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Sahara Middle Eastern Cuisine

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2226 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3656
626-795-6900
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with a coworker to try a place we had never been we both are picky about our middle eastern food and this place made us happy. Flavor and portions for lunch were generous. I had lamb kabobs and she had Lula-lamb/beef mix. The hummas was perfect, bread was fresh, rice and cabbage salad were excellent. They... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Pasadena is not a great town for Middle Eastern food but it has at least one good place. Their beef kabob is very tasty. You have to go to Westwood to get a meal that tops Sahara's. A very unassuming place.

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Thank UHManoa
Pasadena, California
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I ate here tonight for the first time. I have to say the service was pretty bad. I asked for help a few times and was told just a minute only to not have the person come back. But the worst part was when the manager came by I mentioned to him that the service was a problem. His response... More 

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Pasadena, California
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184 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

There are many middle eastern food places in Pasadena, but this is now the best with several others falling to the wayside. Check their schedule for they have limited times open. Just plan ahead for fine sharma and kebobs, etc

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Thank Warner L
Liberty, Missouri
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We have come here for over ten years. Vege combo and beef kabobs are good choices for us. In ten years have never had gristle in kabobs. Usually good crowd, effectively handled.

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Thank john c
West Covina, California, USA
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great little Lebanses restaurant! Food was delicious, ambiance needs some improvement, but what impressed me was the number of return customers, how the servers knew their names and orders, and friendliness displayed! I had the chicken kabob and husband ordered shawarma. Both were very good. I do wish to see chicken luleh or chicken shawarma on the menu next time.... More 

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Thank Marianne M
Gainesville, Georgia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This little restaurant offers up absolutely delicious Middle Eastern food. I ordered a dish containing beef kabob, lule kabob and lamb kabob. When it arrived, I was presented with a large, moist, and marvelously seasoned skewer of each which was cooked over mesquite and placed on a nice bed of rice. We have eaten at several good Middle Eastern restaurants... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great food and fairly priced. the staff i would guess this is a family business and they were super busy the night we were there and they couldnt have been nicer. kept us updated as things were very hectic. would recommend for sure

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Thank jackie h
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is good food in a clean but un-fussy environment. I got the combo plate with a little of everything, ($12.95) and especially loved the lamb. Even the iced tea was good. This a a gem of restaurant for middle eastern food - great hummus too!

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Thank Lisa J
Pasadena, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Love Sahara! Everything is good and a pretty good value. Place is popular, so get there early. My favorite is the lule kabob-seasoned ground beef kabob, very good. Tabbouleh and hummus are always tasty and fresh. Reliable quality-eat here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2226 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-795-6900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?