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813 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4122
804-355-4010
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6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mostly ok.

I went to Sahara a few weeks ago on a weekend, which I assume is one of the busiest times. The food I got was alright, and the hookah was just ok too. Overall it was a decent place, except the server we had. She ignored us the majority of our time there, and when we would try to call... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2010
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hookah dirty and dirty water and food ending validity, All in this restaurant very bad. i don't like it.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

amazing service great place to have fun on the weekends and a great place to relax or study on the weekdays

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Chester, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It was very clear to me that the owner of this restaurant does not take pride in his product. The food was anything but Middle Eastern. The meat (chicken and beef) had no real spices. By the time we received the bread, it was starting to get dry and crispy. The Hummus did not have its flavors (garlic and lemon... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Had a lovely meal at taste of sahara yesterday and the food was outstanding and the staff were so friendly...I/We will def be back again soon....They had such a nice selection...

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

1)Hookah: We got an apple flavored hookah which tasted old and burned from the first puff. The water inside the hookah vase were visibly dirty. 2)Food: We ordered two platters of chicken strips, one sub, 2 baskets of french fries and a few sodas and waters for our table. All of which were awful (idk how you can ruin fries... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

While I can't speak to the hooka lounge, the food service area was dirty and grungy. I got some food for takeaway (chicken kebab platter) and it smelled awful. The one bite I took was quickly spit out as the chicken tasted spoiled, confirming the what the awful smell was. I can't believe they didn't catch this!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

The service is great and the atmosphere is a pleasant break form the norm of Hookah establishments. The food has always been excellently prepared and delicious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

I went to Sahara a few weeks ago on a weekend, which I assume is one of the busiest times. The food I got was alright, and the hookah was just ok too. Overall it was a decent place, except the server we had. She ignored us the majority of our time there, and when we would try to call... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

I love this restaruant/ Hookah bar. I'm not going to lie, the quality of both the food and the hookah they serve is substandard at best, but it's a unique atmosphere that I enjoy immensely. Its main function is to serve hookah, and the food is secondary. You can go to other hookah bars, which serve both better food, and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

I took a date here a few days ago, and it was the WORST idea ever. Our service was anything but friendly, and the shisha we had ordered was definitely expired. I know the taste of expired shisha, it has this dull, tingy flavor that happens when the molasses dries out. The drinks we ordered were room temperature, and when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 813 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4122
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-355-4010
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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