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2020’s Top 5 Best and Most Expensive Restaurants in Miami Beach

Miami Beach is mostly famous for its nightlife, especially around Ocean Drive—but in the last two decades, Miami’s culinary reputation has reached new heights. Indeed, many new fine dining restaurants have opened in the area, with star chefs from around the world who are part of the international culinary scene. Here’s our top 5 picks.

By Maryline Lacorre 9 Feb 2021

The best and most expensive restaurants in Miami Beach


Located in the prestigious Edenrock Hotel facing the beach, Nobu is a Japanese restaurant by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, whose empire of restaurants continues to grow in both number and popularity. Let yourself get immersed in the Japanese tradition, with lanterns, cherry blossom decor, and some of the most exquisite native dishes of Japan. 

Pao by Paul Qui

Located in the most opulent hotel of Miami Beach, the Faena, PAO by Paul Qui is lavishly decorated in shades of deep red and gold, with a unicorn theme throughout. Paul Qui rocketed up the ranks to culinary stardom after winning Top Chef, followed up by a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. He takes a modernist approach toward food that is playful, authentic, and unexpected. He’s a master at marrying classical technique with local flavors, while also taking inspiration from Filipino, Japanese, Spanish, and French culinary styles.

Los Fuegos by Francis Mallman

The renowned Argentinian steakhouse by Chef Francis Mallman is also located in the Faena. He is one of South America’s most celebrated chefs, originally trained in France at traditional fine dining restaurants before returning home to discover his love of open-fire cooking—this traditional fire kitchen was custom designed for the chef’s needs.

The Bazaar 

If you are looking for innovative dishes, the Bazaar by José Andrés is the place to be. Enjoy a playful and artful dining experience with top-quality cuisine and culinary physics. 

Jaya at the Setai

With a touch of Asian hospitality, the Jaya—which means “victory” in Sanskrit—offers dishes from various Asian countries by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena. Get inspired by historical silk and ancient spice trading routes.

Living in Miami Beach

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