Jaya The Setai Jaya
The Setai
2001 Collins Ave. (20th St.)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cuisine: Asian / Indian / Chinese
The Setai goes back to its Asian roots with Jaya.
Openings: Breakfast daily, Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.


Jaya, Miami Beach, FL

Jaya Restaurant Review:

The Setai has long been a South Beach staple. The menu at Jaya is an amalgamation of traditional flavors and influences from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, India, China and Japan, approached and executed in a modern way. Start with a cocktail (preferably the lychee martini) and some naan. Then move on to appetizers of cloud-like pork belly bao buns, hamachi, hot-and-sour chicken wings crowned with salted mango, Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu dressing, or one of four dim sum offerings (like the steamed scallops with truffle cream emulsion). Entrées include Peking duck, tandoor sea bass, Kurobuta pork curry, pad thai and basmati rice. For dessert, it's a tossup between the whiskey miso caramel almond bread pudding with honey banana gelato or nougat glace with pistachio powder and nitro-smoked cherry foam.