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.


9636 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Clinton Ct

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 790-4707

Website:
http://www.sahararestaurant.net/

Entertainment:
We have an authentic Belly Dancing show on Saturday Nights with shows at 7:00 and 7:30.

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.

Parking Details:
We have plenty of well-lit parking available.

Public Transit:
1/4 mile from the Arapahoe road light rail station.

Executive Chef:
Loubna Zouiten

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Good for a Date (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Vegan (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. Best lamb dishes around! super nice people that work there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was outstanding, server was polite,efficient and helpful with dinner selections. We will definitely dine at Sahara again and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My favorie restaurant and the Tagine on friday and saturday are a must!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was the perfect spot to enjoy middle Eastern cuisine; even had entertainment thrown in, which we did not expect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I have been having both business and personal meals here for years and would recommend it to anyone. I have never had a bad meal - the service is always great and I love supporting this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a great Middle Eastern meal here. Party of 8 had plenty of space and yet we could all hear each other. The lamb with pine nuts was the most tender and flavorful I have ever tasted. Reasonable prices too. I will make an effort to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice change from Italian and Mexican. Food was very plentiful

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great little place to eat food from a different culture! We happened upon this place looking for a dinner from the non traditional sense!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My fiance and I had a wonderful evening; the food was delicious, the service was great and the restaurant was beautifully decorated. Try the baklava!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food- stuck in a corner so couldn't see the dancing very well. Music was good but way too loud at one point. Overall good- we'll be back again.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The experience and food was exactly what we were wanting.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always Fantastic!
This place never disappoints.
The Moroccan dishes are highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

This was my first time here for a business meeting. I will certainly be returning and ave told several friends about this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Service was attentive. Food was excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great atmosphere and authentic decor. Very attentive service and food was delicious. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great lunch date to grab a quick bite. Reservation was for 1145, food was out by 1155, check was completed by 12:20 to get back in time for that hour window at lunch. Great food and quiet enough to make conversation easy.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was excellent!! The prices for both the food and wine are very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

overall great service and great number of choices from the menu. There were 7 of us and it was a terrific experience. We will be going back mnay times

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Food was good. Short pour on the wine....my perception maybe.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2017

This is our first experience at this restaurant but certainly not our first experience with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. Having lived in Europe and the Middle East for a number of years, we can easily sort out the good restaurants from the bad. The restaurant is beautifully decorated to capture the essence of the menu. The staff was excellent. The appetizer and main course were served perfectly. The taste was really good. Portion size was good. We both had desert then followed with mint tea. A truly great experience. No doubt we will go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2017

We were at the Sahara for Sr. Dining Out with our church. I was the one who selected the Sahara and the food was great, as usual. Everybody in the group spoke highly of their food. The service was great, as usual. I recommend the Sahara for anyone looking for good Middle Eastern food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Love everything about this place and it has great owners who still participate in the day to day activities at the restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2015

Highly recommend. Food was very tasty. Appetizer sampler was our favorite. Lebanese Wine was recommended and very tasty.

Thank you

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2015

We have discovered this middle eastern restaurant by chance and after trying it out we would recommend it to anyone who likes different cultures and different food. The food is great, service is fast and friendly, and the atmosphere there is very middle eastern. Decor is wonderful, love those tables. Try tajin lamb, you will not regret it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2015

I found the service and the food AWESOME! My friend and I had the works... app/drinks/main dish/desert. I will most definitely be going back to try other dishes on the menu. The whole menu looked good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2015

I feel like I'm going home for lunch when I come here. I eat here on a regular basis and Lubna and Mo are great owners who make you feel special while keeping the food at the highest levels of quality and taste--our favorite Mediterranean restaurant anywhere--and we've been to many of them around the country.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Amazing food and excellent service. My fiancée has always been a bit wary of trying Mediterranean/middle eastern food, tried Sahara and absolutely loved it. The fresh pita bread they continually bring out is amazing, everything is fresh and delicious. Well be back again for sure. If it's your first time venturing into this cusinine or its your favorite, this is the place to come

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2015

We were seven in number and got a round table in a corner near the window, which was ideal for our group. The special needs of some of our group were met without hesitation and graciously. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Took our grandkids and we had a great meal with very attentive service and excellent menu choices expertly prepared. You can't go wrong with Sahara.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 20, 2015

This quaint gem tucked in a shopping center is a wonderful find if you enjoy Middle Eastern food. The service was most attentive and the food delicious! After a selection of appetizers, we had the apricot lamb tagine which was a perfect blend of savory sweet. Our meal ended with mint tea and a fantastic baklava! I'm already looking forward to a return visit to try other dishes.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Both my husband and I love middle eastern food and culture, and were very pleased to find this gem. Food was delicious, belly dancer was great, service was quick and professional. Lamb was wonderful, fell off the bone!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2015

Food: Excellent mediterranean/middle eastern food - Their lamb shank is always outstanding and will melt in your mouth. All the appetizers are worth trying, especially their pastilla (a Moroccan specialty) combining a range of sweet and not sweet flavors including cinamon, honey, powdered sugar, filo dough and minced meat.

Staff: Very friendly and efficient

Restaurant: Clean, nicely furnished and decorated, located in a non-descript strip mall.

Would I go again? Many times

Would I recommend it? Definitely;

Other: Great place to have a nice (out of the beaten path) dinner with friends, business associates or family.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was amazing! We will be going back soon! The belly dancer was
Very entertaining!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Quality of food and presentation were excellent. Surprise (at least for me) visit by a belly dancer which added to the exotic, unusual, fun atmosphere. Not too crazy or loud, though. The menu is not overwhelmingly large, either, and was a special print for Valentine's Day. Staff dressed up in Valentine's ties also, a humorous touch. Overall it had innovation and tradition.

Besides, you just can't get better hummus. Reason enough.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2015

Great food and service. Go on Saturyday night to get the full experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2015

The lamb dishes were just excellent. Even my 6 and 16 year old devoured everything on their plates.
This was worth the drive for us coming from Littleton....
The decor was nice and cozy.... And felt clean .... This is a great place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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