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Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

Map & Directions 360 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
  • Japanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas
  • Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Smoking, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Online Reservations Available, Required, Accepted
  • Garage, Meters, Lot Available


Miami New Times' Description

Sawa is a variety show of a restaurant. Diners are treated to a procession of sushi, kebabs, tapas, soups, salads, entrées, hookahs, belly dancers, LED shows, and sports on flat-screen TV sets. There is a menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a five-hour happy hour, late-night happy hour, weekend brunch, wines, bottle service, and cocktails (22 flavors of vodka) - plus an extensive 18-item bill of fare for dogs. The only thing missing is a sommelier named Topo Gigio. The Japanese-Mediterranean eatery opened about a year ago in the Village of Merrick Park. Almost all patrons choose to sit on the outdoor patio, beneath the mall's royal palms. Also outside is a cabana with white curtains and sofas, the favored place for smoking hookahs. But it is as true of restaurants as it is with humans: Those that try to be a jack-of-all-trades end up mastering none. Sushi selections here suffice, kebabs are tasty, small "tapas" plates and entrées are wildly inconsistent, and service is awful.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/21/13

    Amazing food, amazing unique drinks, amazing atmosphere (belly dancing on the weekends)(romantic al fresco dining) (chic cabana style lounge), amazing specials (happy hour is the best in the gables) (hookah is very good quality). I Love Sawa!

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Tips from foursquare

  • AskMen on 04/22/10

    Menu includes both sushi rolls & Mediterranean tapas, the spot also allows you to mix various vices at the outdoor cabanas. There, you can smoke standard variations of shisha tobacco.

  • Taryn T. on 06/27/10

    Come for sushi, tapas, happy hour and hookahs!

  • BestOf on 09/12/11

    Winner of Best Hookah Bar 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami

  • Alfonso L. on 10/06/10

    Sundays are the best. Fire breathing, belly dancing, and a live Dj set the perfect outdoor Arabic ambiance to enjoy your delicious food and hookah with. Beautiful and a great place for a date.

  • Natalie G. on 12/22/13

    The crazy Mexican roll is a MUST!! So delicious!! Also, the croquetas de jamón are delicious

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  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

    Bonus hour at the bar.

  • 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun., 10:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat., Sun.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun.

    2-for-1 Bellinis

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