Sahara Mediterranean Grill

4.4
11 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Lebanese
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(586) 566-9777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Our catering staff will be delighted to prepare and serve delectable creations for your meeting or event. We aim to exceed your expectations with unparalleled service, creative cuisine, and the flexibility and variety you deserve. A full array of food is available for all meals, receptions, and breaks during your event. Our catering menu is designed to please every palate and includes options to suit every budget. Included is a selection of our most popular items. However, it is only a guide to our capabilities and we will be happy to assist in creating a custom menu based on your needs
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hall Road Between Schoenherr and Hayes
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service!

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Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2009
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2009
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

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Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2009
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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