I try to treat myself to Laili as often as I can. They have vegetarian options and their waiters are always very helpful and nice.
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Two friends and I ordered several dishes from the menu of Middle Eastern specialties. We shared a plate of hummus, yoghurt-cucumber dip, curry-like spread and tabouleh with naan. Next came a beet and greens salad, a lamb wrap, and a trout main course. The food...More
Wow, what a great restaurant Laili is!! My partner and I went for lunch on a Saturday when we visited the area. I liked the nice ambiance, everybody was super friendly and food was ABSOLUTELY delicious! And price was reasonable. Plus, garage is 1 minute...More
This is a great place with imaginative and unusual food from the middle east. If the day is nice ask to sit outside in their garden which is beautiful and you'll think you're in old Persia!
We had heard great feedback on Kauai and decided to go there for lunch on Valentines Day. My husband had made reservations. When we arrived, there were several people waiting to be seated, even though there were empty tables. The hostess seemed very flustered and...More
I was very surprised to read that reviewers rated Laili the best restaurant in Santa Cruz. It is fine. The dining room is incredibly loud. The food and service are good. Prices are appropriate; I have never felt cheated. But the menu is not inspired...More
We didn't have a reservation on the weekend before Valentine's Day, so we ate "at the bar", which was really highboy tables in the back. Turns out we enjoyed the location as it was much quieter than the center dining room. I should start with...More
We had a reservation and were placed at a table right in front of door so to much foot traffic but someone gets the front. It was not a busy travel time in Santa Cruz but we heard several groups of people without reservations turned...More
Nice atmosphere, very friendly service and yummy, interesting food. Delicious cauliflower soup with saffron and wonderful rice and meat dishes. My favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz.