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Yalla

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Rua Dias Ferreira, 45 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 2540-6517
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Yalla is a Lebanese bistro situated in one of the liveliest streets of Rio...
Yalla is a Lebanese bistro situated in one of the liveliest streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Dias Ferreira in Leblon. A contemporary space designed by Bel Lobo, a nice balcony and a full menu with mezzes (appetizers), sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, desserts... All of this along with refreshing arak, wine, beer, fresh juices, and much more!
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  • 34
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, friendly staff

We had dinner at Yalla and it was great. Good Lebanese mezze and meat. Staff didn't speak English, but we managed well :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Maria S
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English first
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Yalla and it was great. Good Lebanese mezze and meat. Staff didn't speak English, but we managed well :-)

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We found this place by chance and decided to give it a try! Unfortunately it wasn't very good... the basic creams (hummus, muhammara and babaganoush) were not that tasty or flavorful. I had a greek salad that was insanely salty and my husband had a shawarma that was just ok. Too bad, I was really excited about finding arabic food!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice Lebanese meal outside on a quiet street. Food was delicious. 2 beers, a starter, and a main all for ~$25.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Great food, good price. $R 6 beer. 117 for a meal for 2. Had an app, soup, 2 mains, and a rice dish plus drinks. Everything we got was tasty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Already been 3 times. Excellent service, food and street tables. Food was fresh big variety, excellent English service and caters for the kids. Cold salads were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

The best arab restaurant In rio is amyr... Shawarma was good, but not perfect! Burrecas were very Nice!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We ended up on the terras of Yalla when biking the Copacabana-Ipanema-Leblon beaches. The restaurant is just 2-3 blocks from the beach on a not too buzzy street. The enterior and terras as nice and you're being served by friendly staff. The lady owner speaks quite some languages also English AND French, what was convenient for us. Food was yummy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Good english speaking staff!Best recommandation if you want a change of food!i loved it... When you are in the Leblon area you must go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We really enjoyed our diner yesterday evening at Yalla. Excellent service by the english speaking owner and great food. A good alternative for the churascaria

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stumbled across this small Lebanese restaurant whilst in leblon.Great food, the baba Ganoush was excellent,smokey and well seasoned,as we're the falafel.The lady owner spoke excellent English and was very friendly.We sat on the small terrace overlooking the street watching the locals go by,it is away from the tourist trail of the beach which was very nice.Well priced compared to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Dias Ferreira, 45 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2540-6517

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Lebanese

Description

Yalla is a Lebanese bistro situated in one of the liveliest streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Dias Ferreira in Leblon. A contemporary space designed by Bel Lobo, a nice balcony and a full menu with mezzes (appetizers), sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, desserts... All of this along with refreshing arak, wine, beer, fresh juices, and much more!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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