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Saj, New Orleans, LA
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Saj

4.8
4.8
220 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Saj. We are a modern, BYOB middle eastern cuisine, offering an authentic family/sharing style concept that revolves around our freshly-baked in house Saj bread in a fun atmosphere. Please feel free to bring your own drink and we will take it from there.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 766-0049

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 220 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Good for groups

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Good for groups

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and the service is outstanding!
  2. EO

    EmmaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got a whole bunch of dishes to share and some cardamom tea. Absolutely delicious.
  3. KT

    KarenT

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server/manager was the best !!! We will definitely return and recommend it to our friends
  4. n

    nola70

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent in every way.
  5. y

    yurifiaschi

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice family restaurant- great food and good quality A important point is that this is a BYOB restaurante - they don’t sell alcohol
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about Saj. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff, welcoming and engaging. The owner and his lovely wife and daughter were a joy to talk to. Even more impressive - it was New Year’s Eve - one of the busiest nights for restaurants and they couldn’t have been more relaxed, jovial or inviting. The food was so good, when we were done, we ordered more to take home with us! Saj will go down as an ABSOLUTE highlight of our trip to NOLA! Thank you very, very much for the memories and the fantastic dining experience!
  7. L

    Lakeviewdiners

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We happened upon Saj as we were looking for a restaurant opened on NYE as we just flew back into town. It was absolutely delicious. We had an assortment of various appetizers and two entrees, and everything was fabulous. The baked feta and the lamb meatballs were the favorites, but truly everything was so good. The waitress was a gem as well. Loved the fact that I could bring our own bottle of wine and coke product for those who didn’t drink. Probably our least favorite dish was the baklava cheesecake which did taste like raw cookie dough as another diner/reviewer had commented, but it was still good. Plan on definitely coming back with more family.
  8. JT

    JodiT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! We will go back the nxt time we are in NOLA!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was really good . We did enjoy the food. Just the bread was little too oily.
  10. MJ

    MJMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive server. Nice clean, good atmosphere
  11. CN

    CynthiaN

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely authentic and amazing!!!! All of it. We shared dishes. Its a bring your own bottle so it is also very affordable.
  12. SS

    SharonS

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really enjoyed our food especially the red snapper with chickpea stew and gyro platter. Baklava cheesecake tasted more like cookie dough.
  13. JC

    JuliaC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always yummy! Great atmosphere! Thank yall so much
  14. E

    Eliza

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Comfortable atmosphere with kind and attentive wait staff.
  15. YN

    50YearNOLANative

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mediterranean Paella is just so good, as were the several dips we ordered. And we decided to add crudités to celebrate John Fetterman’s election as Senator from Pennsylvania! Everything was great.
  16. EC

    EarlC

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Friendly service and excellent food. Will be back.
  17. RR

    RRGG

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every bite. Delicious fresh and tasty! The red snapper melts in your mouth. The salads, chicken kabob and various dips with the freshly made flat bread made for a dinner to remember. We will be back again soon! Service delightful too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the gyro plate and baked feta. The olive appetizer was a bit too smokey for my taste. Lots of food and a great sampling of items. The bread they serve with the platters is delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We walked in on a busy night without reservations. Food was amazing, highly recommend the Turkish Coffee as well. Servers were understaffed the night we stopped in but worked extremely hard to provide good service. Also BYOB! We will be back.
  20. BW

    BlakeW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Saj is one of our staples. The dips are incredible and the bread is even better. The servers are very polite and attentive. The proteins for dinner can be a little on the pricey side
  21. F

    Foodtourists

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service! Cannot wait to come back to try more food!
  22. TM

    TeriM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The goat cheese, fried cheese, and baked feta were amazing. The lamb chops were delicious and the hummus was divine.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Very quaint service was
  24. KA

    KarenA

    Baton Rouge

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn't know they didn't serve alcohol; food was just ok. Chicken was dry, but husband had fish and it was good. Greek salad was nothing to write home about.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was authentic Mediterranean cruise. Several of our party have traveled extensively to Israel, Palestine and Lebanon and this restaurant surpasses any other food of its kind in all of NOLA. Unique combinations of spices and flavors. Half our party was vegetarian and we’re so excited to have so many choices. You must try the meatballs, all three dessert choices (although the ice steam baklava was my personal favorite) and the Turkish coffee was the best in the world. It was grit free and laced with cardamom and only slightly sweet. Far better than Saba and Saya for half the price. Don’t let the fact that they don’t have a bar deter you. BYOB or buy a bottle at the corner store and they will gladly give you a set up. A must try restaurant when you crack Middle Eastern food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Woooow. Incredible food, delicious. I will definitely be back for more. We had a chicken shawarma plate. Ambience was great as well. Super cute area as well, we walked around after dinner.
  27. LE

    LisaE

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Our server's smile could win awards. She helped us order the perfect meal. Every bite was delicious. The atmosphere was so pleasant, decorative but not overdone. Top notch !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great option for Mediterranean food. Quiet on Sunday
  29. ER

    EdwardR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and loved it! The baked feta with honey and the Saj bread are an incredible way to start. Ambiance and service were excellent. Highly recommend.
  30. JB

    JennyB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food! Large portions! Sara was super sweet!
  31. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Highly recommend! BYOB!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Fairly mediocre.
  33. JS

    JSlike2eat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good food. Great for a group. The desserts were a little disappointing but everything else was great.
  34. B

    Bruce

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Mezza had nice variety and chicken was flavorful. The place looks like it has seen better days. Wallpaper was falling off the wall. White paint was showing through blue walls. For the cost of the food, I would think those things would be fixed. Servers were kind and efficient.
  35. FO

    FOODIE78

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service top notch will recommend to everyone I know
  36. M

    Michell

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Hollyn was so sweet, and the Moroccan red snapper was delicious. Will definitely go back to Saj.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The price of the food is little bit high but overall very good experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything we had! The dips, lamb chops, and chicken shwarma were perfect. The bread that came with the dips were fantastic. Very friendly, prompt service. Highly recommend this place!
  39. CW

    CalW

    Little Rock

    333 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Holland is an excellent server Would have liked to have seen the staff masked as in other restaurants. Can’t be too safe.
  40. g

    giblet

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family lunch, 4 hummus plates wonderful. Nice easy afternoon meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Saj is rated 4.8 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Saj

4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115-2751

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine

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