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Posted by susan Lev on 08/21/2012
I just had a great experience at my old watering place. My college days at NYU were spent at this middle Eastern place. All my friends went there After grad we all went our separate ways but last week we were back a group of us --- Guest we all wanted to go back to Sahara -- We had a great time like 3 years ago before grad.. The food was still good and the drinks great but the Hookah is still the best at Sahara -- my friends go all the time to enjoy the whole experience since I live in Texas now == It's nice to see the grand dame called Sahara East is still the Queen!
Posted by ali on 05/12/2010
I went with a friend and explored this place. Outdoor garden seems nice. The food was unappetizing. Other people seem to enjoy hookah a lot.. The place is wacky. Definitely will never visit there again.
Posted by anonymous on 04/02/2009
This place is truly great. Everyone is friendly, and the hookahs are spectacular. I would recommend the Jasmine flavor, but pick and choose as you like. The food isn't exactly my type, but my friends who do like mediterranean food say it's very good. A word of advice: don't complain about the minimum drink charge. Yes water is $5, but so is everything else, so you might as well get something exotic, like the mint lemonade which is a real treat. Set aside as much cash as you think you'll need for the bill, then add $20 more, it's always more than I expect, but definitely worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/15/2009
we were there on saturday night. nice atmosphere. hookah is smoking nice. until the waiter comes and tells us we need to leave because our table is reserved for someone else. never mind that they just served us fresh drinks & hookahs.
Posted by Rocky on 09/18/2008
Theres alot of pros but most def some cons. i go about every week with my friends. we love the place...its great for hookah and to just relax. the bill is a killer every week.. it just creeps up out of no where..The service is great. The only thing i have a problem with is the bill. they always put somw weird charges that one feels as though they have to pay because there judgment is clouded due to all the liquor they have drank and hookah they have smoked...
Posted by more than satisfied on 08/05/2006
Yes it is a bit expensive however you are in the city... you are not very city knowledgable if you think it's going to be cheap. The food is great middle eastern food, if you don't understand it you're going to think it's bad. They have a huge choice of hookah flavers and the service is always beyond friendly. The atmosphere alone is worth going for. Oh and if you don't like bugs, dont go to a place you would eat outside.
Posted by some girl on 07/14/2006
Don't go here for the food. That makes your visit rather pointless. Example: i had tabbouleh salad there and it was literally a plate of parsley. Not good. BUT if you want a nice place to chill out and smoke a hookah with some friends, i definitley recommend it. it gets a bit pricey, but i like it. very relaxing.