Sababa brings Israeli-style fast casual concept to SoMa

Sababa brings Israeli-style fast casual concept to SoMa
Photo: Sababa/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 26, 2019.

Looking to chow down on some Middle Eastern fare? You're in luck. Fast-casual spot Sababa has opened its third pita bar at 71 Stevenson St., Suite 100, in SoMa.

Sababa debuted on Kearny Street in 2016 and added an outpost on Commercial Street the following year. Like its predecessors, the new Sababa offers build-your-own Israeli street food–style bowls and pita sandwiches.

At Sababa, which gets its name from a Hebrew slang word that roughly translates as "thumbs up," guests choose a base (pita, bowl or rice) and protein (falafel, chicken shawarma, kofta or sabik), and can customize their meals with a variety of salads, pickles, sauces and add-ons. To drink, Sababa offers frozen mint limonana (Middle Eastern lemonade).

The new addition has already attracted fans thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of nine reviews on Yelp.

Whitney L., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Nov. 15, wrote, "If you're ever in need of a quick yet tasty meal, Sababa is the place to go!"

Yelper Jessica T. noted, "You can't really go wrong with anything on their menu."

Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Sababa is open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on weekdays. (It's closed on weekends.)

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