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1121 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-9123
+1 941-954-1423
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florida
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you order the variety plate, it will require a take home container. The pita is so fresh! The best hummas and tabuli!

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Thank FloridaDeetraveler
Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just good food. Consistent for years. Same old good. Not romantic in any sense but quick delivery and no pushing to leave, Vegan, not a vegan?, good either way. And the price/quality is hard to beat.

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Thank Colorphil
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

To get the freshest and wonderful pita, go Tuesday or Friday and buy a package. They get it fresh from a bakery, and it goes quickly. I got a package, some prepackaged hummus and feta, instant lunch! Their hummus is wonderful, I still have yet to perfect my homemade recipe, so I always turn to the hummus here. Love this... More 

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Thank Chattycathy642
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Earlier when we used to enjoy lunch at Sahara, the food was delicious and very generous and satisfying serving sizes.. and a soda dispenser with free refills. However some things have changed:( Sad to say!! The lunch serving has been downsized, and soda is served in a can without any ice..

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Thank Paulomi D
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Unassuming little counter-service place with delicious Mediterranean food. Great for omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. Small grocery selection too. Great baba ganoush!

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Thank LaurainParis
Sarasota, Florida
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300 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I ordered falafel platter and spanakopita platter both with hummus and Greek Salad Service was friendly. Next time double pita with hummus - the falafel was too greasy Spanakopita was overcooked almost over microwaved Next time hopefully better

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Thank EatTravelJog
Pittsford, New York
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Had the Gyro platter with rice and Greek Salad. More of a take out place. It does have some tables and chairs. Most people took out their food while we were there. Food was good but I would not go out of my way to go there again.

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Thank Ed W
Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great for a light lunch with Mediterranean flair. A simple restaurant with good food at a reasonable price.

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Thank Mel S
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place! They have the best, creamiest hummus around. Feta is fab! You can also buy side orders to take home too!

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Thank Chattycathy642
Sarasota, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Best falafel that I've had in years! Everything was delicious and fresh. You order at the counter and then they bring food to your table. I think this may be a new favorite lunch place. They also have a small selection of Middle Eastern groceries so now I know where to buy rosewater, sumac and other items to make some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Greek, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236-9123
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-954-1423

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