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Sahara Palace Restaurant

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5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
+1 815-227-0270
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (12 reviews)
“shawarma” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. Atmosphere is lacking but owner makes up for that with his vivacious personality! My husband loves the lamb sandwich and has been back several times for it. I have enjoyed the chicken shawarma sandwich. Leave the gyro to Uncle Nicks. I felt the...More

Thank amyill
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

Heard great things about the food here but missed the mark by a lot. Had this type of cuisine in other cities and this was by far not up to par. The best part was the hummus that tasted fresh with a nice sized portion....More

Thank James S
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

I’ve ate here before but somehow forgot to right a view, so after my latest meal this is a must. The lunch special for $9.95 includes choice of appetizer, salad/soup, entree, & drink. The hummus is so fresh I could eat it non-stop. The chicken...More

Thank chilady34
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Regardless of what we have ordered, everything is wonderful. Love the sandwiches especially lamb kebab and shawarma. Humus is awesome as is the lentil soup. Rick the owner is a true delight. Look beyond the physical setting. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Diane Y
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at 1:30 for a late lunch, there was no wait and the owner was delightful! We ordered Hummus Appetizer, Vegetable Soup, Cabbage Rolls & Gyro Dinner, exceptionally delicious but too much food for two of us! The food and service is definitely...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite local restaurant. We stumbled on them many years ago. It was there we discovered and learned to love baba ganoush. We love the shwarma complemented by Jerusalem salad, or even just a bowl of warm soup. And the people...More

Thank BellesWorldTravel
Reviewed March 20, 2017

The restaurant is easy to find and parking is no problem. Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted by a friendly staff. There is a counter where you can go up and order food or just sit down to eat as well. The menu had...More

Thank Beckie S
Reviewed February 22, 2017

This restaurant catered dinner for our time. Amazing kabobs, pilaf and salad. The garlic sauce and hummus were amazing. A fabulous surprise in Rockford. Highly recommended.

Thank Kay Y
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Stopped here for the first time to grab a quick carryout dinner after grocery shopping. It isn't "fast food" as the food is prepared fresh after you order it. It took about 15 minutes for a couple sandwiches, but it was definitely worth the wait....More

Thank Rita_Rhodes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

The last time I stepped for food, in the summer, the owner lost his super friendly disposition when I went to refill my drink from the machine. He scowled and cynically said, "All you have to do is ask!" He was extremely nice not 5...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-227-0270
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