Sawa

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Sawa Restaurant & Lounge opened with a contemporary Mediterranean & Japanese dual-concept cuisine in early 2010 in the beautiful upscale Shops at Merrick Park.

Sawa's dual-concept tapas-centric menu was created to encourage a shareable dining experience. The menu tells a story of when the East meets the Far East and the unique offerings of contemporary Mediterranean & Japanese dishes merge an innovative sushi menu with a memorable ensemble of tapas and entrees. Guests can explore traditional Lebanese dishes, such as hummus, kibbeh, and falafel and expand into nouveau Mediterranean and Japanese flavors, as Sawa fuses together creative cuisine elements into one great menu.

While Sawa is known for its inclusive & creative menu and beautiful outdoor ambiance, entertainment is also an integral part of Sawa's story, focusing on an upscale eater-tainment concept as dinner guests are enchanted by live professional bellydance shows every weekend.
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent services !!!great food !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Our server was not good at all. We were a party of 4 getting a couple of appetizers and sushi boat. We ordered it and the plates were dirty. We had no chopsticks. He only brought us one soy sauce for 4 people? He did not ask how everything was. Did not come to check up on us. He was rushing us to put our order in. First time here and I wasn’t impressed. Paid over $50 for a sushi boat that was supposed to come with two rolls and only came with one. My sister had her food come way before the boat and by the time she finished we still didn’t have the boat on our table. We had to ask like 3 people to get our water refilled.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great dining experience! Great restaurant option for outdoor seating! Great ambiance.

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vipMaryHelen
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go often. Food is always excellent! Great quality sushi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Surprisingly outstanding. We had tons of tapas and they were very very good. The only thing I would suggest is that the waiter make you aware that they bring things out as they are ready and offer you the opportunity to put in parts of your order in the order you would like to receive them at the table because too much came at once in the heavier hot stuff that normally one would eat later either was going to get cold or we had to eat it first and then didn't really want the lighter stuff

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vipAFET
New England
51 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawa was fantastic. The setting is gorgeous - outside at Shops at Merrick Park. The food was delicious! We had the Mediterranean Sampler to start. It was amazing - hummus, feta, baba ganoush, olives, tomatoes and pita. Yum!! I had the lamb kebab with almond jasmine rice. The lamb was absolutely delish - the spices were so good. One of my sons had the salmon which he said was great; the other had sushi which (and he eats it a lot) he said was fantastic. We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere and service was great! I highly recommend Sawa. Would absolutely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great ambiance and great food.

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MV2363
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very Good food and very good service . Thanks for my Bday cake , was delicious.

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vipAnon
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

High standards continue through these testing times.

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LoveLifeFood
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, but all of the sides are a la carte which i did not care for much. Also, they kept trying to hurry us up because we were the last reservation at 8:30 PM (Restaurant was completely empty) and there was still about 45 minutes left before they close, and that's AFTER we received our food. Ordered a kids burger and it was way over done and super hard. I would say that overall, the restaurant is mediocre at most.

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vipAnnaChristie
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sawa! One of my favorite places to go in Coral Gables. I've never eaten anything there that I didn't like. They have a varied menu. Something to satisfy every palate. Beautiful place to sit outside and enjoy the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and super yummy good!!

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KerenM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated quickly on a hot day outside. Jay showed us how to use the online menu, made sure our waters were constantly refreshed and made us feel very comfortable in light of the changes required due to COVID-19. Food came out quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service impeccable, the only thing is they were reforming so we had to use the bathroom from other restaurant and they didn’t have all the drinks and my salmon sashimi 😭

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MargaretM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We meet really at the beginning of COVID re-opening
So there were many news ‘ways’
But the servers adapted very well
Made us welcomed & comfortable
A little choppy - but working hard to get their routines
Very happy experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and the food was delicious with a lot of variety. Dining in today's conditions seems risky but the team at Sawa appeared to be very careful, cautious and clean. Menus are via QR code, I saw the table cleaners spraying down even each chair, people bringing food were wearing gloves, and everyone had masks. I felt very safe. Well done Sawa, will be back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent

MB
MaxBlue2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic! (Michael from Hawaii) He was very attentive to minute details and extremely professional! He provided excellent service. One complaint: the patio seating area was very dirty, the sofas had food from a previous group left on them, along with dirty plates and food wrappers - yuck!

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AsdrubalV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Es un restaurante ubicado en un centro comercial, tiene mesas al aire libre y mesas bajo techo. Es una fusión entre asiático y mediterráneo. La comida y presentación son excelentes

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vipLazaroP
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny was the best ever!! would go back and always want to sit in his area..

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, everything tastes amazing. Totally recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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SilviaR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, environment, everything very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner on Valentine’s Day and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance
Our server was amazing
He knew his menu! Was very attentive. Something very difficult to find in Miami! Thumbs up

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails! Our waiter Danny was spectacular and very attentive..overall experience was beautiful

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MauricioA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Best server. Lotus roll my fave!

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vipDavidE
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were going to an 8 pm movie and decided to try SAWA. We enjoyed the entire experience and recommend it highly. Having small, tapas meals was especially nice as we did not overeat and were able to try a few different things, 4 to be exact.

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vipGuillermoB
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding presentation and great taste.

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Miguel
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Michelle. Food came out on time and everything tasted delicious. Nice ambiance

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vipGram
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food not well prepared.

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Jeff
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food

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vipNikkiredsauce
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place was great. Food was delicious. Drinks, bangin’. The calamari is serious. And the sampler is very good. It was a beautiful late afternoon and evening, and it was awesome sitting outside in that setting. I only have one complaint, and that is directed at the hostess. She takes us to our table, and it’s right next to a big dog at the table next to us. I said I preferred not to eat there by the dog. She says loudly and with disgust towards me, “Oh you don’t like dogs.” That wasn’t what I said I told her. But she stormed off to show us to the next table like I was a dang killer or scum of the earth. Because I didn’t want to eat my meal and enjoy the company of my beautiful wife next to a dog. I wasn’t feeling that at all.
Other than that, place was great. I will be back, next time with our three kids.

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Jeff
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very enjoyable Dining experience.

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DianaB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The staff has the best actitude, however the food is overpriced for its quality!

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FRANCESP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second Christmas ant the food and service are amazing i recommend it 100% and i loved the beautiful christmas tree

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GigiDCane
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious sushi and drinks. The service could have been slightly prompter, especially waiting for the tab. But overall an excellent experience, will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful place, great menu, food was delicious but we sat outside and a large fly kept bothering us. Will sit inside next time. Will come again.

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vipAmyS
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love to come here when visiting our daughter in Miami. Food is so flavorful and setting outside is perfect. Tried the chocolate soufflé this time and it was out of this world!!!

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Sawa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 447-6555.

Sawa is rated 4.5 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

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