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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.8
4.8
4210 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 p.m.


Booked 88 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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Experiences

  • Hanukkah Dinner at Shaya

    Dec 18 - Dec 24, 2022
    Celebrate Hanukkah with Shaya this year from December 18th to sundown on December 24th. Enjoy this special menu a la carte or as a five-course pre-fixe menu priced at $72 per person excluding tax and gratuity. The menu is available for dine-in only. _ chicken liver pâté $14 challah toast, barberry jam _ potato latkes $20 smoked salmon, bowfin caviar, horseradish labneh _ matzo ball soup $16 duck fat matzo balls, confit chicken, carrot, celery _ wagyu brisket $32 carrots muhammara, roasted root vegetables, au jus _ sufganiyot $11 sugar & baharat spiced doughnuts

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What 4,210 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

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  1. D

    Danielle

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent experience start to finish. The food was excellent and our server was great. The service slowed down quite a bit about halfway through, but I think they had a large party in the back to handle. We'll be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This may have been the most amazing meal of the New Orleans trip. Pillowy pita bread, creamy hummus, every dish the best version I’ve ever had (or creatively new). Delicious cocktail and unique orange wine. Server was phenomenal, walking us through the menu with perfect recommendations.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was good, could have been a little more attentive to our table, but we were the last in the restaurant.
  4. KM

    KathrynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve ever eaten. The lamb hummus is my #1 recommendation with the fried chicken hummus coming in a close second. Highly recommend!
  5. p

    paigeapple

    Chicago

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Mediterranean food. Pita hot to the table !
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pain Naan divin
  7. CW

    CalW

    Little Rock

    331 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    331 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The ikra was delicious as always. My salmon was ok— very rich. My friend enjoyed his fried chicken hummus. It was uncomfortable in there because of the cold temp ( this is not the first time. Other people commented also ) and the new chairs are hard as a rock. ( thanks for giving me an old comfortable one). How can you enjoy a meal when you’re shivering? Staff is attentive I have no doubt that Selena will correct inadequacies
  8. KS

    KyleS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Fried Chicken and Lamb Hummus are a must.
  9. e

    escher

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had planned a trip to New Orleans and then saw Shaya on Somebody Feed Phil. He was correct in his assessment, it was a fantastic place. The only issue we had was overconsuming the awesome pita and myriad of hummuses. So we didn’t get past the small plates.
  10. c

    cynthiaf

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday. They gave a free dessert. The food was amazing! I loved everything except the lamb wasn’t my favorite. The pita just kept coming throughout the meal. The seven of us just shared a bunch of things. I would highly recommend!!
  11. GR

    GregR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was amazing. Great place to try something new and different
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing and our waitress made sure we were well taken care of. We will be back.
  13. TT

    TomT

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious menu. We had a bit of everything. The server was outstanding. Can’t say enough about how good this place is. Ohh and very creative cocktails.
  14. a

    adid

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant with outstanding food and service
  15. J

    Jeet

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lamb sandwich was burnt. You could see it at the first glance. Y they should not have sent it out of kitchen. Hummus with chicken was outstanding. Baba Ganoush was very lemony.
  16. EE

    EstanE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    WhitneyM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    JulieG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  19. SS

    SusieS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  20. JW

    JulieW

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

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

    Tima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    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!
  22. LC

    LynnieC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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!
  23. S

    Shibuyarepeat

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    TcrB

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The sever was excellent and we were not rushed in order to turn the table.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. DV

    DetroitVisitor

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Multitude of flavours. Very enjoyable.
  36. 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!
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

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 4210 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 p.m.


Booked 88 times today
Experiences are available.

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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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