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Sanaa's Gourmet Mediterranean

Restaurant Vegetarian restaurant Mediterranean restaurant Lebanese restaurant

One of the Best Places To Visits in Sioux Falls


Address

401 E 8th St Unit 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Website

www.sanaacooks.com

Contact

(605) 275-2516

Price rating

$$ $$

Rating on Google Maps

4.80 (717 reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

  • Sunday: (Easter), Closed, Hours might differ
  • Monday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM to 2 PM

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  • 5/5 Ella G. 7 months ago on Google
    Amazing and unique flavors. Service was extremely quick. My only problem is they're only open for a few hours during lunch.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Dan J. 8 months ago on Google
    Wonderful buffet, the flavors and dishes elicit memories of Cypress! Greatly appreciated that everything today was dairy free plus a couple of vegan options! The staff was friendly and helpful, the vibe was bustling with families and groups of friends. Thank you Sanaa.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Nicole D. 10 months ago on Google
    Loved this little restaurant! AMAZING, AUTHENTIC, CLEAN Mediterranean food. Quaint cafe vibe. Very attentive service. Highly, highly recommend. (We came early at 10:45 a.m. hence the lack of a crowd).
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Payal G. 1 year ago on Google
    Since the day I accepted the job offer in Sioux Falls, I always wander for the midwest culture, food. In search of that I prefer to dine in local restaurants (not the chain American restaurants). I was in reid street in downtown Sioux Falls for work then I found this restaurant. First I was not sure what buto eat as they have different options. But the lady in the restaurant helped me to choose one from them. I ordered chicken mosakhan and tabouli as side salad. When I took first bite I was not very sure how it will be but in one word mouth watering delicious food. I googled later to know more about those 2 dishes. The mosakhan has all the spices which is just perfect to give joy with each bites. The food is filling too. I enjoyed my lunch. Looking forward to try more items in their menu.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jess M. 3 years ago on Google
    Exploring Sioux Falls and found this restaurant in a restored train depot area (saw the depot and was hoping to find a good spot for lunch). Food was very nice as was the staff. Location had convenient parking and had an access ramp. Saw quite a few locals come in and it looked like they had quite a few pick-up orders too.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Dawn S. 1 year ago on Google
    I was so blessed to visit this AMAZING Sioux falls Mediterranean eatery... with great GLUTEN FREE options and I was BLOWN AWAY!!! Now the only struggle is waiting on my guy to come back into town so we can go again... the flavors are unique...authentic and mouth watering!!! HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to add this to your fave eating spits in Sioux falls!!!!!!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Cierra T. 2 years ago on Google
    Yay, such chill vibes. And I ran into a friend who I had only ever met on zoom! Friendly faces all around. Restrooms, yay. Lunch was busy, and we got our food quick! Their system is smooth. Sanaa made me laugh really loud. I told her i like the logo, and she said she just applied to make it a trade mark, then, “who’s gonna love you more than your self?” I’m grateful and satisfied
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Maisie 2 years ago on Google
    I had a the vegan walnut and spinach fanayer and it was absolutely amazing. They are so fast when you order and everything is made fresh that morning so you better come quick to get what you want! But everything is fantastic.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Devon B. 1 year ago on Google
    Solid Mediterranean food in a casual environment. Lots of options, and highly authentic. Prices were good, too, which was a bonus considering the large servings we get! I had chicken shish tawook and tabouli. Everything was wonderful flavorful. The tabouli was bright, fresh, and delicious and the tawook packed a punch of flavor. It was a bit spicy for my sad midwestern tongue, but delicious still. Highly recommend for a quick healthy lunch!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jennifer G. 1 year ago on Google
    Came for lunch on a Saturday, lunch buffet was only option available. Approx $15 a person. Restaurant was nearly half full by 11:15. Inside is clean, decor is nice but it is a fast casual type place. Nothing fancy. The food was wonderful. Period. I was surprised to see a best chef nominee in Sioux Falls SD that only serves lunch, but I understand it now. If you want a fancy experience with plated service, wine and cocktails … this will not suit you. If you want a quick meal that is absolutely incredible for the price, make time and visit Sanaa’s.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Denise 4 years ago on Google
    Amazing Mediterranean! My husband and I arrived a little after noon on a Saturday, and were a bit worried because there was a decent line. Regardless, we got a table very quickly. This is buffet style, and we were told we can pay before or after. The food was all absolutely delicious! A very welcomed change from pizza, burgers, and fried chicken. Desserts are separate, and I told my husband to surprise me. He brought back a candied orange & pistachio tart thing (sorry, I don't know what it was officially) and it was phenomenal! We will definitely be coming back here again!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Rosie R. 3 years ago on Google
    I walked in with no expectations other than a lovely food adventure. It was a Saturday linch buffet and nearly everything was vegan. It was like being in a vegan dream. Outstanding cuisine, and such a lovely and peaceful setting to enjoy delicious food in. Thank you so much! I will definitely he returning to continue my food adventures.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Chris R. 3 years ago on Google
    One of the best restaurants in Sioux Falls. A true gem with wonderful food and staff.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Shira D. 4 years ago on Google
    Santa my birthday is coming up soon again

  • 5/5 Bryce R. 1 year ago on Google
    Great food. Awesome service. Had lunch here, second time I've been. Would recommend to any one.

  • 5/5 TaSunke Ahake W. 4 years ago on Google
    I have been waiting forever to eat here!! It was so delicious!!

  • 5/5 Amy B. 4 years ago on Google
    I am recently vegan- the food is so amazing!

  • 5/5 Teresa M. 4 years ago on Google
    Awesome

  • 5/5 Robert N. 2 years ago on Google
    I love this restaurant and the owner is so sweet. Lots of healthy options including vegetarian and vegan. Today I had the spicy eggplant fatayer (amazing flavor!) with the house salad and rice. I frequently have the tabouli or cabbage salad as the sides which are also good.

  • 5/5 Dorcas K. 4 years ago on Google
    Excellent food! This is a good place to go if you want to experience a family friendly atmosphere. I love the food as well as their hospitality.

  • 5/5 Kay A. 2 years ago on Google
    Best (ok first but there's no way it's not the best) gluten free fatayer I've ever had! The staff was warm and welcoming, even during lunch rush. My kids loved the pita bread and hummus. The vegan chili was perfect. I would want to eat here every day if I lived in Sioux Falls!

  • 5/5 monoj k. 4 years ago on Google
    Great Middle Eastern food in town. Friendly service, clean and cozy ambiance. Will be coming back!

  • 5/5 Ashley The W. 1 year ago on Google
    Saturday buffet let's you try all the yummy food. This place is fantastic. Each dish is made to perfection. Not one thing was the "amazing thing" to remember. EVERYTHING WAS TO REMEMBER. leaving with a smile and a very happy boyfriend.

  • 5/5 Jason R. 1 year ago on Google
    We love love this restaurant - the owner is sweet as pie and everyone who works there - but let's talk about the food. It's DAMN DELICIOUS!! Every time we are in Sioux Falls we must must eat here. LOVES!!!!!

  • 4/5 PAMELA 2 years ago on Google
    I recently moved to Sioux Falls, and heard great things about this place. However, the hours aren’t accommodating to the working 9-5 person. Since I was off, I finally was able to visit. I ordered the Beef Kufta Kabob. It was around $12, basmati yellow rice, some onions, meatballs and half of a pita bread. The food was tasty and low in salt, which I appreciate. The restaurant offers free water and coffee.

  • 3/5 Nolalyfe 9 months ago on Google
    I would love to try this place. Drove a long ways for a birthday lunch. Sadly they were out of what we wanted. I understand they want the food to be fresh but just seems weird to run out of main dishes when only open a couple hours. For someone who has spent 15+ years working in high end restaurants I just don’t buy the have to throw all food away at the end of the day. Maybe put something on the menu like *Call ahead to make sure we have what you want would be an idea*. Sadly I won’t be able to come back due to inconsistency. Was really hoping this would be a new go to spot.

  • 5/5 Tallata A. 1 year ago on Google
    Everything is tasty!!! I have eaten here many times. I've meant to post a review. I like to include pictures with my review. The reason I have yet to review Sanaas is because it's so good I always start eating before I get a picture. Even in this picture you can see I began eating. That's how good the food is!!! Gluten Free & Vegan options.

  • 5/5 John H. 1 year ago on Google
    Very good food, service was good and nice place to enjoy a quiet meal.

  • 5/5 Rebecca H. 11 months ago on Google
    There is lots of gluten free options! The place was very busy, but we were there for lunch just after the annual pride parade. The food was all wonderful, we had the lunch buffett! Hot tea, water and coffee are included in the buffet price. :).

  • 5/5 Tonina J. 1 year ago on Google
    Firstly, I apologize for not writing this review sooner. I have been eating at Sanaa’s since I arrived in Sioux Falls in July of 2016. It is impossible to have anything but a lovely and memorable meal here. Anyone with any dietary needs or desires can eat here, everything is fresh, traditional yet innovative, exciting and delicious beyond description. Her restaurant is integral and seminal to the tapestry that a food scene in any city in the world should aspire to emulate. Sanaa herself is an amazing, humble, yet wise and wildly accomplished woman. The only improvement I could make is to move next door to the restaurant, so I could always breathe in the enchanting aromas, and when it’s open, eat there every meal.

  • 5/5 Trisha B. 1 year ago on Google
    Food is freshly made and ample in serving size. The flavors are wonderful and fragrant. The pita bread was wonderful to eat on its own or with other foods. Dining at Sanaa's also gives the enjoyable experience of being in an art gallery with beautiful artwork on every wall. Although it was lunchtime, we found a table and felt comfortable eating in without being rushed.

  • 5/5 Mike L. 9 months ago on Google
    Sanaa's is one of the jewels in the Sioux Falls Food Crown. Authentic yet creative. Adventurous but also comforting. This was my first trip here...but you can bet it won't be my last. Saturday is buffet day. Simply Amazing

  • 5/5 Jennifer V. 10 months ago on Google
    I loved the food! Three of us stopped here Tuesday, about 1.5 hours before closing. I would say go earlier for the full menu but what we had was fantastic! We had the chicken tahini, the feta, olive and oregano, both with the tabbouleh. We also had the mohamarra. So very good! The service was excellent, the young man at the counter was very helpful to us newbies to this ethnic food type. When the one dish we wanted was sold out he made suggestions and they were great. This was our first time and we will definitely be back, often.

  • 5/5 Timothy S. 3 years ago on Google
    Excellent food, Authentic, and healthy. It is a place I visit everytime I come to Sioux Falls. Ask for the beef pie with Hummus on the side.

  • 5/5 DARKI S. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful restaurant that is family friendly.

  • 5/5 Udale B. 3 years ago on Google
    Delicious food and friendly staff! Also practicing great social distancing for dine in experience. Will be coming back regularly! Had the eggplant and falafel and you can taste it is made from scratch . The price is affordable and the owner Ms.Sanaa was very pleasant and made the overall experience much inviting. thanks

  • 5/5 Daniel H. 3 years ago on Google
    My wife and I LOVE Sanaa’s! Everything is made from scratch and tastes amazing. Sioux Falls is fortunate to have a Middle Eastern restaurant of this caliber!

  • 5/5 Asha D. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing! Such friendly service, beautiful decor, and amazing food! Would totally recommend.

  • 5/5 Danielle F. 3 years ago on Google
    Some of the best food in the state. The menu is very flexible for all dietary needs, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere welcoming. You can’t miss here!

  • 5/5 Ted B. 3 years ago on Google
    I usually get to Sioux Falls once a year to visit my mother, and I make sure that I ALWAYS get to Santa's. The food is ALWAYS great. The staff friendly and now Sanaa has a cookbook that I cannot wait to use.

  • 5/5 Alissa M. 3 years ago on Google
    Am amazing lunch spot . The food are so fresh and the hummus is to die for. Had the eggplant and falafel and you can taste it is made from scratch . The price is affordable and the owner Ms.Sanaa was very pleasant and made the overall experience much inviting. Amazing eats in Sioux Falls.

  • 5/5 Pete S. 3 years ago on Google
    Wonderful food with a very gentle authentic atmosphere. I will be a frequent customer!

  • 5/5 Noor A. 3 years ago on Google
    😋😋😋

  • 5/5 Kinsey M. 3 years ago on Google
    Great customer service! Amazing hummus and really everything was delicious! The lunch platter was a ton of food and we loved everything on the plate. Super soft and yummy pita. Support this wonderful business!

  • 5/5 Ian S. 3 years ago on Google
    Excellent option if you're looking for a healthy Mediterranean option. Very affordable.I've gone for the chicken keboob bowl - rice, chicken and fresh veg. Comes with a pita and the hot red sauce is excellent.

  • 5/5 Jane P. 3 years ago on Google
    Both were amazing and plenty for both of us. The price for what we ordered was very reasonable too. This place is a real gem that I would visit again in a heartbeat.

  • 5/5 James C. 3 years ago on Google
    If you are going to be in Sioux Falls and you only have time to eat at one place then this is it! My family eats the buffet from Sanaa’s almost every weekend. The reason that we dedicate a whole day of the week to eat here is because we can eat anything here and know that it is made with fresh, nutritious, and wholesome ingredients. Also, Sanaa and her staff will do whatever is needed for you to feel comfortable eating there during this Covid pandemic. Everyone that works there wears masks, tables are spaced out, and you can do pickup and they even have curbside pickup. The other thing that makes us want to eat at Sanaa’s is that she is very active in philanthropic works in Sioux Falls. I love it when I can support a business that is supporting the less fortunate in the community!! Do yourself a favor and give them a try. You can thank me later!!!

  • 5/5 J C. 3 years ago on Google
    Yum!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5/5 D.J. W. 3 years ago on Google
    We went for the first time on Saturday. Its a cute little place and they have 2 GF options plus pastries! We didn't get to try the pastries as they were all sold out but hoping to grab some Thursday morning! Everyone was so nice as well and we really liked the chicken dish we had!

  • 5/5 Zoe R. 4 years ago on Google
    Good Saturday lunch buffet

  • 5/5 Marlys G. 3 years ago on Google
    Love Sanaa's!!!!!!!

  • 5/5 Travis B. 3 years ago on Google
    Everything! Need i say more?

  • 5/5 Connie R. 3 years ago on Google
    The food is amazing, and they always have tons of plant based options.

  • 5/5 Jess J. 3 years ago on Google
    I tried Sanaa's a few years ago with a colleague who highly recommended it. The flavors were new to me but the experience was absolutely amazing and the dish I tried was so fantastic. They have a ton of incredible, healthy food options - soups, the Mezza Sampler (one of my go to's) + fresh salads and more. My absolute favorite menu item is the HUMMUS. I buy it there and at our local HyVee because it is so DELICIOUS. If you haven't experienced Sanaa's food - do it. You won't be disappointed.

  • 2/5 Janet O. 3 years ago on Google
    Didn't care for the food

  • 3/5 Robbie G. 3 years ago on Google
    Takeout on Monday. Good didn’t hit the rave of rest of reviewers.

  • 5/5 Mr. L. 3 years ago on Google
    Fantastic fresh Mediterranean food and hospitality

  • 4/5 Alan O. 3 years ago on Google
    Authentic home cooking that was very filling.

  • 4/5 Willa W. 3 years ago on Google
    I'm not a fan of this kind of food. My husband thought it was yummy. Clean, friendly. 😎

  • 5/5 Don J. 3 years ago on Google
    First time here. Not my last. Will be back when I'm in town.

  • 5/5 Melissa P. 3 years ago on Google
    Such good food and friendly, courteous service. I usually get the Chicken Shish Tawook. I keep meaning to try some other things, but that just sounds so good...guess that means I have to go more often. Sanaa herself is "kind of a big deal" but you'd never kniw it by how sweet and friendly she is.

  • 5/5 Samantha G. 3 years ago on Google
    Great vegan options, super delicious food and wonderful service!

  • 5/5 Jordan L. 3 years ago on Google
    Fantastic food and service

  • 5/5 Monica S. 4 years ago on Google
    This was our first time eating here. It was really good! I recommend the spicy beef fetayer. Fast and friendly too!


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Amenities


  • Pets
    • ✓️ Dogs allowed outside
  • Parking
    • ✓️ Free parking lot
    • ✓️ Plenty of parking
  • Payments
    • ✓️ Debit cards
    • ✓️ Credit cards
    • ✓️ NFC mobile payments
  • Offerings
    • ✓️ Coffee
    • ✓️ Quick bite
    • ✓️ Comfort food
    • ✓️ Small plates
    • ✓️ Vegan options
    • ✓️ Organic dishes
    • ✓️ All you can eat
    • ✓️ Healthy options
    • ✓️ Vegetarian options
  • Popular for
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Solo dining
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible seating
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible restroom
    • ✓️ Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Dining options
    • ✓️ Lunch
    • ✓️ Dessert
    • ✓️ Seating
    • ✓️ Catering
    • ✓️ Counter service
  • Service options
    • ✓️ Dine-in
    • ✓️ Takeout
    • ✓️ Delivery
    • ✓️ Curbside pickup
    • ✓️ No-contact delivery
  • From the business
    • ✓️ Identifies as women-owned

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