Sawa

4.6
518 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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vipChacha07
Miami
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in the restaurant and we have a great meal, first was the soup, Lentil soup, delicious. After I have sushi and my husband have a Churrasco. Both were oustanding. The service was good. Also I have a Leech Martini and it was delicious. We will come back for dinner and for Happy Hour.

TM
vipTMT3
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice ambience, friendly service. Food was good, but not special. I ordered aJapanese food. perhaps Mediterranean foods are better.

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vipLIlyo
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of happy hour choices at great prices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. Very relaxing, professional service and good quality food. Unfortunately, hookah isn’t allowed but it should be back soon.

MY
MsYani
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. No hookahs because of the mall.

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eldonhernandez
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant many times and it always is a great experience. The food is delicious and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The salmon kabobs are well seasoned. Loved my Mango Tango Martini as well. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Two of us dining. One was served 30 minutes before the other received their food and it was brought out only after we complained. The grilled octopus was great but the mahi ceviche was totally tasteless. The two redeeming factors: the place was lovely and our waiter AMAZING!

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Tony
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Good Covid restrictions and practices, even in the indoor seating.

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vipRyanM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great to visit there. On-site parking is a hassle though.

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vipPumpkinbuns
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always yummy food and service. Always sitting outside due to Covid. Had brunch with my friends Sunday. Needed to move seats since they no longer have the fans running outside in the courtyard. I was told this was due to the circuits overloading. So they only have them outside by the front door and archway underpass. We had to move our seats in that area due to the heat. Not nearly as nice an ambiance. However, the food, drinks and service were great as always.

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vipKatD
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took the server 20 minutes to bring tap water to our table. Then we ordered our food; a mushroom flatbread and 3 sushi rolls. The flatbread was tasteless and the sushi rolls were so small that even a 5 year old would still be left hungry. When I mentioned this to an employee, because my server was never available. I was told that was the size of the roll. That the speciality rolls were larger.

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vipMariaA
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miami Spice lunch menu was a great choice. The environment was very good for lunch as well as the food and drink mimosas special.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! I tried this restaurant out for Miami Spice and loved it ! The duck was delicious and so was the shrimp appetizer. Looking forward to come back and try their sushi !

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vipLIlyo
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of comfortable outdoor sitting. A huge variety of foods and drinks

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Jojo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for my birthday with some friends on a Sunday. There was plenty of seating outside and wasn't very busy at all. They have great cocktails and the food was honestly very good. The service was also on point.

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vipPumpkinbuns
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As always SAWA is great. The food is great, the protocol for Covid followed and the views beautiful. During the Pandemic I am not comfortable eating inside so this is a great way to see a friend for lunch and stay safe. I come several times a month and always happy with service, safety and food. I sure hope they continue to keep a lower occupancy and masks even though De Santis is lifting restaurant restrictions.

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vipSunnysouth1
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful setting outside, with tables spaced 6 ft apart.
Food always very good, as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MB
MariB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Can't wait to go again !
Mari B

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the happy hour!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent services !!!great food !!!

OT
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
5 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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vipMitch
Miami
24 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
57 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
10 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!!

KM
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 😭

MM
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!

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

Food was excellent

FAQs

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

Sawa is rated 4.6 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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