Sahara Palace

5890 E State St, Rockford
(815) 227-0270

Recent Reviews

Anetta Eller

Terrible service. Unattentive,do not honor their weekly specials. We told that we will split appetizer and sandwich. Didn't bring extra plates or pita. Waiting more than 30 min, however been promised 10-15. No ice. Ice machine broke ,but they do have on the back . Just don't care to bring it. Overpriced for amount of food they serve. Very disappointed.

Charles Petrie

Stopped here for dinner while passing through town and I’m already sad that it will be so long before I can return. The food here is exceptional. Everything I had was wonderful. The hummus is next level good. Some of the best I’ve ever had in my life. Sahara is worth going out of your way for.

Alex khaleel

The most delicious Mediterranean food I have tried in a while. It took me back to my home Palestine. Talal was very professional and went above and beyond. Definitely will be coming back over and over. I would give it a 10 star review, not 5!

OConner Palma

With the recent carry out only rule in place, we decided to do a carry out order of the Shawarma - both beef and chicken. The carry out is in the typical to-go containers, and it is delicious. The Sahara is a delight, the food is great, the carry out service is fast and friendly. We can support our businesses, and have a delicious meal too. The dishes are family recipes and I must say the staff were cordial and can customize a dish if you ask.

Robert Mermer

The owner Rick came out and graciously offered to make suggestions. We let him order away and wow, so glad. Salads and the best hummus I've ever had first. Main course Shwarmi & a beef/lamb/chicken combo. Amazing!

Eric W.

One of my favorite places in Rockford. Rick the owner is always so welcoming and the food is fantastic! Each visit home I stop by on my way out to get the falafel sandwich for the road!

Megan S

First time here passing through we stopped for lunch. The owner was amazing and so nice. The food was delicious and highly recommend the lentil soup. The owner told us everything is made fresh by his wife and so the initial wait may be a bit but totally worth it.

Petro Kolontai

This place is legit. Fresh, tasty, well cooked and spiced food. Wish they had rice pilaf in the menu.

Shaheen Ben Ayad

OMG BEST FOOD EVER (Yes its Shaheen, talal) YOU SHOULD DEFEINTALY COME HERE AND CHECK IT OUT. IF YOU SAY ITS A 1 STAR OR THE MEAT IS FLAVOURLESS THEN YOU HAVE COIVD SYMPTOMS AND GO TAKE THE COVID TEST.

Holly L.

I love coming here, the owner is so nice and funny! Great food! He cares and gives his all! Fresh and yummy! Best Gyro pita of my life....

Heidi Huntress

The have excellent lentil soup & hummus!

Dominique

We came from southern Chicago om a trip and wanted to try Rockford food. This place was recommended as best for Mediterranean and it 110% lived up to its name. Sweet tasting coffee, authentic hummus, and FRESHLY made food, as well as cute bracelets and rosaries made in-house for sale. I would have tried this whole menu time willing and would come back again if I return. 10/10 would recommend to anyone passing through.

Laura Navarro

I didn't think it possible for their food to get better, but it has. The family who owns Sahara is wonderful and friendly. The food is fantastic and the garlic sauce is a necessity for pretty much anything.It is a Rockford area gem!!

Uziel Hernandez

Great place for food! The lentil soup is excellent and they have amazing lamb! There is a resident artist who makes bracelets and necklaces!

Ali Khan

Meet Talal. A hard working boy who was very polite and set up his own little shop. Support him. If friendly atmosphere could sell a restaurant alone, this place had it. The food here was on pare with the service. This has to be the best Arab restaurant in Illinois. Their tahini and garlic sauces came in ample portions. Their falafils were very fresh and one of the best I've had in a while. I tried their beef shawarma plate and Veggie taster platter. Will definitely revisit.

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