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.
Marinated Grilled Octopus | Patata Cuadrada | Arugula | Onion | Cilantro Aioli | Chimichurri
Roasted Salmon | Sushi Rice | Spinach | Asian Spices | Miso
I love eating here but today wasn’t the best experience as it took over 20 mins after being seated to acquire the attention of any server for even water and even then it was when they were at another table. People came to the tables next to us after we arrived, ate and left before we’d even received our food. It was almost an hour before any food arrived and it came over 45 mins with constant requests for the missing dishes. Not sure why our table was so difficult to serve. I booked via open table and ordered sushi and appetizers..every drink came out wrong too. Won’t stop me going back but at 3pm in the afternoon to get a table I’d have hoped for better
It took them more than an hour to bring the food...I was calculating 1.5 hrs to eat, and an hour after we were still waiting for the food 😞
Lovely outside restaurant with great music and ambiance. Our waiter Erik was very attentive and gave us great customer service. The starters (crispy brussel sprouts and steamed vegetable dumplings) arrived quickly and were delicious. Our special drink requests (skinny spicy margarita) were also quite yummy! For the main course, we ordered miso glazed salmon and chicken kebabs! Both dishes has great portions, beautiful presentation and delivered 100% on taste!
As always the food is great. We wanted to catch the extra hour of HH at the bar. They actually had a few high-tops outside so we opted to sit out there. The bartender came out to take the order. Sorry I forgot her name but she has long hair and braces. She is awesome and put two high-tops to hold our multiple HH food items etc. The service was super quick. Actually too quick as we had 6 appetizers. The servers were bringing them out every 5 minutes, which was really fast. Felt pressure to eat them quickly before they got cold. Other than that it was great as usual.
The service was very good and the food was so delicious. We enjoyed the outside dining and the ambiance was very nice.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable dining experience at SAWA. The food was excellent, the service was prompt, the atmosphere casually open yet intimate. Belly dancers were a plus. Definitely a keeper!
Great food and service
Great happy hour !
We showed up for our 12pm reservation only to be told the restaurant decided to open at 1pm. They never notified us
New Years Eve
This was the most terrible New Year Eve in my 60
Years of living , the Arabic music was for 1 table alone everyone else had to suffer in misery with this mid eastern music, . The food and wine did not reflect the $250 per
Person which was paid . Horrible in everything
Never again .
The show and music made the new year amazing.
It was ok. The food was also ok. The service was so so. They left plates on the table after we were done and when asked to take server said ok and left the table. Someone else came later to pick up.
Bathrooms were very dirty. The food we ordered were not tapas and they still arrived a very different times, way too long between each person getting their dish. Waiter kept forgetting our sauces. Food was good, but service could have been better. Not a wow experience, but an okay average restaurant experience.
I’m hoping things were off.. due to lack of staff and no manager on premises. Took 45 minutes for them to deliver a simple martini (3 tries).
Normally this place is great. I’ll give it another chance.
We went for brunch and they had no tea or coffee to serve. Only soda. We don’t drink sugar so we had water. Don’t think we will go back.
Ate outside because of Covid
One table a little close under the circumstances (if not Covid, it would not have mattered) but people in it facing opposite direction
eaten there in the past and will return
Amazing menu. Wide variety of middle eastern and Japanese dishes. Something for everyone. Make sure to try a lamb dish. The service is great. Been a few times and will keep coming back.
Lovely outdoor restaurant with good food, perfect for accommodating vegan or keto dietary requirements.
The wurst meal we’ve ever eaten. The waiter recommended the Angus Butger. It was ordered rare and was served well done. The waiter also suggested a new menu item which was crispy quail appetizer. It was the driest, most disgusting dish.
I have eaten at Sawa once before and had a vegetable kebab and that was fine. But based on this past experience, I will definitely not eat at Sawa again.
Excelente lugar , un poco lento el servicio y falta un menú de cockteles
As always we had a great time, food was delicious as well, the only thing was the wine I ordered wasn’t available, but overall everything was good
Nuestra experiencia no fue buena. Cuando nos sentamos pedimos los tragos y vimos el menú. Cuando volvió el que sirve pedimos la comida 20 minutos después de los tragos. Un entrante y una comida. Le informamos al que servía que queríamos los tragos antes que la comida. Pero qué pasó, ignorando nuestro pedido, trajeron los tragos juntos con el segundo plato, sin haber traído el primero que era sopa caliente. Un chaos.
Birthday great food
Eeeh! An average service, average food and average everything! Ok for the price. Convenient for a quick bite after shopping :-)
The service was good to begin. Then the server brought the wine and just poured it without asking if we wanted to taste it. In due time, we got 3 of the 5 items we ordered. Then nothing. We waited another 20 minutes, then canceled the rest.
Nice ambiance. Good food, but I would not return due to negligent service.
We tried Japanese dishes. Miso salmon was too salty. Rolls were mediocre. The server was very nice.
Each time I dine at Sawa, i feel I have traveled miles across the ocean to the Mediterranean Seas! Sawa has an amazing ambience of casual elegance, beautiful background music, on the weekend, in the middle of the beautiful park-like grounds of Merrick Park. I truly enjoy the belly dancing performances and music!
The menu is varied and delicious. Even when restaurants are torn by pandemic staffing shortages, the caring and concern by the owner and manager ensure that the experience is amazing!
My highest recommendation for Sawa!
Extremely disappointed that Grilled Octopus was taken off menu!
It has always been my favorite at SAWA!
Bring it back!
Kate was wonderful as our server!
Our server was great. Unfortunately there was only one sushi chef and so the sushi took very long to come out. Our server was very attentive though. I understand there are labor shortages. So I took that into consideration. Luckily I was not in a rush. I will come back.
Great value for Happy Hour on a beautiful Coral Gables evening
Waiter was slow at times abs not accurate on our order.
It was a perfect evening for outdoor dining and the food was very good
The food and the atmosphere ( outside seating ) was Incredible! Belly dancer was an extra surprise! Our waiter, Douglas, was superb! Delicious wine. The weather was cool and enjoyed the Beautiful Christmas Tree! All in all it was a Magical night spent with close friends! As if you didn’t know, I highly recommend this place! 😇👌🏻
Great lunch with the family. The Med and meat platters are great values and a lot of fun to share among guests. Service was a little slow. I take that the place had a full house and not enough hired staff. This is being experienced all over Miami and I hope it returns to normal soon. They need to install permanent umbrellas to provide shade in all seating areas and to avoid having to move them around and having people switching from sun to shade. Overall a great experience.
Very friendly staff and amazing food and drinks!
The noise level was a bit higher than I would have wanted but we were seated outside. I'm sure inside seating would be different. That said, the ambiance outside was gorgeous.
The service was outstanding and I highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass. It was likely the best I've ever had.
Nothing terrible just meh! The churrasco steak was okay but a little tough and chewy. Not returning.
Booked table inside. Was given a table outside, in the drizzle.
Sawa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 447-6555.
Sawa is rated 4.3 stars by 779 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.