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Shaya

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

SALATIM
3 for $15 - 5 for $23
IKRA
whipped cream cheese with paddlefish caviar and shallots
BABA GANOUSH
creamy eggplant, green onion, olive oil
LABNEH
sumac olive oil
MATBUCHA
roasted chili pepper, stewed tomato, garlic
ROASTED OKRA
fresh tomato vinaigrette and sesame seeds
HUMMUS
15
LAMB RAGÚ
with crispy chickpeas
12
GREEN BEAN
herb tahini, crispy shallots
9
TAHINI
extra virgin olive oil and aleppo pepper
12
CAULIFLOWER
caramelized onions and cilantro
14
FRIED CHICKEN
date salsa verde, tunisian spices, and aleppo pepper
SMALL PLATES
11
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
olive oil, sea salt
16
KIBBEH NAYEH
local beef tartare, bulgur wheat, pecans, yogurt, bellegarde rye toast
12
GRILLED EGGPLANT
tahini and yogurt tarator, sumac, pickled banana peppers
12
WOOD ROASTED SUMMER SQUASH
harissa labneh, pistachio & sunflower seed duqqa, basil, mint
12
CRISPY HALLOUMI
roasted beet dressing, apple, onion, herbs
14
LAMB KOFTE KEBAB
blister tomato, basil, onion, tahini
8
BLACK-EYED PEA MUJADARA
Cajun country rice, vermicelli, crispy onions, parsley
9
FALAFEL
with tahini and harissa
SALADS
12
ISRAELI SALAD
cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, za'atar vinaigrette, Bulgarian feta
11
FATTOUSH SALAD
toasted pita, summer vegetables, herbs, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
13
HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD
summer squash, basil aioli, amba vinaigrette, sunflower seeds
LARGE PLATES
28
GRILLED SWORDFISH
toum, heirloom tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, sumac, fresh herbs
34
HOME PLACE PASTURES RIBEYE
green beans, za'atar, green tahini
20
SEAFOOD CHERMOULA
wild shrimp, gulf fish, onions, lemon, cilantro, olive oil
16
SHAKSHOUKA
tomato, poached egg, chilies, chermoula, zhoug
28
ROASTED HALF CHICKEN
black-eyed pea mujadara, zhoug yogurt
38
SLOW COOKED LAMB
whipped feta, pecan and blueberry tabouleh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu at Shaya is Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem---that is, deeply Israeli, but in no way kosher. That's partly because of the fusion with local New Orleans fare, including shrimp. But the preparation and wine list are wonderful. The highlights of our meal were a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Bruce S
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting Shaya recently! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed a great meal- sounds like you made some excellent selections. We hope you'll visit again soon. We also now have happy hour with half priced hummus and wines by the glass...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a late lunch on my last day because a friend who lives there could not shut up about it. I hate to give in, but she was so totally right. Everything was fantastic : the food, lamb ragu and grilled eggplant, the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank EricaP2135
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting Shaya recently. We appreciate your five star review! Glad to be on your "musts" list while in NOLA. All the best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t get all the hype about this restaurant. They won so many awards, but the food is just okay. The hummus and dips are fun if you like to sit, have drinks and something to snack on. The wood roasted summer squash was basically...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 123GoFish
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Shaya recently. We regret to hear that your experience did not live up to what you were expecting, but appreciate your honest feedback. We offer happy hour M-F from 3:00-6:00 with half priced hummus and wines by the glass. Could be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you get tired of eating the local creole food then you have to go to Shaya for a trip to the mediterranean. This place is in my top 3 places to eat New Orleans. It’s a short trip on the St Charles trolly from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ljmii
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Shaya recently! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and got to see some of the great neighborhood architecture. We hope you will return! Regards, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch and everything was fantastic. Do not miss the fried chicken hummus!!!! Service was great as well. Very helpful in giving advice on how many dishes to order since they have both small plate and large plate options. Highly recommend if you...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jessica S
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Great choice on the fried chicken hummus- it's one of our favorites. We hope you'll return next time you visit New Orleans! Best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best dinners we’ve had in a long time. Dina was a wonderful server, attentive but not hovering! She explained the menu and answered all our questions. The fattoush salad was wonderful and the lamb shank was so tender it just fell off...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cjbliss
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Shaya recently. Greta to hear that your enjoyed the food and Dena's service! I will pass along your kind words to the chefs and staff. Best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed June 6, 2019

Great food, great service, healthy choices in New Orleans -- wonderful flavors... only weakness may have been dessert but still worthy of 5 stars.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank travelsavvily
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the five star review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope you'll return soon, and don't forget- we offer happy hour with half off hummus and wines by the glass M-F from 3:00-6:00pm. Best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed June 5, 2019

My husband and I sat on the back patio on a lovely, warm evening. The waiter was extremely helpful in pointing out the vegan options on the menu. Everything we ordered on the menu was delicious. This was a memorable dinner - service, atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank avidwalker
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Shaya recently. We're glad that you got to enjoy the beautiful patio weather. We look forward to having you in again at your next visit to New Orleans. Best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed June 4, 2019

In all of the restaraunts, we eat at in N.O. this was the best went for lunch dinner is impossible to get a reservation but not touristy not fried just very well prepared food. The service was very good, in fact, this is the first...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 621Georg3
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We're honored that you count us among the best and appreciate your patronage. We look forward to having you in at your next trip to New Orleans. Best, Roger Eyles Manager

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Lots of great choices. Baked pitas and hummus..best in city. Great atmosphere, service and food. Prime area for shopping and strolling after.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Z529XLrossm
Traveler827204, Manager at Shaya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Shaya recently. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service and got to see New Orlean's beautiful Magazine Street. All the best, Roger Eyles Manager

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A M
June 11, 2018|
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Response from RunTravelCook | Reviewed this property |
No, not kosher.
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Dianne K
May 28, 2018|
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