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Lunch Patio - Sawa, Coral Gables, FL

Sawa

4.3
4.3
852 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Bar Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Bellydancers Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 447-6555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jouvens Jean

  • Catering

    Several different indoor/outdoor, on-premise/off-premise options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Sawa has several options for special events. Two element inspired outdoor lounges seat up to 16 each and are great for birthdays, corporate happy hours, graduations, and other social style occasions. Sawa's indoor room is available for a more private dining venue. For formal dinners, the room seats 38. For standing and social functions, the room can accommodate up to 85. This room provides direct access to the bar, can be accommodated for DJ's, and decorating options are available. Outdoors we can accommodate groups of up to 30 seated. For larger groups, week day restaurant partial or full buy-out options also available for max capacity of 150 people. Prefix menus required for groups of 14+.We specialize in events and are very flexible in customizing your event to fit your needs. Visit our private dining page on our website for menus, pricing, and event coordinator contact information.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (305) 447-6555

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Cross street

    Ponce de Leon

  • Parking details

    Mall Garage Parking, Street Parking and Mall Valet Parking available

  • Public transit

    Metrorail, Coral Gables FREE Trolley

  • Entertainment

    Live Bellydance Performances Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Annual Coveted NYE Dinnertainment extravaganzaRomantic Valentine's Entertainment

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 852 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami

    Outdoor Dining

  • Miami

    Scenic View

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  1. AM

    AselM

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Underwhelming food, ok service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, definitely we will back again
  3. LC

    LCSP

    Miami

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I like going to Sawa. The outdoors seating is very pleasant. The food is very good but not great. Don’t order desserts. They are definitely not their forte. The service was good with a friendly staff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was nice. A little warm inside as the door to the patio was non stop but over all we enjoyed it. I had a lunched martini and hummus. Very tasty
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Was my anniversary, and I wanted to go to a new restaurant referred by a close friend. Waitress took 5 min to show up. Gave us the menu and disappeared for another 10 min. My husband and I got so mad and we left. FYI: was 5pm and the restaurant was empty. Disappointed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We went for a family brunch. It was about $300 for 5 of us - we got appetizers and champagne. Overall great experience, the food was awesome, it tasted so fresh and it was quiet so we were able to talk to each other and enjoy conversation.
  7. NN

    NiceNewRestaurant

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside-party of 6. The green umbrellas and the fountains and landscaping make for a lovely surrounding. The food was served efficiently and very tasty and healthy. When it started to rain, the staff quickly moved us under a large canopy umbrella with a surround lounge chair. It was fun! This is the place to come with friends and with company from out of town.
  8. M

    Melissa

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. This place never disappoints.
  9. N

    Norma

    Miami

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    It was my first time eating at Sawa and I was very disappointed. Two of us ordered churrasco mediumr-are and it didn't come out that way. Food didn't come out together and when my friend requested his meat be cooked medium-rare, they took it back and took over 20 minutes to bring another one out, when the rest of us had already finished eating. The also got the side wrong. Churrasco is usually a tender and tasty meat, but this one was not. It had a slimy consistency because of too much fat. I struggled to finish it. Overall the food was way overpriced for the quality and the service was not as expected. I will not go back.
  10. GA

    GaryA

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Ellie did a great job as our server. The food deliverers got a bit confused as to what tables the food was going to. But overall excellent. Highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great Went for outdoor drinks apps and ambience Everything was perfect
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!
  13. M

    Mandi

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was tasty but the service was lacking. After they cleared our table we waited another 20 minutes to get the check. We were sat inside and it was initially empty but as more tables were sat we noticed that they're wayyyy too close together. Me and my party were literally knocked into as the tables behind us sat down. It was uncomfortably tight.
  14. AG

    ArnoldG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    hard to get the menu with prices for drinks and deserts. Waiter just quickly voiced a few options...
  15. AG

    AmandaG

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was great! But the service was terrible even though the place was empty
  16. PG

    PabloG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    This place was good in the past. Now understaffed, food tasted pre-cooked and kept for too long under warming lights. Dry and lacking taste. Came out immediately after ordering, though it took over 45 minutes to get our order in. Wait staff and host were scattered and left us unattended most of our time there.
  17. AD

    AngieD

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The staff is all nice, especially Eric. He made sure that we have all we need and that our orders were taken care of. Excellent place for mother's day. Thanks.
  18. GA

    GaryA

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Expansive (not expensive) and delicious menu. Christian did a great job serving. Highly recommend.
  19. JS

    JonathanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Mother’s Day dinner. Beautiful outdoor setting. Food was good, though portions modest, especially for teenagers (stopped at McDonalds on the way home). Staff was pleasant, though the wait staff was overwhelmed. Overall positive.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was very awful! They took 27 minutes just to serve the water, food arrive after 33 minutes. It was a whole mess.. I don’t recommend this place at all. They are focus on the quantity instead of quality. There is a huge waiting for parking.
  21. JR

    JessicaR

    Miami

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food was not fresh. It was cold and the sushi was very basic and overprice for no reason. The churrasco no flavor and neither was it fresh. Very disappointed with the food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food and service was horrible. Reminds me of one of those cheap little restaurants in south beach charging a premium price for underwhelming food. They had run out of a lot of the items we picked to order. My husband ordered a beer and they brought it almost towards the end of our meal. The waiter was not very attentive and had horrible suggestions. We asked for pita bread 4 times. Finally got it after I reminded the waiter it was the 4th time I asked. I do not recommend this place. Everyone around us were complaining about their food and service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The place is beautiful and the food is good. The waiter was kind and professional but it took to long to bring the food to our table. I hope they do it better next time.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service slow and food temperature was off on one item.
  25. G

    Gerd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food very good, service competent. We visited Sawa many, many times already and we will return many, many times. Thank you team.
  26. SH

    SandyH

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting to sit outside with friends on a breezy Spring night in Miami! And the delicious fresh Mediterranean food added to the ambiance- very enjoyable!!
  27. D

    Dinelover

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place, last Saturday our server was Junior. Excellent service, he was taking care of us every single minute. It was a great experience. I hope next time Junior will be there!!!!
  28. P

    Pumpkinbuns

    Miami

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great about our dining experience. I asked for outdoor garden on reservation and got seated quickly when we arrived. Elaina was great about getting HH drinks in quickly. I asked her to stager the 8 appys since last time they all arrived at once. She did it perfectly and brought 3, then added one more a little later and the last four with ur next drink order. She was friendly, efficient and the guy bringing out the food as well was great too. Food awesome, drinks awesome, ambiance and friendly service. Thanks SAWA for a great night with in-laws.
  29. SS

    SanjaS

    Naples

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love going to Sawa, it’s beautiful setting and good food and service, but the place really needs to be pressure cleaned, grounds look really dirty, pavers need some serious cleaning!!
  30. JC

    JohnnyC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Seating at the garden seats. They are wonderful seats and location. The wait staff Douglas is great and helpful. Food is delicious but hope they have more sashimi choice on the menu. The drink menu need to be included in regular menu instead of print out. Difficult to download online menu. Overall a great place.
  31. F

    Foodiegirlll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, reasonable prices, decent service. Overall good experience
  32. GA

    GaryA

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside. Beautiful day and beautiful ambiance. Had a great meal and great service from Anthony. All good!
  33. C

    Crash2506

    Miami

    68 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I stopped coming here because the portions were so small. It was just an alternative last night. Ordered Seabass. Tasted ok, which was no taste, but I did not get sick. The piece may have been 3 ounces. I asked for spinach instead of asparagus, and the gave me, no lie, a tea spoon of spinach. The waiter should have seen it and been embarrassed. The plate was obscured by giant mushroom heads no one eats. The water was obvious tainted and unfiltered. Like a $40 hotel. Small portions of food are ok, but we had to go eat dinner at Villagio after.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It was my 3rd time going to Sawa. This time was to celebrate my moms birthday . I had to say that the first two times I had a very pleasant experience, this time around was not the same . The service was extremely slow to say the least. I usually don’t like leaving bad reviews but this time I’m upset because it was my moms birthday and the experience was not good. Sad to say but I don’t think I’ll be going back .
  35. B

    Bella

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and great happy hour menu!
  36. B

    Billyb

    Miami

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Drinks and appetizers great! Main Meals not so good.
  37. G

    Gables

    Naples

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food is good. But the chain vibe is pervasive. Sorry we can only bring one of two identical side Caesar salads because one came with entre and other is a la carte. One entre ( not tapas) came way after another. Be prepared for tapas atmosphere even if you want a salad then entre experience. Staff are too young to get the customer vs policy polarity.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service and the quality of the food was superb
  39. D

    Drew

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was miserable - they have no control over their kitchen. I was barely through an appetizer when they tried to shove a main course in my face (and then basically told me that I should accept it because they serve everything tapas style and bring it out whenever it is ready). This is absurd, particularly as they have entrees listed on the menu separate from tapas. None of the wait staff was professional, nor did anyone with experience seem to be on duty or running anything. They did nothing to make us feel welcome or address the issue noted above. Our food was just so-so. We will never go back.
  40. DA

    DAVIDC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife was ecstatic about every aspect of the restaurant as I was. Before reserving, I had read several reviews that were not good, so I was a little worried. Service was excellent. We arrived a little early but still were quickly ushered to a table. Our server was there to take our order before we even sat down. He was very knowledgeable and even made a choice suggestion for my wife that she was delighted with. He checked on us frequently. The ambience in the outside garden are was terrific with a beautiful view of the gardens and fountain. Food was near perfect.

FAQs

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

Sawa is rated 4.3 stars by 852 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Sawa

360 San Lorenzo Ave Coral Gables, FL 33146

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ponce de Leon

  • Neighborhood

    Coral Gables

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Bar Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Bellydancers Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Mall Garage Parking, Street Parking and Mall Valet Parking available

  • Public transit

    Metrorail, Coral Gables FREE Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jouvens Jean

  • Entertainment

    Live Bellydance Performances Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Annual Coveted NYE Dinnertainment extravaganzaRomantic Valentine's Entertainment

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 447-6555

  • Catering

    Several different indoor/outdoor, on-premise/off-premise options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Sawa has several options for special events. Two element inspired outdoor lounges seat up to 16 each and are great for birthdays, corporate happy hours, graduations, and other social style occasions. Sawa's indoor room is available for a more private dining venue. For formal dinners, the room seats 38. For standing and social functions, the room can accommodate up to 85. This room provides direct access to the bar, can be accommodated for DJ's, and decorating options are available. Outdoors we can accommodate groups of up to 30 seated. For larger groups, week day restaurant partial or full buy-out options also available for max capacity of 150 people. Prefix menus required for groups of 14+.We specialize in events and are very flexible in customizing your event to fit your needs. Visit our private dining page on our website for menus, pricing, and event coordinator contact information.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (305) 447-6555

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