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Sawa Restaurant & Lounge opened with a contemporary Mediterranean & Japanese dual-concept cuisine in early 2010 in the beautiful upscale Shops at Merrick Park.
The menu tells a story of where the East meets the Far East and dishes span the realm of tapas, kebabs, and sushi. In fact, Sawa means "Togetherness" in Arabic and "Harmony" in Japanese, a perfect key to Sawa's concept of bringing together seemingly separate cuisine elements into one great menu meant to be enjoyed and shared by everyone.
While in business, Sawa has earned numerous awards and recognition for its posh and romantic ambiance, creative cocktails, eclectic cuisine, and chic lounge atmosphere.
Entertainment is also an integral part of Sawa's story, focusing on an upscale dinnertainment concept as dinner guests are enchanted by live professional bellydance shows every weekend while they dine under the stars.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm,
Dinner Sunday Thru Thursday 4:00pm - 11:00pm and Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm - Midnight.
Happy Hour M-F 4pm-7pm
Bar Happy Hour 7 days a week 4pm-8pm
Bellydancers Friday & Saturday 8pm & 10pm
2 for 1 Bellinis and Champagne Bottle Specials Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm
Half off All Wine Bottles Thursday Nights 8pm-Close
Ponce de Leon
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Bellydance Performances Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Annual Coveted NYE Dinnertainment extravaganza
Romantic Valentine's Entertainment
Several different indoor/outdoor, on-premise/off-premise options available.
Mall Parking, Street Parking and Valet Parking available
Metrorail, Coral Gables FREE Trolley
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Miami Spice- August 1-September 30.
Private New Years Eve Dinner with elaborate entertainment. Reservations must be made in advance with deposit.
Sawa Ratings and Reviews
We had 3 appetizers, the Yakitori, was dry and room temperature, the shrimp avocado summer roll, was almost shrimpless, tasteless and the vegetables inside it looked burned by the cold of refrigeration and not fresh at all. The shrimp pao bun, was hard as a rock on one side, obviously made many hours before. The miso filet mignon was 2 or 3 pieces of a filet, cooked medium as requested, it tasted good and was tenter, but it arrived with ultra burned Brussel sprouts, almost inedible, and not with the shishito peppers and pistachios it mentioned on the menu. The lamb kebab was cooked to order and tasted great. The chocolate soufflé, could have been anything but a soufflé, it was a hard gooey mixture of something very sweet and also arrived without the pistachio ice cream mentioned on the menu. The music was incredibly loud inside and outside at times. Service was amicable, timely and proper.
My first visit here. Just needed a small Mid afternoon snack. I ordered the vegetarian stuffed grape leaves and they were delicious I’ve made the authentic Greek ones and I think I like these even better. My husband had the risotto and he loved it. We will return.
Generally very good.
If eating indoors best to avoid Friday's with a very raucous scene by the bar. The placement of the bar area in the restaurant was not well thought out as its in the way of everybody going around including the wait staff.
But the food is very good nonetheless and innovative.
My husband and I had dinner at Sawa and we loved this restaurant! We sat at an outdoor table which was very nice because we had a view of the lovely fountain at Merrick Park. Although it was a little hot and humid outside, the restaurant has fans and we had one right next to us. We chose our entrees from the Miami Spice menu and everything was excellent. We had the hummus platter as an appetizer, filet mignon with brussel sprouts and banana rolls with ice cream for dessert! We would definitely recommend this restaurant! Excellent service and food!
Although our server was kind and friendly , he was not attentive. I'm not sure if they were understaffed but didn't seem so, so not sure why he would come around every 15-20 minutes. Our dining experience lasted 2.5 hours. The timing of the dishes coming out was horrific. Medium rare meat was beyond well done, pork chops stiff. Not sure if we were just unlucky today but probably will not return.
I had dinner with my family at Sawa for the first time today. The food was delicious and the service was great. Although it is still hot in Miami at this time of year, the patio area is beautiful and they keep the fans on so it was very comfortable. We will definitely be back!
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. The food came out a little slow, but the management dove into the issue and handled it very well. Wait staff was very nice and only wanted to know what they could do to help us. We will go back. Very convenient if you are either shopping or going to a movie at Merrick Park.
Being in such a high end center I expected more with a party of 8. We had to ask for menus and water just basic things that seemed obvious. The waiter staff is not engaging and were mediocre. The food was generic and not what I expected having 7 buisness associates here from around the country including my boss and bosses boss was a little embarrassed and disappointed in the overall experience. Would not eat there again.
Shopping at VOMP, wanted to sit inside with A/C and cool off. SAWA was the perfect place. Seated right away at a small table for 2 in the cramped middle area, I immediately requested a table in the back, larger and less noise which they provided. Shaniya was our server and she was great! Always checked in with us, provided extra napkins, water, lemons etc wonderful experience. Tour the Hummus, Edemame and Salmon Tartar were all properly prepared and my Tito's Vodka & Tonic was well prepared and worth the $10.50. Will dine at SAWA again, check it out. Enjoy!
This restaurant is always a great place for nice outdoor eating . However, the manager should not allow guests to sit their dogs in the lounge sofas as 3 guests showed up with huge dogs and were walking and seating on the sofas which are constantly used by other guests.
This is a terrific restaurant. Our server, Scot, was attentive without hovering. Very good with recommendations and food descriptions.
We shared everything including the grape leaves, which my husband loves. The fried pork dumplings were done perfectly, not too hard or too chewy. My husband loves the rainbow roll and I even enjoyed some altough not normally a sushi lover. The chicken kebabs with the basmati rice side was wonderful, just what we wanted.
We each had two drinks and tried something different each time. I think the pomegranete martini will be my next "go to" drink and my husband enjoyed the Lebanese pilsner.
Sawa is always good, we would highly recommend.
Although the Menu on their website looked very appealing, I was disappointed with the actual size of the dishes and the authenticity of the meal flavors. There was no ambiance inside the restaurant since the space was extremely small. As I was walking out, I noticed the outside of restaurant being 5 times bigger than the inside. It appeared people were enjoying their time there. I certainly enjoyed the service, it was A+++. Thank you for that.... great service is always important. 😊
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