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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.9
4.9
3961 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

23:00


Booked 51 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 3,961 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Healthy

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Overall

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

    Fit for Foodies

  • New Orleans

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  • New Orleans

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. One of my favorite restaurants. Okay. Actually my favorite restaurant.
  2. PT

    PriscillaT

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Atmosphere great for a special occasion or date but also casual enough for everyday dining. Good sized portions too. Highly recommend trying one of their hummus.
  3. NN

    NormaNap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance were wonderful. It’s just so hard to get in for a meal there!
  4. WP

    WhitneyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by fast the best restaurant I visited in all of New Orleans.
  5. M

    Madrev

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so good!!
  6. AA

    AyannaA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaya was as delicious and personable as I remember them from 5 years ago, and the year before and the year before! I come here every time I'm in town!
  7. J

    Jack

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cauliflower hummus plowed by slow roasted lamb. Excellent. Server was charming and efficient recommend it highly. Also the drinks ere perfect. Didn’t have dessert
  8. AB

    AnyaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, I never expected my favourite meal in NOLA to be Israeli… it was absolutely incredible. Every flavour was carefully paired and combined so that each bite was perfect. Plus the pita… so steamy and fresh. Definitely take a visit to Shaya!
  9. JD

    JulieD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, delightful service, great cocktails and wine… overall wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend Shaya for foodies. Also a nice break from Creole and French food. Delicious!!
  10. m

    madamelibrarian

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. My husband said it's the best he's eaten in years.
  11. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, quality and service was outstanding! 10/10 would highly recommend!
  12. DM

    DhwaniM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food in Shaya. Everything we ordered was amazing and we loved it. The recommendations from the waiter were great :) Would go again 100% next time I am in New Orleans
  13. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fresh and delicious. A bit rushed by our waiter but still very enjoyable.
  14. R

    catherineR

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stacy, our server, was terrific. The pita was warm and delicious. We got lamb ragu and Israeli salad which we agreed we would order again. The room was full and had an acceptable noise level. We will return,
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    The waiter was preoccupied with a table of 2 and our party of 6 experienced waits and had to make request multiple times . Our food came out of order with some of the apps ordered for entrees coming well before the rest of the meal, a sign of poor communication with the kitchen.

    ShayaResponded 2 days agoWe apologize for your unacceptable wait time for food, and to be greeted by your sever. Moving forward we will communicate better on our seating arrangements and to make sure our server has enough time to attend to multiple guests, and if anything to ask for help if needed. Typically our dishes come out as ready. However, receiving entrees before appetizers is something we will address immediately. We hope to see you all again and look forward to ya'll giving us another try! All the best.

  16. B

    Brit

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely meal! Excellent pita. Smoked labne was insane.
  17. G

    Greg

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Everything we had was delicious. Service started well, but once we had our meals, we were seemed to be non-existent. Then it took an eternity to get our bill.
  18. LL

    LaLady

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone should experience this place. It’s amazing and I can’t wait to go back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time getting to experience Shaya. EVERYTHING was on point. Our server was great and the food was AMAING. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. We gave it a 10/10 and will definitely be back again!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Bday dinner date literally could not have asked for a better stab at a unknown date night in a special day
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious with amazing service! Easily one of the best restaurants in New Orleans!
  22. WF

    WayneF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We are visiting from the UK and saw the restaurant featured on Somebody Feed Phil and I booked immediately to celebrate my 50th birthday while in town. Our server was lovely and sweet and recommended dishes to us. Food came out perfectly, timely and hot and oh so tasty. Shame the pitta wasn't like it was on the show. It was very heavy and and barely warm. The service from then went downhill. The restaurant had pretty much cleared out but the servers really were not attentive from that stage. That said, I'd go back but PLEASE fix the service issues and the hot pitta.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I were visiting New Orleans from Michigan. I really wanted to try Shaya after watching an episode of the show “Somebody Feed Phil”. Our meal was so fresh and so good. The bread was fantastic and each dish impressed us. Highlights were the Ikra, the Heirloom Tomatoes, and the Summer Pea Hummus. Our server was outstanding and we felt comfortable and welcome. Our dinner at Shaya was truly a highlight of our trip!
  24. CF

    CynthiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really amazing food! We had a lovely time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from out of town and received several recommendations to try Shaya. We were not disappointed! Everyone enjoyed their meal. It was a favorite meal during our stay in NOLA- and that is saying something in a town with amazing dining options.
  26. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly service, excellent pita, heirloom tomato salatine was a standout. Highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous flavors in every dish!
  28. C

    Charles

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole family got together to celebrate Father’s Day. Our table was ready when we walked in. Our server was great also She was very patient. We had the grandkids with us. No one had any complaints about the food. The food was very good. Between the appetizers and the entrees, it was all good.
  29. DD

    DianeD

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday but we were charged for dessert. Why ask what we are celebrating if you’re not going to do anything but say Happy Birthday when we check in?
  30. BP

    BigPRK

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great middle Eastern food. The slow-cooked lamb is really good.
  31. MB

    MichelleBSN

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great and food was tasty. It’s pretty loud inside and Israeli salad was not diced well with few vegetables other than cucumbers that are usually peeled and seeded due to their bitter peel. Persian cucumbers or hothouse variety are better in this dish. Pita bread was fantastic and my spouse loved his hangar steak. It’s a little weird to still have the Beard award up and Shaya still named after it’s founding chef who is no longer there.
  32. D

    Dezigner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was marvelous, attentive service & clean & interesting decor makes for wonderful dining experience. Salatim & cauliflower hummus are amazing. A place I’d be happy dining at weekly. A+
  33. g

    gracefruit

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted to snag a last minute dinner reservation at Shaya after an unfortunate issue arose with our original dining plans. The service was superb from the time we walked into the door until the time we left. Having arrived a wee bit early for our reservation, our table was not yet ready but we were invited to head to the bar to order water and drinks and sit in comfort while we waited for our seats. After being seated, our server shared with us the best way to experience Shaya’s food and we took her advice as we ordered our meal. Everything from the pickles & pita to start all the way to the dessert was beautifully plated and delicious. As a novice wine drinker, I was intrigued to have the opportunity to try my first Moroccan wine and walked away from my meal knowing there is indeed a red wine I enjoy. Shaya was an excellent choice for our last dinner in NOLA—we are thankful a hiccup on our other plans brought us to this fabulous place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service all around and DELIGHTFUL food and drink! We arrived early and went to the bar and ordered 2 cocktails and nice to hear from the bartender that all of them that tend bar get to create a cocktail and it’s all featured on their menu. Had the old fashioned and the 4 KARAT! Loved both!! ENTIRE meal was fabulous! Our first time so our sweet and very attentive server, CiCi explained how the hummus was and we ordered her recommendation of fried chicken and the spices/herb mixture. I used to live in NOLA around Katrina timeframe and Mona’s was the only place to make the creamiest hummus…SHAYA is NOW the BEST HUMMUS. CiCi explained to use how much work the Chef’s team goes to blend/cream it making it, but also right before serving they blend it up. So light and creamy and NOW MY FAVORITE HUMMUS of ALL time! And the fried chicken were small enough to cut in half or place right in your mouth and yes they were crispy, flakey and perfectly cooked chicken! Had the hanger steak and the slow cooked lamb. Don’t hold back on either, especially the lamb since lamb is usually high priced anyway, but I have never had such tender and SO MUCH Lamb Meat on the leg bone (had leftovers the next day on my salad). Lamb plate had a super creamy sauce to go perfectly with it and of course the herb blend of parsley and others. MUST COME and EAT if you want a change from Cajun/creole…BEST MEDITERRANEAN food in NOLA! Had the peach dessert and it was a perfect size dessert since we were pretty full, but EVERY BITE was TASTY. Thank you SHAYA Team for making our dinner very special and memorable! You are added to our MUST eat at each time we visit NOLA now!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh hot pita bread kept coming to savor with the snap pea topped silky hummus! The pitcher of exotic Tahitian mint tea was just perfect for the steamy New Orleans afternoon weather. Fish sandwich in a pita was too much pita.
  36. D

    Dawn

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner here while traveling on business. We found healthy alternatives to meet our vegan/low carb lifestyle. By far the best meal we have had in New Orleans thus far. The staff was charming and helpful… and love that the pita is baked right there! Simply fantastic :)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a fantastic meal and tried everything we could! I could live on the pita alone!
  38. CV

    ChrisVFX

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hummus is amazing as was our server. He was so thoughtful that he bagged up a couple fresh pita that had just come out of the oven to accompany our leftovers. Would highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tom was a fantastic server and every dish was so delicious! We were really looking forward to finally trying Shaya and it was great!

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 4.9 stars by 3961 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 booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 51 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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