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Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-447-6555
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant features an exciting dining concept that merges innovative...
The restaurant features an exciting dining concept that merges innovative sushi and a contemporary Mediterranean Fusion Menu, with a hip, chic, modern design and an upbeat lounge-like & Hooka Bar atmosphere.
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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Nice Birthday Dinner

We celebrated a relative's birthday at this restaurant and we really enjoyed the dinner, the service, the show and the ambiance. The only thing that took away from the evening to be perfect was that when I made the reservation - 15 people - I specifically also reserved one of the seating areas for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Miami
Good for:
  • Romantic
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had a business dinner with 25 out of town guest and the service was awful. I'll never go back there again. I had to get up and look for the manager 10 times and each time I found him smoking hookah. I was mortified.

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Miami
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We celebrated a relative's birthday at this restaurant and we really enjoyed the dinner, the service, the show and the ambiance. The only thing that took away from the evening to be perfect was that when I made the reservation - 15 people - I specifically also reserved one of the seating areas for after dinner so that we could... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife and I bid for a certificate to this restaurant in a silent auction for Special Olympics. We headed out to the restaurant with not much idea of how it would be. As we arrived about an hour before our reservation and as were hungry we went in. The staff were very helpful and pleasant and we were pleased... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The BBQ in sawa restaurant is the worst, i visited this restaurant one time without intention to go back again even i told the in charge lady there that your restaurant and food is the worst then she told me, "Oh i am sorry"but of course after i paid 118$

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My entire family got food poisoning from this restaurant December 24 lunchtime. It was a horrible way to spend the holiday and we have a 11 month old baby. Normally we feed him from the table when we go out, thank god we did not this time. My husband and I had the Gibraltar Organic Spinach with filet mignon medium... More 

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Miami, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had lunch there with the family, unfortunately, and I should have guessed, the ambiance (people watching) is better than the food. The restaurant doesn't really define itself, the food choice is sort of all over the place, with nothing being particularly good, or standing out. This is the second time I went, hoping my experience with the food the first... More 

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Miami, FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a nice place when Yardhouse and Villagio are full. The food is good, not fantastic, but if you can sit outside on a nice day, its good for people watching. Hummus is good, pita bread not as great. Croquettes are a med version of the Cuban ones and are decent for something different. Again, the dishes are good,... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a great time trying new Middle Eastern dishes while also enjoying a hookah and some sushi! I got a little too drunk off their excellent cocktails, but had a great time watching the live belly dancer as well. Must go if you're in the Coral Gables area in Miami!

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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I can't get enough from this place, it's like a diamond in the rough. The food, the atmosphere, the ambiance and the entertainment, it's just perfect.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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587 reviews 587 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
483 helpful votes 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were tempted to sit indoors to take advantage of the air conditioning on this hot summer day. But the interior dining area was small and unattractive, plus the floor was in marked disrepair as though a century-old wall-to-wall carpet had finally been ripped up and thrown out, revealing a stone floor that itself was centuries old and had never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-447-6555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The restaurant features an exciting dining concept that merges innovative sushi and a contemporary Mediterranean Fusion Menu, with a hip, chic, modern design and an upbeat lounge-like & Hooka Bar atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?