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Saj, New Orleans, LA

Saj

4.7
4.7
201 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Saj. We are a modern, BYOB middle eastern cuisine, offering an authentic family/sharing style concept that revolves around our freshly-baked in house Saj bread in a fun atmosphere. Please feel free to bring your own drink and we will take it from there.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 766-0049

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BW

    BlakeW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Saj is one of our staples. The dips are incredible and the bread is even better. The servers are very polite and attentive. The proteins for dinner can be a little on the pricey side
  2. F

    Foodtourists

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service! Cannot wait to come back to try more food!
  3. TM

    TeriM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The goat cheese, fried cheese, and baked feta were amazing. The lamb chops were delicious and the hummus was divine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Very quaint service was
  5. KA

    KarenA

    Baton Rouge

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Didn't know they didn't serve alcohol; food was just ok. Chicken was dry, but husband had fish and it was good. Greek salad was nothing to write home about.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was authentic Mediterranean cruise. Several of our party have traveled extensively to Israel, Palestine and Lebanon and this restaurant surpasses any other food of its kind in all of NOLA. Unique combinations of spices and flavors. Half our party was vegetarian and we’re so excited to have so many choices. You must try the meatballs, all three dessert choices (although the ice steam baklava was my personal favorite) and the Turkish coffee was the best in the world. It was grit free and laced with cardamom and only slightly sweet. Far better than Saba and Saya for half the price. Don’t let the fact that they don’t have a bar deter you. BYOB or buy a bottle at the corner store and they will gladly give you a set up. A must try restaurant when you crack Middle Eastern food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Woooow. Incredible food, delicious. I will definitely be back for more. We had a chicken shawarma plate. Ambience was great as well. Super cute area as well, we walked around after dinner.
  8. LE

    LisaE

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Our server's smile could win awards. She helped us order the perfect meal. Every bite was delicious. The atmosphere was so pleasant, decorative but not overdone. Top notch !
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great option for Mediterranean food. Quiet on Sunday
  10. ER

    EdwardR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and loved it! The baked feta with honey and the Saj bread are an incredible way to start. Ambiance and service were excellent. Highly recommend.
  11. JB

    JennyB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food! Large portions! Sara was super sweet!
  12. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Highly recommend! BYOB!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Fairly mediocre.
  14. JS

    JSlike2eat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good food. Great for a group. The desserts were a little disappointing but everything else was great.
  15. B

    Bruce

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Mezza had nice variety and chicken was flavorful. The place looks like it has seen better days. Wallpaper was falling off the wall. White paint was showing through blue walls. For the cost of the food, I would think those things would be fixed. Servers were kind and efficient.
  16. FO

    FOODIE78

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service top notch will recommend to everyone I know
  17. M

    Michell

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter Hollyn was so sweet, and the Moroccan red snapper was delicious. Will definitely go back to Saj.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The price of the food is little bit high but overall very good experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything we had! The dips, lamb chops, and chicken shwarma were perfect. The bread that came with the dips were fantastic. Very friendly, prompt service. Highly recommend this place!
  20. CW

    CalW

    Little Rock

    329 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    329 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Holland is an excellent server Would have liked to have seen the staff masked as in other restaurants. Can’t be too safe.
  21. g

    giblet

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Family lunch, 4 hummus plates wonderful. Nice easy afternoon meal.
  22. B

    Bobdiner

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Outstanding food! Service was also outstanding until they got very busy. 20+ minutes for dessert and requested water to arrive. Prices seem a bit high for portions. BYOB.
  23. A

    Alex

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our meal was very delicious and authentic from start to finish. The waitress was friendly and took good care of us. I would recommend going to this restaurant.
  24. m

    mikideez

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and fresh! Highly recommend!!!
  25. ON

    OutNabout

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went to Saj for the first time. The restaurant is small with a few tables. The first table the hostess tried to seat us at had a definite tilt so we asked for another table. It was no problem. The menu is interesting. We ordered the wood fired olives, but they did not have any, so we ordered the crudités instead. The plate came out with a few pieces of raw carrot, raw zucchini and raw yellow squash with seasoning. The carrots were fine, but the squash was rather bland. We could have skipped the crudités. We ordered the gyro platter, which was not on the dinner menu, and the tenderloin platter. The gyro meat was very tasty with a wonderful crisp outside and tender inside. The tenderloin Kebab platter was well seasoned and cooked perfectly. We also ordered a Mediterranean salad, which was fresh, but under seasoned. The meal came with amazing flatbread, which was seasoned with olive oil and seasonings. I’m giving 4 stars to the food because of the great meats and bread. I would like to try this restaurant again. I hope they address the food availability issues and stick around for a while.
  27. JB

    JamesB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    remarkable servie and food - will be back very soon
  28. CZ

    ChuckZ

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good, fish was undercooked. Flavors though We're perfect.
  29. BL

    BrianL

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, authentic food. The Saj bread is really great with the mezza. Highly recommend Saj.
  30. JK

    JasonK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved everything at saj! definitely going back here.
  31. EJ

    EllaJ

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a yummy dinner. Order everything and share, you won’t regret it
  32. CZ

    ChuckZ

    Pittsburgh

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like this place. BYOB and no corkage, and great food.
  33. D

    Diner13

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! We we’re headed for a play and they were really quick and made sure we left on time. Super nice staff. Byob no corkage fee!
  34. IA

    IffiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my food and time spent. The lamb is the best I ever had as well as the hummus. The waiter was fasting, hopefully he got a bite to eat cause it was only him.
  35. P

    Pete

    New Orleans

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the appetizers
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went there for her birthday and had a great time. The service was great, the food was well priced, and there was no corking fee!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as usual! A lovely intimate Magazine Street spot for excellent Middle Eastern fare! The servers are always friendly and accommodating and the owner Sam is always apt to speak and visit with his guests.
  38. EE

    EliseE

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fresh take on old favorites. Really impressed.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was ok. The food attendant was very nice, food was just ok. The smell in the restaurant wasn’t too pleasant- smells like undried cleaning towel?
  40. SU

    SUSANC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first time experience! Will be back. Lamb chops were right on point and that bread!!!WOW!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Saj is rated 4.7 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Saj

4126 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115-2751

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine

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