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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.9
4.9
4091 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 70 times today

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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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What 4,091 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Fit for Foodies

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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    Best Food

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. TV

    TonyV

    Baton Rouge

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food!
  3. j

    jeanineh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! We had the cauliflower hummus, fried chicken hummus, and the Israeli salad. Best hummus we have ever eaten! The Israeli salad was so fresh. We will definitely go back again when in Nola.
  4. JB

    JohnB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. It’s hard not to go back and have the same items each visit.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The first customers on a Saturday afternoon right when they opened yet we were the last ones to be served our lamb kabob as our server forgot to place the order and had to wait 45 minutes for just that one plate. We understand she was new and she was still very pleasant and nice, but don’t make any excuses for your mistakes and just tell the truth. You forgot to put it in and that’s ok! That’s more believable than blaming the chef being backed up as I’ve already seen 3 tables get their lamb plates. Mind you we were the first table there and only ordered two dishes. We were visiting and wanted to try all the recommended places so two dishes was all we could fit in our bellies at that time. Thank you to the manager who gave me a complimentary beverage while we waited but just don’t think that was the best way to deal with this poor service. For next time perhaps comp the dish or ask if there is anything we want vs come out with a salad we didn’t want. Be more attentive to your customers and ask what will make them happy. Food was excellent when we got it and we hope this doesn’t happen to anyone again.
  6. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely fantastic meal! The hummus, kofta lamb kabob and Israeli salad were amazing. The fresh and hot pita is the best you'll ever have.
  7. PD

    PghDineNTravel

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience. Samples nearly 20 different dishes. They were all excellent. Atmosphere was very nice, but slightly loud. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  8. DT

    DuffT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Service was outstanding. Highly recommend Shaya!!
  9. JB

    JoshuaB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everytime we come our experience is fantastic! The food was amazing and tasted so fresh. Thank you for such a great experience!
  10. ND

    NancineD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was fabulous! Our waiter Robert could not have been more helpful! You can tell he loves his job. Heirloom tomatoes I can’t wait to go back for. Fresh hot pitas delish! Don’t miss this restaurant!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is, without question, one of the best meals I've ever had. The pita is amazing! The baba ganoush was incredible, the Israeli blew our minds, the fried chicken humus was outstanding, the slow cooked goat stole the show. It was so fall apart tender, I'm pretty sure the knife they provided was decorative. The cocktails were inventive, delicious, and paired perfectly with the food. Then, as if that wasn't enough, they give you the warm cinnamon babka that is so good you want to punch the chef in the face, because how are ever going to eat such an amazing meal ever again? Shaya is a must if you are in NOLA.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    my second time to Shaya and was swept away once again by a terrific meal. I cannot stress the importance of the mushroom hummus. Never did I think I would like such a combination, yet Shaya proved me happily wrong. I could describe it to you with such detail but I recommend trying it for yourself. Fresh and warm pita bellowed out of the oven with a constant flow of replacement pita always arriving quickly to the table. The Baba and Mousaka was Smokey and sweet as well as the Ikra yogurt, which you must add black caviar atop because why the hell not! Shayas service was prompt and clean just as the first time I visited, cresting a personal experience for the patron As I depart back home with a longing for fresh pita and hummus galore I will dream of Shaya knowing I’ll get a good nights rest. 4.5/5
  13. h

    hehe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was DIVINE!!!! servers were incredibly kind and attentive, especially the people helping the servers. Great restaurant!!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was okay and service was great. The ambiance was good too. I just expected more dishes and less sandwiches.
  15. j

    jeffreyf

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, as was the service. Family style plates. Best to go with 3 or more people so you can sample a greater array of the dishes.
  16. g

    glennm

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant Excellent pita - very creative
  17. DG

    DenilleG

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! This is the absolute best restaurant in New Orleans! So glad we saw it on Somebody feed Phil and then it was recommended by locals. Gorgeous part of the garden district- well worth the trip from the French quarter! The dips are amazing… the pita breads are honestly the most delicious I’ve ever had! Highly recommend and would definitely come back!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time celebrating our birthdays at SHAYA. The food and the service were both ioutstanding !
  19. AK

    AmyK

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Courtyard beautiful. Outstanding service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Royal red shrimp were so flavorful and grilled to perfection! Loved the cous cous - truly like butter. Salmon was so good.
  21. MC

    MCCAELAD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    This was our first time at Shaya after everyone I knew recommended it for lunch. The food was AMAZING. Our server was very nice and he made some excellent recommendations. I do not recall his name, but he has brown hair and worked the Saturday lunch shift. We definitely recommend ordering the Lamb Ragu Hummus and the Baba Ganoush was the best I’ve ever had. The fresh pita is something I didn’t know I needed in life, but now I’ll definitely consider building a brick oven in my backyard. I’ve mentioned it to my partner several times since our meal. The experience was overall okay but it was absolutely FREEZING. Almost everyone in the restaurant was visibly shivering and using rain jackets as blankets. We were not dressed for cold weather considering it’s September in Louisiana, and subsequently were miserable during our meal. The cold put us off so badly that we didn’t even finish our food, which is a shame considering we couldn’t take it with is due to lack of a fridge in our hotel room. I’d love to give Shaya another shot. Maybe we’ll try again when it’s colder outside so we’re more prepared for the Arctic chill they having going on inside.
  22. J

    Jank

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably terrific. Please add a few new large plates
  23. HS

    HeleenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable experience! Great food, good service. The pita’s are to die for, as well as the hummus.
  24. BP

    BesuP

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderland lunch. Fresh baked pitas are delightful. All of the food had wonderful fresh flavor. The lamb ragu hummus was outstanding. Nice decor and great service. Worth making a special effort to visit!
  26. VM

    VivianM

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They knock it out of the ballpark every time! Had small plates on the patio this evening and it was, as usual, FABULOUS. Most of the food in New Orleans is outstanding which makes Shaya so wonderful for dinner as their small plates are a perfect portion size as a wind-down. Service was prompt, personable and kind.
  27. t

    tonyl

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was shocked that one of my favorite meals in New Orleans would be an Israeli restaurant with almost no meat on the table. But that is exactly what happened.
  28. A

    Alexandra

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food!!! Beautiful decor.
  29. TG

    TooGoodForNews

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya fried chicken hummus was delicious as was the roasted lamb. Party of three, we shared 3 small plates, the hummus and one dinner plate of the lamb. The warm pita kept coming. We'll go back.
  30. KG

    KimberlyG

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an incredible meal! The chicken and hummus never disappoints. Tried the inka (hope that’s what it was named) and fell in love. The lamb…amazing…Shaya is always a great meal and great service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and the pita bread is the best I’ve ever had
  32. KM

    KissMyGumbo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The bartender was very helpful with suggestions for food and drink. I would have never have tried anything with anchovies or fried cheese with apricots without his recommendations. After eating our weight in delicious fresh pita bread and food, we could barely eat the wonderful birthday treat that came out.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nora was great, super sweet. Hummus was awesome
  34. ZZ

    ZigZag

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ! I WILL tell everyone ! Not only an interesting cuisine to explore - a lovely environment with a friendly and engaging staff.
  35. JR

    JorgeR

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I asked for more food that I knew I could eat because I wanted to try diferent and many things. All were great. The service was attentive, helpful, friendly and profesional. I had 5 aps, all great. I also had the lamb shank and it was delicious. I know this type of food and I cook it well. This place makes one of the best hummus and babaganush I’ve eatten. Its mediterranean with a modern twist that makes even better.
  36. MM

    MeganMT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We learned about Shaya from friends and made the decision to visit the restaurant after watching the New Orleans episode of Somebody Feed Phil. The food, hands down, is some of the most delicious Mediterranean food I have ever had. I highly recommend getting a cocktail while you munch on some lamb ragu hummus with freshly baked pita bread. We tried multiple things from their small and large plate selections, and we were pleased with everything we ordered. Don't sleep on this recommendation! Side note - our reservation was at 5:45, and by 6:15, the restaurant was VERY FULL. That's always a great sign!
  37. JD

    JosephD

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wedding Anniversary
  38. CS

    CecilleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner, Dillon was awesome! Very disappointed w/ the dessert.
  39. E

    Edypoty

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Comida muy rica y original. El salmón muy seco

    ShayaResponded on August 28, 2022Querida Edypoty, A usted le pregunto por el manager en este caso? o le dijo al mesero/a sobre el salmon? Shaya Management

  40. CA

    CAM3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was delicious, cauliflower humus, haloumi, lamb kofte, and babka. The pita bread was the best we've had. Our waitress was helpful and appropriately attentive. This restaurant is unique, a special treat!

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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 4.9 stars by 4091 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 70 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

  • 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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