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Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

360 San Lorenzo Ave. Coral Gables, FL 33146 | Coral Gables/South Miami | 305-447-6555

Location 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.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Mediterranean, Sushi, Tapas
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Required, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Garage, Lot Available, Meters
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

Upcoming Events

  • Happy Hour

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

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

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

Related Stories

  • Dining: Reviewed
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  • Short Order: Sneak Review
    A small Japanese-Mediterranean bite from this week's restaurant review:Sawa is a variety show of a restaurant. Diners are treated to an Ed Sullivan-like procession of sushi, kebabs, tapas,...
  • Short Order: Happy Hour Hunt
    The Place: SAWA Restaurant and Lounge 360 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables305-447-6555sawarestaurant.com The hours: Monday and Friday 4 to 7 p.m. and late-night Sunday through...
  • Short Order: Gastronomic Gatherings
    Last night, local foodies flocked to Vizcaya for their 13th annual Evening Under The Stars soiree. This gourmet fundraiser promised plenty of tasty snacks from Miami's top restaurants. While...
  • Short Order: Behind the Line
    SAWA at The Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables is a restaurant, lounge, and hookah bar in a vast, open-air shopping and entertainment complex off LeJeune and US1. The mall is an...

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