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.
Welcome your guests to one of New Orlean's most popular dining experiences. Offering thoughtful service, delightful ambiance, and award-winning modern Israeli cuisine- Shaya is the perfect choice for your social or corporate event bookings.View Private Dining Details
Great food, not as good as Saba
Excellent! From customer service to taste of food...awesome!
All the food ordered was great with the exception of the lamb ragu, it was seasoned very well but was way too salty and overcooked. The falafel was terrible.
I and a business friend had a lovely lunch. The atmosphere was a fun place to go. We loved the peppers. They were rich but not really spicey, The bread and oil was to die for. We had hummus with the crispy chick peas. and shared a lamb patty with a delicious charred tomatoe.
I enjoyed the white wine blend of Chardonnay and Sav. Blanc. It was very good and I would have had a second glass but I got queezy and I literally got sick after. Have you had others say the same? Could have been the rich peppers?
I have a group of 30 colleagues who would like to have a semi private spot maybe upstairs on 12/13 along with a networking event which could be a cooking demo and tasting. please call me at 504-267-0662. Laurene or Meg.
I have heard so many good things and Shaya did not disappoint me. The room feels good. The service was welcoming and good, never overbearing. The appetizer dishes and hummus were all quite tasty and satisfying. Fantastic pita bread. I could have stopped there. The corned beef sandwich was good but not great. Needed more mustard. I thought the main course menu options were limited, especially if you like meat. My daughter later told me how much she loves the lamb. I found the menu description unappetizing and did not order. Now I know. I will definitely go back to Shaya to try again. One last thought: the Israeli Cabernet Sauvignon was delicious.
The service and food were delicious. We had the lamb hummus, falafel, lamb kafte, peas/rice and milk and honey. All were great but the bread was the best!!
Nice ambience combined with good service and exceptional Mediterranean food. The homemade pita with hummus is good as is the falafel, shakshuka and the chicken.
We had an excellent experience @ Shaya. The food and service were exceptional. The only downside was that we were not seated until 1/2 hour after our reservation ( we enjoyed creative cocktails at the bar). That did not allow enough time to truly enjoy our meal as we had subsequent plans.
Good Israeli food, including freshly baked pita brad. Good service
This is a great place to have a date night! The service was absolutely great and I recommend this to anyone and everyone.
As always, wonderful all around!!! Great food, wine selection, ambiance and service
Food was great; server was awesome; would 100% go again.
WOW!!!! Just WOW!!!!! This was our first time at Shaya and it blew us away! The food, the service, the ambience.....mind blowing!!!! Run, don’t walk. Just get there! You will not be disappointed! Can’t wait to go back again!
Most amazing pita and babaganoush ever
Wonderful wait staff with incredible knowledge of the menu. The food was delicious- will definitely come back!
We love Shaya! We tried different items this time and they didn’t disappoint us. Our waiter Molly was delightful as well as a great server! We will definitely be back!
So many options to choose from and for every taste / budget .
Restaurant week and a lovely menu . However , opted for the cauliflower hummus , falafel and the slow roasted leg of lamb.
There were 2 of us and we shared. The lamb was so large we brought home leftovers for lunch .
Each dish was unique . My favorite was the cauliflower .
Everything was excellent. Subtle spices infused in dishes.
Cannot wait to return.
Excellent service and delicious food. Wonderful to eat in a restaurant where you can have a quiet conversation.
Excellent for sharing and delicious food. Highly recommend and I wish I lived in NOLA so it could be my staple.
Great restaurant. My wife and I loved the attention to detail and the amazing flavors!
Amazing food and experience!
Bug night out with young adult sons very good food. Wine selection was odd and $$ server knew her stuff.
Amazing!!! Everything was phenomenal and our waitress was so kind and had great food and drink suggestions!
Lunch was most excellent perhaps the best humus ever! Service was excellent if I lived in NO I would go there often!
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to come back. The lamb ragu, flatbread, and lamb sandwich were excellent as were the delicious cocktails.
Great food & ambiance. Tried a lot of dishes and they were all good. We really liked the lamb hummus. The only thing that was not up to par was their French press coffee which was very weak.
SHAYA IS A TOP NOTCH RESTUARANT
IMPECCABLE FOOD WITH FLAVORS THAT ARE SO "SOFT" AND "AIRY"
Excellent food in a very relaxing, yet upscale atmosphere.
Great food and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant. There are also several vegetarian options for those diets.
One of the best meals I've ever had. Amazing hummus and small plates to share. Unlimited pita was a huge plus. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. Very simple and elegant. Would highly recommend & make sure to make a reservation!
Delightful service food divind
This place is amazing!! The menu is fantastic, everything exceeded my high expectations! I had heard about Shaya from a few Tulane friends, as well as other foodie groups. So glad we incorporated it into our New Orleans trip. So good I almost went back 2 nights later! Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I'll be dreaming about Shaya until I can make it back again.
We went for lunch. Very nice restaurant. Tables for 2, very small if you order things to share. All food was very well prepared and tasty. Great fresh pita bread. Several types of hummus to choose from. We liked the lamb and chickpea. We will try again at dinner.
Great service and food. Had a great time with a large group of friends. Would definitely come back.
Shaya’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Nola. The pita bread with the cauliflower hummus and the lamb entre is the best!! Love this place. Great food with great service.
Went for a Coolinary lunch. After being seated, ignored by waitstaff. Only had water at our table for 1/2 hour. Inguiried about bread being served and was told we only got it when our apps arrived (other tables received immediately upon seating). Asked when our apps of hummus and Salad would arrive after 1/2 wait, and told “soon”. Took us close to 2 hours to have lunch.
Heard so many good things and got there with a friend. Tried coolinary menu and portions were large. Appreciated waiter telling us hot Moroccan tea came in large carafe so we shared. Everything was wonderful and cannot wait to go back for more pita bread & their hummus.
My husband and I were so excited to dine here on our first trip to New Orleans after finding out about Shaya from a show on Netflix; and it definitely delivered. We had a little bit of everything, but some outstanding favorites were the baba ganoush, hummus, and the lamb kofte. (And of course the pita!) I usually don't try dessert because I'm often disappointed, but I loved the labneh cheesecake. We wanted to go to Saba the next evening, but unfortunately they were closed. Can't wait to try on our next return. Thank you so much also to our server Adam who answered a million questions and was helpful with selections.
Loved it. Loved everything about it.