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Sahara Mediterranean Restuarant

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118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-4522
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were seated today outside by the busboy. Sat for 10 minutes when the heavy waitress with curly dark hair started yelling at us. She was Too Busy to serve outside (while there were other diners outside). I can assure you she was happy we left as she was so busy. A question for ownership.... WHY BOTHER?????? Just close if... More 

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Thank 555b2017
Falls Church, Virginia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get seated without a reservation on a lovely evening. We enjoyed the open air feel of the place. We thought the food was rather bland. I get better gyros in DC.

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Thank Sonsonatta
Ithaca, New York
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I love Mediterranean food, and I was excited to introduce my mom to it. Unfortunately, this was not the place to do that. The restaurant was dead when we were there. We were the only ones in the restaurant for the first half of our meal, but two other tables had come in by the time we... More 

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Thank Steph W
Rochester, New York
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice resturant! Atmosphere was very Mediterranean. Waitress was very good. Food was awesome. A lot of Greek traditional foods plus some new dishes I never seen. Great little gem!!

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Thank mike_brookshire
Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Went with a large group and the food was excellent! The servers were fun and the restaurant itself was a nice space. They serve excellent Mediterranean dishes that are fresh, healthy and really tasty. Try the Fool.

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Thank Gian M
Binghamton, New York
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158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had planned on going somewhere else when my friend said she'd wanted to try this place for a while. We were both glad we did. Surprisingly, despite the numbers of people sitting outside at other close by restaurants on this gorgeous day, this restaurant had very few people. I don't understand it, and hope it changes, because the food... More 

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Thank 1upstateNYer
Connecticut
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

First time at Sahara last weekend and we were really impressed by this restaurant. The food was authentic and well prepared (the Labneh was amazing). The service was terrific and my wife and I loved the atmosphere (very interesting and warm décor). I feel that it may be one of the best restaurants on the commons in terms of value... More 

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Thank Windwood32
Ithaca, New York
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544 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We did not really think of Sahara while planning to get a nice dinner before our film show -- but there it was, within easy walking distance and not crowded, no lines. I have eaten here twice before but somehow it did not stick in my memory. This evening was perfect -- a lovely salad accompanied each dinner choice. The... More 

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Thank rh24
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with friends and ordered from the mezza menu. 4 choices for the three of us. Plenty of food, fresh, well prepared. Hummus was great, as was the grilled chicken and tabbouli salad. Good wine choices and the Chardonnay was well chilled, (warm white wine is a pet peeve of mine). Highly recommend.

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Thank Mary O
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

On the first weekend of Cornell and Ithaca College students arriving in Ithaca, getting into a restaurant was difficult at best. We spotted Sahara and, liking Middle Eastern food, we went in and were warmly greeted and seated quickly. Nice menu, great quality, authentic in flavor and presentation. Recommended if you are a fan of this kind of food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?