The dueling glove was originally an invention of chefs who would slap raw fish with oven mitts and demand electric knives at dawn. Taste the edible creations of culinary innovators with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine and drinks at Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables.
Sawa's chefs creatively cook up the distinctly different cuisines of Japan and the Mediterranean, fusing the flavors into a menu of tapas, soups, sushi, and kebabs. Prevent an unnecessary belly vacancy and entertain taste buds with small plates of tempura vegetables with honey-yuzu sauce ($6.75) or pan-fried frog legs in roasted garlic aioli ($9.75). More than 20 sushi options, such as the Black and White roll of cream cheese, caviar, sesame seeds, scallions, and lobster ($12), keep company with six grilled kebabs, including the filet-mignon kebab ($18). A wide selection of beers, sakes, cocktails, and wines patiently wait to compliment mains—such as the pan-seared chilean sea bass ($25) and grilled lamb rack in a jalapeño mint-demi reduction ($24)—on their impeccable taste and ability to sit completely still.
The chic, loungey environs of Sawa sports interactive 3-D artwork by Chady Elias, including an LED lights show behind the bar. White walls, white curtains, white chandeliers, and white upholstery keep diners satisfied in an appetizingly white dining oasis. On weekends, diners can chew in time with live tunes and enjoy the shimmy-shaking escapades of Sawa's able-bodied belly dancers.
360 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, Florida 33146Get Directions