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Sahara Middle Eastern Cuisine

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2226 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3656
+1 626-795-6900
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11:00 - 20:30
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Michigan
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by craving some Middle Eastern food. On my own, I stood at the counter under the "order here" sign while the older man there thoroughly ignored me as he added up the registers and fiddled with money. Eventually someone approached me from the side and took my order. Odd. My beef kabob 'lite lunch' had nicely done and tender... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My family stopped in at lunch and loved the food. The lunch menu is very reasonable in price. I had the falafel plate and it was delicious!

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1 Thank Gail P
Bellevue
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This may well be the best Mediterranean restaurant in Pasadena but it mediocre at best. While the lentil soup and kabobs were well cooked the lack of that mid-eastern flavor and spice made me think longingly of my favorite mid-eastern restaurant at home. The kabobs could really have used a garlic dipping sauce and the pita bread should have been... More 

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Thank Lawrence D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with a coworker to try a place we had never been we both are picky about our middle eastern food and this place made us happy. Flavor and portions for lunch were generous. I had lamb kabobs and she had Lula-lamb/beef mix. The hummas was perfect, bread was fresh, rice and cabbage salad were excellent. They... More 

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Thank Alycia602
Los Angeles
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Pasadena is not a great town for Middle Eastern food but it has at least one good place. Their beef kabob is very tasty. You have to go to Westwood to get a meal that tops Sahara's. A very unassuming place.

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Thank UHManoa
Pasadena, California
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124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I ate here tonight for the first time. I have to say the service was pretty bad. I asked for help a few times and was told just a minute only to not have the person come back. But the worst part was when the manager came by I mentioned to him that the service was a problem. His response... More 

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1 Thank WendyS58
Pasadena, California
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202 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

There are many middle eastern food places in Pasadena, but this is now the best with several others falling to the wayside. Check their schedule for they have limited times open. Just plan ahead for fine sharma and kebobs, etc

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Thank Warner L
Liberty, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We have come here for over ten years. Vege combo and beef kabobs are good choices for us. In ten years have never had gristle in kabobs. Usually good crowd, effectively handled.

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Thank john c
West Covina, California, USA
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Great little Lebanses restaurant! Food was delicious, ambiance needs some improvement, but what impressed me was the number of return customers, how the servers knew their names and orders, and friendliness displayed! I had the chicken kabob and husband ordered shawarma. Both were very good. I do wish to see chicken luleh or chicken shawarma on the menu next time.... More 

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Thank Marianne M
Gainesville, Georgia
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

This little restaurant offers up absolutely delicious Middle Eastern food. I ordered a dish containing beef kabob, lule kabob and lamb kabob. When it arrived, I was presented with a large, moist, and marvelously seasoned skewer of each which was cooked over mesquite and placed on a nice bed of rice. We have eaten at several good Middle Eastern restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2226 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3656
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-6900

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