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Sahara Restaurant

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Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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143 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 798-2181
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food, interesting lebanese wines, reasonable prices

Port Said (lamb) was excellent, combined with a Lebanese red wine. Friendly and fast service. Will definitely return soon. My wife had an excellent lamb kebab. The french fries are among the best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Eduard C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Port Said (lamb) was excellent, combined with a Lebanese red wine. Friendly and fast service. Will definitely return soon. My wife had an excellent lamb kebab. The french fries are among the best.

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Sheffield UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

but getting a bit faded...the service was friendly and very good and the food came quite quickly..it was ..OK quite tasty but nothing really exceptional. don't think I would make it a habit

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Holden, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It was my birthday so my wife decided to treat me to a great meal in a nice place. After a little discussion we settled on the Sahara Restaurant in Worcester. Our waiter, John, was very cordial and helpful. After trying two tables we settled on the best spot for our special celebration. The atmosphere was very nice, upscale like... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The place is a bit dark but the food is pretty good. Usually just stop here for drinks. Parking is in the back and usually fills up so try getting parking on the street.

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Auburn massa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited Sahara with a friend of mine while we were in Auburn at a work conference. She had never eaten middle eastern cuisine before and was looking forward to trying. We first arrived into what seemed to be a lovely quaint and eclectic town. Although the restaurant wasn't busy, as it was a Monday night, the restaurant was just... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service polite courteous & nice family atmosphere comfortable aura the owner is quite welcoming also the food is ethnic in origin

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years and you can see the restaurant aging before your eyes. The ceiling fixtures always have several light bulbs out and am not sure if they are same as ones in past visit or are new ones. Paint peeling from ceiling. Service was very good but the food is just average... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a perfect place! It was a beautiful summer afternoon in Worcester and was I waiting for my appointment at the Tattoo Project down the street. We went in between lunch and dinner so there were only a few other patrons and we got excellent service. The place is very well lit and was a great atmosphere to enjoy fine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have eaten at Sahara many many times between '99 and '04. The food was very good and Sahara was a little bit of a unique restaurant at the time. Over time, the quality of the food has gone down-hill and the decor and space are in need of repair but that isn't happening. In '06 the food was quite... More 

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MA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I stopped going to this place a couple of years ago when the items charged on my bill did not match the charges on the menu. I went back specifically to hear a band that was playing there, and had dinner. I was disappointed that the beer list was so short (in fact there was nothing on it that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Worcester
  • Phone Number: (508) 798-2181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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