Similar to our other New Orleans restaurants, Domenica and PIZZA domenica, 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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Food was fabulous. Exploding flavors, fresh vegetables. Delicious!
It was our anniversary, and as everyone in my life knows Shaya is my favorite restaurant in this city, so my in laws gave us a gift card!! Was so delicious, of course, and our server was so sweet!
Open table only offered a 4pm slot and the place was empty from 4-6...
Beautiful decor, delicious and healthy food in the heart of magazine street’s shopping area. Highly recommended!
“Better Israeli food than in Israel.” Excellent roasted cauliflower, exceptional hummus, pita bread to die for, and excellent service. Courtyard a great place for a Saturday afternoon lunch.
The food was really good and the service was great. I recommend sitting outside because everyone is sitting so close to each other inside that you can hear everyone’s conversations and that makes for an uncomfortable dining experience.
One of the best and most unique Mediterranean meals I have ever had!!! Amazing!
The freshly baked pita was out of this world. Leah our server was fabulous. The falafel was not good to me. The pea hummus was lovely.
We were very impressed! The lamb ragu hummus is incredible!
Very good food and service. Enjoyed very much.
Dining at Shaya is always a lovely experience. The food is incredible, the ambiance is inviting and the service is great. The style of eating is delightful for sharing with friends and family. I strongly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Great service, delicious food cute location
Definitely worth a visit
Excellent foot and service. The fried chicken hummus was amazing!
We love Mediterranean food. Shaya's is the best. We were an hour early for our reservation and we were cheerfully seated immediately. The Grapefruit / Cardadom Syrup soda was little underwhelming.
You will be tempted to keep eating the hot fresh pitas but every course is better than the last. Excellent food and experience.
Delicious small plates served with awesome hot out of the oven thick pita bread. The whole fish entree was good, but I would have preferred more small dishes instead. Our waiter did a good job except he didn’t seem to enjoy his job much. Beautiful space.
The food is simply delicious. The only downside to eating at Shaya is you will never be able to enjoy store-bought pita bread and hummus again. The pita and hummus served at Shaya is out of this world good.
Our server was very attentive and most importantly, made sure we were always supplied with hot pita bread. Every dish we had was phenomenal and melted in your mouth.
Great dining experience. We enjoyed the food. So delicious.
The food and drink selection at Shaya were fantastic when my husband and I dined there on a Sunday evening. Upon arriving a few minutes before our 7:30pm reservation we were gruffly greeted at the door and told to wait (even though the restaurant was about 40% empty). We were shown to our table and menus were given to us. The service was very odd at the beginning, when we ordered beer the waiter just plopped them on the table and slammed down glasses, walking away. After we ordered food and another round of drinks the waiter became more cordial. Outside of the odd service, the food was fantastic. The lamb ragu hummus and kefta were the stand outs and the milk and honey dessert was a great way to finish off the meal. The beer selection was small, but a great representation of some local options.
I love the food here especially since I am a vegetarian , the cauliflower humus , the fried cheese dish and the soup were excellent.
Just too many hard surfaces and very noisy
We couldn’t hear our guests
Always consistently delicious food and great service.
The bread! It was the highlight and went perfectly with the hummus. Everything was fantastic. The service was great as well.
My husband loved the pita I brought home last week after I dined with a friend so after the home show at the dome, we ate at Shaya. So delicious & he really enjoyed his food.
Visiting Nola from Boston and needed vegetarian/nut allergy friendly options. Shaya fit the bill! Enough food for 2 meals! Great drinks, accommodating service. Our favorite meal in Nola! A+ amazing food! Pretty much ordered everything on the menu and was thoroughly impressed. Can u open one in Boston please!!
As always, point on; everything thing was to die for. The service, food was outstanding, especially the lamb ragu, broccoli , lamb kebabs and corn beef sandwich. Do not miss dining at Shaya, you will be in for a treat!!
Overall good, overpriced wine list
Très bonne. La pita gratuite (et la totalité de la menu) était incroyable!
Great food and great service. Nice to find fine Mediterranean food suitable to all diets, from unrestricted to vegetarian. Only drawback is that it can be extremely loud when crowded, as no acoustic buffering exists. Highly recommended otherwise!
Never had such good lamb and pita bread! The food is delicious!
All around fantastic. Lamb Ragu and tahini hummus with pita off the charts good.
Second time dining here
I think the amazing food is even better than the first time here last year. Everything is flavorful and memorable. It's a hard reservation to get but well worth it.
The best hummus I’ve EVER tasted! A hint of lemon and mild garlic, topped by English peas and mint. So delicious. Fattoush salad was huge and flavorful. Service was excellent. Met some nice people at next table, yes - the tables are THAT close
It was highly recommended by various friends, and they were right. It is an outstanding restaurant. I’ll definitely will be back.
Exceptional food as always!
In NOLA for my partners 50th Birthday! Great place to to reset the digestive track after a few days fried food. Everything was amazing!