Shaya

4.8
3482 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 3482 people are saying
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WendyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and plenty of options for vegans/ vegetarians. We had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!

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TaylorR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the food. I’ll be back!

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KatieT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The salmon with corn was very very vinegary. The hummus was incredible as always, everything else was great. Just think something went wrong with the salmon. It was fresh and other than that would’ve been good had they put less vinegar

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vipCalW
Little Rock
305 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as my first visit. Probably because it was Monday night. Staff seemed lethargic. Ikra was as great without the caviar. Red shrimp were a little overcooked.
Will give it another try, though.

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StevenE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and terrific food. Received a complimentary hummus with squash. Delicious. Great experience.

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ShaayaR
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED it here. The name, the ambiance, the food, everything!!!

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KellyB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent hummus and homemade pita bread
highly recommend the fired chicken hummus

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David
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer options are a good way to go. Large dishes (esp after filling up on pita and hummus) can be easily split between two people, and the babka dessert was absolutely phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!! Fried chicken hummus and flank steak were so well done. We will be back! Really good food here.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!

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viphhjanuary3
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great neighborhood gem and excellent wait staff, best legof lamb!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot and amazing food! Compliments to the chef and staff for a tremendous evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special for $22 was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Everything we had was delicious.

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StephanieN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya never disappoints. The food and service are always outstanding. It is always a pleasure to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had many small plates and loved every single bite! Great staff and really appreciate them checking our vaccination cards to help take care of this great community!

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AlejandraG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exceeded our expectations everything was perfect. The food was exquisite, flavorful and perfectly made. The portions were good, the prices are accordingly and Our server was the sweetest. Uhhh that pita bread can’t be defeated. Loved the ambience, I will be definitely recommending this place to everyone!!! I can say this is my new fave restaurant in Nola

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique!

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vipChrisM
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around experience

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CurtisB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food that I had was at a higher level of subtlety and sophistication. Even though I wasn't able to get a reservation until 9:00 PM and I was staying almost 45 minutes away, the experience was worth it!

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MeowCat
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthday celebration with by friend. They were accomdating and food was fantastic!

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vipDOC1
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food very good and unique (Mediterranean/ Israel cuisine). Nice cocktail menu. Vibe on first floor is more energetic and lively than second floor which seems to be an after thought. When I return, I will request first floor seating and you should
too.

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vipPamB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating moving my Daughter to LA

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Coolinary appetizers were excellent, the entree options were good, fries flavorful and crisp but chicken dry. Shrimp were not deveined and couscous a little dry and overwhelming. We loved the falafel we added and the warm pita delicious and plentiful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, which is my experience each time I’ve eaten at Shaya!

And thanks to having my birthday listed in OpenTable, the waiter surprised us with a dessert on the house as a gift!

This is a regular stop when I visit New Orleans, and it will stay on that list for a visit when I return.

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KevinD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was perfect. Something different and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for years. This was my favorite Shaya experience to date. The best dessert I have ever had. The Babka was so delicious. We ordered one to go. Top notch.

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BWill
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate paying off our debt. The host was so funny, he was just as excited when we told him what we were celebrating. Wait staff was awesome and even told about their happy hours during the week.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and the atmosphere were amazing. The pita was fantastic I could have just eaten that all night.

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vipGapr
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with outstanding service. Cauliflower hummus, pita bread, & grilled shrimp were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meal was very good, especially the pita and hummus. Our meats on the entrees were slightly over cooked and it seemed like

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StewartP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great.

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vipNing
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya did a beautiful job with 7 of us. And the food is amazing!

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vipMarlaO
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended by two different people. Glad I went. Everything was excellent! The Lamb Ragu Hummus was an unexpected delight!

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vipThirstygirl
Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coolinary menu was spectacular. We tried every selection, and the lamb ragu hummus was my favorite.

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joelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and delicious presentation ! Deff reccomeny

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Alanna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food. great service. would recommend and would definitely go back

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DariaD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were entertaining out of town guests who specifically wanted to dine at Shaya. I booked the reservation and could not have been more pleased! Do NOT miss the lamb - it is spectacular. Thank you Shaya for a memorable meal - we will be back!

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Stephensimple
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant in New Orleans

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 3482 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.