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

Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #84 of 319 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $15 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 & Hookah Bar atmosphere.
Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ebone28
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hookah belly dancer and decent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Aleksandar M
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Miami
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MiamiLola
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank Travelwellcomfort
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Jacksonville, Florida
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank JP M
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