Sabaraba’s Bringing Famous Falafel and Shawarma to Chamblee

Popular Falafel Stand Opening First Brick-and-Mortar Location Serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Favorites

SabaRaba’s has been serving Mediterranean street food out of a bright yellow shipping container kiosk in Sandy Springs since 2022, and now owner Udi Hershkovitz is increasing his footprint with a brick-and-mortar location in Chamblee.

Hershkovitz is no stranger to the restaurant world, having formerly operated Marrakesh in Ponce City Market and currently running the South American concept FuegoMundo in Sandy Springs.

SabaRaba’s is known for its hearty pitas and wraps, filled with falafel, shawarma, or gyro meat, echoing the authentic flavors of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean street food. Each dish uses fresh ingredients, and the menu includes delicious dining options for vegetarians, vegans, and others with special dietary requirements. Its innovative shipping container format is well-suited to quick service and to-go meals, but Hershkovitz started planning for more growth last year.

“The kiosk is cool but has limitations in terms of what we can have on the menu,” says Hershkovitz. “The brick-and-mortar location offers more flexibility.”

Guests to the new SabaRaba’s will enjoy a fast-casual format where they order at the counter and bring the food out to them. The new location boasts an expanded kitchen and new menu items like lamb kebabs and crispy grilled and stuffed pitas. The restaurant will also serve beer and wine in addition to frozen beverages like limonana, a mint and lemon slushie that will refresh diners on hot summer days. The interior pays homage to the original shipping container, using bright yellow corrugated metal accents to create a modern, casual look. The outdoor patio will feature décor like string lighting and utilize both sides of the corner unit.

“It’s going to be a bit more of a relaxed experience for customers,” says Hershkovitz.

The new location occupies a ground-level unit in the newly constructed Lumen Chamblee mixed-use development, offering a new dining option for more than 300 apartment residents and visitors to downtown Chamblee. The 1,425-square-foot space can seat 39 guests inside and 30 more guests on a spacious outdoor patio.

SabaRaba’s will open in Chamblee in early June. The restaurant is at 2175 American Way, Suite B, Chamblee, GA 30341. Guests will have access to free parking in a garage behind the restaurant.

About SabaRaba’s
SabaRaba’s is a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern street food concept founded by Atlanta restaurateur Udi Hershkovitz. It serves hand-scooped and made-to-order falafel, slow-roasted shawarma, gyros, and salads that appeal to health-conscious diners. The Sandy Springs location operates out of a repurposed shipping container, and the Chamblee location is a fast-casual restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating.