Sanaa's 8th St. Gourmet

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 3 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. While menu is predominately meat based, there are also vegetarian and vegan options. This place is considered vegetarian friendly because there is no pure veg in Sioux Falls. Buffet on weekdays and on Saturdays. Elaborate decorations and paintings on the walls. Price: Moderate more-less
Middle Eastern, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
401 E 8th St Ste 100 (heart of downtown Sioux Falls)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57103
Closed Time

Mon-Thu 10:30am-3:00pm, Fri 10:30am-8:00pm, Sat 11:00am-2:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by sunshineonmyshoulder
  • vegan

awe inspiring vegan spread

Posted on 05 / 23 / 2015

Being my first time eating Middle Eastern, I'll tell you its like Indian food without the heat. I'm not sure if I did it right with the breads and condiments but everything in the buffet was so incredibly good I had to pile up a second plate.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 16, 2015

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly atmosphere , Many vegan dishes
Cons: They need to be open more.
  • vegan

We love Sanaa's Gourmet Cafe!

Posted on 08 / 20 / 2014

On our way out west, we ate lunch at Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean Restaurant in Sioux Falls SD, a popular veg and gf friendly eatery, which I highly recommend. It’s a big place, comfortable, warmly decorated in Mediterranean motif, reasonably priced, has WiFi. All the tasty tasty food is made from scratch, under the loving and watchful eye of owner/chef Sanaa Abourezk. Sanaa is always adding more vegan options - when we were there, she was experimenting with Vegan Tiramisu. The GF Fatayer (Mediterranean calzone) with a walnut spinach olive filling was outstanding, as was the lentil soup, the quinoa salad, the baklava, the basmati rice pilaf … we could happily have eaten for hours.

Pros: Delicious homemade food, Efficient and friendly service , Lots of vegan and gf options
Cons: It's in Sioux Falls, not where I live!
  • vegan

Friendly, Fabulous & Filling

Posted on 08 / 09 / 2012

Sanaas Restaurant, located several blocks east of downtown Sioux Falls, is a very clean, color filled restaurant that serves tasty Syrian vegetarian and vegan food, including gluten free. Her hummus, green olive spread, falafel & eggplant sandwich style wraps, soups specials & a huge dessert case including baklava & date bars - all are tasty & freshly made. She is open for Lunches: Mon - Sat., and serves a wonderful complete buffet on Friday evenings. There are beautifully illustrated books for sale with recipes she serves, with a new vegan book coming out this fall. As often as I am in Sioux Falls, I try to eat here. Try it and you will have a new home away from home for great tasting healthful food and a very pleasant eating experience. There is a ramp for handicapped entry. The bathrooms are very clean & neat. Be sure to ask if you need gluten free or vegan food. She will show you which items are available for the day.

Pros: Tasty Healthy Food, Friendly, Beautiful interior


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Last updated: 2012/12/02


Added: 2009/10/26


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