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Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

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Village of Merrick Park, Ste 1500, Coral Gables, FL 33146
+1 305-447-6555
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While visiting the Coral Gables area, we were intrigued with the outdoor mall at the Shops at Merrick Park. During our walkabout, amongst the other eateries, the SAWA Restaurant captured our interest. A great choice of selections; if you are looking for a drink selection, the classic mojoito is an excellent choice. The service was professional and friendly. Any food... More 

Thank Paul R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The outdoor seating is the best part about this place and have a drink. Other than this, the sushi is sub-standard and tasted like pre-made sushi from supermarket. A very common feature of restaurants in the Merrill shopping center. Go there for a drink, then eat elsewhere. Save yourself from disappointment.

Thank 365Rainbow
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It would have been nice sitting outside in this lovely area and have a good lunch break from shopping. It does have an inviting look and feel about it. Took a chance on it without researching it and it proved to be a mistake. Hanging out with a glass of wine or coffee would have been ok but the food... More 

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant for Happy Hour now. Have gone twice and food was excellent. Service is great. Sat in the terrace, one of the advantages of living in Miami in the winter, weather is great. Many choices for drinks and food. Will defnitely return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Wonderful happy hour portions and selections. You make it a dinner. Everything is good, but saganaki is wonderful if the right cheese is available.

Thank Mariana R
Miami, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

We met friends there for dinner on Saturday night and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. You can go from Mediterranean (hummus platter) to Peruvian Ceviche to Asian cuisine like the Miso Salmon and its all good! The lamb lollipops are excellent! Normally a restaurant with such a wide range of items is weak in one area or another. The 6... More 

Thank dougt0824
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

My experience at Sawa was very good. Service: very good, attentive, and quick. Atmosphere: delightful, (I sat outside - its was a gorgeous day). Food: Just look at my photo!!!! The food was amazing, however, the menu shows a variety of cuisines, I highly recommend sticking to the Mediterranean options. I ordered the Mediterranean Platter (see pic), it was authentic... More 

Thank Lori R
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I strongly recommend this place on Happy hour running Monday thru Friday 4-7pm. Super good food arabic/ japanese. Good drinks and the place is unforgettable. Good service and allows to smoke a good cigar since it is outdoors. The place is elegant and makes you feel for a second in another world. If you go, won't regret it.

Thank Bintage
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Quite a mix of foods from the Middle East to Japan. Small inside seating and a larger patio area. Food quality was very good, but price a little on the high side (but then this is Merrick Park)

Thank David B
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81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Sawa has a very original menu and excellent food and service. Very nice environment in a relaxed outdoors setting. Certainly will go back again.

Thank Edgardo M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village of Merrick Park, Ste 1500, Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: +1 305-447-6555
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 & Hookah Bar atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?