Sahara Mediterranean Grill

4.2
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24 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
As our honored guests, we at Sahara would like to share with you our story and give you a glimpse into the history, culture and exquisite cuisine that has known the world over and growing increasingly popular as Mediterranean food becomes more accessible to the people who are in search of it’s tantalizing flavors and splendid array of dishes. The term Mediterranean derives from the Latin word mediterraneus, meaning "in the middle of earth" (medius, "middle" + terra, "land, earth"). The Mediterranean Sea links continents, cultures, languages, religions and cuisines. The common ground is that the people of the Mediterranean see themselves as living in the center of the world. The shores reflect a beauty rare to most who have never seen it’s fascinating brilliance of colors. Mediterranean cuisine, alike its shores embody the core of its existence, color. Mediterranean cuisine invites you to experience invigorating aromas, captivating colors and fresh ingredients.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.0
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3.9
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4.0
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StevenB
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, great $20.00 wine list! Phenomenal food!!

JW
JoanW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere was all great! Our server was very polite and friendly and helpful. We had a very nice family dinner, and we are looking forward to returning there for our next event!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I love the food here but was disappointed to find out they were under renovation which meant the access to the bar was very limited. It was New Year’s Eve and we wanted a glass of wine with dinner and it wasn’t available. The rest of dinner was amazing. The chicken kabob with lemon garlic sauce is the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food here is good, but the service is enough to not want to come here to dine in. Several times we have gone there to dine, and each time the service has been beyond horrible; something is always wrong with our order, they’re very unfriendly/seem disinterested, and they are not willing to modify any of their food (which normally would be easy and not a problem anywhere else). There’s lots of other Mediterranean places around the area, I’d recommend finding another spot or ordering take-out if it is an easy dish that one could not mess up. I won’t be surprised if they go out of business at one point or another.

JW
JoanW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, the service was good, and our server was friendly. The only issue (not a problem), is with the bread. It seems we always have to ask for more bread. When eating spreads and putting other food into the bread, it’s easy to use it up quickly. At the end of the meal, we just continued to eat without the bread, but when we asked for takeout containers, we did order some more bread. We do like the restaurant and the food and will continue to dine there.

JW
JoanW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was good. The only thing that was a little frustrating was that there were seven of us, all adults, and we had to keep asking for bread, which the server would bring out immediately but in limited quantities. It’s frustrating when you’re eating food and spreads you like to eat with bread like the garlic spread, lamb, and Shish Kafka, to name a few. There was not a single piece of bread left at the end of dinner, and unfortunately, I forgot to ask for a carry out order of bread to purchase for myself and family. However, as I stated, the service was good and the food was great!

JW
JoanW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has been consistently good lately. The service was good as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow let me tell you how amazing the food is! We took a large group of family members here after church and we had a server named jimmy. He was fantastic. Made our experience that much better.

CP
ChristinaP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service and ambience weren't great, for lunch. I think it may be nicer for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Great food, nice waiter , understaffed & dark setting. Recommended for Carryouts

TW
TrishaW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I absoloutely love this Sahara! Delicious every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That’s the best restaurant ever! Food is amazing as well as the service.

MC
vipMCD1204
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salads and the bread is to die for. The garlic spread is delicious. Plus being able to watch a local football playoff game during lunch was fun!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Garlic spread was awesome, my wife doesn't like middle eastern food, but she loved this place, we will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! And their prices were reasonable for the amount of food you received. Even the 1/2 portions were more than enough for left-overs. Our waitress was very accommodating as well as efficient & pleasant. I'd definately come here again!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience3

another trip to sahara, another great experience. definately the most consistent mediterrranian food in the detroit area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2010
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. It was suggested by a friend that we go and try it and were really glad we did. We love middle eastern food and this tops our list!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2009
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend suggested this restaurant to us. It was a wonderful experience. The food was excellent. Everything came out fresh and the server was very friendly. Although the place was very busy at the time, the owner frequently walked around and checked up on everyone.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2009
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My return trip to Sahara was quite different than my first. While my first trip was met with wonderful food and lackluster service, my return trip was met with wonderful food and excellent service!

Dinner for me this time was the Tawook Lemon Oregano, and it was prepared exactly how I remember it. My only complaint was that I couldn't stop eating the sauce and would have drank it if they had given me a cup! The bread and hummus were a great way to start the meal.

Our drinks never got empty and our food was delivered promptly. In my opinion this is the best Mediterranean spot in the Metro Detroit area. Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2009
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, beautiful restaurant. We were there to celebrate my son's 24th birthday and he loves the food. We introduced a few of his friends to this type of Mediterranean food and they were pleasantly surprised with the taste even though they couldn't pronounce the selections! A free desert of choice was a special treat for the guest of honor!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2009
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant. Everything was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2009
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I had been wanting to try the new location of Sahara Grill since it had opened, with the closing of La Shish in the Detroit Metro area there was a vast void to be filled by a good Mediterranean restaurant.

The meal began with bread and garlic paste, the garlic paste was quite good and very strong. The bread was delicious and very puffy. For dinner, I had the Chicken and Lamb Shwarma plate with Curry. Excellent food, everything was exactly prepared how I expected it and I could not have been happier with my decision.

The one thing that was lacking on this trip was decent service. The place was not crowded and despite that fact, we had to wait nearly 45 minutes for our food, all while our waitress visited our table once.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2009
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Go hungry b/c you will definitely have left-overs. They have some of the best falafels that I've ever had.

FAQs

Sahara Mediterranean Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Sahara Mediterranean Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (586) 566-9777.

Sahara Mediterranean Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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