Saj

4.8
119 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Welcome to Saj. We are a modern middle eastern cuisine, offering an authentic family/sharing style concept that revolves around our freshly-baked Saj bread in a fun atmosphere. Please feel free to bring your own wine/beer and we will take it from there.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 119 people are saying
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AlexandraH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delish! The dips and shareable plates were so good, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Saj for our special day. The staff was very friendly and even brought us a special dessert. We tried almost half of the menu and were blown away by the taste and the creativity in the food. Thanks so much!

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vipDesignergirl
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very excited to finally get to dine at Saj and it did not disappoint. The menu is not huge but the selection was good. The lamb chops were outstanding as is their take on pita.

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MarthaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit.. awesome!

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GraceR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at saj yesterday and it was fantastic. Wait staff was attentive and helpful. Food was delicious and arrived to table quickly. They don't serve alcohol but you can bring in your own bottle of wine and they will provide you with glasses. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve come and it was outstanding once again! The food is insanely yummy and fresh. The restaurant is small but super cute and our server was very sweet. Love love love. Will keep coming back!

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vipTony
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic and delicious. I will be back

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NancyW
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was outstanding. The three of us enjoyed different lunch specials and we all took food home.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service every time I come here!

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EliseS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we always felt noticed and the portions were large and filling. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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AnthonyS
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There was a very large table next to us that was obnoxiously loud for such a small space. Food is fantastic. Acoustics are way too live for this space.

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MarinaT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the whole staff at Raj for the outstanding service and luscious food. We even got a complimentary dessert because it was our 41st wedding anniversary. Our female server was very knowledgeable about the menu items and even explained what the turkish coffee was made out of. We plan to go back there in the near future!

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vipmgp1981
New Orleans
316 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitresses were outstanding. The food choices and the portions were impeccable. Everything taste amazing. I enjoyed the bread that came with the meal. They are no alcoholic beverages it’s BYOB just for your reference. Additionally the bathroom is extremely slippery I wish they had some mats in there but otherwise everything was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saj was amazing! I recommend getting the baked feta and the chicken but everything was delicious! one of my favorite restaurants in the city

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful space, helpful front house staff, and very tasty food.

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Sarah
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is delicious and everything was very flavorful. Only downside was that it took a very long time to get appetizers (the 4 dips and kuftas) and the waitress wasn’t very attentive. She didn’t ask if we wanted to order any entrees and was ready to bring us our check until I asked to order more food. While making the reservation I had marked it was for a birthday as well but nothing special was done. Not even offered a dessert menu. Although the food was great not sure if I’ll be back until service improves.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. Menu was different from other area Middle Eastern restaurants. Enjoyed our evening.

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JasmineO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with friends. Everything was prepared well. The lamb was our favorite!

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vipNolaExperienced
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed my dinner at Saj. The portions are very good, and the food itself very tasty. Loved the Labneh and the Saj bread is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, beautiful. Hummus was great, got the rest to go and service was quick. Very helpful!

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Billy
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portion size, robust flavors, and price were perfect! Must try the hummus sampler and flavored teas!

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Susiem
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The petite mezza was for sure a must have. We had the meatballs as well and they were great! It is byob at this time, but they were set up for that and brought us an ice bucket and two glasses right away. So not a big deal.

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JulienneK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Turkish coffee was a great way to end the meal. Will definitely be returning

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vipJenn
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was outstanding. It is BYOB in case you were looking for a glass of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, nice people. Good food. Enjoyed the whole experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience at Saj. I kinda wanna keep it a secret ~ but that’s not fair : ) Get the Beetroot Tahini, just do it! Currently, they are BYOB - we brought wine and they brought ice buckets and glasses to our table with a smile.

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MeganG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We will definitely be back!!

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Midget
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A selection of appetizers made a delicious and sufficient meal, especially the beetroot tahini and muhamara served with the eponymous saj bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I had while visiting New Orleans. Everything was exceptionally fresh and delicious and the service was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed! Just remember to byob!

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vipLacyD
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance at this restaurant cannot be beat. My favorite dish is the grilled lamb, but I must say that everything was delicious. I also love that we can bring our own wine as I am a member of a few different wine clubs. Saj gave us the perfect girls' night out and I can't wait to go back.

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JamesB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding meal - second time there and will be back many more times - chef if amazing

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ReturningSoon
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed the food and service so much on our first visit, we returned with our adult kids within a week. The only reason I rated ambiance lower is the tables, chairs and wall hangings under-represent the quality of the food served. Will that stop me from going back? Absolutely not! Also, BYOB and enjoy.

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vipJenniferK
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this new restaurant and loved it! The food was really good, great portion size for sharing, and the service was friendly and attentive - Was BYOB with no corkage fee. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the BEST Mediterranean restaurant in town. I ve tried many other restaurants and this one is by far the best. Everything was amazing on the menu! Make sure you try the grape leaves! Amazing. We are definitely coming back to this place. It will be our number one Mediterranean spot.

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vipBrian
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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LynnO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Baked feta was delicious and I highly recommend this in particular. Plenty of char on the grilled lamb and vegetables. Surprisingly loud once most tables were filled.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This place is not good for dinner options for two. We had way too much food and not many tapas options. The dinner menu would be perfect for a family of four or more. The food was excellent but the price and food serving size did not accommodate a party of two. The lunch options should be available for dinner and that would have given us more options and appropriate portions.

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annb
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors! Would recommend to anyone who loves Middle Eastern food.

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vipMichael
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fantastic and delicious cuisine. Thoroughly impressed.

FAQs

Saj is rated 4.8 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.