Authentic Spices and Seasonal Vegetables Delight
Shaya in Uptown New Orleans is a James Beard award-winning Israeli restaurant that offers traditional Mediterranean dishes. The menu at Shaya largely includes seasonal vegetables and it heavily favors chickpeas. Diners find that the cuisine offers many authentic spices to delight the taste buds and nose. The focus is on small plates at Shaya, and the best items on the menu are able to be soaked up with some of the delicious hot steaming pita bread the restaurant specializes in.
Comfort Fare in an Upscale Setting
At Shaya, house-made pita cooks in a huge wood-burning oven toward the back of the restaurant while diners in the front await their scrumptious plates. This Magazine Street eatery offers comfort food, but in an impeccable high-end setting that features bright blue and white decor and an immaculate outdoor patio. Chef Alon Shaya prepares modern Israeli food in an old-world restaurant that every New Orleans visitor should experience at least once.