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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.8
4.8
4194 Reviews
$31 to $50
Israeli
Shaya restaurant marries Israeli staples with Southern flavors and modern techniques, striking a balance between innovation and tradition. Shaya approaches Israeli cuisine as a grand mosaic, drawing influence and inspiration from North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Greece. The contemporary menu reflects the ongoing evolution of Israeli food and celebrates the abundance of Louisiana. Shaya highlights seasonal, responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients.

The wood-fire oven is central to both the menu and the dining experience, from the incredible homemade, wood-fired pita to vegetable-centric small plates and heartier entrees. Many of the dishes on the diverse menu are meant to be shared and enjoyed throughout many courses.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Israeli, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-4213

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Fariz Choumali

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome your guests to one of New Orleans most popular dining experiences. Offering thoughtful service, delightful ambiance, and award-winning modern Israeli cuisine- Shaya is the perfect choice for your social or corporate event bookings.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Joyce: (844) 537-6428

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Cross street

    General Pershing Street

  • Parking details

    Limited parking is available in our private lot. Street parking is also available along Magazine Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans

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  1. EE

    EstanE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing and enjoyed her presence, food was incredible
  2. WM

    WhitneyM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, flavorful food in a fun atmosphere—what a great Thanksgiving Eve!
  3. JG

    JulieG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is amazing. Pita is great. It can be very loud inside but the outside is quieter and has heaters and fans. Love the smoked labneh and the fried chicken hummus.
  4. SS

    SusieS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for Mediterranean style food. The pita is baked fresh and served right after it comes out of a special oven and is served with olive oil and spices. Then we had the hummus with the lamb ragu, excellent! Then we had the falafel, crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy inside. Then for the main course we had the slow roasted leg of lamb served with a salad. Both were excellent and really complemented each other. A nice wine list with both foreign and domestic wines. A great place for a couple or even a group of friends and family.
  5. JW

    JulieW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed. Each dish was very high quality and delicious
  6. T

    Tima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited while on a trip. The Moussaka and lamb kebab were exceptional. We also got the Pomegranate Lemon Club Soda and added vodka to it, it was one of the most refreshing drinks I've ever had. Next time I come back to New Orleans I will be back at Shaya!
  7. LC

    LynnieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food and service is excellent. Nice ambiance. We had to change the reservation and they were very accommodating. They also moved us to a different table because we had a baby to give us more room. A must visit if in Nola!
  8. S

    Shibuyarepeat

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always phenomenal. The chicken hummus to die for.
  9. TB

    TcrB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The sever was excellent and we were not rushed in order to turn the table.
  10. M

    Mikemanchester

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime inventive middle eastern cuisine. So fresh and tasty. A wonderful treat and accompanied by some attentive and friendly service from Cece. Highly recommend.
  11. W

    Wyatt

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya is our go to date night restaurant. We get there before 6 for the happy hour which is hands down the best happy hour in the city - how can you beat half priced hummus and wine?? The service is top of line and the food is absolutely delicious
  12. AT

    AndyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Shaya is incredible. The small plates make it a fun interactive experience with the opportunity to try many different dishes with the table.
  13. R

    Ricky

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are a vegetarian, I can't think of many places that have better options than Shaya. The salatim and hummus are out of this world. We got the Ikra, the smoked labneh with lima beans, the moussaka and the mushroom hummus. All were amazing, but the hummus was the best. The quality of the food is top notch and the flavors are luscious. And the labneh cheesecake is probably the best dessert I have ever eaten. Shaya is an amazing restaurant.
  14. W

    Wilma

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great. Highly recommend. Freshly baked pita is brought throughout the meal and is fantastic.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is absolutely amazing at Shaya. The service was great and so was our waiter. My only detractor is that it can get a bit loud.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. We ordered an appetizer, a small plate and three large plates. The hummus with the fried chicken was out standing.
  17. A

    Adda40

    Chicago

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya is an outstanding restaurant. My friends and I were in NOLA visiting on vacation. To find an Israeli restaurant was a special treat and somewhat unexpected. We found the food to be exceptional with innovative variations on classic Middle Eastern dishes. Everything including the pita which was served right out of the oven was fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. The service was superb. In addition to being extremely considerate he was knowledgeable and and helpful. Do not miss this wonderful restaurant.
  18. SW

    ScottW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried most things on the menu and enjoyed them all. Parking was available and the atmosphere was relaxing. The best part is the fresh, hot pita bread.
  19. CG

    CelesteG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding as was the service! We had to adjust our reservation time and there were no issues at all! Will be back soon!
  20. DV

    DetroitVisitor

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Multitude of flavours. Very enjoyable.
  21. a

    annar

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond our expectations! Service was outstanding and the food was even better. Highly recommend!
  22. ST

    SunnyT

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in NOLA area! Great service. Highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have dined at Shaya several times and this was our first return since being out of state for 5 months. We reserved an early 430 pm dinner after enjoying a performance at the saenger. We were pleasantly surprised to find parking nearby. We were a few minutes early and requested a specific table which was open. The hostess was not accommodating after after several minutes delay, sat us at another table as opposed to the one we requested. That was the only negative about the entire dining experience. Dustin the server was fantastic. The food was delicious as always. We love Shaya. Thank you.
  24. CG

    ColleenG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Stellar every time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food we have had our entire trip in New Orleans. Outstanding flavours and great staff. Best hummus of my life! Fabulous cocktails and wine/digestive list too. But the pitta bread wow out of this world good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The service was really slow
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service
  28. IH

    IraH

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya is my all time favorite place to eat at when I come to New Orleans. As always the food was amazing and I think the baba ghanoush was the best I have be had anywhere. The pita is warm and amazing and they even gave me some to take home with my leftovers. The service was amazing and we sat on the back patio which was just delightful. I will be back on my next visit to NOLA!
  29. S

    Shaun

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I’ve loved Shaya for years. The food and drinks and service have always been great. This past visit, we ordered the hummus as always, and the amount is n the bowl was comical. There was so little hummus in the bowl, that it could have been scooped up in its entirety. An order of hummus should include more than a skid mark of hummus!
  30. PH

    PatriciaH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We absolutely love the hummus and pita bread dishes. We had one with fried chicken and a second with cracked pepper and olive oil. We wish you still carried the shrimp hummus because it is a favorite but we realize maybe it is seasonal. The gelato was also very tasty. We had two people actually helping at our table because our server may have been overwhelmed. We appreciated someone else stepping in. All and all we cannot wait to return. It was great food at a reasonable price.
  31. WW

    WeWantGlutenFree

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We went during Happy Hour (before 6) where they have a deal for half off wine and hummus. We asked the waiter about the deal and they explained same. When ordering wine, the waiter gave a recommendation for a slightly more expensive version of the wine ($14 when original was $12). One of us got the more expensive the other got the original. At the end of the meal when we got the bill we found out that the more expensive wine was excluded from the Happy Hour deal and so we had to pay the full price for it. Furthermore, one of us is gluten-free so rather than have the traditional Pita with the hummus, we asked for a gluten-free option. The Pita is always delicious and comes free. We were disappointed that they didn't have a gluten-free Pita, but they mentioned that they could bring a small crudite platter instead. Upon getting the bill we discovered that they had charged $7 for the plate of a few veggies. The food is delicious and the service is very kind, but it was definitely frustrating to get seemingly nickle-and-dimed like this.
  32. MH

    MoonbeamH

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. I recommend the Mushroom Hummus.
  33. NG

    NashvilleGal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Exceptional flavors! Robert gave us such professional service and had such a friendly, kind demeanor. So glad we came!
  34. TC

    TabithaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and came really quickly! Our server was friendly and attentive as well.
  35. A

    Alacat

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pita was perfect- warm snd fresh from the oven, the appetizers just the right size- we had the l’Anne, tomato salad and pickles. Then we shared the lamb and salmon between 3 of us- which was the right amount of food. Nice wine list and imaginative cocktails. Highly recommended
  36. SK

    SusanK

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb Ragu Hummus and pia were great. The salmon was very good and the lamb kofte was good but a little salty. Had a great dining experience but the only downfall was that the restaurant was very cold.
  37. DS

    DavidS

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Menu selection. Great service. Street parking and pay parking. Must Use Reservation app. Worth the time and effort.
  38. ER

    ElyseR

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was so delicious. We had the fried chicken hummus and the pickles as appetizers. For our meal, we had the hanger steak and the lamb. It was so tender. We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us a dessert. We chose the warm babka and it was sooo good! We're very happy we chose to eat at Shaya.
  39. MB

    MariaB

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I don't consider the highest noise rating to be energetic, I think its LOUD and makes it uncomfortable to sit in the restaurant and try to visit with you dining companions.

    ShayaResponded 6 days agoDear MariaB, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for visiting our establishment! If you wouldn't mind responding via email to a few questions concerning noise during your visit. Was this brought to your servers attention? If so, did a manager address this? As always, we strive to always improve our guests experience and value your feedback. Please email your answers to cgarrett@shayarestaurant so that we can make your next visit comfortable and that of all future guests experiences! Thank you again and all the best, Shaya Management.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience in every way

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You can order delivery directly from Shaya using the Order Online button. Shaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 891-4213.

Shaya is rated 4.8 stars by 4194 OpenTable diners.

Shaya does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Shaya

4213 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Additional information

  • Cross street

    General Pershing Street

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Israeli, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Limited parking is available in our private lot. Street parking is also available along Magazine Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Fariz Choumali

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 891-4213

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome your guests to one of New Orleans most popular dining experiences. Offering thoughtful service, delightful ambiance, and award-winning modern Israeli cuisine- Shaya is the perfect choice for your social or corporate event bookings.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Joyce: (844) 537-6428

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