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About Naya

Welcome to Naya Cuisine, bringing the delicacies of the Middle East to Pittsburgh since June 2013. Come in and enjoy our authentic family recipes, always made with fresh ingredients and flavorful spices that will take your taste buds away to a beautiful and unique corner of the world.

2018 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Syrian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday & Tuesday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Beacon St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 421-1920

Website:
http://www.nayacuisine.com/home.html

Public Transit:
61A, 61C, and 64 public buses stop at Murray and Hobart.

Executive Chef:
Radwa Ibrahim

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout

Naya Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

5.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We ate here just by fluke- the restaurant we planned to eat at in nearby Homestead wasn't taking walk-ins so we were scrambling to find a restaurant without a 1 hour wait. When we approached the door we were apprehensive because the place didn't look that fancy and it was almost empty but we decided to give it a try. We were so glad we did! The service was excellent, our servers told us the ingredients in some dishes we asked about and everything was delicious. We had the hummus and the falafels for an appetizer, and we had the Syrian lamb shank and the chicken kebab for dinner. The lamb was outstanding, tender with a variety of dried fruits in the sauce. We finished off the meal with a slice of Syrian cheesecake, which was unlike anything we have ever eaten but was delicious with the taste of rose water, orange blossom and pistachio. The only negative I can say is this place *looks* more like a lunch place- could use some lower lighting and perhaps white tablecloths for the evening service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was very fresh and authentic. The hummus was perfect. We also had dolma, main dish tipur and to drink, hot mint tea. It was wondeful! Syrian food has so much taste and spices were not hot but, very balanced. The service was excellent. This is my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The folks at Naya were very welcoming to our party of 16, which included 4 teenagers and 4 children. Adham and his colleague welcomed us warmly and were attentive to us throughout our visit. The food was all excellent. I highly recommend the dawood basha. I look forward to returning on our next visit to Pittsburgh.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our server with his “Pro tip” advice on ordering and his pleasant demeanor made our family dining experience a wonderful evening. Oh, yeah, the food was really good too!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was absolutely fabulous as well as the service. Highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went to this restaurant for a family meal while visiting Pittsburgh. The large Mezza platter was delicious and definitely big enough for 4 people to share. Sambousek pastries were also delicious. 3 of us got lamb shanks for entrees. The meat was a little tough, definitely tougher than I expected in a slow cooked lamb shank. I think next time I would try something different on the menu.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

There are many Middle Eastern Restsurants in the neighborhood, but this one is the best. Our waiter was very attentive and all the food was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've been looking for this good a Middle Eastern restaurant for a long time. My all-time favorite was Skewers in Washington, DC. I've finally found one in Pittsburgh I like almost as much, and that is Naya. Very enjoyable. Delicious food and nice service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had never been to Naya before this visit. We ordered delicious sandwiches and the mujadara. Each was incredibly good, and the price was very reasonable for the high quality food. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Officially my favorite Mediterranean restaurant in Pittsburgh. I cannot wait to go back there. The food was amazing and authentic. Generous portions. The staff was very polite and friendly. I cannot wait to visit again!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Convenient to us. Inexpensive Veried Middle Easter menu
OK but not great. Will return

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 13, 2017

all the food was tasty, but the fries were not crisp enough

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Cute restaurant. Great food! Definitely going back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and great service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always good and always consistent. Great food and professional service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Got a bunch of starters, proteins and veggies and ate them family style. Persian lamb shank, meatballs and sleek (kale) was my favorite!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Everything was delicious at this family-run Syrian restaurant. We shared the mezze platter, which was very good. The dips tasted home-made. For the main dish, both lamb shank dishes are excellent, as are the kebabs. And you can byob.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This place is always excellent. Some of the best Middle Eastern food in Pittsburgh. Their baba ghanouj is incredible. BYOB is a nice bonus.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Food was very delicious when it finally got to the table

Server was polite however it was very slow service.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 26, 2017

My family had a great time with wonderful food.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the place was completely packed! We really enjoyed our first time here and can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Wife and I had a very pleasant supper at Naya. We had never been before and went on a whim and on recommendation from a number of OpenTable reviews. Our waiter was gracious and witty, and the food was spicy and full of flavor. Our experience has guaranteed a revisit with friends and family

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 25, 2017

By far one of the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had. And I am from NYC.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My husband and I will definitely return and more than likely bring others with us. We drive past the restaurant everyday and finally decided to give it a try. Good decision!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Good was great, lamb was cooked really well

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Will definitely be back. Want to try all the great looking items on the menu. Too bad you can only try a few at a time. Great "find" in the neighborhood.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We wanted to order more food but the service was very slow. My friends didn't care for the fattoush salad, they said it had no taste. Everything else was wonderful. The grape leaves were the best I've ever tasted

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Delicious food and very friendly service! We will definitely be coming back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food awesome. Waiter was great. Thanks.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful service!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Never had Syrian food before going to Naya but I'll definitely be back for more.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Everything was great! Food didn't come out all at the same time, but other than that the place is great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We very much enjoyed our meal. These seem to be people who love what they are doing and it shows.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2016

No complaints ! All Good !....Food and recipes are from a Syrian family matriarch who oversees the evening with pride.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Very good Syrian Middle East cuisine. Kefta kabob, delicious rice and appetizers. We'll be back soon.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Delicious food, family atmosphere, excellent friendly service. Hummus, taboule, grape leaves all very good

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 11, 2016

could have explained some of the unfamiliar foods better
ingredients not the best quality but still tasty

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Everything was delicious - especially the lamb!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Order the Syrian dishes and appetizers which were all very good. The Syrian main dishes were very tasty and included things I have not had elsewhere. The appetizers were outstanding. The only disappointment was their effort to cook French/steak fries which were ordinary. Be warned that the sandwich was huge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The mezza platter for 4 was a wonderful way to start. We had lamb and chicken kebabs, sleek, and kefta kebab--all very good. An upscale Mediterranean restaurant. A great place for a casual meal.

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