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Sahara X-Press

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1203 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, 10305
Phone : 718-442-6673

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1203 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY, 10305
Location : Old Town

Price Range

718-442-6673

Today's Hours : 11:00AM to 12:00AM

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Cuisine : Halal, Mediterranean, Turkish

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1203 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY, 10305
Location : Old Town

Price Range

718-442-6673


Today's Hours : 11:00AM to 12:00AM

(Now Open)

view all

Cuisine : Halal, Mediterranean, Turkish


Services :
DeliveryWait Staff/Dine InTake Out

Features : , 


Type of Place : , 

 74% Like it?

out of 46 votes

Average Review Rating:



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1203 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY, 10305 Location : Old Town

Price Range

718-442-6673

Today's Hours : 11:00AM to 12:00AM

view all

Cuisine : Halal, Mediterranean, Turkish

Services :
DeliveryWait Staff/Dine InTake Out

Features : , 

Type of Place : , 

 74% Like it?

out of 46 votes

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Average Review Rating :

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    barry1

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    01/21/2013
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    As I said in previous reviews I really enjoy a good gyro so I'm always looking for a new place to try. I've been wanting to try Sahara X-press for some time and finally did so this weekend. I was feeling hungry so I ordered a lamb gyro, a chicken gyro, and a falafel, all sandwiches on pita. A telephone order for delivery was placed at 5 PM on Saturday, and was taken by a very pleasant gentlemen. The food arrived between 45 and 55 minutes later, not bad considering that the restaurant is not very close to me, and was delivered by a very cheerful and smiling driver. The lamb and chicken gyros were on round loaves of soft pita folded over them, while the falafel was placed inside of a pocket pita. White sauce and a red hot sauce were supplied on the side in small containers. Both gyros were delicious, tender, well seasoned and very well filled with meat and topped with salad. The chicken was succulent and not dried out as it often is in a gyro. The falafel sandwich, too, had a generous amount of the falafel as well as salad. I would have liked a bit more garlic in the fried falafel, but it was still very good and a touch of the included hot sauce perked it up quite nicely. The portions were large and, I must admit that I couldn't quite finish everything, but at least I got to try a variety of items. I would definitely order from here again, and I'm looking forward to trying some of the other choices on their menu.

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    NikandRick

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    10/21/2012
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    While visiting my sister, we happen to spot this restaurant. The folks were great and the food even better. We had to impose some self control to keep from ordering more bread. I would definitely comeback whenever I'm in town.

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    tunes392

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    09/28/2012
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    worst worst place you ever can eat in
    i never recommend it to any body

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    03/14/2012
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    I'm a halal food fanatic... Three times a week and tried many different locations ... Sahara unfortunately gives half the portion and for twice the price of other better tasting halal places.. Gyro king on forest ave far better and packs the entree with meat and not rice.... Sahara takes advantage of the fact that it's the only place to get a gyro in the area .. IMHO your better off taking the extra ride to get a better deal

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    SIFoodies

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    01/01/2012
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    What kind of business opens up says they deliver and when you call for a delivery order they are extremely RUDE and say they won't deliver to your area because the streets are too hard to navigate. This was told to us by the manager. When a new place opens, it's important to support it and we were doing just that with a 100 dollar order but now it makes sense why places like this won't survive because I won't support it and I'll tell others to do the same.

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    anonymous

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    12/06/2011
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    Nice food. I am a Vegetarian an dthe owner had very much to offer in no meat section also. The staff were really good and it was more homely and food was delicious. Kep up the good job

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    anonymous

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    10/27/2011
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    Just had a delicious lunch from here!!!!! Great addition to the area!!!!!!!!

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    anonymous

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    10/25/2011
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    I am very impressed with this place, very small but very welcoming owners and staff. My gyro was amazing. mind you, they just started off so can you imagine how well they will be in a few months when business starts to flourish. Keep up the good job and please dont turn into a "Seaside MESS" (out of control, messing up orders, over priced food)

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    i wish the place was bigger!!!!!!!!
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    anonymous

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    10/20/2011
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    Love it! Plus the owners are fabulous!!!!

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    10/16/2011
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    Went the other day with a friend of mine and was very happy with the service and the selection... and all of it was delicious!! I'll will be going back for sure. Next time taking my husband there ... I brought him home some gyro and chicken mix platter and he loved it.

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    10/16/2011
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    The place is small, but the food is really terrific. The staff was friendly and made you feel welcome and at-home. I'll go back for sure.

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    10/15/2011
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    I had my eye on this place since it was being constructed. I waited a few weeks to give them some time to work out their kinks. We ordered a lamb Gyro (which was excellent), Falafel sandwich (the freshest and fluffiest I ever had) babaganoush (not the best I ever had, but up there with the best), and grape leaves. The owner and staff are extremely friendly. Just what we needed on this side of the island. I will be going back soon!

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    10/15/2011
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    awesome review of this restaurant: its awesome

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    anonymous

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    10/15/2011
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    Good food nice price open late what more can I ask?

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    anonymous

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    10/14/2011
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    this place has really authentic mediterranean cuisine at a very reasonable price. i tried sheesh kebabs, hummus, falafels, lamb gyros and salads and all of them were simply delicious. i even got a chance to talk with the chef who is from Turkey and knows the art of mediterranean cooking. To top it all, turkish coffee and kahva/tea with the desserts were perfect. the environment inside the place was also very congenial and friendly. the food was cooked fresh and served rather quickly.

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    10/10/2011
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    Place was amazing had gotten a gyro today. Walked in the front door owner came and greeted awesome customer service. Small place but good food and great people will come again.

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    10/10/2011
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    Went there today with mild excitement that there is a new middle eastern place by my house I can get to without driving. WOW was my hopes and dreams crushed. When I arrived I could smell the lovely stinking garbage right out in frot of the restuarant, against my better judgement I pressed forward in hopes to get a good shish kabab gyro. I enter and the guy who would seem to be running the restuarant was busy chatting to another woman who was just sitting there. The cook actually had to get the guys attention that a customer walked in. I order my shish kabab gyro only to get an Adana kabab. I know the difference and it was really disgusting that they would try to pass it off as a shish. So far everything that could go wring is going wrong, so I though this gyro had better be the best gyro ever if I am to come back and guess what.....it isn't the meat was very gamey, the flavoring was bland and it was way over cooked, the meat was so tough I ended up just tossing it. Overall the experience was a horrendous one, I could not and will not in my right mind recommend this place at all.

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    10/06/2011
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    Excellent. they are just starting off but much better service than seaside!!!!!!!

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    wish the place was bigger for parties ... maybe later when buniess takes off they can expand!
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    10/06/2011
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    This place was really good, had a lamb gyro yesterday and it was delicious. The salad bar is setup cleaner than Sahara in Brooklyn. Really glad to have this place around and nice to hear they are open until 2AM every day.

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Halal

Sahara X-Press

Turkish, Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

1203 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

347-778-0030

Business Hours: 11AM – 2AM, 7 DAYS

FREE FAST DELIVERY

 

Cold Appetizer

 

SHEPHERD SALAD

A mix of fresh tomatoes, cucumber and onions topped with parsley in our special seasonings of vinegar and oil
Feta cheese extra
GARDEN SALAD

Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, red cabbage, parsley, radish
Feta cheese extra
HUMUS

Chickpeas mashed to pasted with lemon juice
EGGPLANT SPREAD/PATLICAN SALATASI

Chargrilled eggplant, pureed with garlic herbs and flat-leaf parsley
BABAGHANOUSH/PATLICAN EZMESI

Puree of eggplant, flavored with tahini, olive oil, onion and garlic
TABULE

A mixture of cracked wheat, green onions, parsley and lettuce
PIYAZ
MIX APPETIZER/KARISIKI MEZE TABAGI

A rich combination platter of cold appetizers
GRAPE LEAVES (5 pcs)
LEBNE Curd of yogurt with walnuts and a hint of garlic
MIXED EGGPLANT

Fried small pieces of eggplant mixed with garlic and tomato sauce
 

Main Course

 

SPECIAL SHISH KEBAB

Tiny chunks of lamb grilled over charcoal on skewers
SHISH KEBAB

Chunks of lamb marinated in our special sauce and grilled over charcoal skewers
CHICKEN KEBAB / TAVUK KEBAB

Boneless breast of chicken marinated in a special sauce and grilled on skewers
LAMB GYRO / DONER

Ground lamb wrapped around a large vertical spit and grilled in front of an ingenious tier of charcoal fires
CHICKEN OR GYRO

Layers of marinated chicken breast are wrapped around a large vertical spit and grilled in front of an ingenious tier of charcoal fires
GRILLED CHICKEN

Boneless chicken thigh marinated in special sauce grilled on skewers
MIX LAMB & CHICKEN GYRO

A mixture of cracked wheat, green onions, parsley and lettuce
ADANA KEBAB

Hand chopped meat seasoned with spicy peppers and chargrilled on skewers
YOGURT SHISH KEBAB
YOGURT CHICKEN KEBAB
YOUGURT ADANA KEBAB
YOGURT CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB
ISKENDER KEBAB

Gyro kebab in a lightly hot tomato sauce
 

Main Course

 

LAHMACHUN

Portion – 3 pcs
KASARLI PIDE

Crispy crust of dough topped with Turkish kasseri cheese
SUCUKLU KASARLI PIDE

Thin crust topped with halal Turkish sucuk (sausage) and Turkish kasseri cheese
CHICKEN ADAN KEBAB

Ground chicken flavored with fresh bell peppers, gently spiced with paprika and grilled skewers
LAMB CHOPS

Baby lamb chops grilled to your taste 4 pcs
CHICKEN CHOPS

Marinated chicken thighs grilled
MIX GRILL / KARISIK IZGARA

A rich combination platter of shish kebab, adana kebab, gyro and chicken grilled to taste
CHICKEN WITH BONES
MIX SHISH & CHICKEN KEBAB
MIX SHISH & ADANA KEBAB
MIX SHISH KEBAB & CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB
MIX CHICKEN KEBAB & ADANA KEBAB
MIX CHICKEN ADANA & LAMB ADANA KEBAB
MIX SHISH KEBAB & LAMB GYRO
MIX SHISH KEBAB & CHICKEN GYRO
MIX ADANA KEBAB & LAMB GYRO
MIX CHICKEN KEBAB & CHICKEN GYRO
MIX CHICKEN KEBAB & CHICKEN ADANA
 

Soup

 

LENTIL SOUP / EZOGELIN
CHICKEN VEGETABLE SOUP
BEEF / ISKEMBE SOUP
CHILLED CUCUMBER YOGURT SOUP / CACIK
 

Grilled Fish

 

TROUT
BRAZZINI

Served with rice or French fries, and green salad
 

Hot Appetizer

 

CALF’S LIVER / ARVANUT CIGERI
FALAFEL PLATE
CIGARETTE BOEREK / SIGARA BOREGI

Feta cheese, parsley, dill and herbs wrapped up in homemade Turkish fillo (5 rolls)
RICE
FRENCH FRIES
 

Sandwiches

 

LAMB GYRO
CHICKEN GYRO
MIX LAMB & CHICKEN GYRO
SHISH KEBAB
CHICKEN KEBAB
ADANA KEBAB
CHICKEN ADANA
FALAFEL
GRILLED CHICKEN
EXTRA SAUCE 20oz
 

Desserts

 

BAKLAVA

Sweet pastry made of extremely thin sheets of phyllo dough layered with chopped nuts and honey syrup, baked with butter and cut into diamonds
BROWN TOP PUDDING
RICE PUDDING
VANILLA PUDDING
 

Beverages

 

AYRAN

Refreshing cold yogurt drink
SODA
GAZOZ
WATER
SNAPPLE
HOT TEA or COFFEE
RUSSIAN SODA
TURKISH JUICE
 

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