Cuisine: Asian, Ethnic, European
Price Range: $$$
Located in the prestigious Setai Hotel, this expansive restaurant is situated around an open kitchen and bar and outfitted with high ceilings, neutral tones and striking Asian decor. Patrons may also... Read More
Located in the prestigious Setai Hotel, this expansive restaurant is situated around an open kitchen and bar and outfitted with high ceilings, neutral tones and striking Asian decor. Patrons may also dine in the serene courtyard, surrounded by lovely ponds and pergolas. Executive chef Mathias Gervais, who has trained with some of the world's best, prepares some of the most interesting and authentically flavored pan-Asian dishes in the city. Don't miss chawan mushi, an awesomely silky Japanese egg custard with bits of asparagus, shiitake and hon shimeji mushrooms, and tofu, flavored with yuzu zest. Or incredible steamed scallop dumplings with black truffle emulsion. Or miso black cod with daikon consomme, flavored with yuzu and the pepper mixture ishimi togarashi. The Chinese barbecue pork belly with ginger-carrot mousseline is succulent and crispy, all at once, and the grilled Wagyu strip loin lives up to its pedigree with a soy-olive oil gravy.
- Best for Chinese Because: While Jaya is more of an Asian-fusion restaurant, its menu features some much beloved dumplings and fried rice that keep folks coming back.
- Best for Asian Because: Dining anywhere in the Setai is always great, but Jaya's inspired decor and pan-Asian menu allows patrons to enjoy the best of Asia in Miami.
- Best for Brunch Because: The Setai's brunch is simply unbeatable, featuring strawberry pancakes, chocolate bombilini, andouillette, ratatouille, and mini wagyu sliders, plus live music that's perfect with complimentary champagne.