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
Just a great atmosphere. Wonderful food. Margeaux our server was outstanding.
First time eating inside and second visit to dine. Loved having Margo wait on us; she is great. I am a native and she knows her stuff.
Hope to return and have her serve us again.
We came here after being recommended by a friend.
The food was good but a bit salty for our taste. The service was decent but not memorable. This was a one time experience for us.
Horrible service The restaurant was not crowded since its association with Besh. I waited for close to 20 minutes and had to flag down a busboy to get a beverage. No one ever asked us about our meal. It was expensive for what was provided. No one asked if we wanted refills. The hostess was kind. She was the best part of a terrible experience. The food was very ok. The humus was good .
Margo, our waitress was fantastic.
Literally everything was so good about this place.
I love Shaya so much! Everything is fresh and so delicious. The bread and savory dips/dishes symphonically combine in swirls of flavor. I couldn't love it more. Waitstaff very courteous and warm. Greatness.
My favorite NOLA restaurant. They are fantastic.
Shaya is amazing and you should go there right now! Try the hummus!
I ordered the paraduse cocktail with the watermelon. For whatever reason the menu does not disclose the ingredient of salt. I should have sent it back but it was our birthdays and I didn't want that interaction. The babaganoush was unnecessarily smokey. The chicken sandwich was 80% bread. The hummus n even with the chili paste, was far too bland. Overall for a lunch for 2on their birthdays definitely not worth the $165 price tag.
Our server was marvelous though. A+on her part and the birthday card from the host was cute and appreciated.
Would definitely return and recommend!
The cauliflower hummus was delicious!! Definitely skip the avocado toasts-not good at all. We couldn’t even eat it.
Yummmmmmmm, so satisfied. everything was so delicious and the bread was amazing.
Great for sharing. Great for cocktails.
Overall the food was fairly good albeit overpriced given the quality. I found several of the dishes to be on the saltier side. All in all I will not be back as the meal felt rushed and the service was less than average. Not to mention this was in celebration of an anniversary.
This is a brilliant place. be it a personal occasion or fun times with friends, great ambiance!
Now the food - absolutely amazing. I've not had a better pita bread than this place. Falafel is mind blowing and so is the appetizer plates. Japanese eggplant or the Lamb Ragu hummus is too good. Beef Tartare is also a win! In all, it doesn't matter your dietary restrictions, this place will not disappoint you.
Shaya is great!!! New lamb sandwich was delish!
Shaya was wonderful. The food was impeccable. Only complaint – air conditioning was too cold.
We loved our visit and meal with you. Thank you! I will be booking shortly another meal over Thanksgiving when I fly into town with all four adult children.
Dreamy food and beautiful venue. Thank you,
The flavors and food quality was amazing. Loved this restaurant as a break from typical new orleans fare. We travel a ton and it's one of my top 10 faves. Try the lamb topped hummus, whipped feta, shishoto peppers and heirloom tomato starter.
I have never had a better meal...
It was the first time that I had been to Shaya since the business split. I thought the food may actually be better now than before. Just a great meal.
First time in New Orleans. Something different and something great!
It was one of our top 5 dinners of all time!!!! Thank YOU!!!
Great meal with wonderfully tasty food. Large variety. flavorful.
This was my second visit to Shaya. One year ago was my first visit, recommended by a friend. Staying in Israel many times I can say the food is authentic although with a modern twist. I was very impressed by my first visit. This time we had undercooked pita bread and a no-taste-kind-of burned-soup served. The matzo ball soup was poured very stylish in a teapot like serving pot over the soup bowl with the matzo balls. Besides the stylish pouring, no salt, no taste at all. Our waiter had a arrogant behavior telling us the menu very fast, like a robot and running off quickly after. When asking for more pita bread we had to wait long. Finally asking other waiters for more pita bread. More than one time the additional pita came. Always slipped carelessly from the waiter's plate onto the empty plate on our table.
At this time I felt like being served in a fast food restaurant.
Not like in a stylish hip spot for dinner.
Shaya is not cheap. Besides that, the other food was tasty. For me personally this second visit had a bitter taste to it because of the issues I described.
Shaya was worth the wait -- I was elated to celebrate my thirtieth birthday here with family after having been promised a dinner here two years ago. The ambiance was intimate and inviting, the staff friendly and attentive, and the food to die for, beginning with the famously addictive pillowy pita bread, and including the exquisite roast cauliflower hummus, challah toast, matzo ball soup, and lamb; each dish was a perfectly calibrated symphony in my mouth, often combining sweet and savoury details for a refreshing, surprising experience. Had I not been so full, I would have loved to have tried one or some of the many enticing desserts, which is another reason I look forward to returning soon. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
I reserved awhile back for a random Saturday evening. No special occasion, just wanted some good food with our friends.
The first table we were sat was directly across from the men's room--just awful. I said "I'm already unhappy" and they moved us up front to a lovely spot. I really can't understand why restaurants do this. If you have two or three parties of 5 arriving, the best table should go to the one that arrives first, without the customer having to ask for a change. The table by the bathroom should be a last resort; not the first!
After we were moved, everything went well. The service was outstanding--attentive, professional, but not intrusive. We ordered from all sections of the menu and all of it was good, however, the big plates (chicken, lamb, and steak) were letdowns in comparison to the hummus, the tomatoes, the babaganosh, the salads, the rice, etc. When we go back, we'll ignore the big plates and just enjoy the small plates and the amazingly delicious pita bread.
We're locals so we'll be back and hopefully won't have to ask for a change of table!
Excellent food!!! The lamb was perfect... A must in New Orleans
Outstanding food and really great service. I am so glad we went to Shaya on our first trip to New Orleans. Everything we ate was delicious.
I had heard many good things about Shaya and couldn’t wait to try it. It did not disappoint!
Every dish was unique and delicious. Wonderful mix of flavors. The pita is unbelievable. One could easily be happy and well-fed building a meal out of small plates given their variety and substance. Wanting to return to try the dishes we didn't have room for in our visit!
Excellent meal from start to finish. They have perfected the warm pita. Dips are fantastic.
One of the best restaurants I've been to in my 70 plus years. The food was fresh and its spices were so very very special: Moroccan, middle eastern, northern Africa ..all exciting. Our waitress made the evening, never patronizing or bored, but friendly and patiently helpful. We have eaten in restaurants all over the world and this one will be one of our favorites.
We came to Shaya with great expectations. Some, but not all were met. The service was amateurish and rushed. The food was excellent, for the most part. For several dishes, it appears to chef is cooking for the critics.
The food compares to a good Israeli restaurant in Tel Aviv, nothing more or les..
Absolutely delicious dishes and wonderful atmosphere. The perfect way to spend an evening.
Spectacular ...and my wife and I are food snobs. The food was spectacular...simple as that.
Delightful, had a great time. First time there for two of the group of four.