Shaya

4.9
3588 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 3588 people are saying
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JPNOLA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great as always. The server was very good but I only gave three stars because we felt he was a bit too attentive with a few too many interruptions and several requests take our order before we'd even had a chance to look at menus or get our before dinner drinks. Otherwise the food, etc were terrific as always.

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vipJamesG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their service was phenomenal. The food was delicious.

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AdamM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this Israeli inspired menu. We came to celebrate a birthday and we’re so glad we did. Great service, great atmosphere, great food!

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vipAuggiesman
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Should not miss this when in NOLO. Fantastic flavors, excellent staff and service. We tried to pace ourselves but couldn’t. Too tasty!

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wendylou
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning experience. Food was sublime. This place knows what they are doing from the wine to the dessert: French soveignon blanc to Argentinien Malbec; babganoush, slow cooked lamb and chicken with pecan rice. Out of this world coffee icecream with caramel sauce.

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AlexZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience here! Food, service, atmosphere all great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to come back since our first Shaya experience around 2 months ago. We were a little worried it wouldn’t measure up, but it was just as wonderful. We can’t wait to come back!

KC
KevinC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Shaya - amazing and fresh food prepared simply but perfectly. Will definitely return

MA
MelissaA
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so delicious with unique dishes, flavors are on point. We love to try the various types of hummus and have always been thrilled with the options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great

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vipSophie
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Leo made our entire dinner!! He’s a king👑The green tea shorts and cauliflower hummus we’re both phenom!!

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Grrlfrog
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome choice and lighter fare thank all the Cajun we’ve been eating!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love shaya. Our experience yesterday was not like others. Our waiter was occupied and we waited quite a while for service which is out of the norm. This is a staple restaurant for our group and the food is always on point. The service was the worst by far of any visit so hopefully it was a fluke

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LynnL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was fabulous and our waiter was awesome

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KristeferS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was DELICIOUS. I loved trying all the snacks. The appetizers were phenomenal, I especially loved the babaganoush. Thank you for the inventive and fresh flavors of the Mediterranean and Middle East in New Orleans.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch and dined outside. Everything was fantastic—loved the patio, the date salsa verde on the fried chicken hummus, and mocktails.

BW
vipBlakeW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was exceptional, with hanukah specials that were somehow even better than the normal shareable plates on the menu. Waitstaff left something to be desired to the extent that they detracted from the meal, but Shaya’s kitchen makes up for it.

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vipFoodie
New Orleans
120 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya’s is incredibly good.

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IsraelT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an interesting interpretation of
the mediterenian kitchen.
the food was served fresh and very tasty.

AS
vipAmandaS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is amazing - great food, great service, noise level so that you can talk to the people you are dining with.

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RobertO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow, but overall experience phenomenal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Best meal we had in this city so far!

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Anni
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely love the food here. Everything we've had has been phenomenal and the drinks are great as well.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! I always have a delectable experience at Shaya.

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vipTonyV
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always. Perfect place to go before celebration on the oaks.

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Love2Walk
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Foods were delicious and atmosphere was good. Strongly recommended…

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Prisca
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We're just for a week in New Orleans and visited Shaya twice because it is just so good! Fantastic food, friendly staff, delicious wine, preggo friendly! Definitely recommend going here!!

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EdinaC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Those pitas. OMG!
Everything was amazing.

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NOLAgirl616
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable as always. A word to the wise, don’t fill up on pita. You’ll want to, because it’s just so delicious. But pace yourself. The falafel and kofta is out of this world.

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BestdinnerinCharlestonSC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Was priced appropriately. Not an experience I will seek out over other similarly prices options. Dining, dishes and service felt less than the hype, altogether not a memorable meal. It needs some rejuvenated staff and chefs that care to drive home the unique style cuisine in such a culinarily diverse city as New Orleans. Find your soul, Shaya.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We sat at the bar and the bartender was a bit in the weeds and was not able to be as attentive but overall it was a great experience and the food more than made up for the service.

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SarahH
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the fried chicken hummus is a must! service was incredible and we had a lovely time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner last night and had a wonderful time! Food was amazing! Everyone was wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, bread was excellent. Service was very attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! One of our favorite meals to date! Our favorite was the lamb ragu hummus 🔥🔥

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Luxie
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is a refreshing addition to the New Orleans cuisine options. The dishes that we ordered were flavorful and satisfying. The homemade pita was fantastic! Definitely a place to visit any and every time we are in NOLA.

LG
vipLouiseG
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We just had hummus, but it was great! The server was also very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food from beginning to end.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Always visit when in NOLA. Delicious. Elegant. Professional and friendly staff. Oh la la.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing!! The lamb ragu hummus was a standout dish and the pita was fluffy and delicious.

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 3588 OpenTable diners.

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.