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Leila

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Verdun Main Street, Ain El Tine, Beirut, Lebanon
1 738 638
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Lebanese food with Arguileh

I have been many times in Leila (mainly ABC Dbayeh & once in Verdun), the place offers a typical Lebanese menu with some special innovative plates, in addition to few light and healthy items. The staff is rather friendly. We usually order fattoush, fattet batenjen, lahmeh ras #asfour ma3 debs el... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
charles16031958
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have been many times in Leila (mainly ABC Dbayeh & once in Verdun), the place offers a typical Lebanese menu with some special innovative plates, in addition to few light and healthy items. The staff is rather friendly. We usually order fattoush, fattet batenjen, lahmeh ras #asfour ma3 debs el remen, and mixed grill, in addition to other side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lovely staff and a very pleasant eating experience .. meze very good indeed .. a little bit on the expensive side compared to other places in Beirut .. but the friendliness of the staff was worth the extra

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's popularity with the locals is enough proof of it's authenticity and menu selection. Very busy during lunch time (I can only assume it's the same during dinner). No delivery, but they do take-out. Credit cards accepted, but carry cash just in case as sometimes the transaction does not go thru (found this to happen at times in different Beirut... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Leila is the number one in terms of clean kitchen in Lebanon. By visiting the central kitchen u would understand what i mean. The best food coupled with a professional service. Yummy ....Enjoy it....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

With a history going back to the owner's childhood, the restaurant offers honest, homemade tasting food that meets international standards of qualify. The generous portions and the perfect seasoning may exceed you expectations, and the price will be much less than what you are used to in similar houses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Amazing food "lebanese style" ,there is no internet , since u have ur 3G it wont be an issue they are trying to keep it old beirut style , and a consistency when it comes to taste between all branches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Its the best resturant i ate in it in Beirut. Food tastes amazing super. Try: batata belkosbara, wra' anb. Hookha is amazing and stays for long time. Place is designed perfectly. Nice hospitality and services. Manager him self comes to check on each table if they are happy of food. Price is reasonable for such perfect place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

great clean lebanese food with friendly atmosphere There is also a light option and lovely desserts options I always chose to go there when i have visitors in town

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Food: The food was not that bad neither that good. Service: Service was very bad. Servers do not come to check on you unless you really shout for somebody knowing that they were close to us. There were a lot of servers but they were chatting and not taking care of guests. In addition, you see servers gossiping about guests... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went for a late breakfast to the Hamra outlet, arrived at around 11:15. The place was empty save for a couple of tables. So we sat on a couch in the corner of the outside covered seating area -in the sun- at 11:30 a waiter came and told us: I'm sorry but you have to move, we could sit... More 

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Address: Verdun Main Street, Ain El Tine, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone Number: 1 738 638
Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Lebanese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Verdun Main Street, Ain El Tine, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 1 738 638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

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