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Sawa Restaurant, which means “together” in Arabic and “tree” in Japanese, incorporates many of owner Ramzi Zahr’s favorite ideas, including serving rice in a pyramid shape to the doggie menu, but most importantly the progressive concept of westernized Middle Eastern and Japanese cuisines together under one menu. “When we developed the menu, I did not want to pretend it was authentic. It is a fusion, meant for everyone to enjoy it. Authentic dishes do not allow for creativity and tend to become boring.

Sawa’s menu gives us room to grow, change things up, and keep it interesting.”

SAWA Restaurant & Lounge, is a unique, eclectic restaurant & lounge inspired by the four elements and located in the heart of the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Sawa’s unique offerings of contemporary Mediterranean and Japanese fusion dishes merge an innovative sushi menu with a memorable ensemble of tapas and entrees. Sawa’s all white and 3D art-infused interior offers diners a private and intimate dining experience while the charming garden-wrapping exterior boasts al fresco dining with breathtaking views of a large fountain and all else that Merrick Park offers. It’s the perfect chic atmosphere for you to enjoy the flavorful cuisine, hookah offerings and belly dancers. SAWA also features a posh fire lounge and cozy ice lounge to tie in with their elemental artistic theme.

Known as much for its entertaining atmosphere as for its delightful cuisine, SAWA has gone to great lengths to celebrate holidays and offer guests a unique and exceptional experience. New Years and Valentines parties have included over-the-top Burlesque Themes complete with live Circ Performers, Romantic Flamenco and Grand Piano performances, and more. Entertaining is an everyday craze for Sawa, and the more out-of-the-box the idea, the better. Each Friday and Saturday diners are enchanted with live belly dance shows as they dine beneath the stars. Sundays offer a glimpse into another world and culture with live Arabic Music from the old and new world, complete with belly-dance shows and traditional Arabic dancing. And on any given night guests can relax on a comfy sofa and enjoy a full dinner or even tapas and delicious drinks from our unique premium bar.

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Yelp Rating3.5(257 reviews)
Leslye L.

Leslye L.

4

This restaurant is the best for happy hour in Merrick Park! You can order a Hookah while waiting for your food. During happy hour prices are incredible!...

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Carl K.

Carl K.

3

Sawa is a mish-mash of Middle Eastern food, sushi and Hookah pipe smoking smack in Merrick Park that doesn't work. The ambiance is alright, especially if...

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Latie G.

Latie G.

4

A few friends and I came here to celebrate my birthday while we are on vacation. We were seated outside (as per request) and ordered martinis, hummus,...

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Location

360 San Lorenzo Ave, Ste 1500

Coral Gables, FL. 33146

(305) 447-6555

http://www.sawarestaurant.com/

Details

  • Serves Food
  • Live Entertainment
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Outdoor Seating

Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11 am to 12 am
Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 2 am

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Sawa Restaurant and Lounge
Sawa Restaurant and Lounge
Sawa Restaurant and Lounge
Sawa Restaurant and Lounge

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