find. The service was impeccable, the food was outrageously fantastic and the ambiance was so cool. We sat inside to avoid the humidity, and were sat by a window. All of a sudden, lights changed and acrobatics were flying in the air and performing. Happens on Friday nights apparently. The food was the meat memorable meal I’ve had in a long time. So unique, elevated and refined. And most of all, Delicious.

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KG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed. Such an elegant space, amazing menu, nice server, but food was not good. I had the thai soup, it was borderline inedible. The duck was ok, but nothing special. I don't think they had a chef there.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

El restaurante es muy bueno pues tiene un gran mezcla de comida oriental; el jardín exterior tiene un gran ambiente sin embargo el menú de almuerzo es un poco limitado

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my go to place when friends come to town. It’s never a disappointment and the setting has that wow factor. The service and food are four stars consistently. The staff is welcoming and can’t do enough to make you feel like you are their guest. Considering Miami Beach restaurant prices, I feel for the quality of food and service and ambiance, Jaya is a good value.

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g
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place was amazing! All around great service, food, atmosphere!

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A
Frankfurt Area
18 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cool atmosphere. Attentive service

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Endroit magnifique doté d’une cours intérieure somptueuse.
La nourriture est excellente et le service est bon.
Le rapport qualité prix est aussi bon mais entendons-nous il est élevé. Les vins sont chers.
Je recommande cet endroit pour passer une bonne soirée.

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HC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful as always. The coconut and chicken soup was amazing, the Peking duck was fabulous, and I ate way too much garlic and cilantro naan bread with curry sauce. The chili passion martinis are my favorite drink anywhere.

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G
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience and tasty dinner at Jaya. Unlike many places in Miami, the service here was friendly and excellent. I was able to comfortably and casually eat my meal without being rushed out or sold additional items. The king crab salad, garlic naan, and Peking duck were all delicious. The one thing to be aware of is that the area by the water in the middle section can get very loud, so we made sure to sit inside where the ambience was great. Highly recommend for a fun night out.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The waitress was rude and absent most of the night. Paid $45 for a vodka Redbull and I had to mix the drink myself at the table.

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N
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service , great food and special attention from The Manager Elza ! Thanks !

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MJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and staff very attentive. A very larger dining area, inside and outside with fully enclosed courtyard. We ate in the courtyard which had both conventional tables and couch like seating. Food and drinks were excellent. Served chocolates for meal ending, which we didn't anticipate. On Friday night they have entertainment, with some women who performed acrobatics and fire "play" along with DJ. Very Chic crowd. I'd certainly go back!

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IB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Setai. From the greeter to the hostess to the servers eveyone was friendly and attentive. But the food! Wonderful. Well sourced and plated quality vegetables, meats and fish. Fair warning, these dishes are spicy! We will definitely return.

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend this beautiful and serene spot (request outdoor seating if the weather permits) for Sunday Brunch as it has more than just your standard American Fare offering Indian and Thai curries as well all of which are delicious. The dessert bar is also a home run if you have a sweet tooth!

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointing

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