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“Middle East comes to Gretna”
Review of Sahara Cafe

Sahara Cafe
Ranked #18 of 125 Restaurants in Gretna
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

This restaurant is in a small strip mall and is easy to miss as you drive by. But it is well worth a visit. The restaurant is small and the decor is basic but the food is like home made. Most of the customers were from the areas Middle Eastern population which tells me the food is typical of the region and not tweaked for western palates.

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. The place is easy to miss - it's in a little strip mall and not the fanciest looking from outside. But don't be deceived. We had a delicious meal here and would definitely go back if we were in the area.

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Probably one of the best places I've eaten since moving down here four months ago.

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away in a little mall and the inside doesn't look like much. But our favorite Vietnamese restaurant looks terrible inside but has the best food. So we gave this a try. Wonderful.

I had the falafel plate which included a salad with homemade dressing, hummus, and extra pitas. We already had some pitas that went with our awesome baba ganouj.

I thought it was funny to have fried chickpeas and whipped chickpeas together, but I enjoyed it all. And this was the first time hubby ate hummus so that was a winner.

Funny, the best food we had during our trip to New Orleans was in Gretna at Thai and Lebanese restaurants!

Thank MeryMeCo
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Didn't feel like driving out to Metairie on a Saturday night to get a good dose of Greek-Lebanese cuisine, so we decided to give this place a try based on its Yelp and Trip Adv ratings. Wow!! It turned out to be a pleasant surprise! The food was different from what we are used to, but the flavors were more complex and unique. We ordered the sampler and the combo for the 2 of us to share. All of the dips were delightful and the gyro was remarkable. Overall, I am very please with this locally owned whole-in-the-wall and recommend you visit next time your craving for some Greek Lebanese yumminess needs satisfying.

Thank Boombastyk
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