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Sahara East

184 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4001
+1 212-353-9000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good23%
  • Average31%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible23%
19 Dec 2016
13 Aug 2016
“Excellent Middle eastern on First Avenue”
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
184 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4001
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

They're friendly but their hookahs can use a little help. Good for a night after work... but that's pretty much it,

Thank DivaS47
Reviewed 13 August 2016

THis little hole in the wall does not look like much but the food is outstanding. They use excellent spices to ramp up some dishes and ask them for what you like, they will be very helpful. Not crowded at all but good food, excellent...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I've been going to Sahara East since I was in high school (which was too long ago, honestly). 17-22 seems to be the typical age of patrons here, and the scene totally reflects that. The price for one hookah is usually over 20 dollars, plus...More

Thank ArielleC
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Wanted a relaxing environment just to have drinks and smoke hookah. After some failed attempts I was referred to this place by a limo driver. This is exactly what I wanted. Great music. Relaxing atmosphere. Decent prices. Highly recommended.

Thank jamilio
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

My 17 year old daughter and 6 of her friends were served shots and three rounds of drinks without even being asked for ID!!!! As a parent I take full responsibility for my daughter's actions but someone at this restaurant as to take responsibility for...More

Thank Melissa_Arroyo
Reviewed 19 February 2013

we ordered the lentil soup, chicken soup and the chicken kebab, all of which were delicious! they were extremely nice and eager to help us. we also got the jib jab hookah flavor and the sweet melon, i personally preferred the sweet melon, but it...More

Thank SophiaCon
Reviewed 28 June 2012

The fresh fruit hookahs are great, they hit really well and you don't need to get more than one. Bottles of Corona are $7 a pop. However, the scam they pull is the "credit card machine" isn't working once your bill gets over about $50...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We had a very bad experience here. After complaining they told us there was no way they could take anything off the bill because they had already put it in their ordering system. I've never seen a business not be able to take something off...More

Thank micsue123
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Drink , smoke and have fun ! That's the way it is if you wanna party like a rockstar! they make the best hookah ever, none of the other hookah bar arround can do the same. This is the only Hookah cozy bar that has...More

Thank matthiasdubois
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Sahara East is dirty and has horrendous service. When we sat down, one of our friends immediately said it smelled terrible. The rest of us didn't smell anything, so we went ahead and ordered our hookah and a pitcher of sangria. I soon noticed that...More

Thank Amanda S
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  • Address: 184 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-353-9000
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