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Cafe Sababa - Mediterranean Grill

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4639-D N. Shallowford Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338
+1 678-705-8268
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: In both Hebrew and Arabic, the word "sababa" is slang for "awesome...
In both Hebrew and Arabic, the word "sababa" is slang for "awesome," "fun," or "cool." But it originates from Arabic poetry and literally means "ardent love," or "fervent longing." At Cafe Sababa, we strive to offer you an awesome, fun and cool culinary experience with our fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes including grilled chicken, fish, beef and lamb, and we hope you will develop an ardent love for our food and a fervent longing to visit us again and again. Chef/Owner Doni Tamli has over 25 years of restaurant and catering experience. A native of the seaside city of Acco, Israel, Chef Tamli brings his knowledge of the spices and cooking styles of the Mediterranean and Middle East and offers his unique versions of traditional favorites. Chef Tamli owns Cafe Sababa with his wife, Ann, a third-generation native Atlantan. Their two sons, Ariel and Gil, work in the restaurant as well. We offer dine-in, take-out and catering services. Cafe Sababa's lamb burger was noted as a "Dish Worth The Drive" on Atlanta Eats TV in November 2013. The restaurant was voted as one of Atlanta's top Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean Restaurants in a poll by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution in 2012, and was honored by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce as the runner up for the 2011 Best of Dunwoody "Good Eats" Business Award.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 31
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Extremly curt and disappointing!!

I have never dealt with such a low grade of customer service. I hope they don't treat their food like their customers. I called and inquired about catering for my production crew that where scheduled to shoot in the area. It was a simple order for 15 people. I had the regular questions about... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Clc11746
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never dealt with such a low grade of customer service. I hope they don't treat their food like their customers. I called and inquired about catering for my production crew that where scheduled to shoot in the area. It was a simple order for 15 people. I had the regular questions about pricing and quantity because the prices... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been searching for a good falafel and schwarma for a long time. I spent a few months in Israel and fell in love with the food, this is the closest I have found to recreating the joys of Mediterranean food. The staff is very friendly and seems like family to the regulars. I am sad to say I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Best Babaganoush and tabuli I ever had. Service anticipated each wish. We're vegan, so no meat no dairy. Very good food. You can feel and taste - they really care about the quality.

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atlanta,ga
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The chef owner donni has created an incredible meal of Mediterranean chicken with polenta. It's the best meal I've had there in ,3 years.has many other authentic Mediterranean choices as well Excelnent spot for a great neighborhood meal for ,2 with wine was $33. Hes just off 285 at n Peachtree rd. Special is thru thurs

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The service that I experienced was okay I didn't liked the food (it was just okay) The atmosphere was bad

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is fresh and service was great. Wish they were open on Sunday because I would like to have dinner their now!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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349 reviews 349 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Awesome Mediterranean food. Visited here many times and never disappointed. Usually eat here at lunch, but this visit was for dinner. Enjoyed something new, grilled chicken shish kebab. Came with a tasty yellow rice and grilled carrots. Ordered this with the super Sababa salad on the sise, which is a chopped tomato, cucumber and feta cheese salad. Everything was fresh... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Ate here for the first time. Lunch was excellent. I had the hummus and ground lamb. Came with delicious warm fresh pita. My husband had the special, a lamb sandwich that was outstanding. Very friendly staff. Health rating 97. Can't wait to return for dinner.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is great, the price is fair and the environment is very good. It is a small place, but we always found a table.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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232 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited this wonderful restaurant many times and the food is always delicious! Great salads topped with a choice of mears, grilled chicken, grilled fish or falafel. Kabobs, sandwiches and lots of other terrific Mediterranean specialties. Their Cafe Sababa salad, with feta cheese, and chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, is especially good. I have eaten here many times and have never had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4639-D N. Shallowford Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dunwoody
  • Phone Number: +1 678-705-8268

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

In both Hebrew and Arabic, the word "sababa" is slang for "awesome," "fun," or "cool." But it originates from Arabic poetry and literally means "ardent love," or "fervent longing." At Cafe Sababa, we strive to offer you an awesome, fun and cool culinary experience with our fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes including grilled chicken, fish, beef and lamb, and we hope you will develop an ardent love for our food and a fervent longing to visit us again and again. Chef/Owner Doni Tamli has over 25 years of restaurant and catering experience. A native of the seaside city of Acco, Israel, Chef Tamli brings his knowledge of the spices and cooking styles of the Mediterranean and Middle East and offers his unique versions of traditional favorites. Chef Tamli owns Cafe Sababa with his wife, Ann, a third-generation native Atlantan. Their two sons, Ariel and Gil, work in the restaurant as well. We offer dine-in, take-out and catering services. Cafe Sababa's lamb burger was noted as a "Dish Worth The Drive" on Atlanta Eats TV in November 2013. The restaurant was voted as one of Atlanta's top Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean Restaurants in a poll by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution in 2012, and was honored by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce as the runner up for the 2011 Best of Dunwoody "Good Eats" Business Award.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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