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Ola at the Sanctuary

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1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508 (17th)
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Morton, Illinois
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our service was impeccable, the little rolls were fantastic, obviously the ceviche was the star of the show, but the sugar cured salmon was to die for.

Thank Rondatravels55
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really surprised at this restaurant! Starting with the way we were presented to the menu. The waiter couldn't be better. He explained every detail and made the best suggestion. We order the menu that allows us to taste a little bit of everything! Amazing!!! Hard to decide which ceviche was the best, the steak tartare was delicious.... we... More 

1 Thank Bruna S
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time for Fire and Ice ceviche and it was sublime. Also enjoyed crab salad. Cocktails were tasty. Bathroom a weird journey through a slippy tiled courtyard of hotel/apartments. Otherwise an enjoyable evening

Thank PJKie
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a Beautiful restaurant and a very comfortable/warm vibe. very friendly and exceptional staff; including my server Jackson to whom i give 10 stars. But really everyone played a part in giving me one of the best experiences ever. I would definitely go back!!!! Thank you so much :)

Thank Zenab K
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the mixto ceviche, marlin tacos and Cuban style pork. The Cuban pork was good. The ceviche could have been better, and the marlin tacos were disgusting. For the price, I didn't think the meal was worth it, and probably would not go back.

Miami Beach, Florida
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there's not much i can say that hasn't been said. This beautiful place is located inside the sanctuary hotel. the food is pricey but expected due to high quality of food and service. The food is great. Servers provide an amazing service and take care of every need, they do a good job at announcing and explaining the specials for... More 

3 Thank mario v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent, the food was exquisite. I would definitely go back again, and recommend the meatball appetizer.

Thank Samantha L
OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We would love to have you back. More 

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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was over the top from all perspectives, taste, presentation and quality. I highly recommend this restaurant! One of the best restaurants I have been to in Miami....

Thank KG279
OLA1745, Owner at Ola at the Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. What did you have? More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

If you are a foodie, think you might be a foodie, or one day hope to become one, eat at Ola. It is hands down one of the best meals you'll ever eat in the U.S. I eat at Ola every single time I'm anywhere near Miami. The ceviches reinvent the word and if you like ceviche before you go... More 

Thank mdiddy041
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

When visiting, always make a point to come to here. Start with a Watermelon Mohito and then order the ceviche. It's complexity and fusion is unique and well executed. The service is great, they intelligently explain the menu and what you are eating. Location is one block off Lincoln which makes it walkable when in South Beach.

Thank cskr1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $65
Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: 13056959125
Good for Romance, Special Occasions, Entertaining Clients, Large Groups, Private Dining Dinner Options: Reservations, Dessert, Late Night, Out door Dining, Private or Semi Private dining available for large groups

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