Shaya

4.9
3232 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 3232 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
service
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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AbidaT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was just fantastic

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AmberC
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique flavors!

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Caroline
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Definitely recommend the lamb ragu hummus, ikra & lima bean spreads. Even the pita bread was amazing! And most certainly have to thank our waiter for such an outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! If you gave up carbs, make an exception! Pita perfect!!!

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GingerC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful first experience at Shaya, highly recommend, we look forward to a return visit!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food.

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RosemaryL
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we had were great. They have the best pita bread I’ve had in the US, and the cauliflower hummus was fantastic. The hangar steak was delicious too. The waiter was great and we had a very enjoyable experience!

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vipDejablueyes
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’ve eaten here before and it was stellar. This visit was disappointing as we had to ask the server for everything from: Can we order? Get drink refills? The check? A pen to sign the check? Can I please have my credit card back?
The food was good but also not as great as it had been on past visits. The lamb ragu was over cooked. The cauliflower was beyond the usual char. If this would have been my first visit, I doubt that I would return. It was embarrassing to take a client out and speak so highly of a restaurant and then be so disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best lamb I’ve ever had!! Everything was fabulous, service was good, and really friendly service.

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KellyR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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!

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fried Chicken Hummus was a favorite and the bread was sooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and we really enjoyed happy hour!

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vipJenniferR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute BEST meal I had in NOLA!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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.

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Jabbott
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for birthday and food was fantastic!

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ClarenceC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everyone agreed that the food gets better with each visit!

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janelm
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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

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

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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!

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AlexanderC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

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

Great food

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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.

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

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

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

Food was excellent!

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JohannaC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter and daughter leaving for Los Angeles

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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

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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!

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vipNOLADiner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Absolutely delicious

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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!

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 3232 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.