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“Service is improving, atmosphere still great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-447-6555
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Ranked #41 of 275 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Sushi, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Service is improving, atmosphere still great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a great place for happy hour! Their dumplings and lamb lollipops are fabulous. I also recommend the falafels. They have $4 glasses of champagne during happy hour and cheap beers. I have been 3 times now---the first 2 times the service was TERRIBLE and last week it was fabulous so I guess they are hiring better staff.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hookah belly dancer and decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I love the variety of dining options they had- the lamb was a little gamey but good. Love the hookah and the aurprise belly dancer at night - recommend ober the other boring restaurants

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Unique restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Sawa is a blend of Japanese and middle eastern cuisine. Sitting outside in the Village of Merrick Park is wonderful. I found the appetizers especially good as are the happy hour prices and drinks.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Not a good sushi....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The food is really average, beyond average, and it is not a good sushi and sashimi by any stretch of imagination. It do not know what type of sushi the restaurant believes they serve, but somebody out to tell them that they are very mistaken.

Visited November 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“A (good) surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

When we decided to have a luncheon at Merrick Park, we were attracted by this restaurant's terrasse on a square.
We took the $19 three course menu.
It happened to be flawless.
We had "Jamon croquette" as a starter, then a hamburger with mushrooms/onions and our dessert was "Duce de leche" a banana with ice cream on top. Everything was tasting good, cooked to our request.
With 2 large bottles of Saratoga sparkling water, we ended with a $52 check for two.
The service was very attentive, helpful and friendly.
We will definitely go back. This is a best buy in the area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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