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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.9
4.9
4793 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Israeli, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 891-4213
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Fariz Choumali
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome your guests to one of New Orleans most popular dining experiences. Offering thoughtful service, delightful ambiance, and award-winning modern Israeli cuisine- Shaya is the perfect choice for your social or corporate event bookings.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Joyce: (504) 766-1362
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Cross street
    General Pershing Street
  • Parking details
    Limited parking is available in our private lot. Street parking is also available along Magazine Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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  • Sip & Dip Happy Hour at Shaya!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    End your day at Shaya with the perfect happy hour Monday to Friday 4pm to 6pm to enjoy half-priced hummus and wines by the glass! Enjoy our patio, dine at our bar with our friendly bartenders, or grab a table with your friends. We look forward to serving you the happiest of hours!

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What 4,793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Healthy

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

4,793 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really worth the trip out to magazine street from the quarter
    ShayaResponded today
    Anonymous- Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We value our customers taking their time to review us. Please make a note that our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 4-6pm offering 1/2 hummus and wine by the glass. There are so many culinary gems in Nola; thank you for choosing Shaya. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers- Maria with Team Shaya and Tavi Restaurants

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  2. Cakebakercookiemaker

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Shaya regulars when visiting NOLA. Once again I was blown away by their ability to bring us delicious and beautifully plated food in a timely manner, while giving us personal attention to make sure we have everything we need to enjoy a fabulous meal. The homemade flat bread kept coming, hot and straight out of the oven! We loved that all of our appetizers were served as they were ready so a new surprise every few minutes. This was a special celebratory meal they were willing to all remember long intothe future!
    ShayaResponded today
    Cakebakercookiemaker- Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We value our customers taking their time to review us. Please make a note that our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 4-6pm offering 1/2 hummus and wine by the glass. There are so many culinary gems in Nola; thank you for choosing Shaya. We are "BLOWN" away by your patronage. We hope to serve you again soon. Cheers- Maria with Team Shaya and Tavi Restaurants

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  3. alant

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food with delicious and unusual flavors-beautifully prepared and presented. Shared moussaka, roasted beets, mushroom hummus and lamb shanks-all excellent. Silky hummus, assorted mushrooms-lamb seasoning of pomegranate molasses and the whipped feta to die for. Warm pita bread!!! No room for dessert. Atmosphere attractive but spare. Highly recommend.

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  4. BreB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shaya’s fried chicken humus is one of my favorite things to eat! Everything is great, but that is a must order!

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  5. JonathanG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, great products, real Mediterranean restaurant

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was interesting and absolutely delicious! Our waiter, Robert, was excellent.

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  7. LLStone

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shaya was excellent again. The hummus is outstanding! Our shrimp Brussels sprouts were delicious. I absolutely love this place and can’t wait to return.

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  8. KBHR

    New Orleans

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a place we take friends and family when they visit and Shaya never fails to impress. Wonderful cuisine, great staff and environment.

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  9. AndreiS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, especially the pita bread! Just perfect! There were too many large groups on this visit, so it was deafening. Sometimes, I could barely hear what the waiter was saying.

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  10. DeborahG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unbelievable flavors, this place is a favorite. We will be back.

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  11. KBur

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best hummus and pita in my LIFE! We had reservations during a brief visit to NOLA and it was the best meal hands down for the four of us.

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  12. Jeffry

    New Orleans

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think if I review this restaurant every time I visit y'all are going to get sick of it. So this will be the last. The food is unique, the service is good and the ambiance is good. We frequent this place (by the way there's actually limited parking as well) often. And as stated before if this were haute cuisine, at very high prices with sumptuous decor blah, blah, blah it would rate a five star rating. Of course, it would mean we didn't visit it much either!

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  13. LauraP

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start by saying the service was EXCELLENT. Very kind and attentive. The food was absolutely outstanding. The only reason why I rated 4 stars is that anchovies were missing from one of my dishes and no one caught it from kitchen, ro runner, to server. But the food I got was delicious and I will be back.

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  14. Herky

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful welcome and atmosphere. Food was all presented well and tasted great. Varied, affordable wine list. Perhaps a bit louder than usual as Mardi Gras parades were starting just a few blocks away.

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  15. cheryln

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and great service. Our server was awesome.

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  16. RobertW

    New Orleans

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their chicken platter was wonderful, complemented by charred onions and basmati rice.

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  17. SanRamonFoodie

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved our lunch here. We tried lots of different things and they were able to keep our guest who has very strict, allergies safe from sesame seeds and other nuts. The hummus was the best I’ve ever had and we got it with the fried chicken on it which I think is my new favorite thing.

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  18. TXfoodie

    San Antonio

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, helpful, attentive service. Lively atmosphere. One of my favorite places!

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  19. RWard

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal. Great service! High energetic noise level

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  20. srbmpna

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best lunches I’ve had in a while. The pitas are out of this world good. The falafel was light and airy with great flavor. And the hoalumi was the best I’d ever had. GO GO GO.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional experience. Sharing a bunch of small plates on the patio with a great cocktail. The pita bread- fabulous. Service was as wonderful as the bread.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For sure the best place we are in Mew Orleans! Would definitely recommend.

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  23. Travelmonkey

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fab as always. Alyssa is the best. Can’t wait to come back.

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  24. Sarita

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good heavens I would eat there every week if I could! So delicious, excellent service, yay all around!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience!!! Also great surprise that we came during happy hr!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Robert was a fantastic server! The lamb burger was delicious and a great recommendation. The babka king cake was a fantastic treat for topping off lunch.

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  27. TCMgal

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing place to dine!! Our reservation was only for two, but they were happy to accommodate a third friend last minute.  The cocktails appetizers and main dishes were delicious. And Brook our waitress was adorable.

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  28. DeniseM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was delicious. The noise was overwhelming. Conversation was impossible. Food came out at a very delayed pace. Couldn’t wait to leave.
    ShayaResponded on February 2, 2024
    DeniseM- First and foremost, Thank you for your patronage. We sincerely apologize for your 2 Star experience. We are actively working to add more sound baffles. We'd love to be given another opportunity to serve you. At your convenience please email me via our Shaya website so i can set up a complimentary meal for you. Again sincere apologies. Best Regards- Maria with Team Shaya/Tavi Restaurants

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  29. SteveQ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended - the fried chicken hummus with date salsa verde was especially wonderful.
    ShayaResponded on February 2, 2024
    SteveQ- Thank you so much for your 5 Star review! Wether positive or negative, we value our guests taking the time to review us. Please make a note that our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6 offering 1/2 off our specialty hummus and wines by the glass. Our Fried Chicken Hummus is incredible and definitely a fan favorite. Thank you so much for your patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers- Maria with Shaya/Tavi Restaurants

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  30. DanaC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dylan was a wonderful server - very considerate of food allergies and made the birthday celebration special! Delicious food!

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  31. MollieM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. We ordered two small plates that were excellent. Humus tahini and the brussel sprouts were outstanding. As was the pita bread. We also ordered one large plate - the shank lamb dish. It was very good but very expensive for what you got. At $54 we expected a larger portion. As we were told it was huge and enough for two people. We did not find that to be the case. The portion was a typical portion for one person. It was good but I would not order it again.

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  32. Kate

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Shaya has a young, hip vibe that makes dining feel like a celebration. The menu offers an eclectic take on hummus, think chicken fried hummus with date syrup--a fusion of flavors that was surprisingly a happy Israeli/NOLA melange. The tahini hummus was flavorful as were the freshly baked pitas. Outstanding small plates for the two of us were the Brussel sprouts and the fattoush salad. I'd definitely recommend Shaya to friends with the caveat that the ambience is rather loud, a volume Shaya called energetic.
    ShayaResponded on February 2, 2024
    Kate- Thank you so much for your 5 Star review! Wether positive or negative, we value our guests taking the time to review us. Please make a note that our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6 offering 1/2 off our specialty hummus and wines by the glass. Our Fried Chicken Hummus is incredible and definitely a fan favorite. I also could not live with out the Fattoush salad in my life! We are actively working to add more sound baffles. I apologize for it being so loud. Thank you so much for your patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers- Maria with Shaya/Tavi Restaurants

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  33. JulieG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the food but the noise level is horrible and if we can, we try to sit outside. Bc otherwise you can these the person next to you.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Dylan was fabulous! He was so attentive and when it came to surprising our friend for her birthday, he truly made it a special moment with the candle! The service is always superb. We truly enjoy coming to Shaya!!

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  35. debrad

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant was highly recommended by friends and had wonderful reviews. Sadly, we were mostly disappointed. The hummus with mushrooms was creamy and yummy and the pita was delicious. The other small plates were quite small! And not terrific. The shrimp and couscous were very disappointing and tasted funny - we did not feel well after it. The restaurant was very noisy. However, our waitperson was helpful and friendly. We liked her very much.

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  36. SumanR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thos is one of the best meal I ever have. The baba ghanoush was exceptional as were our other dishes. Absolutely enjoyed it.

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  37. AnnB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious good, nice service. Various menu. Very good!

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  38. WHOLETim

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous! Not sure how you could improve on already fantastic food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Bright interesting flavors. Ikra, pickles, ganoush, hummus. All delicious. Service is terrific. Attentive, helpful. Fully staffed. Love this place

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  40. SarahC

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time. Food, drinks, service, conversations.

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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 4793 OpenTable diners.

Shaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shaya

4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    General Pershing Street
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Israeli, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited parking is available in our private lot. Street parking is also available along Magazine Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fariz Choumali
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 891-4213
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome your guests to one of New Orleans most popular dining experiences. Offering thoughtful service, delightful ambiance, and award-winning modern Israeli cuisine- Shaya is the perfect choice for your social or corporate event bookings.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Joyce: (504) 766-1362
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