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4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2734
+1 504-891-4213
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pita bread” (212 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (118 reviews)
“lamb” (121 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here several times, and each meal was excellent. In a city of great restaurants, this is one that you just have to keep returning to--as we have. The lamb hummus and the falafel sandwich are standouts, but everything on the menu is great.

Thank smster21
Shannon W, General Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We are glad to hear how much you enjoy your dining experiences at Shaya. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent casual, select several small plates, to try out the selections The Lamb ragu was excellent, lots of pita bread, also had crispy halloumi (fried cheese) to die for shrimp chermoula and israeli salad plus malabi desert enough for 4 people Try this restaurant!!

Thank grammyoregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an outstanding meal at this restaurant which specializes in Middle Eastern (Israeli) food. There are a number of delicious appetizers with creative flavoring, several types of tasty humus, and excellent entrees. The service did not stand out although the waitress and waiters were...More

Thank David H
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great feedback! We're glad you loved the cocktails and the wine from the Middle East. We're very proud of our unique selection for guests to choose from. Hope to see you in the dining room again soon. Regards, Roger Eyles, Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are foodies from Seattle & Portland so are used to excellent dining out experiences but Shaya blew us away. The food itself is quite simple but that's where Shaya excels because it elevates simple, good food to superb because of the incredible quality, freshness,...More

Thank andee1
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great reviews! Sounds like you enjoyed quite the Shaya spread. We're glad you loved the desserts. We try to keep them light, because we know that's what is needed after a few pita. Regards, Roger Eyles, Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to go to this restaurant the last time I was in The Big Easy, but couldn't get a reservation. This time, I secured the date about two months before the trip. I was afraid that I had missed the restaurant's heyday since...More

Thank GinaMLarson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my wife and a 2 year old around 8 pm and they asked me to wait for almost 9:30 pm with half of the restaurant is empty. I didnt understood the reason and walked away.More

1  Thank varun v
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Varun, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, at times, we must hold a table that is empty because the next reservation is impending. We try to accommodate as many guests as possible, and we apologize that the wait time was not acceptable for your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this place on "Somebody Feed Phil". Otherwise I may not have gone because I've never had Israeli food. Everything from start to finish was so wonderful. We went right in, sat at the bar, tried almost every cocktail on the intriguing cocktail menu....More

Thank 122leighannb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky... wanted to strike a deal, knew I was with a foodie, so the budget didn’t matter. We more or less at the menu. So my review is based on a lot of food! And boy oh boy what food. From the non-stop...More

Thank DCInsider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting New Orleans first time and looking for Isreal food, this is the best place to go! We just landed in the afternoon and called to see if there was anything space available and we got so lucky! Amazing food reminded me of when I...More

Thank sanjayde
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you found our plates authentic to the region and hope you will visit again on your next trip to New Orleans! Regards, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Must visit this if you are in NOLA. Food, drinks and service is out of this world. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Pratik J
Shannon W, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Shaya! Thank you for your kind feedback, and we hope you will join us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4213 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2734
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-891-4213
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Shaya is an innovative restaurant with a warm and welcoming approach to the dining culture inspired by Chef Alon Shaya's Israeli upbringing. Chef Alon sees modern Israeli food as a grand mosaic, drawing influence from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The food of Alon's heritage represents a country rich in diversity of cuisine and culture, inspired by years of tradition while also looking to its contemporary future. The menu at Shaya reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food, while celebrating the abundance of Louisiana and Alon's close relationships with local farmers, which he has fostered through his ongoing work with the Crescent City Farmer's Market. In keeping with the the ethos of all of the Besh restaurants, Shaya uses seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.
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