Far surpassed expectations!
Nothing about Sahara prepares one for the absolutely wonderful food that appears from their kitchen. The location is not elegant (overgrown strip mall) and it's appearance from the parking lot doesn't give a hint of what's inside. But what is inside is a very pleasant ambience, good service, and outstanding food. It is our newest "favorite restaurant" find.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Superb. Marvelous middle eastern
Superb. Marvelous middle eastern food freshly prepared. I've been going there for fifteen years, and intend to keep coming back.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
MUST GO!!! Food is fantastic!!!!
Sahara has some of the best Middle Eastern food around. You definitely cannot find better hummas anywhere. The live belly dancer on the weekends is a fun extra.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Middle Eastern in SE Denver
Great owners and the best Middle Eastern cuisine in the entire area of south metro Denver. Top picks: gyros, almost any lamb dish, kabob dishes. The only negative--they charged for a side of cucumber yogurt sauce--I've never been charged for sauce anywhere. It didn't bother me but it might bother others.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great, the service
The food was great, the service quite good, but I was very disappointed in the seating. I asked for specific seeing by the window, 2 weeks in advance, and not by the kitchen. We were seated near the kitchen, right under the speaker. Maybe they could pay more attention to requested made that far in advance and try to accommodate that. thank you.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Sahara with our
We went to Sahara with our children. We all had a great time. The service was good, the food was outstanding! We were all satisfied with the experience, and will definitely return!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific food...Service was
Terrific food...Service was too slow and when food arrived was cold.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing. However,
The food was amazing. However, I feel it was a bit expensive. If I didn't have a "coupon" for a meal I don't think it would have been my first choice. I went on a Friday evening which was a mistake because it was crowded and the serivice was a little under staffed. I think we waited a little under ten minutes for someone to bring us water.
Once the staff got it together, the service was pretty good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Delicious.
Excellent food. Delicious. Good portions and good prices. Service was a bit slow, but it was very busy so I understand that. The belly dancer was irritatingly loud. Would be better without her.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Gem!
I had no idea what to expect dining at a Moroccan restaurant. I was looking for different and found the Sahara on OpenTable. The hummus was fantastic and the best I have ever had. The main course, Louba's Spicy Chicken was excellent. The spices were wonderful and flavorful. The chicken was tender and the sauce was outstanding. My date had the salmon and it was wonderful too. I look forward to eating there again. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend the Sahara!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice dining experience at Sahara. The lamb and plum tangine was wonderful, well worth the trip. The Sahara plate was a great mix of Morrocan specialties,very good.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food as usual
The food was amazing and I am a HUGE fan of Lubna's Spicy Chicken. The service was poor on Sunday evening when we went. We have been to Sahara many times and this is the first time I can report bad service. The restaurant was very slow and quiet when we were there which leads me to believe that the service is better when the restaurant is full.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The hummus is divine!
Don't mind the trek from downtown to the DTC area to have Sahara. The grape leaves are delicious. I love the homemade hummus. The pita bread is fresh. Their veggie platter is perfect!!!!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our neighborhood group of 4 couples go out to dinner quarterly. It was my turn to choose the restaurant and I chose Sahara as I am trying to find a local Middle Eastern restaurant as good as the two we tried in London. This is as close as I have come to finding that... The food was great, the service good and the Lebanese red wine delicious. Every one enjoyed the evening. DG
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very surprised to find this
Very surprised to find this local gem. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Worth stopping
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Sahara, not Belly Dancing
We are regulars at Sahara, which is near our home. We tend to get the same favorite dishes on most visits. The food is generally consistent and very yummy. Service is comfortable. Just keep in mind if you are going for a quiet dinner and chatting, check with them about their Belly Dancing performances. We forgot the other night, went at main dinner time on a Saturday and were seated under a speaker. When the Belly Dancing occurred, the music was very loud for us and we couldn't talk easily. I am sure the performance is enjoyed by many, but that night it was not of interest to us and was a little disruptive. So, depending on your interest, check the schedule -- it may be just Saturday nights. Overall, again, we like Sahara!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very fine meal!
The only thing missing was "Home Made Pita". Store bought and cold, does not cut it with such good food otherwise.
Gotta try the Hush-Puppies
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Lebanese and Middle
Amazing Lebanese and Middle Eastern food. Go on friday/saturday for the Tajine!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sahara has the most delicious falafel, they are light and the flavor balance is perfect. Their food is always good (trust me, I frequent this place at least once a month), and their baklava is amazing, served with hot honey syrup. It's a great restaurant for gluten-free or gluten-restricted diets as things are marked appropriately on the menu. I almost always get the Sahara All Veggie Special because it has a little bit of everything that I crave when I eat here. Highly recommended!!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Middle Eastern Food and Dance
We visited Sahara for the first time on Saturday night and definitely enjoyed the food. We were a group of 4 which allowed us to sample 4 different appetizers and 4 different entrees. Each dish was wonderfully spiced and delicious. We especially loved the pastilla appetizer - chicken in puff pastry. Each entrée was large and two of our group got to take home food for lunch the next day. On Saturday night they have a belly dancer who starts around 7:00PM whose entrance really made the restaurant come to life. Definitely a fun evening and one we look forward to re-enacting again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, but average overall
I wasn't sure what to expect from this restaurant, but the food was delicious! The strip mall it's located in and the decor is less than exciting, but overall it's worth eating here. Try the Lebanese wine, nice surprise.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Will Return!
Living in suburbia in unincorporated Jefferson County, we do not have a lot of good, ethnic restaurants near us, rather there are mostly mediocre chain restaurants. Having a craving for Middle Eastern food, we tried Sahara, and were glad we did. We tried a delicious apricot lamb dish, a wonderful baked salmon, and the house combination plate. All were amazing looking, and tasting. Everything, including the hummus, seemed fresh and homeade. Sahara is the kind of restaurant that is worth the extra drive time.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, fresh and so delicious.
Fresh, fresh and so delicious. Authentic spices and lamb is so tender. So glad we found this place when visiting the area.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Denver's Best - A Must Stop
I have been going to Sahara for 14 years and it never disappoints. They are without a doubt the best Middle Eastern cuisine in the Denver and they are constantly updating their menu and restaurant. Saturday and Friday nights they have very tasteful and fun belly dancing and their food is second to none in the area.
Their staff has very low turnover and most of them haven't changed since I started going there and they are all great. The food has never been anything but authentic and delicious. Weekend nights they have great Tajines with if you have never had one is a real treat.
For the portion sizes and quality they are reasonable and with the beautiful last remodel the ambiance is outstanding. Make them your tradition today!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent as usual. It's a great place to dine and especially a great place to take out of town guests!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good in all respects.
very good in all respects. not aware of belly dancing which was exciting but not conducive 4 conversation when being performed.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM