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Sawa

4.4
329 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Tapas
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(305) 447-6555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Several different indoor/outdoor, on-premise/off-premise options available.
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Cross street
Ponce de Leon
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Parking details
Mall Parking, Street Parking and Valet Parking available
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Public transit
Metrorail, Coral Gables FREE Trolley
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Entertainment
Live Bellydance Performances Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:00pm

Annual Coveted NYE Dinnertainment extravaganza

Romantic Valentine's Entertainment




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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.
Additional
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
What 329 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We love Nicole!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food and service was good. It's in the Merrick park shopping area so it it what it is. sort of confused about being charged $1.50 extra for blue cheese stuffed olives in my martini. never seen that done before, but overall good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nicole was fabulous!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

good food and good ambiance great for lunch and dinner

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service, very good selection of happy hour tapas, and the service is always outstanding! And the best part is the outdoor seating in a beautiful setting with these perfect Miami spring evenings!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great place. Service was efficient, menu had great options

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The belly dancer was terrific, especially for little kids.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great outdoor setting!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Waiter attentive. Food excellent. Still-price is very high.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was good. Service was blah.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our waitress was amazing she went above and beyond
Made our anniversary even more special
Thanks Lorena

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Everything was delicious and the service was bright and cheerful!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We’ve been to Sawa several times and it’s pretty consistent. However, this time was absolutelyPERFECT from beginning to end! Our server, Nicole, was awesome! She provided great recommendations and great service. We started with the Tuna TarTar, which was very fresh & tasty. I had the lamb rack (my new favorite) and my husband had the churrasco...both were deeelish! Portions were just right...we will be back more often & will definitely request Nicole!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Very enjoyable and surprisingly so.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and great service. Our server was very attentive and very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our waitress Nicole
Was exceptional

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It took over an hour to get our food, it was cold and cooked wrong and we sent it back. The manager argued with us and was very difficult. He never apologized he just argued and was rude. We were very disappointed and will never eat here again.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration they had a wonderful trio playing romantic music,a rose for the women ... the evening was wonderful on the patio and the service and food were wonderful !

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The restaurant is in a good location and have a great menu with fair price options. However the service is not their strength, we went there with my husband, the hostess wasn't at her desk an we waited like 10min for her to come back and sit us... apparently nobody else is allow to sit you, then we ordered our drinks, but somehow the couple that arrived after us and had a different server got their drinks and food while we were still waiting for our drinks and nobody had taken of food order yet. Service needs to improve and they would be a great restaurant all around.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered appetizers and main courses. We also ordered a round of drinks. after the drinks arrived we never saw our server again until our main courses arrived. Our apps were not delivered until after we got our main courses and we had finished our drinks well before our main courses came but could not get a second round while we waited for our meals.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was a bit sporadic, meaning our waiter would come by then disappear for an extended period and when we had almost given up hope on ever seeing him again, he’d reappear. He was friendly but not attentive.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Not very good sushi. They something else, if you eat here.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Our Party sat outside and enjoy a beautiful night in Coral Gables. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service, live belly dancers. We had a great time.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great happy hour at the bar! Cheap tapas and drinks

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It’s just OK. Not bad but nothing to write home about. If you’re a food snob you will find it just ok or maybe not even like it.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a lovely lunch outside. Perfect Professional service by Nicole. Healthy, relaxing, delicious! Brussel sprouts were divine!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This would have been a 5 star review except I ordered the grilled octopus as appetizer and the waiter came back to say they were out. I settled for the fried calamari and was disappointed, they were completely flavorless. My fiancé ordered the lamb lollipops and they were so delicious we wished it were an entree. His steak (Ribeye I think) was also very good and so was the Alaskan Roll I ordered. Also, the dancer was entertaining even though she only came out once.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been to Sawa many times. This was the first Time the meal was very disappointing. The soup was cold and the rest of the dishes were mediocre at best. It is a shame.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Like to bring out of town guests here as the mediterranian/sushi menu means that, usually, everyonce can find something. As always the food and service were excellent.

We had a cold snap in the weather and they called us a head of time to see if we preferred inside seating over the, usual, outside seating. We appreciated the opportunity to sit inside and that they planned a head.

This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice ambiance, large selection of food options, good service. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was delicious as usual however the steak yakitori was not very hot- must have been sitting a while before it was served. The patatas bravas with short ribs was delicious and could have been a meal by itself. We went during happy hour and it was an Overall good value for the food.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

A beautiful experience. Eating lunch in the garden area of Merrick Park was absolutely delightful.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent tapas, soup and desserts. We had a great time and service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been to Sawa many times and always enjoyed the atmosphere, food and friendly staff.
Unfortunately this evening was terrible. I had made a reservation to sit outside. The hostess put us at a back table next to 4 people smoking a hookah and blowing it in our faces. We asked to be moved to another table away from The smokers. The hostess then seated us and we realized again we were next to hookah smoking. The third time I mentioned an empty table with no smoking around. The hostess got very nasty and told us it was reserved. Well we also reserved a table, she didn’t want us sitting there and told us if we didn’t like the smoking not to come to the restaurant, as they were a hookah restaurant. We were getting ready to leave when a gentleman came over who may have been a manager and gave us the empty table.
The hostess was so rude I don’t think I will ever return. What a shame
They need to put all the hookah smoking in one area.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Always good after several visits food service and ambiance can be counted on

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We’ll keep coming back. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. We love SAWA.
👍😏

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

They have s varied menu that suits all tastes. Fish, vegans, meat, sushi, Latin ok wine list.

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