Cafe Dahab & Hookah Lounge

★★☆☆☆
  • 1640 Sawtelle Blvd

    West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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  • 310-444-0969

About Cafe Dahab & Hookah Lounge

Hours
Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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this place is GHETTO!!!! owners are rude,fake,the food is really the worest,no parking, regulars looks like gang bangers!! they stair you up and dowen, way over priced.worest of all is that heavy set owner who thinks that she is the owner of the hilton hotels, she is fake, rude so is her staff. you can't park,you'r lucky if you get your food in 50 min or even 1 hour. run for your life!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

this place is GHETTO!!!! owners are rude,fake,the food is really the worest,no parking, regulars looks like gang bangers!! they stair you up and dowen, way over priced.worest of all is that heavy set owner who thinks that she is the owner of the hilton hotels, she is fake, rude so is her staff. you can't park,you'r lucky if you get your food in 50 min or even 1 hour. run for your life!!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: bad food,rude owners,no parking,way over priced

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since i cant cuss, mm well, arabic trailer trash are regular here, and im arabic so i can say that, the lowest of the low come here, Service is the worst Owner is rude as hell, with her fakeness, Music is ok but no room to dance, you will be lucky if you get your hookah or food within 2 hours.... you will be lucky if u get any food because the owner & her ugly cousins are eating it all! lmao!

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★☆☆☆☆

since i cant cuss, mm well, arabic trailer trash are regular here, and im arabic so i can say that, the lowest of the low come here, Service is the worst Owner is rude as hell, with her fakeness, Music is ok but no room to dance, you will be lucky if you get your hookah or food within 2 hours.... you will be lucky if u get any food because the owner & her ugly cousins are eating it all! lmao!

Pros: you can run outside

Cons: Rude Service & Owner

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the food was so good. The service was so so but honestly it wasn't half as bad as those other ones that just want your tip. The live entertainment was nice although it was a little too loud for me. I really enjoyed my hookah and the d??cor was very authentic. I definitely recommend you to go for dinner, I loved the chicken and koobideh. Parking was right across the street so I don't see why others have complained. I just left the place but can't wait to go back again

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★★★★★

the food was so good. The service was so so but honestly it wasn't half as bad as those other ones that just want your tip. The live entertainment was nice although it was a little too loud for me. I really enjoyed my hookah and the d??cor was very authentic. I definitely recommend you to go for dinner, I loved the chicken and koobideh. Parking was right across the street so I don't see why others have complained. I just left the place but can't wait to go back again

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Not only is the place in the Ghettoo ,The owners are ghettoo and so are the servers,thats if you ever are served,Most of the time they are on break smoking weeed in front of the place. Service=0

If u are a local and known ,Beware !! The owner has a mouth on her she is nice to your face and as soon as you leave god help you..News travels.Weirdos

They dont wash the hookahs mix the flavors so it tastes like dirt,

Parking suckkkks

Looks like a big cloud indoors,u will be lucky if u can take a deap breath.

A word of advise,Think twice before entering the sh** hole

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★☆☆☆☆

Not only is the place in the Ghettoo ,The owners are ghettoo and so are the servers,thats if you ever are served,Most of the time they are on break smoking weeed in front of the place. Service=0

If u are a local and known ,Beware !! The owner has a mouth on her she is nice to your face and as soon as you leave god help you..News travels.Weirdos

They dont wash the hookahs mix the flavors so it tastes like dirt,

Parking suckkkks

Looks like a big cloud indoors,u will be lucky if u can take a deap breath.

A word of advise,Think twice before entering the sh** hole

Pros: not one thing

Cons: everything,parking forget it,hooka nasty,service =smoking out on the side or front good luck finding them

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This place doesn't even deserve 1 star but they didn't have a zero to give them. Horrible expierence ever. Their prices for hookah is double what you would pay at another place. The service is bad. No body assits you. You pretty much have to find your own seat. Don't mind the regulars staring you down, that's just how arabs are. The place is so hood, no parking and the aera is dirty. The waiters ignore you. The coal guys are rude and dont come back to see if you need new coal. The place is too loud. The have no air to vent out the smoke. Take a breathing mask if you want to breath in there. Their menu's say one price but really they charge you more. Wannabe up scale place, but they are far from being high class. I give this place 2 thumbs down for their sorry a$$ service and over priced hookah.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place doesn't even deserve 1 star but they didn't have a zero to give them. Horrible expierence ever. Their prices for hookah is double what you would pay at another place. The service is bad. No body assits you. You pretty much have to find your own seat. Don't mind the regulars staring you down, that's just how arabs are. The place is so hood, no parking and the aera is dirty. The waiters ignore you. The coal guys are rude and dont come back to see if you need new coal. The place is too loud. The have no air to vent out the smoke. Take a breathing mask if you want to breath in there. Their menu's say one price but really they charge you more. Wannabe up scale place, but they are far from being high class. I give this place 2 thumbs down for their sorry a$$ service and over priced hookah.

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This place has no parking. Very small and crowded and over priced hookah. It's a total rip off and not only that if u pay with a credit card make sure in the tip area u leave 0 or else they will give themselves a tip. Horrible place if u want cheap hookah go to Fusion cafe or dream cafe in anahiem. Dahab is a rip off.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has no parking. Very small and crowded and over priced hookah. It's a total rip off and not only that if u pay with a credit card make sure in the tip area u leave 0 or else they will give themselves a tip. Horrible place if u want cheap hookah go to Fusion cafe or dream cafe in anahiem. Dahab is a rip off.

Pros: none

Cons: Over priced

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I just went to Dahab last night for the first time in about a year. I used to be a regular at their Westwood Blvd. location, but had only been to the new one once. One of the main reasons I hadn't been there for so long was the reviews I saw complaining about the service--I'd never noticed a problem, but I thought maybe the place had taken a turn for the worse. It seemed a pity, too, because the food at the Westwood location had been so good that I would walk 3/4 of a mile, past literally dozens of other restaurants, regularly to eat lunch there. Anyway, so when my friend suggested Dahab, an old fave of hers as well, last night, I was ready to give it another chance. I was very glad I did. The food was just as I'd remembered. We both ordered chicken shawerma sandwiches--one of the most killer dishes there--and I asked for an extra container of garlic sauce on the side. While we were waiting, we munched on their signature spicy olives and pickled turnip/cabbage with delight. For appetizers we ordered lentil soup and stuffed grape leaves--soup was delicious, grape leaves fairly standard. And then, the sandwiches arrived. As I peeled open the aluminum foil, the orange oil started dripping out--I'd forgotten about that--and running down the side of my hand. I felt like Sancho Panza looking at the oil slicks on a vat of meaty soup--my appetite leapt! I bit off a generous mouthful and--mmm--so good.... Added a blob more of garlic sauce and took another bite--oh yeah! And the light, tart, and herby cabbage salad is just such a nice complement to the garlicky savory sandwich. Washed it down with a big glass of sweet-tart karkadeh, and I was a happy man. The foul (pronounced "fool") there is also awesome. In fact the only dish I've every had there that I didn't like was the molekhia--which may have been perfectly fine but was just a bit too unusual for me I guess. As far as service, we were treated like king and queen practically, unlike others--it was 7:30 on a Thursday.

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★★★★☆

I just went to Dahab last night for the first time in about a year. I used to be a regular at their Westwood Blvd. location, but had only been to the new one once. One of the main reasons I hadn't been there for so long was the reviews I saw complaining about the service--I'd never noticed a problem, but I thought maybe the place had taken a turn for the worse. It seemed a pity, too, because the food at the Westwood location had been so good that I would walk 3/4 of a mile, past literally dozens of other restaurants, regularly to eat lunch there. Anyway, so when my friend suggested Dahab, an old fave of hers as well, last night, I was ready to give it another chance. I was very glad I did. The food was just as I'd remembered. We both ordered chicken shawerma sandwiches--one of the most killer dishes there--and I asked for an extra container of garlic sauce on the side. While we were waiting, we munched on their signature spicy olives and pickled turnip/cabbage with delight. For appetizers we ordered lentil soup and stuffed grape leaves--soup was delicious, grape leaves fairly standard. And then, the sandwiches arrived. As I peeled open the aluminum foil, the orange oil started dripping out--I'd forgotten about that--and running down the side of my hand. I felt like Sancho Panza looking at the oil slicks on a vat of meaty soup--my appetite leapt! I bit off a generous mouthful and--mmm--so good.... Added a blob more of garlic sauce and took another bite--oh yeah! And the light, tart, and herby cabbage salad is just such a nice complement to the garlicky savory sandwich. Washed it down with a big glass of sweet-tart karkadeh, and I was a happy man. The foul (pronounced "fool") there is also awesome. In fact the only dish I've every had there that I didn't like was the molekhia--which may have been perfectly fine but was just a bit too unusual for me I guess. As far as service, we were treated like king and queen practically, unlike others--it was 7:30 on a Thursday.

Pros: Food is awesome, interesting dishes, lots of appetizers and desserts.

Cons: Decor is extremely basic and sometimes you can get hooka smoke in your face.

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Very authentic and tasty Egyptian dishes. The Koushari is amazing. The Hookahs are tasty especially the whit e peach flavor. Place is great :)

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★★★★★

Very authentic and tasty Egyptian dishes. The Koushari is amazing. The Hookahs are tasty especially the whit e peach flavor. Place is great :)

Pros: service - especially Abdel Majood

Cons: parking is a little pain, but nothing really

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This place doesn't even deserve the one star I gave it in this review. This is the worst hookah bar I have ever been to, and I have been to many, in all different cities, states and countries. The four of us arrived after dinner on a slow monday night, meaning we were not a burden to them. Long story short, for four people to have one plain hookah and four teas was $59 dollars. It was an $18 hookah that was listed on the menu as $13, a $7 charge for each of us in addition to the hookah and tea, $4 teas, and a $10 GRATUITY FEE for the minimal service we had required.
Finding these costs appalling, we naturally put up a fight, and they, rather than trying to reason with us, fought back with us! Seriously rude people. After much deliberation, they finally removed the preposterous gratuity fee, and we left, vowing to never return.
On a side note, they had a television blaring on the wall, and being that we were the only customers, we asked them if it would be possible to turn the tv off or down, and they denied us rudely, saying it was not possible.
Do yourself a favor and go any extra distance to any other hookah bar in la, it will be worth the gas money.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place doesn't even deserve the one star I gave it in this review. This is the worst hookah bar I have ever been to, and I have been to many, in all different cities, states and countries. The four of us arrived after dinner on a slow monday night, meaning we were not a burden to them. Long story short, for four people to have one plain hookah and four teas was $59 dollars. It was an $18 hookah that was listed on the menu as $13, a $7 charge for each of us in addition to the hookah and tea, $4 teas, and a $10 GRATUITY FEE for the minimal service we had required.
Finding these costs appalling, we naturally put up a fight, and they, rather than trying to reason with us, fought back with us! Seriously rude people. After much deliberation, they finally removed the preposterous gratuity fee, and we left, vowing to never return.
On a side note, they had a television blaring on the wall, and being that we were the only customers, we asked them if it would be possible to turn the tv off or down, and they denied us rudely, saying it was not possible.
Do yourself a favor and go any extra distance to any other hookah bar in la, it will be worth the gas money.

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So every time I have been there, there were all these camels.. I wasn't aware it was a petting zoo.. With dirty animals. Seriously don't ever go there... the service is terrible. You can't get a waiter to take your order for 30 minutes and you have to ask for one ahead of time plus they are rude. Just to get water you have to ask 3 times. Its always the same people there.. No new faces. You aren't welcome unless your are friends or family of the owners. The seating arrangment outside is terrible it's always over crowded and you would think with all of the coals around them, they'd be a warmer group of people.

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★☆☆☆☆

So every time I have been there, there were all these camels.. I wasn't aware it was a petting zoo.. With dirty animals. Seriously don't ever go there... the service is terrible. You can't get a waiter to take your order for 30 minutes and you have to ask for one ahead of time plus they are rude. Just to get water you have to ask 3 times. Its always the same people there.. No new faces. You aren't welcome unless your are friends or family of the owners. The seating arrangment outside is terrible it's always over crowded and you would think with all of the coals around them, they'd be a warmer group of people.

Pros: food

Cons: service, atmosphere, people, waiters, unfriendly, bad seating

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Ok we got there after we heard all about Dahab cafe, first there was noone to seat us or even greet us it was like an open restuarant with noone there, we sat there for over 20 mins noone came and took our order, we were just confused i've never had to experience nothin like that, we finally got up and left, like nothing happened, i can't tell you about the food cause i never got to try it but whatever i didn't feel comfortable and i will never go there again. Everyone was loookin at us cause we were new or something, i even went in and looked for a server and she told me she "i'll be right with you " and never showed up. I wouldn't recomend anyone to go there

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok we got there after we heard all about Dahab cafe, first there was noone to seat us or even greet us it was like an open restuarant with noone there, we sat there for over 20 mins noone came and took our order, we were just confused i've never had to experience nothin like that, we finally got up and left, like nothing happened, i can't tell you about the food cause i never got to try it but whatever i didn't feel comfortable and i will never go there again. Everyone was loookin at us cause we were new or something, i even went in and looked for a server and she told me she "i'll be right with you " and never showed up. I wouldn't recomend anyone to go there

Pros: nothin

Cons: no servers

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My friends had initially recommended Dahab as a nice Hookah joint. This couldn't be further from the truth. During our initial visit we were told we could sit outside, only to be harassed the entire time we sat there. We were bombarded by obnoxious wait staff every minute or so asking if we would like to order more stuff. This wasn't courteous asking, it was pushy, clearly we weren't welcome. Finally after talking with the wait staff it was revealed that they wanted us to move to another section and told us they could make more money at that table if we moved. Seriously. No class whatsoever. Oh yeah, so after we moved (to finish our hookahs) they finally brought our food and it was terrible. The falafel was burned and the pita bread was as tough as leather. To top it off they added gratuity to our bill which no one at the restaurant deserved. This place is a joke, I would recommend everyone seriously avoids it unless you want to be insulted with bad service, bad manners, and bad food for the entire night.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends had initially recommended Dahab as a nice Hookah joint. This couldn't be further from the truth. During our initial visit we were told we could sit outside, only to be harassed the entire time we sat there. We were bombarded by obnoxious wait staff every minute or so asking if we would like to order more stuff. This wasn't courteous asking, it was pushy, clearly we weren't welcome. Finally after talking with the wait staff it was revealed that they wanted us to move to another section and told us they could make more money at that table if we moved. Seriously. No class whatsoever. Oh yeah, so after we moved (to finish our hookahs) they finally brought our food and it was terrible. The falafel was burned and the pita bread was as tough as leather. To top it off they added gratuity to our bill which no one at the restaurant deserved. This place is a joke, I would recommend everyone seriously avoids it unless you want to be insulted with bad service, bad manners, and bad food for the entire night.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Rude staff, bad food, shady atmosphere.

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I used to always go to this restraunt with my boyfriend and for a girl's night out. The service used to be okay and so was the food until recently. I went there today and got by far THE WORST SERVICE I have EVER gotten at ANY restaurant. Our hookah came pretty fast and we waited 15 minutes until someone finally decided to come take our order. I asked for water but did not get it til about 45 minutes later. The falafel was crunching in my mouth and when I asked one of the servers to replace it, he insisted that's how it was served. I've been eating falafel all my life and he's going to come and tell ME how its served?? He touched (and pinched) my falefl and was going to replace it and I also asked for the check. He took my plate and then returned it and said "i'll get u box to go" and who ever said I wanted it to go, nontheless it had been touched by him..? The hookah sat there for an hr and no one would come and change the charcoal..I confronted one of the servers and he would just argue with me. However, another server finally gave us better service yet in the end they disappointed us when they added the gratuity..and did I ask them to? WHY WOULD I EVEN WANT TO TIP THEM?? we were only 2 people..WORST WORST WORST experience ever!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to always go to this restraunt with my boyfriend and for a girl's night out. The service used to be okay and so was the food until recently. I went there today and got by far THE WORST SERVICE I have EVER gotten at ANY restaurant. Our hookah came pretty fast and we waited 15 minutes until someone finally decided to come take our order. I asked for water but did not get it til about 45 minutes later. The falafel was crunching in my mouth and when I asked one of the servers to replace it, he insisted that's how it was served. I've been eating falafel all my life and he's going to come and tell ME how its served?? He touched (and pinched) my falefl and was going to replace it and I also asked for the check. He took my plate and then returned it and said "i'll get u box to go" and who ever said I wanted it to go, nontheless it had been touched by him..? The hookah sat there for an hr and no one would come and change the charcoal..I confronted one of the servers and he would just argue with me. However, another server finally gave us better service yet in the end they disappointed us when they added the gratuity..and did I ask them to? WHY WOULD I EVEN WANT TO TIP THEM?? we were only 2 people..WORST WORST WORST experience ever!!!!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Ok, ive been their customer ever since their old location..
i've almost ordered everything and it has always been great!
from apetizers to dessert.. they are great... their Humus is thee best i've ever tasted in CA! their chicken Kebabs ( for those who like the dark meat ) they make it with the dark meat not the breast.. what else can i say.. their Sahlab is THEE best.. and trust me their food is good... i mean what else can i say, go for urself and try it! I could go on and on with the food, but go for yourself and try, everything is good! and for the Argele, Hubbly Bubbly, Hookah, Measil, Sheisha.. which ever you want to call it... they are good, make sure to get the Fakher Grapes. (though they could lower the prices on them a little)

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★★★★★

Ok, ive been their customer ever since their old location..
i've almost ordered everything and it has always been great!
from apetizers to dessert.. they are great... their Humus is thee best i've ever tasted in CA! their chicken Kebabs ( for those who like the dark meat ) they make it with the dark meat not the breast.. what else can i say.. their Sahlab is THEE best.. and trust me their food is good... i mean what else can i say, go for urself and try it! I could go on and on with the food, but go for yourself and try, everything is good! and for the Argele, Hubbly Bubbly, Hookah, Measil, Sheisha.. which ever you want to call it... they are good, make sure to get the Fakher Grapes. (though they could lower the prices on them a little)

Pros: Food, seating

Cons: not enough waiters

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Yes, the food is great, but what is the point when it takes you over twenty minutes to get waited on. You could ask for a simple thing such as a glass of water, and 9 times out of 10, you will have to ask over three times.

The atmosphere is pleasant; however, it seems people that are "regulars" get priority.

I have been there over four times, and the same if not worse experience time and time again.

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★★☆☆☆

Yes, the food is great, but what is the point when it takes you over twenty minutes to get waited on. You could ask for a simple thing such as a glass of water, and 9 times out of 10, you will have to ask over three times.

The atmosphere is pleasant; however, it seems people that are "regulars" get priority.

I have been there over four times, and the same if not worse experience time and time again.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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One of the few true authentic Egyptian restaurants in all of So.Cal. You can chill and enjoy a sheesha at any time of day or night. Must try the gibna beda and tomatim, as well as the foul. Ask about the Ag-loc special combo platter.

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★★★★★

One of the few true authentic Egyptian restaurants in all of So.Cal. You can chill and enjoy a sheesha at any time of day or night. Must try the gibna beda and tomatim, as well as the foul. Ask about the Ag-loc special combo platter.

Pros: great food, atmosphere, late hours

 

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