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A Lebanese and Persian restaurant on Brighton���s busy Western Road, Taste of Sahara gives seaside dwellers a taste of the exotic at a very reasonable price. With its d��cor created with care to reflect the atypical Middle East of story books and holiday brochures ��� all pierced tin lanterns, heavy wood and rich colours ��� Taste of Sahara has a look which reflects the diverse flavours of its immensely flavourful menu. From kebabs to tagines, all one���s Middle Eastern favourites are offered by the Sahara kitchen, along with some lesser known dishes that will tempt the more adventurous diner. In particular, the restaurant���s mezzes prove popular, the sharing concept somehow suited to this
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sabri and his team made us feel so welcome. The food was incredibly tasty and very reasonably priced. We were both stuffed by the end! Will definitely come back. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food & great atmosphere. They were almost fully booked but managed to squeeze us in. Sabri gave us excellent service going so far as to even get some tips from the chef on how to make the best hummous. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. Wonderful food and great service. Such a bonus that you can bring your own booze!The mixed starters were so good as were our kebabs, especially the chicken. A very warm welcome and lovely people.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here! Absolutely great portion and food cooked beautifully. We both had the Sultans mixed kebabs and it was great! We shared a dessert as we were so full. Great friendly service too. Would 100% recommend!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

We came here for our girls Christmas meal and had the £30 Arabian feast … wow. The meat was so soft and each course had very generous portions. The staff are attentive and had a lovely rapport with each customer.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Great for a group of friends, amazing atmosphere, food and stafff especially the owner who made us all feel very welcome - thank you!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

What a find this restaurant is, it is simply remarkable. Firstly its a BYO restaurant (bring your own bottle, if you want to drink alcohol ), that of course is appealing but it is the service and of course the food that is the star....Sabri the owner is the perfect host, warm, funny and nothing is too much trouble. He and his staff really go out of the way to make you feel at home and to help you with your meal choice. The food itself is wonderful, I went twice in 2 weeks with different friends and everyone said the same. Mouthwatering, amazing food. If you are bringing your own alcohol, Sabri and his staff will provide you with a wine cooler if you need one. The restaurant closes at around 10pm but during the whole evening you are never rushed with anything. I will definitely be going back with more friends in 2024 and can't wait. Well done Sabri and his team. Simply astounding.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Hi, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience at our restaurant. It's fantastic to know that you appreciated our BYO policy and found the service to be warm and accommodating. We're thrilled that...More

Reviewed 17 December 2023

What a great restaurant. I booked for a birthday meal and from the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. We were shown to a beautiful, cosy booth with opulent decor. Our service was so attentive and friendly and the food was standout. Sahara...made my night so special - thankyou so much!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Hi, Thank you for choosing our restaurant to celebrate your birthday! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience. It's wonderful to know that our service, cozy ambiance, and standout food made your night special. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward...More

Reviewed 8 December 2023

Well well. here we are again monsieur Sabri. Thank you for a fantastic Middle Eastern treat of a Xmas work party. You can be my Santa any day. The food and service was exceptional as bloody usual. THANK YOU FOR SORTING IT ALL!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Middle Eastern treat of a Xmas work party. We are delighted that the food and service lived up to expectations. Your kind words mean a lot to us....More

Reviewed 4 December 2023

After reading reviews online Sahara definitely delivered. The downstairs seating area at the back of the restaurant takes you inside a North African eatery, it is beautifully decorated and makes you feel like you are back in Morocco. We had the chicken wings and spicy...lamb sausage for starters which were so moreish. For mains we had the sultans mixed kebab and lamb chops - Both were unreal, the meat was soo soft and seasoned beautifully. The Host was also very welcoming. Overall, Sahara is a must if you are looking for a North African experience. We left thinking how impressed we were with the atmosphere and experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi, Thank you for choosing Sahara and for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that we delivered on the expectations set by online reviews. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the North African atmosphere and found our decor reminiscent of Morocco. We're delighted you liked...More

Reviewed 26 November 2023

Fantastic food and atmosphere! And the staff were very welcoming, attentive and friendly. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi, Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed the fantastic food and atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again and appreciate the recommendation! 😊

Reviewed 23 November 2023

What an incredible evening! Right from the start when I was booking the table, the owner Sabri treated me like the most special guest. Nothing was too much and he was so interested about the event, what we were looking for, what he could offer....And boy did he deliver… The atmosphere was so welcoming, the food was absolutely delicious, and the service was so attentive. There’s not one thing I could say to make the experience better. We had the most amazing evening, I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough!! Will definitely be back soonMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that your evening with us was incredible, from the booking process to the welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service. It's wonderful to know we could make your experience special. We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 20 November 2023

Celebrated my wife’s 50th birthday with family. We had such an amazing time! The atmosphere, food, decor and our host Sabri were just superb! Probably one of the best places in Brighton to celebrate a special occasion (or just casually enjoying great food) Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi Lani Jonk, Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing time enjoying the atmosphere, food, and decor. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back, whether it's for...More

Reviewed 20 November 2023

Very nice throughly enjoyed the food and service. Highly recommend, nice environment. The food was very nice

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We're glad you found the environment nice as well. Looking forward to serving you again soon! 😊🍽️

Reviewed 20 November 2023

Amazing food tasted so good and the greatest customer service!! The guy was so accommodating even though we arrived very early!!!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sabri Ben-Ameur, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Hi Nooryan, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the amazing food and experienced great customer service. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon for another fantastic dining experience! 😊🍴

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A Taste of Sahara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5