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Cafe Sababa - Mediterranean Grill

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4639 N Shallowford Rd Ste D, Dunwoody, GA 30338
+1 678-705-8268
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Mary H
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank AbdallaM1
Atlanta, Georgia
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521 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank panpanda
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 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Food quality was fair at best and pretty expensive. The person taking the orders and preparing the plates (owner/chef?) was rude and impatient with us and the people ahead of us (there were only 2! parties in the place at the time).

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

Dear Sollevi, We regret that you were disappointed in our food and service. Our mission is to please all of our customers. Please let us know when you dined at our Dunwoody restaurant, what time, and what you ordered, and any other information you can provide about your server and your experience so that we can rectify the situation going... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Every time I eat there the food impresses. These guys can cook to say the least! I've been on a roll getting the schwarma and its consistently amazing. I love these guys taboolie, hummus and Babba Ganoosh. Make sure you also try the Backlava when available.

1 Thank AbdallaM1
Decatur, Georgia
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Met some old coworkers here for dinner. Did nt know what to expect other than what I had read- I was not disappointed. This place is not fancy, it is small and in a strip mall....the servers are great and the food is "to die for"!!! Don't forget to get the hummus it's the best around. My favorite was the... More 

1 Thank 2happi
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Everything is tops, food service , value. Small place but everthing else is BIG ENJOYEMENT. best hummas we ever had, took another portion home.

1 Thank Vann H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I eat hear pretty often. I think the prices are reasonable & the food is consistently delicious. I love the schwarma platter & chicken schnitzel. They make the best hummus. They don't have whole wheat pita so I bring my own. It is a small restaurant so it is hard to come with a large crowd. I love their lentil... More 

Thank Gerri P
Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I'm in the Dunwoody area on business with some frequency, and initially stuck to the various options near the Perimeter since they wear near the hotels. Found Cafe Sababa on trip advisor and the reality lived up to the great reviews. Small, local, friendly personal service. Food was fresh and fantastic. Went for the lamb meatball special one night and... More 

1 Thank mlazor47
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

All of the positive reviews are true - food is the focus here! Pros - Homemade cooking - stews, soups, grilled food are all made fresh and you can really tell that grilled food is right. off. the. grill. ! ! ! Specials are wonderful, too!!! - High value - wonderfully priced that won't break the bank - Friendly service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4639 N Shallowford Rd Ste D, Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dunwoody
  • Phone Number: +1 678-705-8268
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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