Shaya

4.9
3062 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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Special menus

  • Hanukkah Dinner

     $60.00 per person
    Dec 10 - Dec 18, 2020
    Celebrate Hanukkah with Shaya this year from December 10th through December 18th. Enjoy a four-course menu featuring Potato Latkes, Matzo Ball Soup, Raines Farm Wagyu Brisket, and Sufganiyot priced at $60 per person. The menu is available for dine-in and takeout and you may order in advance.

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
What 3062 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. We had a good time

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vipTGMR
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an OUTSTANDING experience! We enjoyed the food and the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was really good. Bread and oil were great!
The lamb dish was elegant and I would highly recommend.
Atmosphere was very nice as well. Servers were attentive.

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GeysaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance, service and oh, the food.... simply amazing. We tried a bit of everything, including Lebanese beer and wine. Top quality food, ingredients and yet so simple. We will certainly come back.

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FitzgeraldD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is an amazing restaurant. We are foodies and like to eat and experience multiple things on a menu and nothing disappointed. From the hummus to the lamb leg, everything was top notch.

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viptumm
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great. As usual food was delicious.

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vipPeteandStella
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual, the food and ambiance were outstanding. Our server forgot we were dining guests several times ir h7st didn't care.

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robertm
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best Israeli dinner we have ever had and would recommend coming hungry with friends

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LisaY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, lighting, Service and menu! The lamb hummus is incredible. A very nice change from Cajun/creole if you’re visiting NOLA. Run don’t walk to eat here!

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knixb
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! The service was professional and unobtrusive. This was my second visit and I plan to come back. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food wasn’t what We expected. Steak was raw and requested medium. Advised server and she didn’t ask if we wanted it recooked or sent back. Just nodded her head and said sorry. Fish was good but had too many garnishes on top which made it hard to eat.

The best part of this restaurant was the atmosphere. Would love to come back for a drink ONLY!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Solid waiter and the food was excellent. Our first time there was great!

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Amanda279
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great for a nice anniversary dinner, but our waiter did not introduce himself once and seemed to try to get us to leave as soon as possible. Besides the attitude of our waiter, the entire experience was overall positive. Would go back but would not want the same waiter.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors were unique and fantastic. Great cocktails and service. Highly recommend it

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vipPlushieboy
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t just make a point of coming to Shaya when I’m in Nola, I make a point of coming to New Orleans so I can visit Shaya. Yes, it is that good. The fried chicken hummus is one of the top five best things I have ever eaten. I brought my kids for the first time and they can’t stop talking about how good the entire experience was. The service is always impeccable and the meal from start to finish puts Shaya at the top of any restaurant you will experience.

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RobA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The slow roasted lamb was fall apart tender, and the flavors were amazing. The service was wonderful, and it was a perfect atmosphere for a romantic date with my lady.

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Daracat
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the shaded patio. Leah gave us great service. We picked 3 for $15; lebnah, roasted beets, baba ganouge, also hummus fried chicken and Brussels sprouts. Plenty of food for 2. We had lots of leftovers. And as always, the bread❣💜💚💛

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vipKateA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit to Shaya, and it didn’t disappoint. I’m from out of town, and I will always try to go there. The food is delicious and unique. It’s on Magazine, my favorite place to shop I. NOLA!
As long as they are open, I will keep coming back.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya was absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to go back!

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Couplesdatenite
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent waiter, he was attentive, informative, and read the table well. The food was excellent, we had three dishes off the salatim, hummus, two small plates and the lamb. It was a good amount of food for two people but everything was delicious.

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LuisE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start with the cauliflower hummus and roasted beets, then get the lamb!

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MelodieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service

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vipRickC
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not bad, but not as good as it was.
Place was half empty and we were taken to a bad table.
We were taken to a better one but ...

Bread (Normally amazing) was undercooked.
Waitress seemed put out that we wanted to use a gift card.
Manager came over and made things right.

I guess even a great place has a bad day. We will return soon to see if thats all it was because we live the fried chicken hummus and the seasoned rice.

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viplaura
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever!!

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! I love Shaya, it is always so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great experience although they put us upstairs and it seemed like a space for a wedding venue. Wish they would have told us that when we booked the reservation.

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vipEguedry
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and atmosphere and service is always great. The food is delicious and you need to
Give this a try.

JD
vipJillD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, and really safe experience with excellent covid protocols and distancing!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch I have had in quite some time! Loved the setting. We dined outside due to COVID and they were super accommodating as I had an older guest who was nervous. Fabulous good and attentive waitstaff.

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KayR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday get together!! Pita & Hummus so Good!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Try the lamb shank!

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SusanK
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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.

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 3062 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.