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Shaya

4.9
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3000 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3000 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - everyone worked well together. Food was crisp, fresh and delicious. Good value for money. The outdoor seating area was great. Will definitely be back

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Backcast
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lunch! Chicken hummus, roasted beets, lamb kabob.
Chicken Schnitzel sandwich. Absolutely divine!

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MelG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food here is absolutely amazing. Top notch. It was extremely fast, but the only problem we had is our server was not very attentive and took 10-15 minutes after we were seated to be greeted. I have been here before and service was excellent. Our server this night was off. We sat upstairs. Everything else was perfect. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is the bomb!

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vipeatoutalot
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were amazing! Our server made great recommendations and the fried chicken hummus was particularly outstanding. I had no idea hummus and pita bread could taste so good!

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BrittKnee
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, great atmosphere, wonderful drinks!!

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DonaldT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere, and good drinks! A great place to celebrate a special day for a special someone too!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya never disappoints! Great wine list, excellent food selection great for sharing!

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HeidiE
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I've been wanting to try Shaya for literally years - and it did not disappoint. Everything was absolutely delicious. The small plates and sides were the stars, but we also loved the falafel, chicken schnitzel, and Israeli salad. I can't wait to return and try more.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious with excellent service

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vipFoodie
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the big split several years ago- limited menu items for sure, but every dish was excellent- fresh, unique, and satisfying. Waiter service was outstanding. Definitely secure in returning here! A bit expensive but servings are shareable and understand they are getting. back on their feet.

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vipbonbon
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delightful patio....a perfect place to dine!

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MonicaH
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful combination of flavors. Everything we ordered was delicious- baba ganoush, lamb ragú, lamb kofte kebab, seafood chermoula, aromatic rice.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with a group of 6 and enjoyed everything! Our server whose name I believe was Dan was super friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious as always. Will always come back to Shaya!

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SteveB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried Chicken Hummus was excellent. Also had the slow roasted lamb, it was terrific also.
Beware the pitas, they are very filling (but the best ever).

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vipCameron
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Sat on back porch and had a great dinner for the first time out in 6 months.

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PatB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan gave us great service. Food was excellent.

BM
BogdanM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Simple delicious Israel “home style “ food

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaya never disappoints! They keep the pita bread stocked at your table at all times, and it’s always fresh & hot out of the oven. It’s super cool to watch them make the pita bread too, if you get a seat that’s close to the oven! We got the fried chicken hummus, and it’s the best specialty hummus that I’ve ever had. It’s topped with a salsa verde and the flavors complement each other so well. My boyfriend got the chicken schnitzel sandwich, and the chicken was so crispy and flavorful. I got the summer squash with peppers which was topped with fried onion and sunflower seeds! Perfect amount of crunch and bursting with flavor. Shaya will always be one of my favorite places on Magazine!

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BeccaW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation process was easy to follow. Staff did a great job of following Covid-19 protocols. Waiter was amazing and attentive. Food was delicious as always

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BrookeZ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there ever even a question? Shaya NEVER disappoints. And to make it better, it’s the rare place I actually eat my left-overs!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service. The food was exceptional. We had a party of 6 and tried a lot of the menu items. Everything was very good.

KB
vipKristiB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat coming to shaya!

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AzlinaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the chicken with hummus appetizer.

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Nola2
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Enjoyed a little normal life. Love the food!

CL
CharlotteL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. We had hummus and 3 of the appetizers along with falafel, aromatic rice, and roasted vegetables. All were flavorful and the pita was wonderful. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

ME
MontriceE
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! My husband and I love Shaya. We love the food and the experience. It's a perfect place to have time and peace to ourselves in a busy family life.

CS
ChristopherS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've ever had. From Tuna Steak to Slow Roasted Lamb, truly a gem.

MJ
MaishaJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Shaya whether it’s a dinner with the entire family or lunch with me and my daughter. My daughter loves the falafel sandwich and I really enjoy the hummus with cauliflower. She and I have a tendency to eat vegetarian options.

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vipJFWinelover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Great for friendly groups that are open to sharing. The lunch menu is a little sandwich heavy in my opinion but you can easily order around those. The bread is deadly and need to be careful not to fill up too early!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and all Covid-19 protocols were followed.

RB
RitaB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

AO
AlainaO
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and our waiter, Darren, were outstanding.
Don’t miss the salatim; my fav is the ikra

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viplisa1962
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - beautiful venue! We really enjoyed our visit!

LF
vipLoriF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I look forward to dining there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic dining experience! The food and service was absolutely amazing!!!

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EzraW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was very yummy and tasty and i was happy because it was tasty and yummy and delicious

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KaitlinK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday Lunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - please support them. Favorite in NOLA, don’t miss.

FAQs

Shaya does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Shaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-4213.

Shaya is rated 4.9 stars by 3000 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.