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  • Family-owned business expands to open its first Detroit location on Columbia Street, a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination in The District Detroit

Sahara Restaurant & Grill is now open at 77 W. Columbia Street in The District Detroit. This location is the family-owned restaurant group’s first in Detroit, and its fourth in Michigan.  Sahara’s farm to table food is made fresh daily with ingredients from Eastern Market and other Detroit vendors.  Serving a traditional Chaldean and Middle Eastern menu, Sahara is a celebration of culture through sharing food with friends and family. 

“We are thrilled to open our doors on Columbia Street in The District Detroit.  This is the perfect location for us to introduce Detroit to authentic Middle Eastern food through a unique family-style dining experience.” said Zeana Attisha, co-owner of the restaurant group. “We look forward to welcoming the community and having them experience the Chaldean and Mediterranean food and culture.”   

Columbia Street is a dining and retail destination located between the historic Fox Theatre and the Little Caesars World Headquarters, directly across Woodward Ave. from Comerica Park and a short walk from Little Caesars Arena. 

“We are so excited to welcome Sahara to Columbia Street and continue to add to the experiences offered to everyone who spends time in The District Detroit,” said Keith Bradford, President of Olympia Development of Michigan and The District Detroit. “Sahara brings a fantastic, fresh menu and rich heritage to the city and our visitors.”

Sahara Restaurant & Grill

The Detroit restaurant menu in­cludes classic Chaldean and Middle Eastern favorites in ad­dition to new menu items that will satisfy the increasing desire for “fresh and healthy food options” in Detroit. House specialties include stuffed Grape Leaves and Potato Chop, seasoned beef stuffed in a mashed potato shell and deep fried to a gold brown. Sahara also has a bakery and to-go section. Current hours of operation are Sunday – Wednesday 11 am – 10 pm, Thursday – Saturday 11 am – midnight.