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Sahara Grill

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1334 Walnut St, Frnt B, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5314
+1 215-985-4155
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Trieste, Italy
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526 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good, simple BYO Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia's center city, meters away from the Kimmel concert hall, the Opera House, and the Walnut/Chestnut shopping area. They serve a 25$ sampler including nicely grilled meat, kofta, hummus, fava bean paste, etc. More than enough for a dinner. Quite wide selection of middle eastern dishes. The owner is a... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

It was a cozy spot, a small restaurant, with an open kitchen in the back. There were a couple of tables that were empty, which eventually filled up as the time passed. But overall, a clean comfortable casual place. The menu had plenty of options, but we knew what we wanted, the Mixed Grill! When you can't decide between the... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Small neighborhood Lebanese restaurant with many of the patrons return customers. The food is fresh and plentiful. the hummus and the fava beans in garlic is just wonderful. We had the grape leaves and the spinach mushroom pie. The mushrooms were fresh not canned, just perfect. Try their tea, it is a combination of several teas and is excellent.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

A close walk off Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts and City Hall, excellent food, worth repeat visits. The mixed grills are tasty and so is the moussaka. I just wish the portions were bigger!

Thank K T
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were looking for some decent food near the Academy of Music. Based upon other reviews, we went here. Arrived around 2 pm, and were given the lunch menu. Lots of choices. We opted for the hot, mint tea and 2 entrees. My wife got the chicken and couscous. I had the grilled meat platter. We were given a salad... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Well my advice is don't bother. I'm surprised by some of the other reviews. Looks like a snack bar - fine but not over-reassuring. Weirdest aubergine starter I have ever had, peculiar texture and over- oiled and spiced. In fact everything is over-oiled and spiced - salad, shawarma, rice but tasteless falafel. The spice appears to be a mix of... More 

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Orleans, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This was an unexpected good surprise. I was looking for a good restaurant around downtown Philadelphia. I found on the internet Sahara restaurant as being highly recommended. I went there, not so many people inside and I was not sure if I have to enter or not. I took the decision to enter and I do not regret it. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

An excellent choice for both vegetarian and those who are not, we found a nice variety of menu choices. We tried the Middle Eastern Combo appetizer, Kibeh, Majaddra, and Mixed Grilled meat entrees. All were delightful, and we can't wait to return for more.

Thank gman1868
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat mediterranean food! Flavor is authentic and delicious. Portions are generous and the price is right. Don't miss it!

Thank Ana C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We injoy eating Lebanon food ,spically Mix Shawarma( chicken and beef sandwich).ans dont forget to order Houmes.

Thank روحي م

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1334 Walnut St, Frnt B, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-4155

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