Shaya

4.8
2075 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Israeli, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4;00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 891-4213
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Wilson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
General Pershing Street
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Parking details
Limited parking is available in our private lot. Street parking is also available along Magazine Street.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating as we had to be out in time for a show. Everything was superb!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Lived above and beyond all the hype! Every dish was divine!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. I recommend.

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MM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shaya was phenomenal! We had pretty high expectations going in, but they were far exceeded. We had several of the small plates and the most delicious pita bread and hummus ever. We ordered the corned beef sandwich and the fattoosh salad as well and loved them all. We got as close to licking the plates as one can in public!

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BL
Key West
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food did not disappoint. Just divine. The grilled halloumi was a tad overdone but the flavor was not impacted. Service was excellent. Would go back and recommend to anyone looking for a delicious meal!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! The food and service was incredible.

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s
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing.

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LL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always amazing. Server was great but a little busy. He did keep us in pita bread!

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C
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in a while. Get the Lamb Ragu hummus. You won't regret it!

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to New Orleans for business and had heard about this place. It was amazing--everything we heard was true! If you go to NOLA, you NEED to go to Shaya!

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n
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A must if visiting New Orleans. The flavors are outstanding!

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SE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal with excellent service!

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JC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding in every respect! Will go back soon.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting NO LA fun commercial block location, knowledgeable staff and a unique culinary experience! Will be back ë

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LD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter's birthday at Shaya. They presented her with a personalized birthday card upon our arrival. Our service and food were outstanding. I challenge anyone to find better hummus in New Orleans. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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t
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This food is amazing! Every dish is a flavor explosion.

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and very unique cuisine. Loved the grilled cauliflower with caramelized onions and hummus. The bread on the table is fabulous.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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W
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They really went above and beyond and showed true Southern hospitality with a handwritten card for the birthday girl.

Additionally, the bday girl didn’t really like the cocktail she ordered and only sipped it. Realizing this, the waiter took it off the tab. If only New Yorkers could also be like Shaya...

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LS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merci! Ce fut superbe!
Every dish was exceptional!

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F
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable, one of the best restaurants that I've ever visited. Two thumbs up.

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S
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Great food. Wonderful flavors. Creative.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Town for surgery and our Doc suggested this. It was the BEST Mediterranean food I’ve ever had. Highly recommend Shaya! Ask for Sam as your server!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Israeli food and the pita bread, OMG!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding ! the service and the food were excellent !

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KF
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was absolutely fantastic! The best one we had while visiting New Orleans. Food was fresh & creative and ambiance was great!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble variedad y calidad de comida mediterránea moderna. One of the best in Nola

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AN
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Great stuff. Service was impeccable that hot pita bread is to die for

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D
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were terrific. Would definitely return. Only complaint... please bring serving pieces with the dishes ordered.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The small plates we ordered were really good and I’d recommend them: crispy haloumi and the lamb ragú on hummus with chickpeas. However, the main we ordered, the ginger tumeric market fish, had absolutely no flavor at all and the desserts were pretty ‘meh’ as well. The place is nice, service fine, starters great, end of the meal fell totally flat. Too bad. We did let the server know that the fish was bland and she just said, “they use the spices in the batter,” which did nothing to really address the fact that we were dissatisfied with the food.

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AJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just loved every bite we had! Outstanding flavors and choices. We eat very well in New Orleans but Shaya is one we will definitely return to. Compliments to the chef and owners!

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wowza! Best modern Israeli food I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten at Tusk(Portland, OR). Everything is fresh, the pita is unbelievable.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience, it's been a long time since we ate our traditional Israeli food. Shaya's dishes are authentic and tasty, the service was excellent and our overall experience was fantastic! Warmly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had eaters with different dietary tastes and restrictions and Shaya’s varied menu met everyone’s needs without the need to special order. The food was outstanding as usual but the roasted cauliflower hummus was everyone’s favorite by far! I will come back again and again!

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SL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Shaya to celebrate a birthday. We were greated with a hand written birthday card from the staff which was very nice!
The food was AMAZING! My favorite was the Lamb Ragu, but honestly it was all so delicious.
I could get alll my pictures to upload as some where to big, but here are a few.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out of town family gathering. Food was outstanding.

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k
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have made several trips here and it is consistently excellent. Today, the only noticeable
glitch was the bartender had too much to manage so we waited a little bit too long for a drink. But he was lovely!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant wrote a beautiful card to wish us a happy anniversary - that was very special! Thanks Shaya team!

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