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Sahara Restaurant & Lounge

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46950 Community Plz, Sterling, VA 20164-1814
+1 703-421-8252
12:00 - 02:00
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1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is without a doubt is the place to go to. They have good Lebanese food, full bar, hookah, DJ, and belly dancing. What more can you ask for? Their kabobs, veggie platter, and specially their seafood soup are a must try!!

Thank les b
Austin, Texas
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

There is a wall with glass doors separating the dining room from the hookah lounge. When the lounge is empty, the dining experience is very, very good. However, when the hookah smoke is billowing, the discomfort grows on the dining side. The restaurant has several televisions often with Lebanese programming. Popular sporting events tend to fill the lounge. The food... More 

Thank chinesesun
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Great food friendly service :) ohhh and this guys know how to preper your hooka the right way ;) Any thinh you order its gona woww you drinks special are the best $$$ for this area ;) stop by you wont regret it trust me I'm a doctor;)

Thank Marvin M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

It has been few 2 years that we go to this hookha lounge . One of the best hookha place and Lebanese food in town . Best customer service . Very cozy . The owner Is very nice person . He knows how to treat customers . Friday night , they have DJ , nice music . No cover charge... More 

Thank Ozra H
Washington, DC
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Terrific local hole in the wall! I've been a dozen times, and I'm always shocked to see it so empty. Terrific service, pretty big portions of tasty everything. I'm especially fond of the shish tawouk, which has tender chicken, veg, rice, plus hummus, salad, and an awesome garlic purée! Come with fellow garlic lovers! Yummy fresh bread, too--ask for zatar... More 

Thank Centava99
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Staff is really nice but other than that, the food is horrible, drinks are bad. Hookah is pretty good and the guy who brings it seems to enjoy working there alot. The ambience is ok even the belly dancing was below average!

Thank snaw00001
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2015

They cook everything before your eyes in their open kitchen. Their foods are all fresh and prepared from scratch & delicious especially their lamb kabob Pomegranate. They even bake their own bread. They are also equipped with a full bar and a separate smoking room. They simply have it all!! I will be back.

Thank Les B
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171 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

What is unique here is that there are separate rooms, with separate outside entrances, for the smoking and non-smoking areas. I assume they share a kitchen. This makes the non-smoking area especially free of smoke. That being said, we ate here for dinner. The smoking area was busy, but there were very few patrons in the non-smoking area. The appetizers... More 

2 Thank 110kitty
Doha, Qatar
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125 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I have spent a lot of time in a dozen different Middle East countries. Sahara has the best Hummus I have ever tasted --- it is not even close. Overall the food is excellent. My favorite is anything with lamb. They seem to get unusually good cuts of that meat. We have probably eaten there more than a dozen times.... More 

1 Thank Yankeehoya
Winchester, Virginia
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

It's really been a while since I had delicious babaghanoush (sorry if I murdered the spelling!), only problem is I was about to leave without ordering anything because the sign outside advertised specials that were unavailable. I'm glad that I stayed and tasted their delicious appetizers (after I realized how good it was, I ordered another to go). Management needs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46950 Community Plz, Sterling, VA 20164-1814
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 703-421-8252
Please add these descriptions to my business. Thank you. Takes Reservations Yes Delivery Yes Take-out Yes Accepts Credit Cards Yes Good For Lunch, Dinner Parking Private Lot Bike Parking Yes Wheelchair Accessible Yes Good for Kids No Good for Groups Yes Attire Casual Ambience Casual Noise Level Quiet Music DJ Good For Dancing No Alcohol Full Bar Happy Hour Yes Best Nights Wed, Thu, Sat Coat Check No Smoking Yes Outdoor Seating Yes Wi-Fi Free Has TV Yes Dogs Allowed No Waiter Service Yes Caters Yes. We are a FULL BAR establishment as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?