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Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Shaya

4.9
4.9
3880 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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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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Popular dishes

Menu

Salatim

1 for $6 - 3 for $15 - 5 for $25

  • BABA GANOUSH

    creamy eggplant, green onion, olive oil

    • MOUSSAKA

      chickpeas, tomato, eggplant, onion spread

      • SMOKED LABNEH

        lima beans, charred chili vinaigrette

        • PICKLES

          market vegetables

          • IKRA

            whipped cream cheese & anchovy spread, dill

            • ROASTED BEETS

              herbed tahini, meyer lemon, urfa

              Hummus

              • CAULIFLOWERUS$15.00

                caramelized onions, cilantro

                • FRIED CHICKENUS$17.00

                  date salsa verde, tunisian spices, aleppo pepper

                  • LAMB RAGÚUS$18.00

                    crispy chickpeas

                    • TAHINIUS$12.00

                      aleppo pepper, extra virgin olive oil

                      • OCTOPUSUS$19.00

                        chili butter, fried garlic

                        Small Plates

                        • LAMB KOFTEUS$17.00

                          heirloom tomato, eech, tahini

                          • CRISPY HALLOUMIUS$14.00

                            LA strawberry, apricots, arak, mint

                            • FALAFELUS$13.00

                              pickled cabbage, tahini, harissa

                              • ISRAELI SALADUS$14.00

                                cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onions with preserved lemon vinaigrette, Bulgarian feta

                                • FATTOUSH SALADUS$15.00

                                  seasonal greens, heirloom carrots, green onions, sumac date vinaigrette, za'atar pita chips

                                  Large Plates

                                  • FALAFEL SANDWICHUS$16.00

                                    cucumber, tomato, red onion, hummus, red chilies

                                    • CHICKEN SCHNITZEL SANDWICHUS$17.00

                                      brioche, harissa mayonnaise, shaved pickles

                                      • LAMB BURGERUS$18.00

                                        feta, toum, sumac onions, tomato, arugula

                                        • WAGYU BRISKET SANDWICHUS$19.00

                                          horseradish tahini, pickled cabbage, urfa

                                          • CHICKEN LEG & THIGHUS$24.00

                                            aromatic rice, charred green onions, pistachio, pecan, tzatziki

                                            • ROYAL RED SHRIMPUS$26.00

                                              qatari rice, soft herbs, crispy garlic

                                              • KVAROY SALMONUS$28.00

                                                caramelized harissa, couscous "risotto", sweet corn

                                                Desserts

                                                • WARM CHOCOLATE BABKAUS$13.00

                                                  almond gelato, salted caramel

                                                  • TAHINI MOUSSEUS$12.00

                                                    chocolate, sesame

                                                    • LABNEH CHEESECAKEUS$11.00

                                                      bastilla nuts, orange blossom gelato

                                                      • SEASONAL ICE CREAM OR GELATOUS$7.00

                                                        Last updated: 9 April 2022

                                                        What 3,880 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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                                                          Fort Lauderdale

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service. Food was good all around. Every dish was excellent. The bread, chicken hummus, and Salatims were the winners of the show though

                                                        2. f

                                                          franqoyz

                                                          Miami

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Pita amazing! Everything was so good.moussaka and beets!!

                                                        3. ZB

                                                          ZohraB

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Food was great. Octopus dish and Simon dishes were fabulous.

                                                        4. BG

                                                          BrianG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We've traveled to New Orleans many times over the years and Shaya remains at the top of our list!

                                                        5. J

                                                          John

                                                          Birmingham

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          24 reviews

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Not sure there's a more authentic Mediterranean option in New Orleans or anywhere else!! Food was delicious, the space was warm and inviting and the service was top notch. Excellent +

                                                        6. d

                                                          denac

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great w allergies

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall1food5service4ambience3

                                                          We had a 9;30 reservation for 9:30pm. I made the reservation 3 months in advance- I wanted an earlier time but they had none. We came on time, the restaurant was half- empty. We ordered drinks and appetizers fairly quickly. We then ordered dinner and was told the kitchen was closed! Even pita was cold. I thought this was going to our big expensive celebration for my daughter’s graduation from college. Such a disappointment,

                                                        8. J

                                                          Jweiss

                                                          Detroit

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          15 reviews

                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Best happy hour and fabulous food.

                                                        9. RJ

                                                          RobbyJ

                                                          Atlantic City

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                          Great food, excellent service. Annoying generic, elevator music

                                                        10. MW

                                                          MarkW

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          excellent food. enjoyed the atmosphere and service

                                                        11. R

                                                          Rich

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          72 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          72 reviews

                                                          Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          My wife and I are visiting New Orleans and this restaurant was recommended. We had a fantastic meal: the pita, baba ghanoush and hummus were extremely tasty, and our small and large plates were equally outstanding. Kayla, our server, was pleasant and helpful in a low key way. I would highly recommend Shaya!

                                                        12. m

                                                          markd

                                                          Jackson Hole

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                          From out of town and looking for something different. The slow roasted lamb shank is outstanding, love the various hummus....

                                                        13. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Falafel was dry. Disappointed. Cocktails and service good

                                                        14. JA

                                                          JimAtari

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our first time at Shaya and it was amazing. The service, ambiance, and food were all outstanding. My wife and I agreed that it was the best hummus we’ve ever had. We would be here all the time if we lived in New Orleans.

                                                        15. CM

                                                          CindyM

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Great overall experience. Food was excellent, lighting was a bit bright.

                                                        16. J

                                                          Jank

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          25 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          25 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          A perfect evening. Everyone still raving about the food, setting and service. Thanks

                                                        17. AL

                                                          ArleneL

                                                          Nashville

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The waitress was superb The food delicious The courtyard quieter than inside

                                                        18. S

                                                          Stukk2112

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          I have been trying to get a chance to enjoy the offerings of SHAYA on Magazine for a couple years. I must say that the lunchtime service was incredible. We really enjoyed the ”pickles”. Though, we should have forgone the 3 for $15 bread spreads/nibbling options at the top of the menu. The lack of hummus on our table with the fresh pita was disappointing. Next time, we will opt for a hummus option for the table (and maybe just the pickles). The entrées we did order were satisfying and interesting blending of flavors. I enjoyed the falafel sandwich. Next time, no fries. The veggie option with this sandwich is the way to go (according to my daughter). My husband loved his lamb burger. Next time, I will definitely try the fried chicken hummus. Also, we will try to get there for an evening dinner, ASAP, to see if the menu options are even more enticing. Overall, we enjoyed the experience at dear Shaya!

                                                        19. RW

                                                          RandeW

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food!!!

                                                        20. LK

                                                          LindaK

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          Enjoyed our dinner. Every dish was great! Great selection.

                                                        21. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful staff and delicious food!

                                                        22. SB

                                                          SusanB

                                                          Chicago

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Awesome food. We were so glad that a coworker recommended it. It was definitely the best hummus we have ever had and the fresh pita was impossible to resist. Delicious falafel. Hard to pick our favorite bites.

                                                        23. KB

                                                          KBHR

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          47 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          47 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The menu and food are excellent. However, we had a rocky start since we arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation and the front door was locked. Several guests (also with reservations) we’re standing outside on a very warm day waiting and there was no indication that the room would be opened anytime soon, creating unnecessary angst for the patrons. Needless to say, not a happy crowd. Not sure what the solution for Shaya is but this starts the patrons out with a bad taste and questioning one’s decision to bring guests to dine here. The wait staff is spot on and attentive and once inside things go well. The food is creative and delightful.

                                                        24. RV

                                                          RonV

                                                          Tallahassee

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Special thanks to Alyssa the bar tender. She is amazing and took special care of me throughout the whole meal. Alyssa made the dinning experience amazing from start to finish. She is an extreme multi tasker and an amazing persona. If you get a chance to sit on the bar, you are in for a treat. Definitely coming back on my next trip. Some key menu suggestions: Ikra Humus Tahini Kofta The Tahini Mousset is out of this world......

                                                        25. ML

                                                          MeganL

                                                          New England

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic food. Great place to share food and enjoy your friends

                                                        26. IB

                                                          IngaBinga

                                                          Caribbean

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing. Everything was wonderful. Very special birthday dinner!!

                                                        27. B

                                                          Bandaid

                                                          Phoenix

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                          Had such an amazing meal here a few years back it was a no-brainer to return as we visit NOLA infrequently. Ambiance remains great. Some of the items were over-seasoned. (beets and baba ghanoush) The fried chicken hummus and Lamb shank were excellent. Table service could have been more attentive (i.e. water glasses never re-filled).

                                                        28. LD

                                                          LynnDave

                                                          New York Area

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We were lucky to sit outside in the courtyard last minute. We had a superb dinner-slow cooked lamb, fillet of salmon and babka for dessert. Courtyard is very peaceful and much quieter than indoors. Would love to eat at Shaya again!

                                                        29. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Memphis/West TN

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Anniversary

                                                        30. MG

                                                          MarkG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We heard about Shaya on the show Someone Feed Phil and decided we had to try it. Shaya did not disappoint. The Chicken Hummus and Pita was enough for a meal and the desserts were outstanding!

                                                        31. c

                                                          charlottenc

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food and service were exceptional. Imaginative cuisine that was delicious. The restaurant is lovely and we were able to talk with friends at our table easily. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and steered us in the right direction.

                                                        32. L

                                                          Lisa

                                                          Fort Lauderdale

                                                          29 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          29 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing meal-- fresh, delicious, fabulous service (Jessica) and lovely bright setting! Exceeded expectations and the build up was huge! Will be a must go from now on!

                                                        33. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We have dined at Shaya in the past and have always enjoyed the restaurant. We were with vegetarian friends attending jazz fest seeking interesting options around town. My first thought went to Shaya as it was excellent then and still does an exemplary job. Compliments to all staff, great experience, we will definitely return!

                                                        34. CD

                                                          CindiD

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend the Wagyu brisket sandwich and the shrimp and rice entree.

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Had a reservation for lunch, but got there and we chose to sit at the bar. Alyssa took care of us. Service was outstanding, cocktails were exceptional, and the food was equal to both. Do it!

                                                        36. SC

                                                          ShiraC

                                                          Atlanta

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          All the food was incredible. Service was also top notch. Basically the best meal I ever had.

                                                        37. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service. Very helpful. Food, as always, astounding

                                                        38. MI

                                                          MariiaI

                                                          Chicago

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Best restaurant in New Orleans! Coming back!

                                                        39. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Richmond

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Terrific Mediterranean food restaurant! Loved the kafte kababs, flat bread and Greek style salad. Excellent bottle of Chenin blanc. Nice atmosphere. Next time want to try the outside patio dining.

                                                        40. LG

                                                          LauraG

                                                          New Orleans

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          Usually wonderful but this time service was slow; cocktails were slow; we had to ask multiple times for utensils and had to send back our food because it came out cold. Not sure whether it was just an off day. Hummuses were fantastic as usual as was the pita and the salad

                                                        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 3880 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.

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                                                        Booked 48 times today
                                                        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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