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Saj, New Orleans, LA

Saj

4.8
4.8
290 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

290 Reviews
  1. SuzanneB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    feta appetizer and chicken kabobs were delicious - as was the baklava cheesecake.

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  2. WilfridM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly tasty food, loved the peach-mango soda.

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  3. TaraM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Made lunch reservations. The restaurant wasn’t packed on this day which made it perfect for a business meeting. The server was considerate and checked on us appropriately. The food was delicious. Well priced and had good portions. Highly recommend the baked feta app.

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  4. GabrielleF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and exceptional service. Have already recommended this place to friends! Will definitely return!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Tried the hummus, the cheese and the lamb chops! All great!

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  6. DarshnaP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Mediterranean food - some things a bit sweet (eg, salad dressing). Table too small for all the small plates. Lovely staff. Recommend the hummus, and labor!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was inedible, service was terrible. Do not waste your time here.

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  8. Chris

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful meal. You can tell a lot of thought and love went into each bite. Our server was incredible kind and helpful. Perfect place for a casual yet unique night out! Highly recommend!

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  9. SergioR

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service!!!!!!!! We love everything we tried

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Saj….the dips, the bread, salads, and the PAELLA! All delicious

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely be going back I went for my anniversary and it was amazing

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  12. Eggplant

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vegan paella and the hummus and bread are so great! Definitely will go back.

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  13. JulieW

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most delicious lunch. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. We had the labna as an appetizer; the bread is to die for. I got the chicken shawarma which was excellent and my husband really liked the snapper. The meals came with a nice salad, rice and hummus which were very good. The snapper came with the most delicious vegetables. We are not vegetarians but there are very nice vegetarian options at this restaurant.

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  14. Wyndie

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb chops might have been the best I've ever had. I'll be back for more.

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  15. rachelc

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and incredible service! Would 100% come back again!

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  16. JudyD

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful flavorful dishes. Lamb chops fantastic. A bit pricey considering there were no sides w the meat. Personally I would have enjoyed just a few grilled vegetables or salad and a small rice w each of the dishes with a smaller portion of meat. Service was fantastic. The 2 servers smile, encourage questions, participate - kudos to all!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated quickly. We had reservations but didn’t need them. The waitress was super nice and helpful with selecting a small plate. The food came out quickly, was hot fresh and great portion sizes for price. The lamb tasted amazing and I loved the rice as well as the fried feta cheese dish. The only reason I didn’t give a 5 on service was because our drinks weren’t refreshed and the waitress spent a lot of time in the back in her phone. Aside from that, everything was great.

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  18. Dollynola

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the dinner was great. The staff is so nice and accommodating with the byob situation (they do not have a liquor license.) The atmosphere is really pleasant, the service is excellent, and the food is delicious. I have become a regular.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely fabulous!!! This is probably the best Mediterranean restaurant at which I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining! Delicious!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly service. The food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back.

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  21. JessicaB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Saj is a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant on Magazine. Service was quick and the greek salad with chicken was amazing!!

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  22. Alex24

    Atlanta Metro

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Service & Food PHENOMENAL! Will return.

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  23. Bethnola

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff, Sam, was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. We very much appreciated her advice about the meals and her friendly affect. The food was excellent and had some amazing flavors! The proportions were large, so no one left hungry! What a wonderful find. We will come back again.😁

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  24. katimjo

    New York City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Seems like everyone is starting to love it too.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What happened to the steak tenderloin shishkabob? It was fabulous…but has disappeared! And where’s the Baba Ghanoush, and the grilled veggies??? They were fantastic… please bring them back!!!

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  26. JessicaH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was DELICIOUS (everything we ordered), and the space was really cute. Phenomenal pita yummm! The service was a liiiittle slow/slightly inattentive but it didn't ruin the expereince or anything. Definitely check it out.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our first visit to Saj. Fresh delicious food and great service. BYOB.

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  28. RyeA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. The variety of flavors was outstanding, and we loved the three small plates we had to start - the moussaka, the hummus, and the baked feta. All were unique and amazing in their own right. I would have thought that hummus is hummus, but this was incredibly smooth and perfectly spiced. We shared the lamb, which was also perfectly seasoned and incredibly tender. Service was friendly and attentive. We liked it so much we returned for salads to go for lunch on the way to the airport the next day.

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  29. Rosy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saj offers Middle Eastern dishes brought to the next level and some with a unique twist. The food is incredibly fresh and includes many family recipes! I loved everything about this place - the ambience, the fact that it is family-owned, and the kind and genuine service. Tends to get busy at night so I recommend a reservation and remember to bring your own booze.

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  30. John

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for an early dinner to avoid the busy dinner rush. Really fresh and authentic food and very friendly service. Can’t wait to be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Be prepared to wait while all orders go out to Uber Eats drivers. Also, everybody that arrives after you will be served first. New Orleans is full of great restaurants. Avoid this one.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food. Really enjoyed the meal. But extremely slow service. Server may have had too many tables. She was courteous and friendly, but was very slow greeting the table, coming back to take order, and had to wait 10 minutes for her to bring the check. It was a very hot summer night outside, but it was uncomfortable inside the restaurant

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very helpful and prompt with her service. Our food was amazing and we would agree even better than our last time to this location. Everything was spot on and very reasonably priced. We will certainly be back! Thanks

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  34. KatieB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was so great! We loved everything we ordered and our plates were empty at the end of the night. The grilled veggies were outstanding and so was the saj! Loved the staff as well! Can’t wait to go back!

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  35. katimjo

    New York City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic experience. Server was so gracious, food was so good, and I will definitely be returning.

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  36. Dollynola

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious. The service was excellent, she was so kind. It is a BYOB establishment which can be nice sometimes when on a budget. I would definitely eat here again.

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  37. Tkjacobson

    New Orleans

    144 reviews

    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super delicious! The food was so well seasoned and fresh! We'll be back!

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  38. Jack

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saj is a good looking venue, and my party went at lunch when they first opened for the day. The interior is well decorated and the service was world class, attentive without being pushy, and timely. Everything was clean and nice smelling. The food was good, although a bit salty; for what we ordered, also a bit overpriced when compared to the other competing Near Eastern restaurants.

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  39. NotBud

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Middle East cuisine! Very nice wait staff. Modern and comfortable space. Really enjoyed the specialty sodas! We’ll be back. Thanks.

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  40. SkyeM

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Saj. The servers are very nice and professional, the ambiance is casual and welcoming, and the food delicious and fun to share. Favorites are the bread (to die for!), the grilled olives (amazing and unusual), and the labneh. BYOB makes it a relatively inexpensive enjoyable night out. Highly recommended!

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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 290 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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