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Sawa
Sawa

Sawa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sawarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (305) 447-6555
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner Sunday Thru Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm and Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm - Midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Several different indoor/outdoor, on-premise/off-premise options available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the beautifull Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Florida. "SAWA" is a unique, ecclectic restaurant and lounge inspired by the four elements of life "Earth","Fire","Water" and "Wind". Sawa offers a creative and delicious Mediterranean/Japanese dual-concept menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Coordinator (305) 447-6555
  • Entertainment: Bellydance Performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00pm and 10:00pm

    Sunday Night, Arabian Night 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Special Events & Promotions: Miami Spice- August 1-September 30.
    Fashions Night Out Offical Red Carpet Afterparty September 6th at 7pm
    New Years Eve Dinner with elaborate entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ponce de Leon
  • Public Transit: Metrorail, Coral Gables FREE Trolley
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Mall Parking, Street Parking and Valet Parking available
A word from Sawa
Located in beautiful Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Sawa, which means togetherness, uniquely combines classic Mediterranean cuisine and sushi, live performance lounging and a fresh nightlife atmosphere to Coral Gables
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "Great location, nice ambience, food OK, the steak was not as tender as one would expect, ceviche was OK, the baby back ribs appetizer was very good, the dulce de leche dessert was good, and the service was good as well. May try it one more time."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for lunch on a saturday with my daughter. The service was very good and the food was awesome. Had the Miami Spice menu which was very reasonable to try it out. I had the mango flavored and she had the lychee flavored bellinis, they were 2 for 1 - yummy. I tried the dumpling sampler and she had the asian salad both very good. Main entrees were mushroom burger and tuna tataki both very very good. Desserts were coconut panna cotta and assorted baklavas wow the perfect touch to finish the meal. I really enjoyed the visit and the meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Staff, the food, and the ambience are awesome!!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "For appetizers, we ordered the BURRATA SALAD with heirloom tomatoes, kalamata olives, arugula, balsamic vinaigrette, It was delicious but very small The ceviche was also delicious. The main dishes: Marinated miso salmon, sushi rice, asparagus, Very good. The N.Y. STRIP STEAK 12 oz, green peppercorn butter, mediterranean broccoli, was very hard to chew and no flavor Dessert: CRÈME BRULEE vanilla custard, caramelized sugar, Very small and DULCE DE LECHE BANANA SPRING ROLL dulce de leche, banana, vanilla bean ice cream Overly fried. Overall not very enjoyable dinner It still cost us over $100 with drinks. Not a great atmosphere unless you enjoy dining with loud screaming patrons at the tables and bar."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was very good. Server was attentive but slow. Took forever to get entree and dessert. Smokers all around were greatest negative and huge annoyance. Left restaurant smelling like cigarettes and cigars. Will probably not patronize restaurant again because of smoking issue."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "the food was excellent the service was so kind and special they have food dog thta really nice"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "has no indoor dining as it's just a few tables by the bar."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good Happy Hour prices on drinks and a variety of nice healthy bar foods, fun atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Fun, energetic restaurant with bar located inside. Seating is outdoors in a nice open air setting in Merrick Park. Tapas style food. Standouts were the spare ribs & tuna tartare. Open late. Nice staff. Hookahs available."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "In the mood for a different dining experience, try Sawa at the Village of Merrick Park. Mediterranean food at its best in a beautiful outdoor setting and a very attentive staff. The menu is vast and so are the drink choices. Try it! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This restaurant should not take reservations late night if not prepare to do it. As soon we got the table the server rush the order saying the kitchen was about to close. Terrible sushi plates, terrible soup of the day (old and dry salty) terrible Mediterranean plater. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was good. Nice ambience. Liked the menu. But They didnt have enough people. Our dinner took over 1 hour. Kitchen was backed up. My dh was upset. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great Outdoor Dining. Dont like the inside seating as much. I think the place is best suited as an outdoor venue."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Sawa never received my reservation through open table, thank god I called beforehand!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "From the hostess Ana Maria to the servers Chong and Nadia to the Mgr. Pavel..Service does not get any better. Amazing staff, great wine selection and good entrees. Ih yeah, awesome hookahs! Both servers were on top of their game. Kept the coals and the wine coming."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is a great Happy Hour spot to meet friends. It has very friendly service and a lovely outdoor setting where you can have a conversation and not be drowned out by the crowd. Everything on the menu is tasty. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "If you want good Mediterranean food and an enjoyable setting, head to Sawa. Surrounded by the shops at Merrick Park, it's a perfect break for lunch. Great kabobs and tapas. If daytime sit outside, but ask for a shaded table. Can be a bit hot in the summer months. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We loved, the place beautiful,The food exquisite,they have everything, fish, meat, lamb, sushi, we enjoy the beautiful show at 8:00 pm that girl dance like a Angel, gorgeous, excellent, and we make hookah awesome!! Definitely we recommend and we want to come back soon. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "sushi and drink specials for happy hour rock. The server Lourdes is great. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It was our 2nd option for Saturday night but I think it'll be on th top of our list from now on."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very good overall. Staff friendly- server tried hard. Stays open until 11 PM on week nights which is a plus. Pleasant, quiet surroundings outdoors."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I was really bummed to have experience for the first time and be embarrassed with all my guest having to cancel their order after waiting for 1 hour and 45 minutes. They over booked themselves with a bunch of group parties and mines was able the one who had experience the worst , everyone was really upset and what makes it worst is that one of the waiter said " Please be patient , It looked as if you were having a good time" yeah we were however we were hungry, and patient enough to wait for 1 hour and 45 minutes for dinners and some samplers and once they brought the checks it was a mess, and nothing was even discounted.The lack of communication was horrible."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "In Merrick park, a great restaurant for date night or a night out with friends. Menu is a mix of Mediterranean and Japanese food, has hooka, and belly dancing shows. The price is high, but not outrageous, for a appetizer/dinner/wine/dessert about $100- we had a great time!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food took about 45 min to arrive (maybe longer)after placing the order. When it finally arrived, I had lost my appetite completely. In addition to that, the dish I ordered did not indicate the entire contents, which included Mushrooms that I'm allergic to. Waiters/Waitresses although super polite, could do nothing to compensate for the slow Chef/Kitchen service received. Not worth the very lengthy driving time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and drink was excellent though the prices were a bit on the high side. Otherwise, I am going to return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Dinner, amazing food, hookah, great service."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Amazing service and friendliest staff you can find. Food is great and ambiance is perfect. Manager and waiters all go out of their way to make everyone feel special...."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Noise level quiet outdoors but noisy indoors. Server was well meaning but not very helpful and food from kitchen all came at once- but food is very good and setting pleasant."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food, for the most part, was quiet good. The soups and Lebanese sampler were delicious. The kabobs were decent but not worth the price tag. Our waitress was very friendly, however, she was not the most attentive person."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our waitress was so rude. It took forever to get service. We were seated for 20 minutes without being asked for water. She said she would take our orders after she gave us water. It has been over 10 minites and another waiter took our order instead. After the gentleman took our order for my party of 7, she was finally able to take our order. When we told her it has already been done she immediately walked away and started to ask who took our order as shes the waitress in charge of the table. Finally our food came in. The food was great. Then came our hookah. The waitress set up our 2 hookahs and within 25mins we ask her to change the charcoal as it was burning our throat. Her response? You used it all up you need to buy another head."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I don't think dogs should be allowed to sit at tables during dinner...The tables are close together and I was startled when I went to sit and a large dog was sitting right next to my chair....I love animals, and own 4 large dogs, but there is a time and place. I had to ask for my table to be moved and I felt for a fine dinning restaurant that this should have never happened. It was nice to see the dogs in the park area. Our waiter Carlos was very nice and the Manager Chelsea Crisler was very pleasant in making us feel very welcomed."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Great food atmosphere and waiter really nice but service extremely slow they did not appear busy we were only table inside but maybe they had waiters that didn't show. Will try again but will make sure have a couple hours for dinner. :)"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Very nice, excellent service, Amazing belly dancer!!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Sawa had a variety of Japanese, middle eastern food. Flavor was ok. I had a bento box and it was pricy for such a little meal."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Sawa was great for a Friday night girls' night out. We loved everything we ordered, from the Mediterranean Sampler appetizer, to the delicious salads with Kebabs. Good wine list, fun entertainment (we loved the belly dancing), & a very pleasant & efficient server made the evening loads of fun."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had a great time with our kids at Sawa last Friday. They have a belly dancing show on Fridays and Saturdays which was very nice, the kids were able to participate and had blast =) The food and service were good as well!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "My husband & I visited SAWA for the first time last friday evening and we were very impressed with the delicious mix of Mediterranean & Sushi food as well as the great service! ** Special mention to our super attentive waiter ( CARLOS ); he was extremely courteous, knowledgeable with the menu and very attentive to suggestions and detail. Belly dancer also put a nice touch/ambiance to the evening. PS.Congrats! Miami Spice Menu was also very enticing."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Great service and ambiance. Food was good But filet mignon could have been more tender. Nice sushi very Fresh."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The food was incredible, for appetizer I had the Mediterranean Mini Platter and the Sliders. For my Entree I had the Lamb Shank with Mash potatoes. best Lamb I've eaten. I would recommend. It to everyone I'm going back again soon. And there Miami Spice menu is to die for."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "We picked this restaurant out of the Miami Spice menu in celebration of our birthdays. The drinks were very good at the bar, bartender was excellent ...we had requested an inside table as it was very hot and although and although the service was alright we were disappointed at the ambiance inside. Positives - good drinks, great bartender, friendly host, good food, great belly dancer, family restaurant ambiance inside , called before we went Negative - ambiance not inside, very small, waiters did not know who ordered what and it became very confusing. Waiters looked unhappy, belly came to our table for 5 minutes never to be seen again ...felt like we were rushed..."
    Dined on 9/14/2013