Jaya at the Setai

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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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Miami
6 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don't know if bruch can get any better! Jazz and oriental cuisine is perfect for every Sunday

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Food is good but not exceptional, particularly for the price point and gorgeous surroundings

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful service and ambiance. Highly recommend it!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

best brunch ever!! We enjoyed the live jazz too. Food was amazing. Service great.

m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible ambiance for a Saturday night out with the girls. The food and drinks were delicious, and eating outside in the courtyard was a unique experience - it was like being in a nice club without the crowds etc. There was a DJ remixing top hits and musicians walking around playing electric violin and saxophone. It overall was a truly unique experience, the food was tasty (entrees are not cheap but are also large for sharing) and the staff were very professional. I hope to return soon!

s
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Miami Spice - was given the Spice menu without having to ask for it. Ate in the courtyard which was windy but we were seated in a sheltered area. Very nice setting except that the pounding bass music was very loud and we were seated near a speaker. We asked for the volume to be turned down and they changed the music and lowered the volume so it was much better. For appetizers we had the tuna - excellent quality and a decent portion - and the truffle dumplings- also excellent but an $8 upcharge. For entrees we had the beef tenderloin - a small portion, thinly sliced but very tender and with a creamy sesame sauce - and the Thai fried snapper in a tasty sauce along with vegetables. For dessert we both had the semifredo- a different type of dessert but very good. As mentioned, the ambience was very nice in the courtyard, service was very professional, and food was excellent.

t
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the presentation and the quantity of food was excellent. The ambience of the exterior seating area was amazing. The show was phenomenal and we had the best evening and by far the best restaurant we visited in Miami. Thank you for a memorable evening. Very stylish and beautifully executed.

P
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Good food & shoes & excellent service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. The essence of oak meal was spectacular and the presentation to detail. Annie our waitress is the sweetest and friendly. She treated us well.

GF
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails and food. Definitely recommend sitting in the courtyard area with beautiful palm trees and scenery. DJ was great too. Will definitely be back!

KK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Was upset because celebrating my daughters sweet 16 - notes in reservation and called the restaurant day before to make sure they had noted and could do happy birthday desert. Waitress disappeared for over 1/2 hour after entrees were served, had to flag down someone else to say they had not seen the waitress and by the time she came the girls just wanted to leave. No recognition of her birthday or anything even after I called to make sure. Super disappointed in service which is too bad because food was good!

JK
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We did the Miami Spice menu. Appetizers and meal were very good, but both desserts were terrible.
Did not even know what we were eating. The Asian Bazaar show was beautiful to watch, but the lag time between performances was too long. My husband kept thinking the show was over after each performance. They should have some filler for in between. Overall we had a nice evening, but some things could have been improved.

YU
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Miami spice menu very good, but the service was just ok.

NM
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second weekend we dine at Jaya. We love EVERYTHING about it! Fantastic service, amazing ambiance, great menu with a lot of options to keep coming back and not getting tired of the same menu. Decent wine list. One of the very very few places where the ambiance - lights, water, music with live violin and saxophone, service and quality of food come together in a perfect harmony. We will be there again and will bring our special guests! In love with this place. Bravo team 👏👏👏👏🔝

JR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing environment, food was great. service was phenomenal. Pricey but worth it

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Really bad food !!

OT
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, view on the pool / garden relaxing

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good food and service but the music was very loud
The show very good to

C
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Attention to detail is always outstanding. Our anniversary was recognized and the service was excellent. The variety of food was impressive

PB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The all around perfect restaurant. They need to open a second location in Winnwood Design District

YJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a dinner celebrating our anniversary and the venue was just perfect and so was the food. We tried the Miami Spice Menu and it was pretty good. Hopefully next time we'll try from their Al La Carte selection.
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e
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible! The outdoor area is gorgeous and they had an incredible DJ with live jazz and violin. The music was amazing. I would have paid just for the music show! The food was fantastic and service was very attentive! Can’t wait to come back regularly!

MS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Super dîner que du positif

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HL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My absolute favorite place to be on a Sunday
I would highly recommend it

A
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love Jaya! I come here every time I visit Miami. Sunday brunch did not disappoint. My friends were impressed, the service was amazing and the food was fantastic. Ashleigh was super attentive, friendly, fun and provided impeccable service. Thanks Jaya and Ashleigh, see you next time!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great evening with a DJ and live music, amazing food and a great ambiance, sitting outside makes a world of a difference!

M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and music. The ambiance was vibrant but relaxing. The Miami Spice menu is not to be missed.

RH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and the ambiance is amazing! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion as it is a bit pricey.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing show! Incredible food! Fantastic DJ playing a great mix of new pop electronic remixes and 70’s/80’s hit remixes. I’ve done 8 Miami Spice dinners so far this year and Jaya has been my favorite! 10/10 recommend.

RL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So lovely I spend my birthday there and i really love it

B
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Up charged $14 to have Chilean Sea Bass on Miami Spice menu which was really not good. We told the Manager about this as we had no more than one bite of the fish. They never bothered to remove it from the bill or do anything about it. Why the manager even bothered to ask about the meal amazes me, if he failed to take action. Certainly won’t be back. Waiter also had no personality. Not what one would expect at a high class restaurant. So many better places to spend money.

EN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great brunch options, reasonably attentive staff. Lovely jazz band playing and beautiful setting in the outdoor covered garden. Would highly recommend!

MB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable and the place is absolutely stunning. My main issue with the night was that it felt like there were prices tacked on that no one cared to explain.

We were doing the Miami Spice menu and were expecting a certain price range of $100 max for our bill, then tip on that (which for us is a lot but we were celebrating a special occasion). When the bill came in it was almost $200 because we were charged for things that we didn’t realize we’d be charged for.... like a bottle of water when we asked for still water... which we didn’t even finish.

My issue wasn’t being charged as much as not having certain things explained to us so we can make those decision instead of having them be unfairly made for us. This by no means ruined our night nor did we say anything to the restaurant, we just left feeling slightly disappointed at being nickel and dimed. We had plans for drinks and other stuff after dinner that we ultimately decided to forgo because after that dinner we couldn’t really justify spending the extra money.

I understand it’s a high-end restaurant and that some of these things might’ve been obvious to someone who frequents them. I just hope that especially around Miami Spice time they realize that they have a lot of people who DONT know these things coming to try out the restaurant because it’s more affordable. Perhaps they can try a little harder to make sure their guests are on the same page.

That being said, we really did have a lovely time and the food was truly delicious. I’d recommend it to anyone along with a warning to be ready to spend x amount of extra money and to be sure to ask questions to make sure there are no surprises in the end. If you have a lot of money then obviously you’re fine and this doesn’t apply.

BB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and we were there during Miami spice so the entertainment was really good as well it was contortionist and people swinging from rings and Aerialsilk excellent Seabass

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for Miami spice with my best friend and the food was amazing! We went on a Friday night and they put on a show with acrobats and fire ladies, was pretty cool! Ask to be seated outside in the courtyard, it’s beautiful but it may get a little hot. It gets a little loud with the DJ playing, I found myself screaming to my best friend to talk to her but the music was great and the lighting would change according to the songs being played which was amazing. Ambience was on point!

AM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant
Great service
Fabulous food
Clean

SC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So delicious, we came here and ended up getting the Miami Spice menu. It was so yummy, the service was outstanding as well!

C
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall experience was good. However we were expecting more delicacy in the dishes. The "berry" desert was nothing more than fruits, very good but disappointing considering the price and standards.

RL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice place but very expensive comparing quality and price

OT
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really beautiful seating space. Excellent service. Would definitely go back.

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