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Ya Hala

409 Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA
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Ranked #11 of 122 restaurants in Vienna
Cuisines: Lebanese
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English first
Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food is delicious and everything is made fresh! The staff is very kind and I even met the owner. I will definitely be back again soon!

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Northern Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We get take out from Ya Hala regularly. The food is very good! I love the mezza sampler with hummus, baba ghannouj, falafel, taboulleh, etc. and the fattoush salad. The kabobs are also great. This is a family run place and you can tell it's authentic. The service is always very friendly as well. I look forward to my next... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

What a find. Who knew that hidden in a tiny shopping strip mall this little gem existed. My boss took my office there for a staff lunch and I was surprised at how delicious it was and what a good value it is. I'm not a huge salad eater but the salad dressing that was on the house salad was... More

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Vienna, Va.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I found this restaurant by chance, and it is awesome! It's too bad it's not visible from Maple Ave. It's directly behind the My Eye Dr. by Amphora. We ate in...not fancy, but very clean. They could use some Lebanese music to break up the quiet. I usually go for hummus over baba ghannouj, but OMG, the baba (on the... More

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Gettysburg
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38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is not a place to eat in. Tiny setting, strip mall charmless. Most people do take out. We were ignored for what was clearly a VIP table of Lebanese men. Good food, not the best I've had. Chicken and rice were a little dry but nicely spiced. Salad was nothing special and a little overly vinegared. But oh the... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Our family went to Ya Hala for dinner. It's a small, casual restaurant; pretty clean with nice framed art but nothing to write home about. Service was polite but also friendly. Hummus was very tasty with just right amount of oil. Ground beef kabob was also good. Lamb kabob was cooked right but a bit dry. Rice was tasty. But... More

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nyc
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This tiny 'gem' is in the back right next to Amphora Bakery which everyone knows, please go past the bakery and try Ya Hala - the food is made to order and is just wonderful - the hummus is creamy and luscious, the Chicken Shawarma was wonderful, the garlic sauce was subtle and creamy, the beef Shawarma was equal to... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a great find. The restaurant is located along the side of a group of stores, but it is well worth the effort finding it. The owners are very nice, the food is delicious and homemade. We had two entrees, dessert, drinks and coffee for only $27.00. I highly recommend getting an entree that comes with two sides. If you... More

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Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I only recently found out about this place even though I am in Vienna all the time--unfortunately, they can barely be seen off of the road. That is a shame, because the food is delicious and the owners are lovely. The prices are VERY reasonable. They even gave us free dessert! The restaurant has no signage fronting Maple Avenue and... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Finally a nice" hole in the wall" in the Vienna area. This restaurant is small, serving well prepared authentic food at reasonable prices. We found it through a Grupon offer, finally one that that was worth it!!! It was a fantastic deal, and will be returning for sure, unlike other Grupon experiences. The restaurant is, located and I believe share... More

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