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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
classic hummus, crispy cauliflower, caramelized onions, parsley, cilantro
three herb and chickpea falafel, tahini, harissa
classic hummus, fried chicken, date salsa verde, tunisian spices, aleppo pepper
A friend was in town only for lunch so I wanted her to experience Shaya! And she loved it!!!
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!
Try the lamb shank!
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.
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.
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!
Great seasonal cocktails and food! Definite must!
Shaya is ALWAYS wonderful. Tasty Healthy and Fresh. Never missed a beat!
Absolutely amazing! Already can't wait to go back. The fried chicken hummus is to die for.
Great food. Able to sit outside which was very nice. Jackson our waiter was great.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Amazing dishes, very attentive staff and attractive outdoor dining space
Excellent service and food
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.
This is short and sweet. I haven't been here in over a year, but glad I stopped in.
Great service with delicious food! A lot of great sharing options as well.
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!
Waiter very friendly, food was wonderful.
We had an excellent experience for our anniversary.
Lovely outdoor patio seating and delicious cuisine.
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!!!
Spectacular restaurant. We will be back soon. The lamb ragu and fried chicken hummus are unbelievable.
Everything was great but the service was outstanding
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
What a lunch! Chicken hummus, roasted beets, lamb kabob.
Chicken Schnitzel sandwich. Absolutely divine!
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.
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!
This place is the bomb!
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!
Thank you for coming in! Great choice on the fried chicken hummus - it's the best! Hope you'll join us again soon.
AMAZING food, great atmosphere, wonderful drinks!!
Good food, good atmosphere, and good drinks! A great place to celebrate a special day for a special someone too!
Shaya never disappoints! Great wine list, excellent food selection great for sharing!
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.
Thank you for dining at Shaya recently! We appreciate your kind words and hope you will return soon. All the best!
Always delicious with excellent service
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.
Delicious food, delightful patio....a perfect place to dine!
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.