Naïyara : Best Thaï and Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Miami Beach

Sushi! Wagu Beef! Spicy Cocktails! Intriguing and Delicious Deserts! YOU NAME IT!!!

Located in Sunset Harbor Shops in one of the most gentile sections of South Beach, this restaurant never has a shortage of customers looking to feel the magic!

Naiyara is my favorite place to enjoy delicious Thai and Japanese food, and I am completely blown away by their creativity, presentation and and warm atmosphere.

The ambiance is pleasant and the contemporary decor makes a beautiful tribute to the Asian fusion concept, with hanging fishing baskets, Indonesian style tables, a gorgeous open kitchen and a zinc-topped bar, and Naiyara’s famous hand-painted elephant mural to complete the ensemble.

Outstanding Creative Menu

Chef Bee is an awesome individual with an incredible story that inspires his cuisine! Convivial and friendly, his genuine love for creating, cooking and serving creates a one of a kind experience that serves as a personal point of pride!

His menu is definitely definitely unique. A perfect blend of the Street Thai Food of his childhood and fine Japanese Cuisine he has learned to master.

I truly love everything I’ve tried so far! Here are a few of my favorites:

Signature sushis

To be honest, I am usually not a big “sushi” fan, but give me anything to eat with Gold Flakes and Caviar and I AM DOWN! And guess what, it didn’t disappoint. Each bite was absolutely exquisite.

Super fresh, perfectly seasoned and very different from any sushi I had before!

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THE “U” TORO
o’toro, uni, caviar, black truffle, gold flakes

Super Dope Dishes

I highly recommend the Slammin’ Salmon which is flavorful and light in mouth.

Slammin’ Salmon

Beef Jerky

The Beef Jerky is succulent! Served with coriander, nahm jim jao sauce, and a fiiiiire Burmese sticky rice. You HAVE to try it!

Favorite Dessert

Chapeau bas to the “Milk Chocolate Pot au Creme”! Right when you think you don’t have any space left in your belly, it proves you COMPLETELY WRONG!

Topped with chantilly, chocolate puff rice and hints on ginger, it is not only super original and unique but it is crazy delicious!!!

Spicy cocktails

Last but not the least, the cocktails stand apart from the competition, just like the rest of the menu! I loved the spices and my favorite to order at Naïyara is the Mekong Mule which is basically a divine mix of absolut elyx & mio sparkling sake with house-made ginger-lemongrass syrup, fresh lime & fever-tree ginger beer\.

HOW AMAZING RIGHT?!

A staff that makes you feel home

Naïyara means “friendly, honest and hardworking” which pretty much characterizes its phenomenal team.

Sarah the general manager is an all around BEAST! Always caring, joyful and maintaining a very pleasant vibe in the room with her lively and positive energy. She never misses an opportunity to bring a smile to your face, and you can be assured that your experience at Naïyara is safe in her capable hands.

Yanoula the Maître D does a fantastic job making every single guest feel welcomed and at home with a smooth booking and ideal seating experience.

Nori is a seasoned guest relations aficionado who brings unmatched operations experience from some of the hottest restaurants scenes in NYC & Miami.

Pom is a very attentive server! He is the perfect person to help guide you through the menu and make your selections.

Olivier the bartender is such a cutie! He makes the best Mekong Mules in town with an amazing spirit and energy you can taste in every sip!

Conclusion

I mean seriously, what’s not to love? If you want to have a taste of best Asian Fusion restaurant, whether you are going for a nice date, a friends birthday or simply to enjoy happy hours and have a hand-crafted drink at the bar, this is the place to be!

 

 

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