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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.8
4.8
4315 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 89 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Israeli, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 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: (844) 537-6428

  • 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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What 4,315 people are saying

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

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  1. LD

    LadyDi

    New York Area

    235 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    235 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya’s was AMAZING! Food was delicious, Gerard’s service was excellent. Must have the cauliflower hummus and king cake.
  2. DG

    DwightG

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavors were amazing. The server Israel was very attentive. My group ordered several items from the menu to share. We were all satisfied. We had one vegan in the group as well.
  3. J

    Jack

    New Orleans

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual. Food is delicious and service outstanding.
  4. AA

    AudreyA

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hummus was life-changing. The Ghazel Banat dessert was phenomenal. Happy hour specials were outstanding.
  5. PJ

    PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wish I had this restaurant at home! Food and drinks were wonderful! Delightful evening !
  6. BL

    BrianL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was outstanding and I would absolutely go back. Everything was simple but so flavorful. Cool vibes inside, good for date night. Service was good, not great.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Shaya was great - server was helpful and attentive, food and drinks were amazing. We got a bunch of small plates/dips and shared, that’s definitely the way to go
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable and gave suggestions on how to conduct dinner. Large portions and perfect sharing menu. We filled up so much on all the small plates that we didn’t need to order main dishes. Oh! The Lebneh cheesecake was heaven.
  9. FS

    FoodieScout

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pita bread is the best I have ever had, and that was just the start to a phenomenal meal. I can’t stop thinking about the lamb hummus- so creamy, meaty and that chick pea crunch! The chicken large plate will be on my reorder list. The service, Road to Kgar drink and everything in between was simply great. We will be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service and beautiful setting
  11. EI

    EricI

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible. Highly recommend to anyone in the area. Book ahead
  12. H

    Hlowe4sho

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was spot on!
  13. BS

    BobS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Things started slowly but once we made it through the rough patch it did improve. Cocktails and food were very good and perfect for sharing which we love. When the manager came to see us regarding the slow start she was very apologetic and made sure that we knew she appreciated our feedback
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Love everything we ordered. Everyone that work there are all very friendly. Would definitely come back!
  15. o

    omnivore

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were fantastic. Our server Robert explained everything and was very charming. The fresh pitas were delightful. The hummus with fried chicken was amazing. Everything was so good!
  16. TA

    TrishaA

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t be disappointed! The food is outstanding. Service is excellent !!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate was absolutely amazing and our server, Tom, was fantastic. Our dining experience was one of the best we have had in New Orleans in a long time and will definitely be back on future trips!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. The fresh pitas were worth the visit. The salmon and couscous were delicious.
  19. SO

    SashaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here was amazing! The server explained everything kindly and gave us great recommendations.
  20. RV

    RVAfoodie86

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I came here about six years ago and couldn’t wait to bring my friends this time. I couldn’t believe how much this place had changed. Many of the dishes were poorly seasoned. They “ran out” of one of the cocktails. It took 15 minutes to get water, another 20 to order food, and about 30 min to get our drinks. The restaurant never reached full capacity. The only redeeming dishes were the pita and lamb. I have no idea what happened to Shaya, but with so many incredible options in New Orleans, you can skip this one.
  21. SR

    StevenR

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya was an amazing experience. The food was flavorful and delicious.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday here. We sat outside in the courtyard, which I had never done before. It was lovely, and not something I always get to enjoy having a January birthday. Our server was excellent and food, of course, the best. Wonderful birthday experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken hummus Is the best thing we ate on our visit to New Orleans. So good!
  25. TV

    TonyV

    Baton Rouge

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Shaya quite often and every time it is perfect!
  26. MG

    MichelleG

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in New Orleans. Food was incredible. Back patio very pretty.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food that brought the comforts of home with a unique twist on each dish. Loved the whole experience.
  28. KD

    KerryDavis

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding as always!! The cocktails were spot on, lamb ragu, is a must every visit. The salmon and chicken were perfect. Our server was so friendly and went out of her way to insure for a wonderful evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to dine at Shaya.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful ambiance. Will go again.
  30. l

    leahnyc

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch today- food and service were excellent. Thank you!
  31. F

    Foodiewannabe

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. One of the best meals I have ever had. You
  32. c

    chefpierre

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    This was the 2d dinner we’ve had at Shaya, coming from Delaware on my birthday weekend. The menu seemed to be a little slimmed down, and the food did not meet the level of our first visit. The smoked labneh was a small plate of yoghurt with a few Lima beans and not much flavor. The moussaka was more of a tomato dip than eggplant with little or no meat. The baba ghanoush was the least successful of the Saladim. The best part of this course was the warm pita bread. Second course of small plates was lamb ragu, which I wished was warmed instead of just room temperature. The crispy chick peas were great. Lamb kabobs had good flavor, but a bit dry.
  33. s

    sydneyc

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in New Orleans! Every time I try a new dish I’m more and more obsessed. The chicken leg and thigh is cooked perfectly with crispy skin on the outside and delicious pecan rice with pistachios. The cauliflower hummus with caramelized onions is to die for.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious.
  35. l

    livelifehappy

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wouldn’t know where to begin! Shaya is my favorite restaurant ever! I’ve been coming here for a number of years each time I visit NOLA. Whether it be for a market visit with work, jazz fest or a sales meeting, I am sure to get a ressie in at least once. The food is simply amazing. Some of my faves are the hummus, falafel, labneh, fattoush.. i invite friends and work colleagues and Shaya never disappoints. My most recent visits were 2 in the same week while at a sales meeting. We had an excellent meal on both occasions. Shout out to Ro our server! We all loved working with you on both occasions! There were some hungry gals and Ro was able to help us navigate over ordering because we wanted 1-2 of EVERYTHING! We failed but Ro wins in our opinions. Shaya is lucky to have you providing the Shaya experience! Run! Don’t walk to this delightful restaurant and ask for Ro! You will not be disappointed! Tell them the girl gang sent you! Thank you! :)
  36. j

    janetm

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    diners who order hummus should be told it's made to order; ours took 45 minutes to get to the table. too long.
  37. R

    Rafii

    Austin

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW! This restaurant was amazing. The food and service were excellent! Lot's of small sharing plates. There was nothing our group didn;t like. Almost everything is gluten free as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  39. K

    Kodjo

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is ALWAYS awesome. Just love this place. Deliciousness wrapped in lovely light flat bread puffs straight from the oven.
  40. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. Love the hummus options and pita bread is awesome!

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 4.8 stars by 4315 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 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Shaya

4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    General Pershing Street

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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: (844) 537-6428

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