The wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. Many of the dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed throughout many courses.
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As always everything was amazing! Food, Service and ambiance
First time to eat here. The food was fantastic
Absolutely amazing!!!!! We ordered 6 different items and everything was fantastic!
As always, food was excellent. Service was flawless.
Everything we hoped it would be!
We paired the matbucha with the cauliflower hummus, heirloom tomatoes and roasted summer squash with what tasted like a light creamy pesto., and their incredible pita. The fish was incredible.
I return to Shaya every time I’m in town. Every hummus I’ve tried is amazing and the warm pita bread with it is out of this world! Can’t go wrong with the roasted cauliflower, but the show stopper has to be the lamb, absolutely incredible! Highly recommend!!
The food and service was excellent as always. We try something new every time and we’re never let down.
Cocktails are not so great y’all, def time to switch it up or re-evaluate the drinks on the menu. Past drink menu items were great, but current lineup is pretty bad.
Great service and awesome food!! We left there stuffed... recommend it to everybody !
Food was good and service was amazing.
We had the green bean hummus, babbaganush, grilled eggplant, Israeli salad, and cauliflower. All of these dishes were wonderful. Pita bread was slightly undercooked but still delicious.
Excellent overall experience! This is the 3rd time dining here and it has never disappointed me.
The food is always excellent at Shaya. We often order take-out. Our server was EXCELLENT. She helped with my special medical diet and helped me find many more dishes to enjoy than I realized. She was also efficient, friendly, and upbeat. (Wish I could remember her name to give her a positive shout-out.) The wine list was good. We found a great bottle of natural rose that the whole table enjoyed. We also ordered by the glass.
The only downside to this restaurant is their choice of music and the level of sound. Their music detracts from the ambience, and the noise level always gets too high. It's hard to have a good conversation without having to shout. That is why I often prefer to take out.
Always amazing! Our must favorite restaurant in New Orleans.
Amazing lunch. Everything from the pita, to the hummus, salads, sandwiches were perfect.
We did not recognize many items on the menu. I googled from home before we went and got comfortable with the menu. We made the mistake of ordering too much.The bread with the lamb ragu and and the salatim selections filled us up pretty fast.We had a couple of small plates and we skipped the large meal. Not time we will order the lamb Ragu and the shank of lamb for the main course. The other couple, like us, enjoyed the food.
Order the lamb hummus.. You won't regret it. Everything tasted amazing!
Every dish at Shaya is such an incredible treat. The noise level makes it difficult to enjoy conversation, though, and the average patron does not seem to be respectful to their neighbors anymore. We had to endure the two single mothers drinking wine next to us as one FaceTimed her very young children at home with no sitter and proceeded to reprimand them through the phone. It was awkward to say the least. But the food is incredible. I would be happy if the restaurant were to increase their prices and create more privacy for the tables.
The menu provided many options making it very difficult to choose. Our server was very knowledgable about the specifics of each dish and fun to interact with. The food was delicious! The fresh pita made the meal feel like home and the slow cooked lamb melted in the mouth!
If I had a criticism, it would be the cocktail options. Extremely minor issue for me. The food and service is where it counts and you guys hit it out of the park!
The humus and fish were high points. And the chocolate babka dessert.
Wonderful food and terrific service- Margot is the best!!!
In an otherwise fast food, casual and less than healthy food town, Shaya was a welcome oasis in the beautiful and charming Magazine strip of the Garden District. The food was truly unique and delicious even for someone who frequently dines in Israel.
I only can recommand this perfect ambasador of mediterrean oriental fresh reciepts. And the flatbread hot of the wood fire owen: a pure "délice", run for it!!
Delicious every time. Service was impeccable as well. I couldn’t ask for a refill on anything. Before I realized it was gone something new was on the table.
Chad was the best waiter!
It was and is, a really great experience to go to Shaya. The food is consistently good and service was great. I always recommend it to out of town friends.
Street parking free on Sunday. Food is delicious. Miss the short rib hummus. The fried chicken hummus is delicious.
Still super great after Shaya. Too bad the crowd has moved on to Saba.
Last night in town before moving
It was awesome as alway! Great food and Leah the server was outstanding! Love Shaya!
Enjoyed the slow roasted lamb and the grilled ribeye steak immensely. Their hummus is incomparable. I think it is a great value and will definitely return.
Everything was great except the service. Normally the service is awesome as is the food but that night it was actually terrible.
This may be an unpopular statement with all the great cuisine in New Orleans, but I’ve been to Mew Orleans between 5 and 10 times and to Shaya three. I’ve tried southern cuisine, all the creole cuisine I could ever want and Shaya has been by far the best dining experience I’ve ever had in the city.
I try to bring my wife here every year for her birthday and did this year. We were fortunate to have my daughter and grandson join us this year. We all thought that everything was outstanding. Even the before dinner cocktails were excellent. And we were there early enough for Happy Hour so drinks were half price, don’t know how it could get better. Our waitress, Margo was as good as the food, cheerful and upbeat and knowledgeable about the menu and made several excellent recommendations. Overall experience couldn’t have been much better. We’ll be back!
The food was amazing and the service attentive. Our favorite meal in NOLA!
Other than too many flies in the main dining room, an excellent experience
I love Shaya. Perfect every time. So obsessed with the warm, fresh pita and delightful accompaniments. Greens were very much on point and the wine was unique as always. True love.
Enjoyed the night with friends and an outstanding meal all around. I particularly liked the cauliflower hummus, the fish and shrimp entree and the chicken dish. A decent selection of wines and a very attentive waitress made for a really nice evening.
Amazing food as always.