Shaya

4.8
1909 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Israeli, Mediterranean
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4;00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(504) 891-4213
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Michael Wilson
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
General Pershing Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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

Private Dining

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
What 1909 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
L
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, not as good as Saba

Report
Helpful
NO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! From customer service to taste of food...awesome!

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
JD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
DC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

Report
Helpful
s
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
LL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
TV
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Israeli food, including freshly baked pita brad. Good service

Report
Helpful
SS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to have a date night! The service was absolutely great and I recommend this to anyone and everyone.

Report
Helpful
n
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful all around!!! Great food, wine selection, ambiance and service

Report
Helpful
C
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great; server was awesome; would 100% go again.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
CG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing pita and babaganoush ever

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wait staff with incredible knowledge of the menu. The food was delicious- will definitely come back!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

Report
Helpful
m
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

Report
Helpful
j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome
Everything was excellent. Subtle spices infused in dishes.
Cannot wait to return.

Report
Helpful
TN
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Wonderful to eat in a restaurant where you can have a quiet conversation.

Report
Helpful
S
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for sharing and delicious food. Highly recommend and I wish I lived in NOLA so it could be my staple.

Report
Helpful
PC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. My wife and I loved the attention to detail and the amazing flavors!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience!

Report
Helpful
E
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Bug night out with young adult sons very good food. Wine selection was odd and $$ server knew her stuff.

Report
Helpful
F
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Everything was phenomenal and our waitress was so kind and had great food and drink suggestions!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was most excellent perhaps the best humus ever! Service was excellent if I lived in NO I would go there often!

Report
Helpful
AS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
a
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SHAYA IS A TOP NOTCH RESTUARANT

IMPECCABLE FOOD WITH FLAVORS THAT ARE SO "SOFT" AND "AIRY"

EVERYTHING STELLAR

Report
Helpful
EW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food in a very relaxing, yet upscale atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I would highly recommend this restaurant. There are also several vegetarian options for those diets.

Report
Helpful
SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
C
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful service food divind

Report
Helpful
KA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
n
New Orleans
390 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
s
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Had a great time with a large group of friends. Would definitely come back.

Report
Helpful
F
New Orleans
78 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
NO
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
M
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
MM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Loved everything about it.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
48