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Shaya

4.9
3030 Reviews
$31 to $50
Israeli
Shaya restaurant marries Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3030 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend was in town only for lunch so I wanted her to experience Shaya! And she loved it!!!

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D1nett54
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience of Shaya was absolutely incredible from the moment you walk in the door. Roger and hostess greeted us and sat us promptly at our table and the waitress quickly took our drink orders. The overall experience was very high end and pleasant. I will definitely be back! The incredible service and atmosphere sets it apart from other restaurants in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Try the lamb shank!

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SusanK
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always, but the tables upstairs were a great addition. Lots of room and we had one of the two tables by the windows, so a fun view of Magazine St. Our waiter was very nice and professional and the tables were well spaced, so we felt completely safe. Highly recommend it for dinner.

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ElleH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say other than this was perfection. We had the most seasoned server, Lea, take care of us with such enthusiasm. The food was a perfect blend of israeli, lebanese, and mediterranean. My friend who accompanied me has the soap gene for cilantro and I have had a long standing distaste for lima beans. We both enjoyed these two items as they were perfected in their dishes. The dessert was amazing. The date salsa is a MUST. And the dark chocolate ganache is honestly orgasmic. The best food experience of my life. I will definitely be returning. This is a special place and one of few where the price of anything was not on my mind. In the end the cost was WELL worth the experience. The food was something you wish to savor, not pig out on. So beautifully created and captured. I hope the chefs know how wonderful their artistry shines on shayas menu. I could go on forever.

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Melissa
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!! Every aspect of Shaya was fantastic. We walked and in were immediately seated. Our waitress was tremendous at explaining the menu and how each item tasted. She was attentive without be too much (if you know what I mean). She had a wonderful sense of humor and made the experience wonderful. The food was fresh and savory. Each plate gave me a different experience. We will absolutely be back!

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vipMicheleB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seasonal cocktails and food! Definite must!

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vipWheatFreeFoodie
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is ALWAYS wonderful. Tasty Healthy and Fresh. Never missed a beat!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Already can't wait to go back. The fried chicken hummus is to die for.

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vipFoodlover
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Able to sit outside which was very nice. Jackson our waiter was great.

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TiinaT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was just one of the best places I have been to in the US.
The food was so amazing and the service mega friendly!
Im vegan and had incredible options, cant say enough good things.

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stared with their yummy babaganush and the hummus with some of the best fried chicken (with a date and Aleppo pepper salsa verde) that I’ve ever had. And of course their bread is out of this world. We followed up with the whole roasted cauliflower and the steak and Brussel sprouts which had a delicious sauce on the side. The Middle Eastern spices really brought it to another level.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya was at the top of our restaurant list on our first trip to New Orleans after seeing it on an episode of "Somebody Feed Phil." So glad we went! Absolutely delicious, the fresh pita service is amazing. Ambiance is lovely, food is incredible, staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

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ajk1y
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love the food. Was the 1st time of many where the service was a bit stiff. We didn’t let it get in the he way of a great meal, but had been spoiled with such great service in the past I couldn’t help but notice our waiter seemed inconvenienced by us. The track record is too good, not to give a pass this time, and we look forward to our next visit.

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AnthonyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great food, even better cocktails and service. Our server was awesome, she recommended fantastic lunchtime shots. The bartender whipped up some great off the menu craft cocktails. The food was good and fresh. Great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishes, very attentive staff and attractive outdoor dining space

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

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vipLarry
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Mike
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Ive been multiple times in the past and always had a great experience. However this was my first time sitting upstairs. The service was painfully slow. I dont know if this was function of sitting upstairs or the particular waiter that I had. As a result I would be hesitant to sit upstairs again. The food was great as always though.

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vipAlvino
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is short and sweet. I haven't been here in over a year, but glad I stopped in.

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Nikkic27
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service with delicious food! A lot of great sharing options as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always!! Did try 3 for $15 and fried chicken hummus so good!! Fried chicken amazing. Loved Lima Bean one and Ikra! Baba Ganoush was our least favorite think it didn’t go with other flavors little too smokey tasting. Fresh pita! My husband and I will be back!

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BethB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter very friendly, food was wonderful.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience for our anniversary.

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vipJeanneC
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor patio seating and delicious cuisine.

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MissMuse
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints! We had to have one of the homemade hummus! Tried the Fried chicken one..... not chicken mixed in the hummus but Fried chicken on top of the hummus with an incredible pepper jelly. To die for!!!

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IvanW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular restaurant. We will be back soon. The lamb ragu and fried chicken hummus are unbelievable.

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RVVAK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but the service was outstanding

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JamesD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - everyone worked well together. Food was crisp, fresh and delicious. Good value for money. The outdoor seating area was great. Will definitely be back

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Backcast
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lunch! Chicken hummus, roasted beets, lamb kabob.
Chicken Schnitzel sandwich. Absolutely divine!

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MelG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food here is absolutely amazing. Top notch. It was extremely fast, but the only problem we had is our server was not very attentive and took 10-15 minutes after we were seated to be greeted. I have been here before and service was excellent. Our server this night was off. We sat upstairs. Everything else was perfect. We will be back.

Shaya
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for dining at Shaya recently. We appreciate your patronage! We regret to hear that your service did not quite meet the great quality of your meal. We are confident that we will be able to provide an experience more in line with our normally high standards of service in the future. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is the bomb!

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vipeatoutalot
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing! Our server made great recommendations and the fried chicken hummus was particularly outstanding. I had no idea hummus and pita bread could taste so good!

Shaya
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for coming in! Great choice on the fried chicken hummus - it's the best! Hope you'll join us again soon.

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BrittKnee
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, great atmosphere, wonderful drinks!!

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DonaldT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere, and good drinks! A great place to celebrate a special day for a special someone too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya never disappoints! Great wine list, excellent food selection great for sharing!

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HeidiE
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I've been wanting to try Shaya for literally years - and it did not disappoint. Everything was absolutely delicious. The small plates and sides were the stars, but we also loved the falafel, chicken schnitzel, and Israeli salad. I can't wait to return and try more.

Shaya
Responded on October 1, 2020

Thank you for dining at Shaya recently! We appreciate your kind words and hope you will return soon. All the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with excellent service

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vipFoodie
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the big split several years ago- limited menu items for sure, but every dish was excellent- fresh, unique, and satisfying. Waiter service was outstanding. Definitely secure in returning here! A bit expensive but servings are shareable and understand they are getting. back on their feet.

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vipbonbon
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delightful patio....a perfect place to dine!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shaya using the Order Online button. Shaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-4213.

Shaya is rated 4.9 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

Shaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/shayarestaurant/giftcards.

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.