Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant
Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant

Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sahararestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 3037904707
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm. Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Loubna Zouiten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sahara offers from the extravagant to the casual for all types of catering needs. We have experience to work with any budget and any size of event. Call for details.
  • Entertainment: We have an authentic Belly Dancing show on Saturday Nights with shows at 7:00 and 7:30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton Ct
  • Public Transit: 1/4 mile from the Arapahoe road light rail station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of well-lit parking available.
A word from Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant
Dining at Sahara’s is a SE Denver and DTC Tradition!

From Moroccan to Lebanese dishes, Sahara Restaurant has proudly been serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine to Denver Metro diners for over 20 years. Our family run restaurant is a longstanding tradition in Mediterranean dining for the DTC lunch crowd and Southeast Denver date nights. With intimate booth seating, imported Moroccan rugs, rustic handmade pottery and décor, warm multi-colored Moroccan lanterns, Sahara Restaurant is a truly authentic Middle Eastern dining experience. Sahara Restaurant is an oasis in the middle of the Denver Technology Center.
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Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (4)kid-friendly (3)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Terrific food...Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Terrific food...Service was too slow and when food arrived was cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was great, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Sahara with our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Middle Eastern in SE Denver
    JackDenverVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MUST GO!!! Food is fantastic!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Far surpassed expectations!
    karazach
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food in a tired center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Good food in a tired center off of Arapahoe. Decent dinner business for a Friday night. Wine list a bit weak.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Sahara for Middle Eastern
    RobbiBVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Love Sahara for Middle Eastern food! Although I don't eat meat, they do have a couple of great vegetarian sampler platters and seafood. They have a lebanese and moroccan wine along with a few ethnic beers. Very lovely atmosphere, but not pretentious. Make sure and try their baklava for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb. Marvelous middle eastern
    JeanneRVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Superb. Marvelous middle eastern food freshly prepared. I've been going there for fifteen years, and intend to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, starting
    Howard
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The food was excellent, starting with the humus and grape leaves (served warm, not cold), through the baklava for dessert. The shawarma was the authentic "cut off a spit" version, but was still very tasty. The falafel was crispy on the outside, the way I prefer, and the saffron rice was excellent. The service was less outstanding. We were there early on a Sunday evening (5:45) and there were only two other tables. We waited for service, for water refills, and for the food. We even had a long wait for the check, and after paying, for our credit card to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Sahara Restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The Sahara Restaurant was amazing! The service was what won me over. Everybody was so nice and accommodating. I had the lamb shank which was yummy. The rice was outstanding, it was buttery, fluffy and the perfect color. The felafel appetizers were crunchy but hot on the inside, perfect. What could have been improved is the portion and quality of the Greek salad, hummus, and baba ghanoush. I would go there again and a big group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent, and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Food was excellent, and the live entertainment was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Sahara. The food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We love Sahara. The food, the ambiance, the friendly owner and staff. We keep coming back and will continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, prices and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Excellent food, prices and service. Good (Lebanese) music and an attractive interior added to the wonderful experience. Service was excellent even after the bill and tip were paid. This was my first time at Sahara, but prayerfully, not my last!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this place. Excellent
    GonrossVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We love this place. Excellent Hummus. Tangine salmon was fantastic. They were packed on a Saturday night, which surprised everyone. Although they were clearly short of help, they worked hard to keep everyone served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last time we were there about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Last time we were there about 12 years ago. What a loss on our part! The food was very good. The place was busy and the waitress was overwhelmed. The belly dancer was an unexpected treat and she was great. Very relaxed atmosphere. It was hard to leave. Not a place to go on a date but it was great to meed with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food as usual. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Great food as usual. They got so busy on Friday night (line out the door) that service slowed down a bit, but the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was fine, not
    BillVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    The restaurant was fine, not notable however. The good was good but not exciting.
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  • I had a combination kabob
    TazzVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    I had a combination kabob dish that was ok. Service for an empty restaurant was pathetic. I would have expected this when they are busy not empty. Server didn't ask how food was or if I needed anything until the end of the meal; and of course I did but before I started eating. Shrimp and Kaftka beef were the best of the kabobs.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Hummus!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    This is my favorite restaurant for middle eastern food. The hummus is fabulous and there is a terrific selection of kabobs and other regional dishes. The Tajine specials on the weekend are excellent. Very friendly and efficient service.
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  • We will definitely be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    I brought my husband here for the first time and he absolutely loved it. The food always has so much flavor, the ambiance is great. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was excellent - nicely spiced and well presented. It was a treat to try wines from Morocco and Lebanon.
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  • After an order snafu, they
    FoodNut
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    After an order snafu, they recovered with style and great customer service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate