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About Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant
For a unique dining experience, the Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant is a venue worth visiting. This is authentic Moroccan and Lebanese food the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the Denver area. The hummus and couscous taste just like one would find in North Africa and Middle East, while the freshly basked naan complements both perfectly.
Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant is decked out in traditional carpets and furnishings direct from Lebanon, recreating an authentic dining experience. The range of menu items personally created by chefs at Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant keep guests coming back for more.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm. Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have an authentic Belly Dancing show on Saturday Nights with shows at 7:00 and 7:30.
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.
We have plenty of well-lit parking available.
1/4 mile from the Arapahoe road light rail station.
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The appetizers were tasty, but a little on the small side. The lamb was very tender, but could have used more apricots, almonds, and rice. The baklava was excellent. Some of the tables are interesting geometric bas-relief. Chairs are a little rickety. Lighting could have been less bright for better evening mood.
I've been here several times for business and pleasure. The food is very good, prices is reasonable, decor is nice, the staff is very pleasant and adequately attentive. We had a reservation and arrived early; getting a table on a Wednesday night was no trouble at all.
Made a reservation via OpenTable with a note that it was our first wedding anniversary - noticed after the dinner that none of the staff mentioned anything about it, which is not the biggest deal but why bother putting in a 'special occasion' then.
The service was good, however restaurant seems to have a confusing system: Waitress greeted us, waiter took our drink order and brought the drinks and waitress took food order but then waiter took over again. Therefore, we were not sure who was responsible for our table for a while. We let the waitress know in the beginning that we had an OpenTable Gift Card, she said she would take care of it towards the end of the meal. When the waiter brought the check I reminded him of the gift card which he didn't seem to know about, showing a lack of communication between staff.
The vegetarian platter (all vegetarian appetizers combined) was decent, however the couscous dish could have used some more spice to it - a little bland for my taste. Took the key lime pie to go which turned out to taste like a pre-packaged pie from the grocery store - definitely not worth $6.50 for a tiny piece.
The belly-dancer was great and generally the restaurant has a nice ambiance. The dishes containing meat are probably better spiced than the vegetarian options. Overall, Sahara will not become one of our favorite restaurants.
The service was really slow this visit. The food took a very long time to come out and no one came over to say anything about the hold up. When the food did come out everyone’s dinner was cold. They didn’t seem very busy so I have no ideas what happened. The other times I have been have been fine. Food still tasted good even if it took forever and was cold. We had to go so couldn’t be bothered to send it back.
This was our second time dining at this location and experiencing Mediterranean food. Even though I had no idea of what it was that I was eating the flavors and smell of each item leaves you wanting more. Prices are reasonable and Saturday night Belly Dancing is an real treat and enhances the experience. We will be back again.
We had the lamb (Colorado Lamb), and it was melt in your mouth, fall off the bone delicious. The service was good. Ambiance could have been better. We could hear Middle Eastern music playing in one room, but we didn't get to hear it in the room we were placed in.
The only thing that disappointed me about this experience was the ambiance. It was described as being "decked out in traditional carpets and furnishings direct from Lebanon, recreating an authentic dining experience", so I expected it to be similar to other Mediterranean restaurants where I've been seated on pillows and that the ceiling and walls would be covered in beautiful linens, etc., but it was pretty much a traditional restaurant with some nice art on the walls.
So, if you go in knowing that, nothing else will disappoint you. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was really delicious and the service was very good. It's a long drive for us, but I would definitely go back!
The Sahara was great! Took the brother-in-law to his first ever middle-eastern meal. He's willing to try things, but was very unsure of this cuisine. They had him at the falafel! It was amazing; so crisp and light on the outside and perfect inside. Best I've ever had (and we have eaten at many Indian restaurants). When the meal was over, he thought he wanted to move to Denver (from central Washington state) just so he could eat here again. We will come back again and again (we are from Colorado Springs) ; this is an amazing find! I had the spicy chicken -- too much to eat in one sitting but the leftovers for lunch had my coworkers drooling!
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