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“A Vegetarian-Friendly Oasis” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanaa s Gourmet Mediterranean

Sanaa s Gourmet Mediterranean
401 E 8th Street #100, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-275-2516
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Ranked #17 of 332 Restaurants in Sioux Falls
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A Vegetarian-Friendly Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I are driving across the country, which has meant a series of grilled cheese dinners for me. I am vegetarian, and the middle of the country doesn't offer the many options California restaurants do. So, imagine my excitement, when we stopped in Sioux Falls on a Friday night, the only night Sanaa is open for dinner! We went to the buffet, and I gorged myself on two full plates of delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The place was packed, but we were happy to deal with the crowd for this rich, veggie-friendly food!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
“Short hours and microwaved food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Girlfriend and I tried to come here on a Saturday evening only to find out its only open for lunch. Came back a couple weeks later. There was a limited selection (not everything on the menu was available), and what was available had been pre-made and sitting around for (I assume) awhile. My fatayer and my girlfriend's chicken dish was microwaved right in front of us. That said, the food was decent, the patchouli and house salads were tasty as was the fatayer (girlfriend complained about dried out chicken).

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Try it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The people were very nice and the food was great. It costs more than taco bell of course but its a local person serving great food. Mine was under ten bucks it was worth it in my book. Give it a try!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gillette, Wyoming
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258 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“$30 for 2 lunch specials and a diet Coke!!!!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Really nice people. Really, Really nice people, but the only "gourmet" here is self-proclaimed in their name. I too travel the country and I wasn't impressed with the overall food quality, or the portions. They can do better and if the star struck locals had a chance to experience better, elsewhere, Sanaa s wouldn't be as highly rated as it is.

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Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Awesome Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have traveled a lot around the world, and this is the REAL DEAL. I think the food is Lebanese. The one time I actually went into the restaurant, it was really hot and steamy in there and I could not stand the heat, so we left. However, I spoke to the owner and she was very nice. In additional, I buy a lot of their products at the Natural Foods Coop, and have tried some awesome things for the first time. I have never been disappointed in the food yet.

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