Sababa Restaurant and Lounge

Marina Pacifica

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  • American-Mediterranean fusion fare
  • Several dining & lounge areas
  • Contemporary interior
  • Three-course dinner

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  • $45 for a three-course prix fixe dinner for two at Sababa Restaurant and Lounge in Long Beach
  • Amidst Sababa’s warm, contemporary dining areas and lounges, consulting chef Eric Greenspan serves a variety of upscale American fare with Mediterranean accents for adventure-seeking appetites
  • Kick back in the upstairs mezzanine, sprawl in the lavish lounge, or suavely sip cocktails on the outdoor patio before dinner
  • Choose one of three dining options for each course
  • Options include chicken skewers, tuna tartar, or house salad for first course
  • Move onto katifa prawns, grilled salmon, or penne pasta for main entrée
  • Finish meal with either a molten chocolate cake or apple baklava with a glass of house wine or specialty martinis

Reviews

Sababa has been featured by the Press-Telegram and Gazettes. It has a near-perfect 4.5-star average from Yelpers, and 90% of Urbanspooners like it: > * The 120-seat Sababa features an upstairs area for private parties, patio seating, a cabana for cigars, specialty cocktails and an eclectic menu featuring spiced sliders with ground lamb, and pepper olive relish and “nachos” with pita, goat cheese, roasted peppers and hummus. – Karen Robes Meeks, Press-Telegram > * Great decor, cool vibe, fantastic food and good service. – Ashleigh C., Yelp

Sababa Restaurant and Lounge

When Sagi Rochman was drawing up the plans for his new restaurant, he knew he wanted it to be cool. So he named it Sababa, which is Hebrew for "cool"—a designation the chic lounge has easily lived up to. The space brims with plush curtains, modern art, and sleek couches, where groups sit as they sip on craft beers or one of Sababa's award-winning specialty martinis. The spa martini is particularly refreshing, a blend of cucumbers and freshly muddled strawberries that cools patrons as they sit on the outdoor patio under the rays of the Earth's only remaining sun. "The" Margarita is also popular with guests, an unorthodox mixture of tequila, Grand Marnier, freshly pureed passion fruit, and pineapple juice, which one regular swears is the best margarita outside of Mexico.

The cocktail list gets some stiff competition from the food menu. To build up the gustatory roster, Rochman enlisted the talents of celebrity chef Eric Greenspan, a contestant on Food Network programs such as The Next Iron Chef. Inspired by Rochman's heritage, Greenspan constructed a fusion of Mediterranean and Israeli flavors, resulting in dishes such as goat-cheese pizzas and seared ahi tuna with harissa mashed potatoes. There are plenty of small plates as well, including grilled eggplant with tahini and chicken kabobs with an olive-date sauce. As if the inspired tapas and lauded cocktails weren't enough, the lounge regales diners with a slew of events held throughout the week, including wine flights on Tuesdays and dance parties with live DJs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Customer Reviews

58 Ratings

Great place. Awesome food.
Igor L. · June 5, 2015
Great food and beer selection.
Debbie W. · June 5, 2015
We're so pleased that having the Groupon got us to try a place new to us. We had put it off because it was quite out of the way, but last night were in the neighborhood. The Mediterranean cuisine is very good, the atmosphere is wonderful. Beautiful circular bar in the main room. The best surprise was live music on a Thursday night - blues musician Ray Goren and a kicky backup band. Will definitely go back.
Grace D. · October 10, 2014
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    Marina Pacifica

    6527 E Pacific Coast Hwy.

    Long Beach, California 90803

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