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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.8
4.8
4042 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

19:00


Booked 81 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

  • 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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Experiences

  • COOLinary Dinner: $45!

    US$45.00 per person

    1 Aug - 31 Aug 2022
    Shaya's COOLinary Dinner for $45! First Course Choice Of Tahini Hummus or Cauliflower Hummus or Lamb Ragu Hummus Second Course Demi Fattoush Salad | Seasonal Greens ,Heirloom Carrots ,Green Onions ,Sumac Date Vinaigrette , Pita Chips Or Falafel | Green Tahini , Pickled Cabbage Third Course Kvaroy Salmon | Caramelized harissa , Couscous “ risotto “ , sweet Corn Or Chicken Leg and thigh | Aromatic Rice , Charred green onions , Pistachio , Pecan , Tzatziki Dessert Seasonal Sorbet Scoop Price is per person, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity
  • COOLinary Lunch: $25!

    US$25.00 per person

    1 Aug - 31 Aug 2022
    Shaya's COOLinary Lunch Menu for $25! First Course Choice Of Tahini Hummus or Cauliflower Hummus Second Course Chicken Shawarma Pickled Cabbage - Toum - Ararat Fries Or Shakshuka Seasonal Vegetables - Spicy Chilies - Tomato - soft cooked egg - Herbs Price is per person, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity.

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What 4,042 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Food

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Best Value

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Best Food

  • New Orleans

    Best Value

  • New Orleans

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  1. JO

    JohnO

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CC was our server, and she was wonderful. My wife and I have wanted to come here for years and this was our first opportunity. It did not disappoint. The fried chicken hummus may have been our favorite dish – which was recommended by our server. I would never have thought of that combination and it is spectacular. We also had the lamb which was some incredible. The only downside whatsoever is that the restaurant is a little bit noisy. (Also be prepared that the air conditioning works VERY well, so even though it was hot outside, it was icy inside). But that did not interfere with us having a wonderful evening.
  2. AW

    AnneW

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner at Shaya. Atmosphere was festive and service was great. The cauliflower topped hummus was our favorite, but the fresh pita served with EVOO, balsamic and oregano helped make it an easy recommendation. We also loved our pickled vegetables appetizer. Small, but delicious.
  3. SD

    SpecialDinner

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My server was excellent, food stellar, contract signed.
  4. 4

    4greatfood

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third meal at Shaya. Every one outstanding in a city of outstanding restaurants. Relaxed and great service. The slow cooked lamb is just outstanding.
  5. RB

    RobertB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, bread was amazing. will def go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. The air conditioning was way too strong. We were freezing and made us not enjoy meal the way we should have. We asked the server and she said the manager wouldn’t let her turn it down. She was cold too. She said oven makes kitchen hot. Doesn’t seem sustainable. Love the restaurant for many years but hope they can be more responsible with ac and respectful of customer’s experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and amazing service. I was obsessed with our waitress she was so sweet and tentative! We got 3 of the starter dips with pita and the fried chicken hummus (recommended by our waitress) and we couldn’t even finish it all! But it was so good and I was sad I was full. 10/10 would come back and recommend to friends in the area!
  8. SR

    SeaneR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Our food was cold; brought back luke-warm. Our waitress was a jewel, but surprisingly disappointing with the food!
  9. VW

    ValW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my brother and his wife for their first time - food and service was amazing as always! Our go to place when visiting Ner Orleans!
  10. A

    Anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! The fried chicken hummus and heirloom tomatoes were my favorite!
  11. JG

    JuliaG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Always try to come to Shaya when I’m NOLA.
  12. LG

    LouisianaGurl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Shaya, and chose to sit at the bar, during a Friday lunch. The bartender was outstanding. I worked in hospitality, and realized, as we were waiting on our table, the go to person was right there. He guided us perfectly, on what he liked. The cocktails were amazing. I live in the area, love to cook, and appreciate fresh popping with flavor, presentations. Shaya, the herbs used, made the dishes pop. The kitchen floor was spotless. Yes, I looked.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Must try place in NOLA in my opinion. Everything we ate was delicious and unique. The hummus is one of a kind!
  14. DO

    DelphineO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Too cold and too expensive ! No sweet tea it’ll be easy to prepare Falafels good and salmon but salad too much oignon
  15. JP

    JanP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect from start to finish!
  17. LR

    LisaR

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Addicting!
  18. RG

    RobertG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience. The food was exciting for the palate and the service attentive. Their pita bread is amazing. My wife and I look forward to our future visits
  19. M

    Maximus

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the courtyard and had the 4 course Coolinary menu. Everything was delicious from the hummus and bread to start, to the falafel and fetoush salad, the salmon and chicken leg, as well as the seasonal sorbet to wrap things up. The cocktails were inspired and tasty as well. Our server, Dylan, was friendly, informative and responsive. We had a great experience and will certainly be going back!
  20. JJ

    JeffJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is some of the best food you will ever eat, and at surprisingly reasonable prices!
  21. MS

    MiyahS

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and service was just as amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cici (please excuse me if the spelling is incorrect) was such a joy. She really made our dining experience 1000× better. It was a pleasant evening altogether.
  23. s

    susana

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come all the way from London to visit and it did not disappoint. The most fabulous meal. Every mouthful was delicious.
  24. FK

    FoodieKing

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon with couscous risotto is so rich and delicious
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bring a sweater it was chilly
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Food, service, staff, are all excellent!
  27. RA

    RobtA

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Terrific options that are beautifully presented and very tasty. Portions are a bit small, so plan accordingly.
  28. H

    Hospitalitycounts

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    In an industry that should be known for being customer friendly, Shaya fell way below the bar of adequate. We arrived at 11:50 for a noon reservation. It was pouring rain and we were getting soaked even though we had umbrellas. We tried to open the door and the young hostess gestured it would be 5 minutes. Really? We weren't asking to be served immediately. We just wanted to get in out of the rain! We took cover across the street under a wine store's awning and the staff person ope ened the door and invited us in! After we were seated at Shaya, a couple of tourists came in. They had been caught in the rain with no umbrella and were drenched. Nobody thought to go to the kitchen to get a towel or even offer them an extra napkin. I'm a La. native and run a museum where customer service is something we pride ourselves on. The food was delicious, but we won't be back.

    ShayaResponded on 4 August 2022Thank you for bringing this to our attention and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are deeply sorry that you were not accommodated before opening hours due to the rain. We are strict about opening door before opening hours, however there is always room for accommodations, especially if you and your guests are getting soaked. Please allow us time to address the staff to explain the importance of hospitality and how to greet guests by offering them time to dry off with provided towels and/or asking if they need anything. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food. We hope you will give us another try. All the best, Shaya Management.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miller made our visit amazing! Great suggestions and kept our meal moving without rushing us. Honestly could not have asked for a better experience! I hope management appreciates what an wonderful employee they have in her. The food was amazing with great cocktails to go with.
  30. D

    Dana

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great meal! Always consistently delicious and great service!
  31. JC

    JillC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food. One of the best meals I’ve ever had in Nola.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best spot to eat in NOLA! Such a cute restaurant in design, but the food is next level. The hummus is SO good. Amazing service and drinks as well. Highly recommend!
  33. SG

    SouthernGirl

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service- Dylan was attentive and the absolute best! Food as always was timely and excellent. Highly recommend.
  34. CW

    CalW

    Little Rock

    326 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was very good as usual. I made a mistake ordering the salmon well done. It and the couscous were over/cooked. Monday night is busy busy busy.
  35. c

    chris70448

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time visit but will be back. Service was excellent and for a 5 star establishment we were surprised by both the reasonable prices and the portion size. Very evident that all is fresh and the dishes burst with flavor. My only regret is that after multiple shared small plates we had no room left to try an entree
  36. L

    Leticia

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good but after reading the reviews I expected more. Tried it but probably won't go back way to many restaurants out here for choose from.
  37. GS

    GaryS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Saw the Feed Phil episode and decided to make the trip. Baba Ganoush was good. The lamb was too salty. My only complaint. Nice service. Nice restaurant.
  38. JO

    JackieO

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Omg. Please, please go here. We shared a variety of small plates and the shining star was the heirloom tomatoes with pita.
  39. AH

    AnneH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    About 5 years ago I was in New Orleans and went to Shaya for the first time and was thrilled with our amazing dinner. I’m back in New Orleans now and went back to Shaya hoping my experience would be the same. It was! Every bite was exciting. With so many amazing restaurants in New Orleans it’s hard to pick a favorite, but after last night I would have to put Shaya at the top of my favorites list.
  40. BB

    BridgitteB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! The food and service were excellent!

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 4042 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

19:00


Booked 81 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

  • 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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