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Sahara Palace Restaurant

5621 Wansford Way, Rockford, IL 61109-7505
815-395-1112
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food at Sahara is nothing short of outstanding. I stop in here everytime I travel to Rockford. The hummos is smooth, creamy and filling. The pita, soft and warm. The shawarma is incredible, and there is too much for one person to comfortably eat. The staff is attentive and friendly. Overall a great choice for a filling wholesome meal.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

The food items suggested for us by the staff were great. The entire family loved the food. We will definitely go back the next time we are in rockford.

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Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have had take out from here several times and have no complaints. Very friendly people! The best falafel and baba ghanoush. They give you plenty of good pita bread with your take out order. Rockford needed something like this

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Rockford, Illinois
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Located right next to Valli produce on state street. The salad is heavily marinated - too vinegary for my tastes. The falafils were not that great. The hummus was very good but they definitely need to serve more pita bread with it than what they do! The baba ghannouj (eggplant dip) was interesting, first time I'd ever tried it -... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I both love Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food, so we decided to give this place a try with a Groupon that we had bought. We have been here many times since using it, we love this place so much. The lentil soup is amazing !! And the hummos is to die for ! This is actually my favorite hummos... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I took a solo trip to the restaurant and I had the special it was an eggplant casserole it came with a salad and rice was too much to eat but it was really really good! It was my first visit to the restaurant and I will go back again and again! The casserole was layered with potato egg plant... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Visited this place on husband's business travle. Absolutely loved their food especially the wraps. My fav here was the chicken shawerma wrap. You can definitely tell the food is fresh. The lentil soup was really good as well. The owner and the employees are lovely people and super friendly. I loved being at this restaurant and loved everything about it.... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food is simply wonderful and the staff very friendly. Everything is made fresh and you can taste the difference.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I think I have tried almost everything on the menu including the Turkish Coffee. Others have said its expensive? I am a cheapskape and I think its fair. Thats why I tried everything on the menu.

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Mediterranean cuisine is a personal fave, and there is a shortage of it here in Rockford. So, I was hopeful to satisfy my craving for some good kefta kabob and shish kabob. It was disappointing that the meats were so heavily salted and seasoned that you could barely taste the meat. The salad and sides were all really good. Maybe... More 

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Additional Information about Sahara Palace Restaurant

Address: 5621 Wansford Way, Rockford, IL 61109-7505
Phone Number: 815-395-1112
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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