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Ola at the Sanctuary

1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 695 9125
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Ranked #7 of 831 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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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
Top Contributor
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

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wow. We were totally blown away by the food here. Fire and ice cerviche, short rib empanadas and the red snapper were all delectable. The best meal I've had in Miami and we hit many great restaurants Will be craving ola when I am back home.

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

Thank you for choosing Ola Restaurant to dine at during your stay in Miami. We are happy to see you were able to try a few good things off our menu and we look forward to your visit again when you return to Miami. Have a wonderful day. More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Omg, the food here is sensational. Worth the high price. What a hidden gem. Absolutely worth every penny. The flavors are extraordinary. The service is great too. My highest recommendation. (The Bronzino is wonderful short rib empanadas. Yumm)

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

Thank you for your review and for your high recommendation. We are happy to read you enjoyed your time dining at Ola. We do hope you return so you can try the other great items on our menu. Have a wonderful day. More

New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Being from NYC, we were looking for fine cuisine on our first visit to South Beach. OLA had a very high rating on OpenTable, so we decided to try it. The dining room is gorgeous - situated inside a hotel. It was pretty busy around 10pm on a Saturday night. Our server was friendly and professional and guided us through... More

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

Thank you for the great feedback on your experience at Ola Restaurant. We love to hear suggestions and feedback from our guest. I noticed you did research Ola... as you had mentioned the photos you viewed online and noticing the consistency we have at our restaurant. Every guest at Ola is a VIP and they should all have the same... More

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