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“Decent Food. Offers variety”
Review of Sahara Grill

Sahara Grill
Ranked #240 of 4,405 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Restaurant details
Hyderabad, India
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Decent Food. Offers variety”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited the place for early dinner. The server had helped in ordering the right set of things and provide an understanding of the flavour what is to be expected.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Food is good, service is bad!”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place makes good middle-eastern food. Try the mix appetizer, you get a bit of everything and it's tasty. The mix grill option is good if you want to try different things, the best thing about the platter is the rice, I have no idea what's in it to give the rice a dark color but it's very good. The thing that kills the dine in experience is the service, we ate in 3 times for lunch on the weekend and all three times we were waited on by a guy who I don't think is a waiter, he doesn't even know how to set the plates on the table properly, he drops them with a slam and once food rolled out of the plate onto the table, he acts like he is giving out food for free. We haven't been here since we found another middle-eastern place in University City, with better food and service.

  • Visited February 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
382 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but...”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Don't be confused by the name - it's not North African, it's Middle Eastern.

I returned there with some women friends on a visit to Philadelphia after a few years' absence. The decor hasn't changed, the food was as good as ever and we received a warm welcome.

I ordered scallops from the menu and was disappointed that they had none. However, the shrimp dish was good, and the rice was wonderful. The baklava didn't have chopped nuts between each layer of filo pastry, which would have been amazing, but it was delicately flavored, and not too sweet.

It's good value because there is a wide range of choices, from modestly-priced wraps to more expensive platters.

I was somewhat put off the meal by the state of the toilets. The women's room was locked, so we all had to use the men's room. It wasn't too pleasant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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“food good but restrooms bad”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was a first visit with friends.Had seen many positive reviews on line. The food was good, and reasonably priced, but the experience was significantly downgraded after using the restrooms, which were very dirty. There is no excuse for that, especially after now seeing some other reviews (which I had not seen before) which mention the dirty restrooms.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Christine C
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Delicious Lebanese!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife and I are always up for a taste bud adventure and were eager to try some authentic Lebanese cuisine. We absolutely loved the Middle Eastern Combo appetizer that we got. It was sized well and had several delicious dips (hummus, eggplant, etc) that we ate with warm pita bread. We then shared a kabob sandwich which was good, but not necessarily amazing. The service was very spectacular though. We had the owner as a server and he was a true gentleman and took great pride in his food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank thefox111
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