Shaya

4.9
3189 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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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 3189 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KR
KellyR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our dinner at Shaya--the hummus dishes, fresh pita bread, and lamb shank all made for a very memorable evening. Service was top notch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and we really enjoyed happy hour!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya has amazing food. The ambiance is relaxing and the staff is friendly. Nothing to complain about - just go! The restaurant is on Magazine street and it’s also fun to walk around before/after the meal. The best teas I’ve had, the best salad, and certainly the best freshly made bread.

J
Jabbott
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had - I travelled from Houston just to try it, and I would recommend to any of my friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Very friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for birthday and food was fantastic!

CC
ClarenceC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everyone agreed that the food gets better with each visit!

j
janelm
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the place. The pitas are best anywhere. Love all the appitizer dips.

GH
GaryH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful atmosphere. We look forward to going back.

C
Cakebakercookiemaker
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!
We asked fir drink suggestions and all of us felt he directed us toward the perfect cocktail. We shared several hummus appetizers, flank steak, sea bass, and tuna entrees, and the cheesecake & babka desserts—all were delicious flavor combinations and presented beautifully. Can’t wait to return!

AC
AlexanderC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Can't wait to return. Everything was outstanding!

RG
vipRyanG
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the service to the food to the prep of the food to go. My daughter had a nice date lunch and will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience! My husband can’t stop talking about how much he enjoyed his meal. Best pita ever :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

incredible food and atmosphere! the pita is unmatched and freshly baked right from a wood fired oven. the waiters are attentive and helpful! the environment in bright and airy, too.

SR
SusanR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was the highlight to our stay in NOLA. We will be back on our next visit. Outstanding meal and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good! Everything is meant to be shared, so dine with people you are comfortable.

Cocktails were very good! We had the whole roasted cauliflower, Lima beans, moussaka, pickles, and tahini hummus. So yummy! Very filling.

PK
PurnimaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great middle eastern food. Excellent vegetarian options. Ooh! And great cocktails too!

CC
CC16
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter and daughter leaving for Los Angeles

FE
FoodE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food amazing, service so so...she didn’t really engage with us & I felt like she was rushed. Wouldn’t get cocktails again - too sweet & lacked the craft of most cocktails in NOLA

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Hummus and fried chicken is great, falafel was crisp and green, drinks were on point.

AB
AbbyB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a lil vacation, we heard about shaya from the show somebody feed Phil, it truly didn’t disappoint. We came on Monday as our celebration meal and we loved it so we came back on Friday. Every time I’m in town that will definitely be my stop!!!

TS
vipTheSmithBoys
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dining at Shaya! Was a wonderful meal. The fried chicken hummus is so good! Everything we ate here is awesome.

S
Sudesi
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Shaya twice, both times when visiting Tulane. We loved it so much on our first trip that we made a point to go back on our next, even though we had plenty of new options to try. Fresh, delicious, flavorful. Best hummus and fresh, hot pita!

NO
vipNOLADiner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. The flavors were amazing and the service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with so many vegetarian options. Pita bread was amazing! Will be going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience. Food was coursed fairly quickly, but the flavor was amazing

BC
BenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and food. This was my first time and didn't know what to expect but everything was exceptional

d
vipdons
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was probably my best food experience during my New Orleans visit. Everything was unusual and delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Wait staff was attentive, but not too much. Best meal I've had in a while.

JW
vipJenniferW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The freshly made hot pita bread was such a treat and everything we sampled was delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time and it did not disappoint.

J
vipJweiss
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

m
marionh
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all delicious but the hummus with fried chicken was superb! One of the best things I've eaten~

w
vipwilliamb
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my mother, a young 95 year old. She enjoyed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya did not disappoint. The pita was so fresh; literally taken out of the oven and within a couple minutes is piping hot and steaming on your table. We tried a variety of dishes and couldn’t choose a favorite. The Cinnamon Babka was the perfect end to a wonderful meal.

EK
ElissaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. Everyone is so nice. The humous is delicious as are the salads. Enjoy!

RL
vipRandyL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. Friendly helpful staff . Great selection on menu from wines drinks and food. Hummus lamb ragu. Never had better. Everything we was presented beautifully and was a flavourful journey

BM
vipBigMike
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Inconsistent service and food

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 3189 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.