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Review of Sajj

Sajj
Ranked #192 of 2,454 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

It looks like a burrito bar. You walk up to the counter and choose a wrap, pita or bowl. Then you see and add the ingredients. You can choose from falafel, chicken shawarma, steak shawarma and maybe others and then you can add whatever other side ingredients you like, for example feta, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, rice, etc. So in otherwords, you can build your meal as you like, as with a burrito bar. The best part was that it tasted great. The falafel was very good. There is a good amount of seating inside and out. If you come for lunch, consider coming before noon or after 12:30. We went at 11:45 and there were only a few people in front of us. By noon, there was a line out the door which lasted maybe until 12:30-ish.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

When I think of fast casual food, schwarma doesn't normally pop into my head, but I'm a big fan of Sajj. It's nice to have a quick meal and not feel gross afterwards.

The food here is fresh, the ingredients are healthy, and their lemonades are delicious. I don't really understand why their entrees come with soup, especially in the summer.

This is a great fast casual option.

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Thank mous
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Sajj is a Chipotle style take on the Mediterranean cuisine. Location is in hub of other eateries. Shared parking is ample but place gets super busy in peak times due to vicinity of businesses nearby. Place is ample seating area and covered patio (truly appreciated in summer time) Menu is simple to understand/follow. We had the rice bowl with falafel - you get turmeric rice,4 good sized falafels and tons of topping.
Rice was good.
Falafel was fantastic. Not at all oily. Had right flavors. Good serving portions too.
Hummus, garlic cream, Tzatziki were good.
Cauliflower was an interesting take - nicely done with spices.
Eggplant was good and tangy.
Cucumber salad was good.
Chipotle has spoiled my expectations of avocado to the point that Chipotle guac is the only way I have avocado. So I found the avocado bland but that's just me being spoilt brat.
The pita chips were too oily. Will recommend to pass on it. Absolutely no taste.
Wanted to try the Chocolate Hummus but they were out of it. Perhaps next time.
 
Good quality take out containers and hot sauce options.
 
Warning: The serving portion quickly adds up and do not attempt to finish the whole thing in one go. You will be feel like taking a nap. Truly good value for money.
Highly recommended.

Thank Nilesh C
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Love their salad bowls. Food is very tasty. Falafels were amazing. Only thing is that it can get busy during lunch time but they have an order ahead option.

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Thank akshatnair
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great lunch place. Gets crowded at noon on workdays.

Same concept as Chipotle except with Mediterranean food.

Best bang for the buck is the bowl. Wraps and pitas are good too but they cram a lot of stuff in there and can get messy when eating.

I like their occasional specials...Ground lamb kabobs in the salad bowl are good.

Ingredients are mostly locally sourced so I'm ok paying a little more

They also have some homemade juices that are worth trying.

Staff is friendly.

You will pay around $12 with a drink and a small tip.

Parking can get hard at lunch times.

Good eats for local workers at lunch. Not sure I'd seek it out otherwise.

Thank Bacinac
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