If you do not have a view of the kitchen at the Restaurant at the Setai, pick yourself up and walk around for a peek. It’s impressive, to say the least: an open kitchen with chefs from Thailand, China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Singapore preparing authentic flavors of Asia. Watch them plummet the Nan deep before serving, as the double Tandoor oven is front and center. Setai’s menu takes you on a culinary journey of distinctly different types of Asian cuisine, creating new flourishes while maintaining the authenticity. If you think you know fried rice, you’re wrong. Here, it’s positively addictive. (There’s also enough for five.) The service is elegant family style, allowing your entire party the opportunity to sample everyone else’s choices. Sample as much as you can.
2001 Collins Ave.