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Sahara Grill

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1334 Walnut St, Frnt B, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5314
+1 215-985-4155
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for some decent food near the Academy of Music. Based upon other reviews, we went here. Arrived around 2 pm, and were given the lunch menu. Lots of choices. We opted for the hot, mint tea and 2 entrees. My wife got the chicken and couscous. I had the grilled meat platter. We were given a salad... More 

Thank bluejay377
Newcastle, UK
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well my advice is don't bother. I'm surprised by some of the other reviews. Looks like a snack bar - fine but not over-reassuring. Weirdest aubergine starter I have ever had, peculiar texture and over- oiled and spiced. In fact everything is over-oiled and spiced - salad, shawarma, rice but tasteless falafel. The spice appears to be a mix of... More 

Thank Geordiegirl_8
Orleans, France
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was an unexpected good surprise. I was looking for a good restaurant around downtown Philadelphia. I found on the internet Sahara restaurant as being highly recommended. I went there, not so many people inside and I was not sure if I have to enter or not. I took the decision to enter and I do not regret it. The... More 

Thank 98andrei
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

An excellent choice for both vegetarian and those who are not, we found a nice variety of menu choices. We tried the Middle Eastern Combo appetizer, Kibeh, Majaddra, and Mixed Grilled meat entrees. All were delightful, and we can't wait to return for more.

Thank gman1868
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat mediterranean food! Flavor is authentic and delicious. Portions are generous and the price is right. Don't miss it!

Thank Ana C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We injoy eating Lebanon food ,spically Mix Shawarma( chicken and beef sandwich).ans dont forget to order Houmes.

Thank روحي م
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lovely place. Relaxing atmosphere and the food was out of this world. Server smiled all the time and even giggled when we spoke about certain things. Wine suggestion was really a great compliment with our meal. No rushing here. Server could check on you more throughout meal in case water was needed. Price very reasonable, No complaints. Found this place... More 

Thank PopCandy2016
New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Fresh food and delicious! Enjoyed the chicken shwarma platter and hummus. Left the plate empty without a grain of rice. Wish I would have known about this place on my first day of arriving in Philly. Now I know for next time. A must if you love Mediterranean food.

Thank Anibal R
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We went to this place because it was near the Wilma Theater. The prices looked good on TripAdvisor and it did not require reservations. The salad had a tasty dressing, but left a bit to be desired. The entrees were terrific. I had the Chicken Sauted with Mushrooms. The chicken was finely chopped. The sauce and spices made this a... More 

Thank wrreigle
Salt Lake City, Utah
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

If you are looking for an inexpensive sit-down meal in downtown Philadelphia this is a viable option. That being said, the food was only so-so. We had the hummus with ground lamb as a starter and the lamb was overcooked and dry, and the pita was the thinnest pita I have ever encountered. I ordered the lamb kebab entrée for... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1334 Walnut St, Frnt B, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-4155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?