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“Get there early. Or not. Good points for either.”

Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine
Ranked #47 of 921 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Danville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Get there early. Or not. Good points for either.”
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Early diners get the outside of the chicken shawarma, and it can be somewhat dry but very flavorful. Those arriving after will get the inner portion which will probably be as flavorful. My friend had the beef/lamb which was quite salty on the outside -- maybe the inside would not be. Don't expect anything fancy -- styrofoam and plastic. But do come with an appetite because the lunch portion was more than I could eat. The hummus was great, and this is the first time I've ever had feta cheese that I liked. Wish I could discover what the seasoning on the chicken was as I have never tasted anything quite like it. If you want fine dining, crystal goblets, linen napkins, go ahead and spend 10 times as much somewhere else. This is just good food at a great price. The place was packed when we left and the lunch crowd really hadn't come in yet!

  • Visited February 2011
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Saint Charles, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“worth visiting”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

I was visiting the area on business and got takeout from Sahara. It was incredibly fast and the chicken Schwarma ws delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2011
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Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Small restaurant but great Mediterranean food”
Reviewed October 14, 2010

When the Mediterranean restaurant we liked in Frankfort closed up shop (Nema's), we decided to branch out and see what we could find in Lexington. We were pleasantly surprised by the food at Sahara. The restaurant is small and the tables are cramped and the food is all served in styrofoam containers but if you can get past those minor nuisances, you're in for a wonderful meal. I recommend this if you want quick and casual, or Petra which is a little further up Man O'War if you want fancier (and pricier). Both are good, but Sahara gets the edge in my book.

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It is a small and busy place the food is...”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

It is a small and busy place the food is great it is the real deal if you want Greek food. You get more food than you can eat for $10. If you like this type of food you should go.

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Williamsburg, VA
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Good Mediterranean”
Reviewed August 19, 2010

We found a Mediterranean gem in Lexington, KY of all places. We had the beef and lamb, and the beef, lamb and chicken dishes, and they were Very Good. You order at the counter and they deliver the food to your table. The restaurant isn’t very big, but is bright and pleasant. Since this was our first time there, we received very special attention --- excellent service that made us feel very welcome and would certainly entice us to return. The value for what we got was Outstanding.

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