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5216 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1114
+1 703-525-1170
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Damascus, Syria
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

That was amazing we where invited with our family and my friends family all where amazing wonderful atmosphere very good food kebeh and kebeh naieh then the Salad hommos Mutbal of eggplants then the big surprise was 4 big try's of Fried fish with tahini sauce simply just like home it reminds of my mother food

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Thank imaddakr
Reston, Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stumbled upon this place while out for a walk in Ballston. It is Syrian and Lebanese and it looks it as soon as you walk in the door. We were greeted warmly and were attended to exceptionally during the evening. The menu is diverse but they are know for their beef and lamb dishes so we tried them. The... More 

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Thank Italian_in_VA
North Carolina
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132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

First you are so warmly greeted by all working here - that's a nice of pace from some of the places I've been to lately in my own home area. The ambiance is quite sweet and colorful. You feel like you are in the perfect atmosphere for some amazing food. I can't even tell you what all the others chose... More 

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Thank MsK48979
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

This food is sooo fresh and delicious. This is the best kibbeh I have ever had. The spices and ingredients taste so. And the plating and display is also lovely as well. So worth the time to visit and eat and enjoy! Check it out for sure.

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Thank Leah B
Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Don't be put off by the storefront. When you enter it is like entering a different country. You might be greeted by the owner who is always friendly. A good selection of Lebanese and Syrian dishes are offered and every one i have tried has been a delight.

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Thank StevieB41
Arlington, Virginia
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very welcoming, homey little spot next to an animal hospital and across from a Safeway. You'll be treated like family on your second visit ... and there will be a second visit, if only to see the busiest decorations in Arlington -- yet it all works. All the lamb dishes are superb. For two, trying getting 4 or 5 appetizers... More 

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Thank Saunterer1099
East Lansing, Michigan
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was taken here by friends in the area while I was on vacation. I love Lebanese & Syrian food and this place stacks up with the best of them! I asked for Mujaddara, and although not on the menu, they usually do offer it. The owner suggested "FREEKEH" which was fantastic! For those of you not familiar : Freekeh... More 

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Thank N8PWC
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife lived in Arlington for over 17 years and then moved to the Midwest. Before she moved, we went to Layalina several times and always enjoyed it. We traveled back to the D.C. area over the Labor Day holidays and decided to go back to Layalina. We were not disappointed. The food is superb. I do not eat meat... More 

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Thank Edward0053
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

I used to go here frequently with a good friend. We had not been back in about two years. We agreed that is has slipped quite a bit but couldn't say exactly why. Maybe the husband and wife aren't as actively present anymore. But it is still a good choice for atmosphere and Middle Eastern food. Nicly decorated, linen table... More 

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Thank retiredlady1731
Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Bottom Line Up Front, if I were to pass by this place again and was hungry, I would go in. We visited impromptu around 8 or 9 in the evening. Fairly unoccupied, they had a couple of people in there smoking hooka (which I did not find objectionable at all). Service was courteous and nonintrusive. Food was average. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5216 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-525-1170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?