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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
date salsa verde, tunisian spices, and aleppo pepper
creamy eggplant, green onion, olive oil
roasted beet dressing, apple, onion, herbs
Delicious meal, nice Chardonnay wine from Israel. Good social distancing. Friendly but not intrusive wait staff.
All affects were excellent.
Phenomenal! Wow I couldn't believe I was able to get a reservation after months of trying... sitting outside on the patio was fantastic and so serene and peaceful. Really enjoyed my time.
The food and service were grest and excellent social distancing in the restaurant.
On-point Deep South-meets-Levante dishes served in an elegant yet welcoming locale!
Elegant yet inviting atmosphere welcomes you to dine on Levante (with Southern Spin) dishes. Charmed by the user-friendliness of the menu, the on-point tapa-esque plates, but honestly a little disenchanted with the mediocre service (more akin to a TGI Friday's in the big city center than deserves this out-of-the-way swanky eatery).
A must attend for friends getting together! The shareable dishes produce oh my goodness looks across the table. Quality crafted cocktails too. The fresh pita is pillowy and hot. Try everything here! Excellent, attentive service from Taya. Visiting from Houston and will come back every time like a pilgrimage.
Was totally blown away with the quality of food. From the Lamb Ragu Hummus to the chicken. The service is top notch, ambiance simple, beautiful and comfortable and then the spectacular food. Highly recommend Shaya
Fun lunch. Food was very good.
Service was good.
A bit stretched during this Covid time
But we totally understand.
It was nice just to be out and feel normal.
Shaya is an amazing place to dine, with delectable food and knowledgeable and fun staff, complete with a calming ambience, you can really settle in and unwind and enjoy a beautiful meal.
Excellent meal! Fried chicken hummus was incredible and the slow roasted lamb can’t be beat!! One of the best restaurants in the city, in my opinion!
Always love enjoying dinner at Shaya. Food, atmosphere and the wait staff are great. Thanks!
The food was very good, but most of the time it is excellent.
Amazing! Save room for the chocolate ganache!!
Excellent as always! By far our favorite restaurant
Steve was fantastic, as it was our first time. His suggestions made for a wonderful experience. There are not enough words to describe how delicious the food was. Very happy we saves room for dessert too. Will definitely be back. COVID related- so clean, set up perfectly, mask policy was explained and followed by patrons and employees.
Staff was helpful as we had multiple food allergies, Gluten and Beans. Server checked with chef an explained options very well. Its a slow pace where they don't overwhelm you with questions. Its nice but if you are impatient go else where. Mint tea was fantastic and the entrees were sized well and we great. Its nice but has different atmosphere than most Med/middle eastern type restaurants. Its pleasant and I would definitely go back.
Excellent all around! Fried chicken hummus outstanding. Darren was a great server.
Unfortunately we went mainly for fried cheese but that was discontinued! However we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the menu. Plenty of small plate options to mix and match - we barely made it to entree. All good quality ingredients and the bread was amazing complement. Cocktails were interesting too.
Outstanding...memorable lamb Ragu/hummus, baba ganosh, lamb kofta, seafood dish...all so awesome
fantastic food and service! will definitely return
Good but really slow service.................,
Everything was completely amazing! And the staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The fried chicken hummus will change your life!
Our first time dining at Shaya. We will definitely be back!
Daughter’s birthday lunch! Awesone
Awesome food and service
Very good food, very good service, I will be coming back every time in New Orleans.
Unfortunately I took a drink tour before hand so I couldn’t eat nearly as much as I wanted
Have been waiting 2 yrs to get in and it was completely worth the wait!! The most amazing food in all of NOLA!
Surprisingly delicious! Fresh pita to accompany family-style dishes. Everything was delicious!
This was a celebration dinner and the first dining out since the lockdown. We felt very safe, good social distancing of the tables. Staff was pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and plentiful. Also our first time at Shaya.
So so good! The fresh pita was delicious and I really enjoyed the lima bean appetizer.
Excellent. No complaints. Great flavors.
Everything about our meal was perfect. Each dish we tried was delectable, but especially the Lamb Shank. Best I've ever eaten. Perfect service. It was the best meal of our 10 day vacation.
We have eaten at Shaya before and always enjoyed the experience. This visit was no different. The Food & Service were outstanding... I dropped 'ambiance' one notch because the chairs are hard to sit in for an extended period of time but truthfully, the food overcomes that discomfort. Perhaps, I'll request a booth/banquet next time. In any case, you guys do it right, so keep up the good work. I know it's difficult with all the restrictions and uncertainty in today's world but 'this too shall pass'... y'all be there and be ready to become once again that place where you can hardly ever get a reservation because the place is always jammed full...
Had a lovely phase 2 evening out with the husband & 4 hungry teenagers. We definitely put the pita bread maker through it’s paces! Food was delicious. Service impeccable. Was so nice to eat at Shaya!!!
Excellent food, excellent service and great atmosphere.
Excellent food and service.
Amazing!!!! We ordered the fried chicken hummus, the lamb hummus, the heirloom tomato salad, the cauliflower, the Ikra, and the Okra. Omg everything was unreal. There were 3 of us and we had a different favorite but everyone loved everything! We sat outside and it was so comfortable. Our waiter was AMAZING too! Would go back again today
The food here is on another level from any other cuisine in New Orleans and anywhere else in this country for that mater. This is not just about taste but this place is about experience. I have been many times and will be back many times in the future.
Unique and delicious food. Wonderful service. The roasted cauliflower was amazing - as was the shakshuska!
Thank you for a terrific anniversary experience !
Always a great time!! Excellent food especially the lamb Ragu hummus!
Great meal outdoors on the patio. Social distancing meant we could be a little loud. Had a wonderful evening.
Shaya does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-4213.
Shaya is rated 4.8 stars by 2940 OpenTable diners.
Shaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/shayarestaurant/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.