So this is not my first trip to Heart of J or my first time to this particular Heart of J. In the past I've ranted and raved about the food and the service but no more. The hummus and baba ghanoush didn't taste as good as what you can get from the grocery store. I'm a creature of habit, once I find something I like at a place it's hard to get me to change. I always get the lamb shawarma and it's always great but not this time. I'm not even sure what was on it was lamb the cucumber sauce seemed to have been replaced with mayo, the flat bread for dipping was hard as a rock. Lastly I always make it a point to get Turkish Coffee and even this was a major disappointment, watery, little taste and all grounds. Over the past 6 months or so I've been here at least 8 or 9 times and I live in Parker, never again. Very disappointed!
It is like these people went out to a movie once upon a time and never got over it...and a bad movie it was, almost as bad as this stupid microwave fantasy land hole.
Yes this place rocks!! My husband and I frequent here. Not usually loud at all, but sometimes the staff dances around all together and it is just fun. Awesome habanero hummus, gyros, and Greek salad! Very reasonably priced as well.
Love to visit the Sahara every single time I find myself in Manitou. The family is warm and welcoming and service is sweet and timely. The SAGE TEA is the best beverage I have ever imbibed and I highly recommend it on ice! YUM, want some now. The ice cream is also yummy and anything on the menu is FIRST CLASS!
Sounds good after reading the Indy link and your review. Are you sure you are not a family member? Just kidding.
Happened to have eaten their yesterday...really fresh and good value besides being really good
Eat there atleast 1-2 times a week. The beef platter with pita bread and humas is absolutely wonderful. I go in there by myself with my daughter and I will sit there for atleast a full hour eating and enjoying their wonderful sage tea, both hot and cold!
Defiantly the best place in Colorado Springs/Manitou.
Would recommend the Sahara to anyone who enjoys Middle Eastern food. The owner works both in the kitchen and on the floor. Very pleasant atmosphere and clean.
I have tried Sahara's pasteries, tea, coffee, and most of what they got on their menue from lamb, beef, gyro, Falfil, to dolmas... I rate the food 5 out of 5. Yes, I found their customer service very pleasing and it is what brings me back to the restaurant, besides the taste of food. Should try their special middle eastern home-made pistachio ice-cream. It is beyond elite. I believe it is only made on special requests!
Just dined there yesterday - fantastic experience! We were really impressed with the quality of the Greek Food they prepared and the service was excellent. We have been there several times before and I cannot say enough good things about this place. The upstairs patio is also very lovely.
Have tried the Sahara several times now and have never been disappointed. The lamb is very tasty. Also really love the coffee there. Even though its a little farther drive, I think its well worth it. Cant wait to try the new falafel!
SO very yummy... three simple words pretty much sums it up for me. Ive eaten at all the middle eastern restaurant in the springs and manitou. Not only does sahara cafes food taste the best but their customer service exceeds any place in town.
We can't stop eating here! I've lived in the Middle East and in the NYC area, and Sahara's has some of the best Middle Eastern food anywhere. Amazing meats. Great falafel sandwiches. Our kids adore the lamb. Fattoush is fresh and delicious -- I'm so glad to finally find this salad here in Colo Springs. Not only is the food fresh the staff is GREAT. Both the food and the staff really set this apart from other area Middle Eastern restaurants. You'll feel taken care of whether you come in alone, with friends, or kids.
new items will be added soon
fresh falafel the best in colorado try it your self
halal gyros and halal lamb
stop by and check it out
home made baklava with pistachio no food coloring and home made mamoul with pistachio almond and date
you will love it
I think the food is outstanding - always a good experience.
The spanakopita is the worst I have ever had, same with the baklava. The service is not great. The only thing that is good there are the gyros.
Heart of Jerusalem has the best hummus I have ever had! I don't usually like falafel, but theirs is fantastic and has become my normal order. The dolmas are perfect and served warm and the baklava is nommy. I wasn't too fond of the sandwiches, but the pita bread is incredible, especially with the spice mixture on it. Best Mediterranean food in Springs! Only thing they are missing is spanakopita.
Friendly service, decent food. Will definitely go back.
after Heart of jerusalem came in town,otheres start copying ,but they will never do it the wright way. becaust it has to come from the Heart,the family of heart of jerusalem always generous.
Heart of Jerusalem Cafe takes the reigns as the best Middle Eastern restaurant 3rd year in a row. There's a reason the other restaurants are barely making it... Heart of Jerusalem is the only one with real authentic Middle Eastern food from Jerusalem, just ask the loyal customers.
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