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Sababa Israeli Restaurant

3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1302
+1 202-244-6750
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“israeli salad” (5 reviews)
“halumi” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1302
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely small dinner on a small rooftop The hummus, pickled vegetables, and salad were delicious. The steak was also very good

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Faith S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Sababa, and the service was fantastic. Contrary to the previous reviewer, we found the charred eggplant to be very good (and flavorful). on the small plates our favorite was the cauliflower. It was amazing. The chicken was the best of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Greg C
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I have enjoyed some of my best meals in Israel. The food we were served at Sababa doesn't compare with what I've had at random cafes in Tel Aviv or Haifa. While everything was fresh, it was also bland and unsatisfying. The "charred eggplant" appetizer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LightTravelerLondon
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Sababa may be my new favorite restaurant. I wasn't sure how to feel about yet another small plate restaurant in the DMV. Happy to say that this is a creative and tasty addition to the DC restaurant scene. I dare say that it might be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank worktotravel14
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The food at Sababa were incredibly fresh, cripsy and tasty. The prices were also greatly reasonable. The service was great and hospitable. The portions were a bit small and the only drawback was that the menu was not very diverse. The food options all were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andi Z
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I enjoyed dinner with my family at Sababa, a restaurant whose eclectic menu is reflected by the countries of origin of the wines: Georgia, France, Italy, Lebanon, Greece, Germany and of yes, Israel. We enjoyed the un-oaked chardonnay by Gilgal. What about the food you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We are vegan, and there are plenty of options here. We ordered two "small" dishes and a regular entree. But all of the plates are pretty good-size portions. The restaurant recommends that you can share dishes--which we did. Everything was delicious, especially the broccoli dish....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank R3891WWdavidr
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Located in Cleveland Park on Connecticut Avenue, this restaurant was a lot of fun and a definite go back. Nicely decorated with both an upstairs and downstairs, the atmosphere pulls you in as you enter. Well run by management, efficient and pleasant staff, you can...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Grabes
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great vibe,very good service and great middle eastern food. Great flavors, creamy hummus. some dishes might be salty.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wsherman
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Everything is delicious. The charred eggplant appetizer is great as is fried cauliflower. Then we had salmon kebabs, sea bass, and vegetable terrine. Would gladly go back and get same things. Menu remindsme if Zahav in Phila also good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nycmom22
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Hot New Restaurants
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1302
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-6750
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