Shaya

4.8
3507 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 3507 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Foodtastic
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Masterfully made pita. Hummus beyond description. Lamb...codero, magnificent.

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ErrolE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for our Anniversary dinner. We enjoyed the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. The blackened shrimp humus was spicy and flavorful and creamy. The shrimp were perfectly cooked. The whipped cream cheese spread we ordered helped cut the heat perfectly. (Next time we’re adding the caviar.) The Israeli salad was divine, and I don’t even love cucumbers! The skirt steak dish was amazing and paired perfectly with the Israeli wine recommended by our waiter. Not enough accolades to express. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipSueG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

A disappointing meal. Service snafus and too doughy pitas left us less enthralled than prior visits.

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Stephensimple
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious middle eastern cuisine!

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MeryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love shaya but bc we go pretty often we would love it if you can change the menu a but. We are vegetarian and every time order the same things.
Thanks

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mrnola
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, helpful service. Patio is ideal this time of year. The open table reservation should reinforce the city mandate that vaccination documents must be brought to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional! Service was excellent and even served a complimentary glass of champagne as we were celebrating our anniversary!

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ColleenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Limited menu, I think nicer if had seasonal specials

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was better than I could have imagined and it’s impacts like this that turn occasional diners into repeat customers- Well Done!

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vipDeeIz
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. Food was great. We had been warned about ordering too much food so we had 2 small plates and then had room for babka! Shared all. Leftovers too! Loved it. We will go back.

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vipSFB68
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Hummas and bread was great; stick with that and a glass of wine. Large plate (salmon) was overcooked and much too salty. Music was overbearing.

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Phil
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Small plates and the OUTSTANDING Pita is the way to go at this fine restaurant. Had the 5 piece Salatim to begin and each one was excellent. Followed that with the Tahini and Blackened Shrimp which had a very nice flavor. Drink menu was nice with a good selection of unique cocktails. Service was excellent with good timing of bringing out the dishes along with keeping water full and ensuring we had enough Pita to go with the dishes.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
110 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waitstaff, very creative menu, the best of Louisiana and Israel!

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Brooke
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and for good reason. The service is always wonderful, and the food is consistently astounding. I’d go back every week if I could just for the cocktails and the pita alone!

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vipLoriL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya was incredible. Best hummus I have ever had - fried chicken on top! The service was wonderful and we had a great bottle of Israeli Chardonnay. Music was a bit loud and did not really reflect the vibe of the restaurant, but that is my only criticism.

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ErinM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Best hummus ever. Couscous was reinvented. Service was great. Cute clean dining experience.

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MichelleS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner and started with a bottle of the Italian Pinot noir. Our server was knowledgeable and appropriately timed. Fantastic squash, brown butter and pecan hummus and loved the Israeli salad and crispy haloumi. For our large plates the red shrimp was a wonderful complex of flavors and had a subtle wow factor. And salmon was our other choice. Enjoyed the custard dessert with pears and a scoop of cappuccino ice cream. And two glasses of champagne from our server was a wonderful way to finish the toast of our evening...thank you Shaya...your menu has variety and everything was delicious! Thank you! And thank you for checking vaccination cards!!!

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SheliaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were all absolutely amazing! I think we have a new favorite restaurant in New Orleans.

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NicholasF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out in New Orleans and it did not disappoint! Kayla was wonderful and on point with her recommendations!

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally impressed. Food was delicious and service was great. The cocktails were amazing!!!!! Perfect evening

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Bruce
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So. Good. The hummus, bread fresh from the oven, the balance of flavors. I will be back.

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vipAmyD
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous!

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ConsueloD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service and food, great cocktails too! Perfect lunch!

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
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 on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited New Orleans for my wife’s birthday and even though this is not a traditional Cajun/creole restaurant we saw so many great reviews that we had to try it. I can tell you one thing, every time I go back or if I know someone is going to NOLA then Shaya is a Must!!!! Maybe one of the best meals I have ever had. It was amazing.

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TaylorR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
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
306 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
75 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.

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 3507 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.