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Sahara Mediterranean Restuarant

118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-4522
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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“spanakopita” (10 reviews)
“greek salad” (6 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed yesterday

This has consistently been one of our favorite restaurants in Ithaca. I'm mystified by the negative reviews -- we have invariably left this place happy with our visit. The service has always been excellent; the young man we find there lately at lunch is an...More

Thank andrejso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the labneh and spanakopita. Great atmosphere as well. Would definitely go back there in the future.

Thank Melanie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on Valentine's Day, it wasn't super busy and there was room for our group so we gave them a try. The staff was very attentive, they were pretty speedy in taking our order however it wasn't really quick between ordering...More

Thank tdaning0
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We decided to try a variety of dishes to share, which was good because the dishes were inconsistent and not all would make one happy.

1  Thank Etienne M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We just recently started going to Sahara for our weekly Friday night dinner out. We have been pleasantly surprised by the tasty food, good portions, interesting menu and attentive service. We've never had to wait for a table, which on a Friday night on Aurora...More

Thank denise g
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I wanted a place for a gyros and beer and this was great for that. Tapestries are a bit tacky, but it's mostly the well-appointed bar that dominates the interior. The waiter recommended the fries and he was right about them. Better than I've had...More

1  Thank Wesley S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The food here is pretty good, fresh certainly. Nice staff and very good atmosphere. I am more partial to other restaurants in the area in terms of food taste, but the food here is quite tasty.

Thank TravelinRobT
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice place to get Mediterranean food. It's open for lunch too. One time, there was a woman belly dancing in the restaurant!

Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I had no idea that a Friday night in early August would find the Ithaca Commons so crowded. We luckily were able to get a table for 3 at Sahara without a reservation. Jordan our server was friendly, helpful and efficient. I had the special...More

Thank Cazzie49
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice atmosphere. Good service. My daughter ordered falafel salad and labneh, both of which she liked very much. I ordered kibbe and dolmas. The dolmas were very good. The kibbe was a bit dry, but flavorful. Sahara is located in Ithaca Commons where there are...More

Thank Marianne S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4522
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