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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #8 of 832 restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Cuisines: South American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th
Description: Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private DiningDinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We are still dreaming of "Fire & Ice" which is a ceviche menu item. Cobia is marinated in blood red oranges, topped with a slices of fresh jalepeno, served on top of pear granita! The most amazing culinary experience ever!!! So glad our waitress who had worked at Ola for many years recommended it to us. Everything we ate was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent meal made even better by our waiter. Jorge made the experience exceptional. Will definitely be back!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Terrible not open for business Recommended by concierge. Paid taxi. Not recommended. Couldn't believe nothing posted

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The food here is amazing, it's small with a great staff, busy, but not too loud where you can not carry a conversation. We come here every time we visit Miami.

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Zürich
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been to the Ola at the Sanctuary based on the Tripadvisor reviews and we have not been disappointed. It is a bit away from the scene in Miami Beach on a side road and if you did not target it based on the address you would probably never pass by or see it. We booked a table and this... More

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Gandhidham, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Was passing by n saw this Latin American restaurant... D manager explained us what they make n wat d food type is all about... Then we ordered whatever he wanted us to try n trust me it was amazing... It was our first time trying the Peru food and it was hell amazing.... Won't even think twice before trying it... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was my second visit this year and I can say that I was not disappointed. The appetizers were excellent. The meatballs, the tuna & foi grass (although it was mostly tuna), and the lobster empanada were delicious. My wife's tuna and my duck were very good. Service is excellent and the ambiance is good. The place is not inexpensive,... More

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your second visit to Ola Restaurant. We are pleased you still had a great dining experience and will refer our restaurant to others. Have a wonderful day. More

Jackson, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

soon i got off plane, checked in the Sanctuary i was in dire need to eat! thanks to Andreas assisting me with the option to dine at Ola. it was definitely a pack friday ngt, but they got my order in and out in no time! i enjoyed my food so well, that i invited a friend over for drinks... More

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy dinner and drinks while you stayed at the Sanctuary hotel. Our bartender's name that served you was Liz. What did you order? We hope you return again. More

Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the ceviches. The flavours were fresh and tasty, and the dishes were well-presented. The restaurant setting was lovely and we had great service. This was our fave meal in Miami Beach and we'd definitely eat here again.

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. How many ceviches did you try? We hope to see you again during your next visit to Miami Beach. More

Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Every single dish we had was 'great'! The service and attention was as good as the food. The server was very knowledgable about the menu and offered excellent recommendations. The ceviches were gone the moment they landed on the table! A must visit for any one who loves food and particularly fine diners!

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OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We enjoyed reading how you enjoyed the different flavors of our ceviches and entrees. Which ceviche did you have? We hope to see you again. More

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