We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3061 Fieldstone Way, Suite 1200, Lexington, KY 40513-9006
+1 859-224-1138
Today
11:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 164: English reviews
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

One of our favorite restaurants, be sure to arrive early because they sell out! Love the Shwarma and Kabobs and best tasting hummus. Husband says the lamb kabobs are the best he's had. One of the best lunch bargains in town.

Helpful?
Thank Regina M
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We have been twice for dinner, 5pm and then 4pm, sold out of food both times and very proud of it. Says it happens all the time. ????? What the heck? If a restaurant is not open for dinner that is one thing but don't advertise dinner hours and then run out before dinner. If I were the owner of... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ruth L
Barboursville, West Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped here today on our trip to Trader Joes and was greatly impressed with our lunches. Tons of food for a great price! We will be stopping again there on one of our trips (:

Helpful?
Thank Southern710
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

The beef kabob is absolutely amazing!!! The steak is the best I've ever had. The garlic sauce is phenomenal, hummus is delicious and creamy. And the shawarma's are heavenly as well... If you are around near lunch hour, prepare to wait in a line out the door.

Helpful?
Thank SHOCK_BigLee
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We were heading back to Asheville from our weekend North of Cincinnati on I-75. Clicked on to my beloved TA to figure out where to dine for lunch and the Sahara reached out and grabbed me. We just left and my taste buds are singing. What a delightful and delicious culinary treat. We each ordered a lunch plate. Steve got... More 

Helpful?
Thank AllstaedtX2
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Sahara is the best Mediterranean food in Lexington (except for the falafel-- Gyroz on Waller has quite possibly the best falafel in the world). They're often sold out before closing time, and for good reason. In a city overrun with bland chain restaurants and fried everything, this family-run authentic restaurant is a gem. Like other reviewers have mentioned, don't expect... More 

Helpful?
Thank bjohnson365
Culleoka, Tennessee
Level Contributor
132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I have been thinking about enjoying a meal at this restaurant for a few months...today my hotel was within walking distance. The menu is simple, affordable, and flavorful. When I entered the restaurant I was greeted by the cashier. The service was very fast and the food was fresh and tasty. Not fancy...but a great place for a healthy mediterranean... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank PioneerTW
Marysville mi
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

The swarma is tender, with fresh bread. The hummus is smooth, lots of rice, fresh salad, great flavor in everything. It is fast and convenient. Nice outdoor seating. Came highly recommended by the locals. It's only 8 hrs for a carryout from home...i look forward to next time!

Helpful?
Thank tdrummond69
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

This place is the bomb if you like garlicky, Mediterranean food. No ambiance at all, it's in a strip mall, but the food is so good they line up out the door. Just be sure you are not in close quarters with someone after eating here....garlic breath.

Helpful?
1 Thank Napagrl
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Best food in town! Great quality, flavor, and you get a ton of great food! By far my favorite place to eat. Don't be deceived by the atmosphere!

Helpful?
1 Thank Jelleygirl9

Travellers who viewed Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine also viewed

 

Been to Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3061 Fieldstone Way, Suite 1200, Lexington, KY 40513-9006
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-224-1138

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?