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Cafe Sababa - Mediterranean Grill

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4639 N Shallowford Rd Ste D, Dunwoody, GA 30338-6300
+1 678-705-8268
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a delightful stuffed pita with lamb and sautéed onions. Food is always delicious. Family run, friendly ... Great place to go for lunch.

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Thank Christopher D
Red Bank, New Jersey
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is everything you want in a restaurant. Friendly family owned waite staff hustling to ensure the freshly prepared meal is delivered to you table without delay. All ingredients were very fresh; tasty and plentiful. Order anything from their ample Mediterranean menu......you won't be disappointed!

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1 Thank freedatime
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the chic pea soup and the chicken kabobs. We also enjoy the hummus and pita bread.This is a great family owned place

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1 Thank David L
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend while meeting outside of Atlanta. Not a large place and a bit outside of the main travel area, so you'll have to map it, but it is well worth the time. We started with a falafel appetizer and they were as good as any I've ever had crispy on the outside and moist and... More 

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1 Thank sullivision
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Cafe Sababa is on point The food is fresh and delicious, the portions large and they are super friendly. We often pick up to go orders for dinner during the week. Faves include hummus, falafel, lamb and chicken platters, gyros. I just wish they were open at least one weekend day!!

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1 Thank saraX3490PM
atlanta,ga
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

went with another first time couple last week.Special was his special beef stew.Outsatnding.And the sabab salads were great. Bottle of wine for $15!!Wife had swarma very good.I keep going here like once a week.My wife and i discussed why.Its because hte Chef/Owner Donni, loves to cook and it shows up like home cooking,even better .

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Thank bigbomoho
Atlanta, Georgia
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227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I've known about Café Sababa for several years (many of my friends have been and said it was delicious)...so finally I decided to give it a try for lunch. Wow!!....it's clean and very cute inside. I've been for lunch several times now and each time has been packed...but was able to get a table right away. They also have outdoor... More 

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1 Thank spaintravelerAtlanta
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was in the area for a drs appointment and the office recommended Cafe Sababa. Its located in a strip mall. Do not let that discourage you. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by one of the associates. The interior is small but nice and clean. They are playing soothing mediterranean music. The associate came right over... More 

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Thank Mary H
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This place has some of the best swarma I've ever had and I have eaten all over the world. Great management excellent service and amazing food. I come here over and over. Should try this place out if you like good Mediterranean food!

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1 Thank AbdallaM1
Atlanta, Georgia
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522 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe Sababa is so popular that they don't need to open on the weekends! The popularity is well deserved, with a varied and delicious Middle Eastern menu. There are good vegetarian choices, like falafel, hummus, and babaganoosh, on the menu so many vegetarians dine here, too. I am not a vegetarian, but think Sababa has the best falafel in Atlanta!... More 

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Ann T, Owner at Cafe Sababa - Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews. We value your patronage! Sincerely, Doni Tamli More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4639 N Shallowford Rd Ste D, Dunwoody, GA 30338-6300
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dunwoody
  • Phone Number: +1 678-705-8268
Description
In both Hebrew and Arabic, the word "sababa" is slang for "awesome," "fun," or "cool." But it originates from Arabic poetry and literally means "ardent love," or "fervent longing." At Cafe Sababa, we strive to offer you an awesome, fun and cool culinary experience with our fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes including grilled chicken, fish, beef and lamb, and we hope you will develop an ardent love for our food and a fervent longing to visit us again and again.

Chef/Owner Doni Tamli has over 25 years of restaurant and catering experience. A native of the seaside city of Acco, Israel, Chef Tamli brings his knowledge of the spices and cooking styles of the Mediterranean and Middle East and offers his unique versions of traditional favorites.

Chef Tamli owns Cafe Sababa with his wife, Ann, a third-generation native Atlantan. Their two sons, Ariel and Gil, work in the restaurant as well.

We offer dine-in, take-out and catering services.

Cafe Sababa's lamb burger was noted as a "Dish Worth The Drive" on Atlanta Eats TV in November 2013. The restaurant was voted as one of Atlanta's top Middle Eastern/Eastern Mediterranean Restaurants in a poll by the Atlanta Journal/Constitution in 2012, and was honored by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce as the runner up for the 2011 Best of Dunwoody "Good Eats" Business Award.

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