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Sababa Israeli Restaurant

3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1302
+1 202-244-6750
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“israeli salad” (5 reviews)
“halumi” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
$$ - $$$
3311 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1302
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed an evening at Sababa with friends. Easy to Valet the car and seating for our reservation was quick. The restaurant ajoins to Bindaas — sharing an open common wall to each bar — this adds to the noise and ambiance. Our Moroccan-born waiter was...More

Thank MDMensch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small menu but lots of choices. Their hummus is excellent. Very different character of texture and flavor then usual. The falafel is also different and delicious. The lamb/beef kabob is tasty but had very over cooked dry rice. The lamb shank is superb! Soft, moist...More

Thank Neildash1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But it is sooo delicious. Light “salitim “ - little salads, fluffy homemade hummus, kebabs, and incredible fall-off-the bone lamb shanks. I’ve been there a half dozen times and was so full and satiated each time, I don’t even know what’s for dessert ! Maybe...More

Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sababa for brunch and shared several starters and main courses. Every dish was well prepared and beautifully presented. The charred eggplant was a standout! One of our party has many food allergies and when she asked our server about ingredients on the menu,...More

Thank IRD
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Like many in the Cleveland Park neighborhood I was very interested in what would follow the long but less than distinguished tenure of Ardeo-Bardeo. We got part of the answer with Bindaas, and recently the rest with Sababa. The following comments reflect three visits. First,...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Visited Sababa last night. We arrived at 7 for our booking and it was already busy inside although not loud at all. I would recommend reserving. We had a warm welcome from the staff and the menu was explained. A mix of small and large...More

Thank sleighLondon
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Our friends live in the neighborhood and thought we would like the restaurant. As always, they were right. We started with Hummus of the Day (It is served with Pita), then I had charred eggplant and my wife had an Israeli salad. Also had Fried...More

Thank PeterandJinx
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I'm not a connoisseur of chicken liver. I've eaten it a few time in my life. I didn't know it could taste as good as pomegranate glazed chicken liver. That was my favorite dish. The salmon kebab was charred yet creamy. The grilled sardines were...More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to eat here. First off, the place is very friendly and the service was outstanding. To be clear, it is not Israeli food it is perhaps Israeli influenced food. Overall we rated our meal as average and a bit disappointing. hummus...More

1  Thank Slingerrob
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Really tasty and authentic food and fun, relaxed ambiance. Highly recommend the fried cauliflower and eggplant!

Thank vo819
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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