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“Saturday Special Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine
3061 Fieldstone Way, Suite 1200, Lexington, KY 40513-9006
859-224-1138
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Ranked #40 of 768 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Lexington, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Saturday Special Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My family eats here at least once a week. We love the $6.99 lunch special. You get a wonderful fresh salad with crispy fresh vegetables, a nice size serving of hummus, pita bread and your entree selection on a flavorful bed of rice. We usually order a meat entree and a veggie entree and spilt with each other. And we purchase a take home a container of hummus and garlic sauce for snacks and lunches through the week. We skip breakfast and get there early because a line starts forming around noon. My kids love the goat chops and the lamb chops for dinner. I love, love, love the lentil soup. I have used them to cater small parties to rave reviews. I think one of the greatest things you can say about a restaurant is that it consistently puts out a good product and I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience there. They do run out of food sometimes, especially the lamb and goat. You've got to get there early or call ahead reserve some chops. This is not a full service restaurant, you place your order at the counter, be seated and they bring the food to you. Once you place your order, you get fed pretty quick, so don't let a line deter you. They are very friendly and know and appreciate their regular customers. They take a long summer vacation and we can't wait for them to get back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“CLOSED UNTIL 19 AUGUST! (It's mid-July)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Disappointing to find Sahara closed after rerouting from I-75 to the other side of Lexington as we were heading home to NC. Good news though! A few doors down is an incredible Indian restaurant called Masala. I'll review them later, but quite delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Butler, Tennessee
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82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good med food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went for pu of lunch,we were staying in the area.Fast service and good portions-I believe the lunch is a better value vs dinner.Everything was hot,packed good and good taste.
Only neg, and it isn't on the restaurant, is that there was a family sittting at a table in front of the drink manchine,w/at least 4 kids, and they were making jacka##s of everything they did,spilling drinks,ice, then kicking the ice and of course yelling and the parents(what jokes) did nothing--glad we didn't eat in.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Highest Quality Mediterranean in Lexington!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

I average once a week dining at Sahara. The consistency of the food, the friendliest cashier in town and my order is always correct. If that's not enough...the fact that its delicious and under $9. I miss them something awful ever summer when they holiday for two months.

Visited June 2013
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The best quality "fast" food you can find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My wife and I have lived in Turkey and traveled all over the Mediterranean. Sahara does a great job bringing those flavors to life. Kebab, döner, babaganoush, it's all here. You can watch them cook on the vertical spit, it's fresh. When they run out of meat in a day, they run out. The owner and staff were friendly, we watched them greet regulars. This might be the best restaurants on the south side of Lexington, honestly.
Don't forget to visit the market next door!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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