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Sahara Mediterranean Restuarant

118 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-4522
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
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“greek salad” (6 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here after finding a 45-minute wait to get in across the street. There were a few parties on the patio so we requested a table inside. It was empty... not a good sign. Strengths: our server was friendly, the beer selection was...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the staff was very friendly, our food was really average. My husband ordered a Greek salad, and the only Greek part of it was one Kalamata olive. He was not impressed with the kibbe, and my chicken gyro was not bad, just seemed lame.

Thank MadameCoco
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had a great lunch here a few weeks ago and especially enjoyed the delicious hummus; it was the best I've ever tasted! Along with that, the Greek salad was also tasty as well as the spanakopita although the latter was different than others I...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I found this spot when in Ithaca 4 a conference & had a delicious solo dinner of Greek salad & kibbeh. Back in Ithaca a month later 4 overnight getaway & ended up back at Sahara. I agree w. Mike Brookshire - this spot is...More

Thank kaelap
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've eaten here a few times and gotten take out twice. NONE of these experiences have been 'quick'. Food has been consistently good, but it often takes way too long to get it. I've stopped coming for lunch because I don't have the time. Take...More

Thank 20JMJ17
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank 555b2017
hollyalzitoon, Owner at Sahara Mediterranean Restuarant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Wow. I am so sorry for this. I wish there were something more we could do or say. We really pride ourselves on authentic food and good service and I am sorry you didn't get to enjoy either.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

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.

Thank Sonsonatta
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Thank Steph W
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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!!

Thank mike_brookshire
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.

Thank Gian M
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Lunch, Dinner
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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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