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Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

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3061 Fieldstone Way, Suite 1200, Lexington, KY 40513-9006
859-224-1138
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I have been eating lots of Mediterranean/Greek food the past several years and this place was great. As soon as you walk in signs and pictures display the choices of dishes. There is also an explanation by each item describing what it is and its ingredients. They have the different salads and meats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Harold U
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Flatgap
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Flatgap
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I have been eating lots of Mediterranean/Greek food the past several years and this place was great. As soon as you walk in signs and pictures display the choices of dishes. There is also an explanation by each item describing what it is and its ingredients. They have the different salads and meats displayed so you can see before you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are frequent visitor of Sahara. We have tried Mediterranean in other cities of US but no places are even near to Sahara when it comes to food. Best Falafel ever. My favorites are spicy chicken , baba ganoush and falafel. I highly recommend this place, a must go if you are in Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants, be sure to arrive early because they sell out! Love the Shwarma and Kabobs and best tasting hummus. Husband says the lamb kabobs are the best he's had. One of the best lunch bargains in town.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have been twice for dinner, 5pm and then 4pm, sold out of food both times and very proud of it. Says it happens all the time. ????? What the heck? If a restaurant is not open for dinner that is one thing but don't advertise dinner hours and then run out before dinner. If I were the owner of... More 

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Barboursville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here today on our trip to Trader Joes and was greatly impressed with our lunches. Tons of food for a great price! We will be stopping again there on one of our trips (:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The beef kabob is absolutely amazing!!! The steak is the best I've ever had. The garlic sauce is phenomenal, hummus is delicious and creamy. And the shawarma's are heavenly as well... If you are around near lunch hour, prepare to wait in a line out the door.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We were heading back to Asheville from our weekend North of Cincinnati on I-75. Clicked on to my beloved TA to figure out where to dine for lunch and the Sahara reached out and grabbed me. We just left and my taste buds are singing. What a delightful and delicious culinary treat. We each ordered a lunch plate. Steve got... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Sahara is the best Mediterranean food in Lexington (except for the falafel-- Gyroz on Waller has quite possibly the best falafel in the world). They're often sold out before closing time, and for good reason. In a city overrun with bland chain restaurants and fried everything, this family-run authentic restaurant is a gem. Like other reviewers have mentioned, don't expect... More 

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Culleoka, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have been thinking about enjoying a meal at this restaurant for a few months...today my hotel was within walking distance. The menu is simple, affordable, and flavorful. When I entered the restaurant I was greeted by the cashier. The service was very fast and the food was fresh and tasty. Not fancy...but a great place for a healthy mediterranean... More 

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Marysville mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The swarma is tender, with fresh bread. The hummus is smooth, lots of rice, fresh salad, great flavor in everything. It is fast and convenient. Nice outdoor seating. Came highly recommended by the locals. It's only 8 hrs for a carryout from home...i look forward to next time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3061 Fieldstone Way, Suite 1200, Lexington, KY 40513-9006
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-224-1138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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