I had read all the reviews and once we got to the city the word of mouth mimicked the online reviews.
The reality couldn’t compare. It has been years since I have had a dining experience like this one. Everything was incredible. The mix of flavors on the dishes we had all co-mingled beautifully! Ramona was an attentive and helpful guide throughout our meal.
My advice is don’t go into this saying you don’t like a certain food. Try everything you can. Trust me!
Delicious, at once traditional and original. Such a good hand at flavor, preparation and presentation. The warm pita, hummus, schnitzel were outstanding. Great setting too.
Server was snotty. Food was perfect. Bye!
My daughter and I really enjoyed our visit to Shaya. We had an early reservation and want to return when we have more of an appetite. We did not order main courses, because we felt like we had just had lunch!
Never disappoints! Shaya is my favorite restaurant in NOLA by far. The food is spectacular. The only complaint I have every time I go there is that the sparkling wines are never properly chilled. I usually buy a bottle of sparkling with my meal and it is always too warm. Other than that, I love this place
Perfect on all fronts— food, service, atmosphere. The lamb was spectacular.
A fantastic dining experience! One member of our party has food allergies and the wait staff was helpful with knowledge of ingredients used in preparation. We ordered 5 small plates and the lamb ragout hummus. The lutenitsa and baba ganoush were my two favorites. I honestly do not think there is better pita anywhere in the world. The Moroccan Mint pressed tea is a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage choice and the milk and honey dessert is a perfect combination of flavors.
Shaya was a highlight of our trip to New Orleans. What a great place. The food is pretty perfect and the service is lovely. Lucky NO LA residents who can eat there all the time!
We travel twice a year from san antonio tx to new orleans just to eat here....it never disappoints and is our favorite restaurant ever.....love everything we have ever had at this restaurant...
It was an honor to sit at a table with so much obvious thought and care gone into the menu and ingredients. Would that all restaurant entrepreneurs had the ability and support to execute taste such as Shaya presented.
Very modern Israeli in a lovely space.
Outstanding!! Can’t revimmend it highly enough! I could eat the pita and hummus every single day!
Very unique menu. Helpful and attentive staff. I loved the food
Tremendous flavors including the sodas. Really enjoyed the hummus with the lamb ragout and the redfish. These were superb dishes. Everyone had advised is that "we could not go wrong" and they were correct.
One word: GO
The food was outstanding, and I will definitely return, but I felt the service was not what one should expect at this type of establishment. Our server seemed very blasé, and was really only going through the motions. Anyone can have an off day, and I hope that is what this was. Every dish was fantastic, from the starters to dessert.
The food was incredible, everything tasted amazing. The service was impeccable, the dining room is beautiful and inviting. We did all shareable plates and dessert and everything was great. The bread was unlike anything I have ever had , soft and warm and tasty. The hummus is delicious, and the brussel sprouts, but the tabbouleh will change your life, it is that good!
We had amazing food at so many wonderful restaurants on our trip to NOLA. As a group of 7 we decided we wanted to cancel one dinner reservation so we could have a night open. Most in my group wanted to cancel this one, they simply weren't familiar with the style of food. I talked them all into it, and they (and I) were so glad I did. Best meal of the week; delicious, unique, and fun with great ambiance and service. There was not one "okay" dish; all were great, some over-the-top amazing. We shared everything, and it was the perfect way to go. Would definitely recommend sharing here, since there are so many great options. Especially on the starters, they are made for sharing. Desserts...we had one of each, and as the rest of the dinner...dessert did not disappoint! We will all be back to Shaya - love it. Wish they would open in Northern California!
Shaya was one of the highlights of our trip to New Orleans. The food was fabulous and we tried many different flavors. The whole meal was an experience....one that I’d happily repeat .
A real gem. The ambience, the food, the service all top notch. Every thing we ordered was absolutely delicious, unique and beautifully presented.
Phenomenal is the only word that fits this place! From food to service it was all great and we can’t wait to come back again.
Fresh, expertly prepared small and large plates. Waitstaff friendly and helpful with menu recommendations. Everything was delicious, we'll be back!
Everything was great. The service the food and location. The hummus was amazing and the chicken was perfect
We ended up doing small plates and with the amazing pita bread, it was plenty of food. The rice with cherries is quite nearly a dessert!
My wife and I dined at Shaya's to celebrate our 43d anniversary. We enjoyed it very much. We could enjoy a meal just with the hummus and the pita bread. Our server was very personable and professional. All of the wait staff were very friendly and courteous. This was our first time to dine at Shaya's and I do not think it will be our last.
Cursory and brusque service. Quite disappointing, actually.
Amazing service and food. Grateful for the experience.
My husband loved everything about Shaya. To me, some dishes were a bit too piquant. The pita was the best I’ve ever had. If you don’t like things too hot, ask for less harissa because it’s on everything.
Make your reservation well in advance. Three weeks prior I could only get a 3:15 or 3:30 reservation.
It was wonderful! Everything we had was just yummy. Do the hummus. And the fresh pita bread was amazing.
The food was amazing and our server Margaux was great. The whole staff seems to love what they do!
The hummus was wonderful. The rest of the menu was limited and odd.
Fantastic service and food! Great for sharing - we could have just eaten all the hummus dishes! The pita bread unreal!
The food was delicious and well prepared and presented. Took us right back to Israel! The wait staff was attentive and helpful. Delicious lunch!
Excellenet service and the food was wonderful! I had been there at night, but the daytime was just as magic. The outdoor space is lovely in spite of the awful Winter weather we have experienced. The wine choices were very good and the room had a nice, happy buzz. Can't wait to go back!
Chuck was incredible as always
This was the first time in New Orleans for me and my wife. This was the best meal we had in New Orleans, and one of the best we have had anwhere. Each item we had was abolutly delicious. Te service was superb and the resturaunt itself was beautiful. Best Hummus I have ever had in my entire life.