Sawa

4.7
411 reviews
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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 while they dine under the stars.
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J
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere and delicious food. And if you go at happy hour, it’s incredibly affordable.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fast service & kind staff!

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was solid, and the price was just right. Sitting outside when the weather is nice makes for a scenic and enjoyable dinner. My only complaint was that they forgot to bring our appetizer first because the main course came out first. Overall, good service, good restaurant

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B
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great

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S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELENT SERVICE, Im Good, Good Hookah, Good Drinks

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F
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure at Sawa ! Food quality & presentation are excellent !
Service impecable ! This time coffee was ready & served immediately as requested !
My favorite restaurant t when I go to Merrick Park

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a huge group of 17 (half of them were teenagers) and the staff was very accommodating setting the tables and the servers were amazing always making sure everyone was happy. The food was also very good and even though we were that many people, everything was really fast.

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LR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food good ambiance excellent value good

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AQ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, beautiful area, good food, service acceptable, prices reasonable
No doubt in returning soon

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G
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great once again. Great service as well. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

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F
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing !
Love their food ! Many varieties and tasty !
Global cuisine !! Then the service is always very cured & always feel they look after us ! Thank you

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CJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance and enjoy the
Food as usual. They only thing that was different the tapenade! It really not good.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was our knowledgeable waiter andHe steered us in the right direction. Best Mojito’s ever. Chicken sandwich was very good. So was the mahi-mahi. Very nice place for lunch. Weather was perfect.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food is excellent, awesome!! but too much waiting time for food, almost two hours, I don't come back

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KF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Truly enjoyed my Valentine's Day!

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CA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and served on time. The service was very good and the waiter really nice and courteous. Strongly recommended for any occasion.

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G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rolando was a great host. His suggestions were on point and the food was very delicious. Great atmosphere. Price was very reasonable for all of the food we received. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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E
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor experience.
Asked for octopus; they didn't have it.
Ordered the chocolate souffle with pistachio ice cream, and they didn't have it (they brought vanilla without saying anything).
Food had no flavor.

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H
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to go with family

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K
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great first experience. Waiter gave fabulous recommendations. Weather was perfect for the outside seating.

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MF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls night was fun and delicious

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RM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was first introduced to you restaurant via "Gables Magazine" and I have to say that SAWA is our favorite restaurant in Coral Gables. Congrats on producing such great food and a high quality of service!

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TT
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service a bit slow. Smoking hookah in several places around restaurants could not escape the smell.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for my husband’s bday with a group of 10, the food took 1 hour to come out and when it did some of the dishes were warm and not hot as they were supposed to.
The food was good, the service at the beginning was fast but then it deteriorated.
Maybe for a couple or even a group of 4 will have better luck than we did.
Overall experience and food were good, but we were expecting best.

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N
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very Average across the board. The physical space is very nice, with a great outdoor dining setup.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Michael was our server and he treated us so nicely.The only little issue i had was that there was a little bug in the curtain but Im sure thats because the front doors were open.Other than that it was such a pleasant experience.

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really entertaining belly dancing with fire. Very quick service. We had Shish Kabob with fish, steak, and chicken. Delicious!

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LI
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! Always the best ! Thx Stephanie for taking such good care of us.

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JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was even better. Great location and ambiance

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PL
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eddie was excellent and took great care of my table. The food was outstanding.

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M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit but, when the bill came the "recommended gratuity percentages" were inflated. Our bill was $132 (including tax) and the recommended amount for 20% was $31+ dollars?? I always tip 20% when getting good service but, thought it was misleading to over-inflate the tip amounts at the bottom of the bill. Customers beware!

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TL
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We keep returning to this great spot for many reasons. Among them, is the great menu options, great ambiance, and great service. We will be back again very soon.

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MM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fabulous, diverse food and drink menu ! Reasonable prices and such a wonderful atmosphere is hard to find in Miami, much less Coral Gables. This place has it all. We love it !!!

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FR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we came to celebrate our daughter birthday and she was so happy she even dance with the belly dancers beautiful restaurant and very good food and service

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish your review had more stars, it was perfect the food, the service it was nice and cool outside, and we had the Japanese menu, The sushi was fresh and the sangria was amazing. Thank You Sawa for making a special night Amazing

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!!

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j
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful ambiance! We love to sit outside, catch up and people watch. The service is always very friendly and welcoming. Love going there when we shop at Merrick.

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J
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Don't waste the special evening
this is a pedestrian restaurant with average food and average service

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy this place a great deal. Great place for a date and conversation.

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