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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A work of cuisinary art! My waitress Ruby was very knowledgable and helpful, I enjoyed the whole experience and will be back!
Fantastic! No other word for it!
This is a special restaurant with the most delicious fresh pita I've ever had along with flavorfull small plates and superb entrees.
Absolutely loved the food and can’t wait to come back!!!
Service was excellent. Forgot her name- Catina or something like that? She explained everything, very patient...
Food was great! We couldn’t finish it all, though. The pita bread was amazing. Unlike any other.
They have their own parking, which is a big plus for us.
We will definitely be back. And recommend.
We love this place ! Our server was so wonderful I wish I remembered his name. We had the eggplant, lamb hummus & the lamb kebab. They were all delicious, the lamb kebab was our favorite but you can’t go wrong here with any choice.
We had an enjoyable lunch at Shaya. The service was excellent and attentive. Everything was very fresh. The menu was a bit limited. The tables are REALLY close together. Not sure if we would go back but would go to Shaya's actual restaurant (different than this one, as the chef left I'm advised by this restaurant kept his name).
The food was excellent and the service too. All the people working at the restaurant are very nice.
The cuisine at this restaurant is superb! Each time that I dine here, the food and drinks always exceed my expectations. The ambiance was lovely, our server was both kind and quite engaging, however, much to my chagrin, the hostess that night was quite rude when we entered. Despite that unfortunate mishap, I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Loved everything about Shaya, even though I had to make reservations way in advance it was all worth it. The portions are very generous for the amount they charge. Our server was cheerful and helpful. Loved the complimentary pita and zatar olive oil dip. Would definitely recommend to go here If you’re in nola.
Just go is all I can say. I wanted to try everything but failed. It's amazing.
Food was very good.
I come here every time I'm in town. Love sharing this wonderful food venue with friends. I often say if you come to your favorite restaurant enough times they will eventually disappoint you. Not the case here. I have made several dish focused reviews, so not to repeat here. This is a don't miss restaurant and not just in New Orleans.
Small bland portions for overpriced food. Salad over seasoned with not much cheese. Not the same since Chef Alon Shaya left.
How is it that our favorite restaurant in New Orleans feels like it should be in Tel Aviv? How can one visionary chef create such a stronghold in a very different culinary landscape? Talent, consistency, and execution coupled with a very amicable staff. Highly recommend this institution. Hands down, the best roast lamb I have ever tasted anywhere.
I understand chef Shaya has started Saba. We also fully enjoyed that experience equally.
amazing. chef has perfected his game !
Four of us had lunch at Shaya the day before christmas. My second time there but a new experience for my son and his girlfriend. The hot bread straight from the oven as usual was excellent. Can never get too much of that. We ordered several plates to share. The lamb ragu with chickpea hummus, fried chicken with date salsa verde hummus, lamb kofte kebab (more like a lamb patty), crispy halloumi with roast beet dressing and the seafood chermoula. The fried chicken and lamp ragu were the favorite dishes of the five that we ordered. The sauce on the chicken was excellent. The halloumi would have been more enjoyable if served warm instead of at room temperature. The seafood chermoula was spicy which I can handle but it was my least favorite dish. The shrimp were good but maybe the fish was overshadowed by the sauce, not sure. Our waiter was a little distracted when we asked about the menu. The restaurant was full so maybe too many tables to serve. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and would return.
This restaurant has been on my must try list for a few years. With so many fabulous restaurants in NOLA, We finally dined there on our visit. Now it is on our list to go on every visit!!!
Great service, food was impeccable and well priced, highly recommend!
Food was just OK. Steak was chewy and had no flavor. Service was awful. Sat there 10 min before being acknowledged by anyone. Took forever in between each course, yet others food around us was coming out timely and consistently. Very disappointing overall.
Food was delicious. We started with the fried chicken hummus. The pita was fresh and hot. For an entree we had their signature lamb dish which was incredible and unlike anything we have ever tried. The restaurant decor was nice, clean and modern.
Everyone we told that we were going to New Orleans said, 'you HAVE to go to to Shaya.' So, we made a reservation months ahead of our trip. And our meal exceeded our expectations. Every dish we ordered was amazing and we would go back in a nano-second.
This and creator Alon Shaya's new restaurant, Saba, were among the top 3 very best meals we had in New Orleans on our most recent visit. (The other was at Tito's Pisco and Ceviche.)
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. While you would not normally think of Middle Eastern/Israeli/Mediterranean food as the culinary experience to prioritize when in this particular town, I am now 110% convinced that it's absolutely worth having one of your dinners here (and in our case, a follow-up lunch...) even amid all the amazing options the city offers.
We enjoyed the salatim (all of them), the amazing warm fluffy-puffy pita bread service, the punchy seafood chermoula, and the sinfully good steak sandwich, as well as the delicious cocktails and jaw-droppingly great Israeli wine.
It's not often that eating at a new restaurant teaches you something about yourself but I know now that hummus isn't meant to be gloopy, bland sloodge, or pita sad, dense little discs, and that I want to taste more wines from Israel.
I have, in short, developed a new passion for Middle Eastern food and wine. GO HERE!
(Visit Saba also for more of an Eastern-European-inflected take, which is equally surprising, enlightening and impressive.)
Margot was amazing! She kept the pita coming and we left happy and full!
Great service, excellent food.
Heard about Shaya on Somebody Feed Phil. It was great! The hummus with mushrooms was amazing, as was the eggplant and fresh baked pitas. Excellent service.
Celebrated a dear friend’s birthday with Prosecco, two appetizer sized and two sharing plates, everything was divine, great service and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again!
Celebrated our anniversary! We ordered a very reasonably priced bottle of champagne and Let the waiter (Ryan) pick the menu. Food and service were impeccable. What a great evening!!
Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere!
Parking in the designated lot next to the building was extremely difficult. Once in the lot, you needed to back out to the street. Tight spaces and ended up with scratches on my car. Awful! Did not enjoy our evening after our encounter in the parking.
The waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free and I had no trouble eating.
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Each dish was prepared masterfully, and the flavor, texture and blend of ingredients was remarkable. The ambience was perfect for wonderful conversation, and the staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable of the product. I would recommend this place to anybody!
Not what it once was, but at the same price.
Delicious food! Can’t wait to go back when I’m next in Nola
One of the best meals my husband and I have ever had! The food is absolutely delicious and the service was excellent.
The food was outstanding!!