Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cafe Sababa Mediterranean Grill (Dunwoody, GA)

4639 N Shallowford Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, T: 678-705-8268

We stumbled upon Café Sababa by accident, as we were kind of lost and in need of Mediterranean food. It is a fairly small restaurant in an unassuming small strip mall with several ethnic restaurants. When we arrive, around 12.30 on a Wednesday, the place is packed. When we leave, a bit over half an hour later, it’s almost empty. But people still come in regularly to pick up take-out orders. The menu is a mix of a Greek, Jewish, and Lebanese dishes, including kabobs, schnitzels, salads, and shawarma. All the personnel, including the owner, are incredibly nice and helpful.

M. has the Sababa salad and the Falafel Platter. The Sababa Salad ($4.25) is their take on the Sopska Salad of the Balkans, and is deliciously fresh and tasty. The Falafel Platter ($10.50) included five small falafel, fresh but a bit too dry, delicious baba ganoush, good humus, and a delicious salad (Sababa without the feta). It comes with soft pita tips. I get the daily spcial, which is a highly recommended special lamb sandwich ($9.50): shaved lamb meat with caramelized onions and a Harissa-aioli sauce on a ciabatta roll. It is a big mess of deliciousness. The meat is very tender and doesn't have a too strong lamb taste. It comes with fries, which are prefab, but perfectly crispy.

VERDICT: 93/100 
Sababa is a little gem. A small gyros/shawarma place of very high standard. I wish they would move to Athens!


  1. It is simple, but great for a quick meal, what you share is very interesting, thank you

  2. Good info, restaurant meals with fast, easy and delicious, it really appealed to me, I will definitely go there in the future.