Shaya

4.9
3676 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3676 people are saying
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MicahB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was delicious! The service was amazing! The Babka King Cake reminded both my wife and me of our childhood family babkas. We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Seating is too close for covid.

CK
ChrisK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ist time to Shaya. Dinner was awesome and cocktails were well done. The fried chicken hummus was fantastic. Looking forward to a return trip to try more things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Wait staff was not very attentive and lack concerned service that I expect from a place of this quality. Definitely a disappointment for myself and my guest. Waited extremely long for drinks, water and food. Food didn’t come out in the correct order or time. We told the waiter to bring us the check he took over five minutes, we all stood up to indicate that we needed to leave. He continued to pour water to the rest of the restaurant and didn’t acknowledge us at all. If I come back I will be sat in a different section if I come back at all.

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Scott
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always great even though the menu was missing some of my favorites. The ambiance is great but, some of the walls need attention from the wallpaper. Other than that, beautiful experience.

MC
MarianC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional. Host and wait staff were friendly and attentive. Shaya never fails.

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ShanY
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was great! Our server was wonderful - we told her we were celebrating a birthday and she gave us a free dessert with a candle on top. I live out of town and wish I could order the bread and have it shipped to my house.

JH
JadaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing experience!! I used to work at SHAYA in high school. Same quality service . I celebrated my 23 birthday here for lunch with my sister and everything was simply delicious. I need to visit more often.

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vipdiningaroundtown
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go - outstanding in every way!

TK
TimothyK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is never a disappointment. All the hummus is out of this world. The pita to die for. Slow roasted lamb is the Bomb ! Can’t go wrong. Bean was our server, exceptional kindness, knowledgeable and attentive. Exactly what you want . Great job all around

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ValerieA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pita bread

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will highly recommend this for the foodie. Create and elevated food.

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vipRooster99
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! We could fill up on the fried chicken humus and the 2 warm pita breads and olive oil. We also got the Salmon and Ruby Red shrimp, which was also delicious and we had a lot of leftovers. Along with a glass of wine each the bill was $100, which is a bit much for a lunch but we'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

👌🏼 the food was amazing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious!! Great experience!!

CW
CharlesW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing and the service is unmatched.

JT
JonT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Shaya was fantastic. Amazing service. Amazing food. Best pita I’ve ever had.

DJ
vipDoctorJ
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Unlike other BRG restaurants, no break on cocktails during Happy Hour. Had a bunch of small plates and the hangar steak. All prepared perfectly. Bread delicious- a requirement for this type of restaurant of course but they nailed it. Get the Ikra and add the caviar. We'll be back.

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Rylie
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is perfect for any occasion (including “just cause”). You won’t be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience...food was yummy.

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vipAbby
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Fantastic experience.

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Bestnight
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

interesting and delicious food a little off the beaten path. Server
was excellent!!

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karen
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is simply outstanding. One of my new favorite restaurants in NOLA. We loved it so much we went twice during our recent visit. Everything we had was superb.

MO
vipMO76
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I really enjoyed the freshly baked pita bread with the fried chicken hummus. The Israeli salad and fried goat cheese were only okay. Salmon was tender. Service was good.

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PLAH
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderfully different. The pace of the meal is quite slow, but in an enjoyable, companionable, relaxed way. In this all too hurried world, to slow down and savor is a treat. The only reason I gave the value a 4 instead of a 5 is that, although pretty much standard, $14 for a cocktail is just too much. Still, it was a good cocktail.
I highly recommend Shaya. I will return.

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theLincolnLog
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic service, thanks to Ryan, and delicious and creative food. The bread is out of this world. We’ll be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service!

CF
vipCarlsbadFoodie
San Diego
120 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun dining experience! All shareable dishes, fantastic food, super service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister’s birthday

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RichardE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server Lee was the perfect mix of friendly and professional. Can’t wait for next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We visited SHAYA before the pandemic and couldn’t wait to return. The sides and the main entrees are amazing! Super fresh and tasty. A must dine-in stop while visiting New Orleans!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a few years since I’ve been in New Orleans and this was the first thing I booked. The entire experience was phenomenal and my next trip to New Orleans will also begin with a reservation to Shaya. The food is spectacular (I’d recommend a hummus and the moussaka to start), and you can’t go wrong with the entrees. The staff was great and friendly. Among the best experiences in New Orleans.

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karen
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The bread, as I am sure has been said many times before, is fantastic!

LB
LindsayB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shaya was amazing as always! A favorite whenever we visit New Orleans!

RD
vipRahulD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best middle eastern food we have had in USA.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing!

PJ
vipPrateekJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent and flavorful food. The service was great too!

LJ
LeeJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent but had to wait beyond my reservation time but once we were seated the experience was a home run!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting town, great food! Excellent gluten free options

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 3676 OpenTable diners.

Shaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://brg-hospitality.com/giftcards/august-gift-card-zh644-5tngb-fh9fe-elndw.

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.