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St. John's wood | St. John's Wood, London NW8 7NG, England
+44 20 7722 8555
11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my third time at this restaurant with a third consecutive poor experience. I will not be returning. 1. 3 out of the 4 courses ordered were poorly prepared. Two guests who ordered the shwarama wraps commented that there was next to no shwarama in them and that they were cold. It was quiet clear that the meat had... More 

Thank Delta K
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved into the neighborhood, we are trying out all the places to determine our favorites. Sahara, is definitely at the top of our list. Excellent food, healthy, reasonably priced for the area, super friendly and accommodating staff. We tried a lot of items on the menu, one of the favorites grilled cheese, delicious. The hummus is also really good,... More 

Thank catzac
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my friend were looking for place to have a dinner, they recommend sahara rest. for us, we went there it was half full worm place and I did love the music, nice atmosphere staff very friendly and helpful, food tasty and big portions I did love the mix grill, it was wonderful mint tea and Lebanese dessert make... More 

Thank ali a
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Ordered this food off deliveroo, and i was appalled by the portion, the meat was dry and cold - a very disappointing experience and extremely costly. They wouldn't dare serve you that meal if you eat in the restaurant, very poor service.

Thank Seye D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had our company Christmas lunch here. The food was really wonderful and the service attentive and efficient. Highly recommended.

Thank EMLM995
london united kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Menu sounded lovely. Restaurant looked nice. Good location But no wow factor. Food very average. Service quite slow. Overpriced for what it was at over £30 a head! I've had better Lebanese food for sure

Thank RubyMae50
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was lebanese restaurant This was Lebanese restaurant when visited it first time. The dishes were changed slightly in favour of European dishes. Services and quality of the food are OK; however, it is not the best restaurant in the St. John’s Wood area.

Thank Eliyar53
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We ordered the set menu for 2, at £25 each we were expecting a fairly big meal. The starters (hot + cold fatoush) were good enough. The mains came out... we thought that we'd hit the jackpot with a huge plate of mixed grill, then they bought a 2nd much smaller one, less than half the size. The head waiter... More 

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Tramore, Ireland
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Can't quite decide whether or not this restaurant is worth another visit. Asked for suggestions for a warm starter and was served a barely warm moussaka. Main course was Farrouj Meshwi (basically a roast chicken) - a bit dry.

Thank Prandially
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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532 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We walked along St Johns Wood High Street looking for somewhere to have a late lunch before going to an evening cricket match at Lord's. We decided to try Sahara and were not disappointed. We weren't quite sure what to order as we hadn't tried Lebanese food before. The waiter suggested we share a selection of mezzes to start. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. John's wood | St. John's Wood, London NW8 7NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Regent's Park / Kings Cross
  • Neighbourhood: Regent's Park / Kings Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7722 8555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?