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Sahara Restaurant

2337 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223-5001
+1 718-376-8594
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
$$ - $$$
2337 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223-5001
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I’ve been going to Sahara for over 20 years. We went there today, six total, and we had an amazing lunch. The chicken kabobs were out of this world. It’s family owned and they make you feel like family when you go there. I have...More

Thank JohnfmBrooklyn
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is why NY is called the melting pot. You don't have to leave to get good food. I like the grape leaves as an appetizer and some lamb kebob for a main meal. Go inside close the door and you forget your off a...More

Thank Cybdiver1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I like their food. Didn't had much experience with Turkish food. But I didn't mind the experience. Chicken and beef kabobs were awesome. Fish kabobs were little undercooked. Server was great the girl was having trouble understanding our order so he came over took our...More

Thank MIGuy74
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Average Turkish cuisine. Could be higher rating but servicing needs improvement. Dishes look very simple, portions are god sizes. At the end you weiting time for desert will longer that your first order

Thank Sergey F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have been at Sahara as a take out meal and sit in.Food always fresh and delicious.Must try lamb chops,salmon kebab or shirimp kebab

Thank Remy S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I recently went there with family. Restaurant is clean and has good ambience. Food portions are good however taste is pretty bland. I only liked Grilled items like Bone chicken and Adana Kabab. However there shwarma and Shish Touk has no spices and was pretty...More

Thank sayadil
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have a friend who raves about the place. Place is huge. Really needs updating and repairs. Service was not good. I specifically asked for something to be brought with our meal and was brought before. The waiter didn't hear an item we ordered, and basically...More

Thank FLB18
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Shepherds salad with feta cheese is always so fresh and delicious. Homemade fresh and warm bread. Gyro platter is the best!

Thank Lorraine67Purple
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited this place several times in past years, place was not greatest but taste of food was decent. Last time we visited I've noticed that service became very weak, they forgot to bring dish we ordered, I had remind them again, asked for couple...More

Thank nadir561
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This south Brooklyn Turkish restaurant is an institution, but one that is slipping in quality. Our kebabs were served warm, and quickly became cold. The mildly spicy long green peppers were not served with kebabs, as is standard issue the in any Turkish kebab house....More

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
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16 December 2016|
Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
I've never heard of this restaurant having breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2337 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223-5001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-376-8594
  • E-mail
n the summer, this sprawling Turkish restaurant offers a lovely garden in the rear where you can dine like the luckiest of desert dwellers, under trellises thick with grapevines, surrounded by squash and cucumber plants.But for urban nomads slogging through a New York summer, Sahara offers something even more useful: a thriving takeout business.Those who have lived with intense heat/cold know best that the way to eat is to eliminate complications. Simple food simply prepared is the secret, and at this Sahara excels. A shepherd's salad is no more than cubed tomatoes and
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