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Jia Chinese Restaurant and Lounge Opens South of Fifth in Miami Beach

click to enlarge A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami's South of Fifth neighborhood. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHNNIE WALKERUSBS

A rendering of Jia, the upscale Chinese-American restaurant and dinner club opening in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

Photo courtesy of Johnnie WalkerUSBS

Jia, a modern Chinese-American dinner club with a private lounge, has opened in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood.

The restaurant is a collaboration between Ken Ray and Jason Cloth. For the past several years, Ray has focused on the food tech sector, launching À la Carte Delivery, which markets more than a dozen Miami ghost kitchens. Cloth is director of Bron Media Corp. and founder/managing

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Upscale Chinese restaurant Jia to open in Miami Beach FL

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The marble bar inside Jia, an upscale Chinese restaurant opening soon on Miami Beach.

One of Miami Beach’s most upscale neighborhoods is getting a fancy Chinese dinner club this summer.

From hospitality veteran Ken Ray comes Jia, which will bring upscale Cantonese-style cuisine to the South of Fifth neighborhood. The restaurant, which features a wrap-around marble bar at its heart, has an outdoor patio as well as indoor dining and a private lounge and dining area that can seat up to 25 guests for exclusive dinner parties.

The menu will be curated by internationally known executive chef Weng Choon “William”

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It’s not quite summer, but things are continuing to heat up on Miami’s growing dining scene.

The first week of June delivered a number of new restaurant openings, including a new cocktail bar at the Oasis in Wynwood and Ch’i at Brickell City Centre.

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In addition to its main dining room, Ch’i at Brickell City Centre will have an outdoor garden, a lounge and a market for to-go ordering.

In addition to its main dining room, Ch’i at Brickell City Centre will have an outdoor garden, a lounge and a market for to-go ordering.

Brickell’s latest destination wants to be your everything — and you can get a sneak peek this week.

Ch’i, a dining-and-nightlife venue from the locally-based Grove Bay Hospitality Group and Breakwater Hospitality Group, opens later this month with four concepts: an outdoor garden, an Asian-themed marketplace, a cocktail lounge and — most importantly, say its creators — a dining room with a menu highlighting Chinese-Latin cuisine.

“We’re a restaurant first,” says Emi

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