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184 1ST Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4001 (East Village)
(212) 353-9000
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English first
Weston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

we ordered the lentil soup, chicken soup and the chicken kebab, all of which were delicious! they were extremely nice and eager to help us. we also got the jib jab hookah flavor and the sweet melon, i personally preferred the sweet melon, but it was really cool how the jib jab was in a real pineapple - they will... More 

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New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The fresh fruit hookahs are great, they hit really well and you don't need to get more than one. Bottles of Corona are $7 a pop. However, the scam they pull is the "credit card machine" isn't working once your bill gets over about $50 so you have to pay cash. The last two times I've been there it has... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We had a very bad experience here. After complaining they told us there was no way they could take anything off the bill because they had already put it in their ordering system. I've never seen a business not be able to take something off the check. Beware, if you are unhappy with food or service, do not expect to... More 

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Drink , smoke and have fun ! That's the way it is if you wanna party like a rockstar! they make the best hookah ever, none of the other hookah bar arround can do the same. This is the only Hookah cozy bar that has a private garden & backyard ;-) I also have to say that the waiter called... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Sahara East is dirty and has horrendous service. When we sat down, one of our friends immediately said it smelled terrible. The rest of us didn't smell anything, so we went ahead and ordered our hookah and a pitcher of sangria. I soon noticed that there was vomit in the bathroom sink, and told our waiter. After half an hour,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

fun place for hookah, unreasonable pricing for a can of soda ($5) friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

There food reminded me like home, it's all East African food... Bangin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2007

Used to be awesome...not so much anymore

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Additional Information about Sahara East

Address: 184 1ST Ave, New York City, NY 10009-4001
Phone Number: (212) 353-9000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 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 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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