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Sahara Mediterranean Restuarant

118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-4522
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The food was excellent as on previous visits and it checked all the right boxes for providing my visitors a taste of a new cuisine. Loved the lamb chops in particular and the great hummus -- and their salad is best with the lemon juice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rh24
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Sahara seems to get lost as it's tucked in between lots of other dining establishments on Ithaca's restaurant row. The selections are a bit unusual because of its ethnic theme but I have always found the food to be well prepared and efficiently served.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank chris k
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting the area and found the food plentiful and delicious. I had a mixed kabob platter with chicken, beef and veggie kebobs and it was delicious and filling. It came with a salad too. The drinks were good as was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 59geoffreyc
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Visited with my daughter, grandsons (one 10, the other 16) and my sister as we were touring national parks in this region. We loved the menu, dined there 3 times. You can dine inside or out. We chose inside, loved the Mediterrnean music they played,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank LollyLongo
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Although the menu looked interesting the execution was limp and slow, as well as the service, slow and uncaring.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I love the food here, it's really delicious. Brought family from out of town to dine there and they enjoyed it. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys this type of food.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Jo Z
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I am never one to dismiss a restaurant’s effort if it’s apparent that even one person there cares about the customer’s experience. This was not that kind of place. At no point did I feel like any member of the staff at this restaurant cared...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

First let me say that I’ve never given a “terrible” review. I can usually find some redeemable quality, this time was the exception. The only thing I liked was not enough to raise the review. There was only one other table when we were there,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank alohahoneypie
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This was recommended by the Marriott front desk and it was exactly what I wanted. A delicious salad and grilled chicken.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Abby C
Reviewed July 5, 2018

After a bit of research, this was my pick for our one meal (lunch) in Ithaca. I was pleased with my choice. When we entered, there was one table occupied. We were immediately greeted and seated. Josh was our server and he was pleasant and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ruffian62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4522
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