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sahara restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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ENTREES‎
All entrees served w/ house salad or soup.
All entrees served w/ rice or vegetables.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Doner Kebab (Gyro)
Marinated sliced lamb & beef & wrapped around a large vertical spit & char-broiled in front of charcoal fires served w/ rice.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Chicken Shawarma (Chicken Gyro)
Layers of marinated chicken char-broiled on a large vertical spit.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Adana Kebab
Hand diced lamb flavored w/ fresh red bell peppers, gently spiced w/ paprika & grilled on skewers.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Chicken Adana
Chopped chicken flavored w/ fresh red bell peppers & hot peppers, grilled on skewers.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Chicken Kebab
Cubes of chicken breast marinated in a special sauce & char-broiled on skewers.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Chicken Sautée
Sauted chicken, garlic, & green pepper in a light tomato sauce.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Shish Kebab
Chunks of lamb marinated & char-broiled on skewers.
House salad
Soup
Rice
Vegetables
Chicken Chops
Skinless marinated chicken thighs, grilled to perfection.
YOGURT KEBABS‎
Chicken Yogurt
Cubes of chicken breast baked w/ sautéed pita bread & yogurt.
Chicken Adana Yogurt
Chicken adana w/ sautéed pita bread & yogurt.
Lskender Kebab
Shawarma in a light hot tomato sauce over buttered turkish bread croutons served w/ hot butter sauce & yogurt.
Adana Yogurt
Ground‎ lamb w/ sautéed pita bread & yogurt.
SEAFOOD ENTREES‎
Tilapia Sautée
Tilapia filet w/ fresh tomato & capers seasoned w/ a garlic lemon sauce.
Tilapia Broiled
Tilapia filet grilled w/ fresh tomato, garlic & red onion
Salmon
Sauted salmon w/ fresh tomato & scallions finished w/ a light garlic lemon sauce.
Shrimp Kebab
Specially‎ marinated & char-grilled.
Sahara Shrimp
Shrimp w/ spicy tomato sauce.
Shrimp Sautée
Sautéed shrimp w/ capers & fresh tomato finished w/ a light lemon garlic sauce.
Turkish Spicy Shrimp Kebab
Jumbo‎ shrimp marinated in special turkish spices & grilled.
VEGETARIAN ENTREES‎
Roasted Eggplant
Half of an eggplant stuffed w/ rice & fresh vegetables, topped in a light red sauce & melted feta cheese.
Mucver (Zucchini Cake)
Zucchini, carrot & feta patty sautéed until golden brown & served w/ salad.
APPETIZERS‎
Hummus
Homemade chick pea dip flavored w/ lemon juice, spices topped w/ olive oil.
Hummus w/ Spiced Ezme
Our hummus topped spiced ezme
House Hummus
Hummus topped w/ cherry peppers, olives & roasted garlic
Baba Ghanoush Salad
A homemade grilled eggplant dip mixed w/ tomato, scallions, tahini, lemon juice & olive oil.
Eggplant Salad
Fire-grilled eggplant flavored w/ garlic, dill, parsley, red bell peppers & onions.
Labhne
A homemade sour cream w/ walnuts, dill & garlic.
Cacik (Jajik)
Homemade yogurt w/ cucumber seasoned w/ garlic, fresh dill & mint.
Saksuka (Eggplant w/ Sauce)
Small cubes of sautéed eggplant & green peppers in fresh tomato & garlic sauce.
Spiced Ezme
Spicy‎ mashed vegetables mixed w/ walnuts, garlic, paprika, & olive oil.
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Fresh vine grape leaves stuffed w/ rice, currants, pine nuts & fresh dill. Served cold.
SALADS‎
Shepherd's Salad
Tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, parsley, white vinegar, lemon juice, salt & pepper, & extra virgin olive oil.
Tahini Shepherd's Salad
Tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, parsley, lemon juice, salt & pepper, tahini sauce & extra virgin olive oil.
Tabouleh Salad
Parsely, tomatoes, scallions, & brown wheat flavored w/ lemon juice & extra virgin olive oil.
Fattoush
Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onions & small cubes of toasted pita bread tossed w/ sumac, lemon juice & olive oil.
Bean Salad
White beans, tomato, onion, green pepper, parsley & black olives.
Mediterranean Salad
Chopped greens w/ chilled chicken, roasted peppers, tomatoes, pine nuts & kalamata olives finished in balsamic vinaigrette & topped w/ crumbled feta cheese.
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, & olives, dressed w/ extra virgin olive oil, a splash of white vinegar & finished w/ shredded feta cheese.
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce & croutons w/ parmesan cheese.
Soup of the Day
Ask about the soup of the day. Each recipe is made fresh daily.
SANDWICHES‎
All sandwiches served w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tahina sauce & fries.
Doner Kebab (Gyro)
Chicken Shawarma (Chicken Gyro)
Kafta
Adana Kebab
Chicken Adana Kebab
Chicken Kebab
Falafel
Baba Ghanoush
Hummus
BEVERAGES‎
Large San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
Bottled Spring Water
Orange
Mango Guava
Cocktail Nectar
Coke
Diet Coke
Ginger Ale
Sprite
Orange
DESSERTS‎
Keşkül
A light custard made w/ crushed almonds & lightly flavored w/ vanilla & lemon zest sprinkled w/ pistachios.
Baked Rice Pudding
A pudding made by baking rice, milk & sugar.
Brown Top Pudding / Kazandibi
A milk pudding sprinkled w/ cinnamon.
Baklava
Sweet pastry of layers of phyllo dough w/ chopped walnuts & topped w/ honey syrup & pistachios.
Tiramisu
Sponge cake ladyfingers dipped in a coffee mixture, layered w/ mascarpone & grated chocolate.
Panna Cotta
A light, silky flavored custard topped w/ strawberries.
Tartufo Ice Cream
Vanilla & chocolate gelato wrapped in chocolate w/ almonds & a red heart of maraschino cherry. Served w/ whipped cream.
Cheesecake
Light cheesecake topped w/ strawberries
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews pita bread turkish coffee lamb kebab lentil soup mixed grill baklava baba ganoush calamari mediterranean food a small parking lot sigara boregi brick oven byob restaurant definitely eat here again food was great nice service take home
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with family. The chummus was tasty. The Baba ganouj was smoky. The saksuka eggplant salad was tasty. Not a lot of vegan entrees. But, the stuffed peppers were also good. The portions were large.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank utpsy
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Excellent lunch for 4. We all got entrees and ordered a vegetarian sampler. All was excellent. The Hummus, Labneh, etc and the bread served with it was top-rated, as good as you could hope to find. Good Turkish tea. No alcohol.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JrMushroom
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is beautiful and the staff is knowledge and courteous too. We had apps and dinner....the apps were amazing! Authentic and delicious! There were 6 of us half enjoyed dinner and the other half thought it was okay.... next time we're going to load up...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank angiehaddad
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Good food from the i house bread to variou entrees and appetizers. Highly recommended! Very well designed and the brick oven gives the entire place a great clean smell

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bpcost
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Sahara has gluten free items and delicious hummus and salads and it is a BYOB. Great place for a date or to gather with friends!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kimberly02
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Wife and I went with another couple to Sahara at their new site in Manville. I had a vegetarian option and yvwife had a chicken dish. We all started with the lentil soup which is the best I have ever had. We all were highly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BARTWEIN
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Our starter came with a bowl of spiced lentil soup. It is possibly the most inspired dish I have eaten in months. Delicious! The rest of the meal was all wonderfully flavorful and the warm cosy interior was just right on a chilly night. Will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined in the Sahara Restaurant on a Friday evening. We arrived at 5:30 so reservations were not necessary and parking was plentiful. The staff were welcoming and very professional, and the waitress was very attentive and efficient. The food was excellent,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Capndick
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Ambience was good. Waiters were always around to take care of of us. Enjoyed everything from the appetizers to the entrees to the turkish coffee. I definitely recommend this place!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sherina M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I've been here for lunch and dinner, always great food!! I HIGHLY recommend the chipotle hummus!! Best hummus I've ever had and prices are very reasonable. It's also BYOB! Will be back soon(:

Date of visit: October 2018
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