Shaya

4.9
3270 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
What 3270 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elise
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was AMAZING! I saw this restaurant on an episode of Somebody Feed Phil, and I knew we had to come here. It totally lived up to the hype. Great happy hour deals, too! Even if you don’t like Mediterranean cuisine, do yourself a favor and at least try the pita, sugar snap pea hummus, and the labneh. Life-changing. Thank you for everything!

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kauyuk7
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fresh high quality. Service was adequate and competent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Loved the cauliflower small plate! Amazing. The bread is to die for

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BrandiP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu was outstanding! The cauliflower hummus was my favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day meal. Every dish is full of flavor and very affordable.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was above my expectations. They are so nice and accommodating, and just great service. The food was all amazing. I will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Will return

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Gaby
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The service was great, the food...worth the flight from Chicago to took to eat here! We tried cocktails, hummus, harissa, falafel, Israeli salad, short rib sandwich and chicken shnitzle sandwich- and the fresh pita bread...WOW!

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vipSarahS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit over a 4 year span. Each have been consistently excellent both in terms of food quality, good service & value, which I find is quite rare over time. So, Shaya, I eagerly look forward to the next time xxx

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davidc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Had a wonderful time. Everything we ate was over the top. Would recommend Shaya's.

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kathys
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you love Mediterranean food this place will make you very happy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fabulous! We had people with various food requirements and everyone was able to have a tasty meal and cocktails. We were fortunate to be able to sit outside on a beautiful day! Staff was amazing

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BasilD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good price, and excellent atmosphere. The crew are friendly and professional.

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4greatfood
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

what a great place to eat. visit New Orleans a couple of times per year and expect great food. have now added Shaya to status of must dine there. spreads, hummus, lamb and pita are best i have ever had.

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AngieC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top notch! Everything was delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Sad- have heard so much about this restaurant. Our server was precious but the food was mediocre- cauliflower was tasteless- we were with a group of girls and all were sad about the food

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viplive2eat
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya never disappoints. The freshly wood-oven baked pitas are the highlight. Don’t miss the fried chicken hummus, whenever it’s offered. Great wines by the glass, too. And the cinnamon babka for dessert is sublime.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Birthday Lunch

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RonaldB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the waiter was incredible!

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NOLACrew
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our first time at Shaya. As a local, I’ve always wanted to try it. To sum it up, the 2 menu cocktails we ordered were kind of lackluster and we were served arguably the worst dirty martini I’ve ever tried. The food was really good. The lamb Kofte was excellent. Our service was....neutral....but terrible or great.
To be honest, after trying both Shaya & Saba, my partner & I would return to Saba over Shaya.

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vipBakerJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in New Orleans. Awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors in their beautiful patio. Great selection of small plates to share

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viplguill2
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Our waiter was very nice. The menu is always great. Enjoyable girls night!

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vipGreatlittlespot
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as ever, from the pita to the cinnamon babka, Shasta has never disappointed us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Great food & served on the patio

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vippenny
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and top notch service. A favorite for sure!

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vipjd61
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really outstanding food although my affection for this cuisine may affect my judgement. Friendly and attentive service. A little loud for conversation. Excellent overall. Worth a trip to NOLA by itself.

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JSR1967
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time dining with you and it was fantastic! I had a business dinner with a client from Israel and he was impressed with the food and the service. I will definitely keep this as one of my places to bring clients and family again. Thank you and “Bon Appetite”!

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vipNlafoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the food at Shaya! Very different and unique, the flavors are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brought my daughter and her college friends for dinner out — we ate at shaya when she looked at Tulane, when she moved in, and now, after I had been vaccinated and felt I could travel safely to visit, once she came to Tulane. Festive, delicious and fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Loved it. Would go back everyday!

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vipNomita
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious israeli food... perfect for large groups indoors and out.
My favorites are the cauliflower hummus and baba ganoush

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AbidaT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was just fantastic

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AmberC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique flavors!

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viprogerm
Miami
100 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We loved our first time here. The hummus was of the quality you get in Tel Aviv. The pita was perfection. The chicken schnitzle sandwich was great. I thought we ordered too much, but ended up licking the plates.

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Laurel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, the hummus and pitas were to die for. Next, we made a reservation for a Tuesday night online and came in a half hour early and we were seated right away! Our service was tremendous and, considering I live in NYC, the prices for the food were great as well.

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Caroline
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about it! The food was amazing, the rose was delicious and the ambiance was perfect!

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jcward
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The wait staff was very inattentive and the prices were high.

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vipshepweiler
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

60th wedding anniversary for my parents

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 3270 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.