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Laili Restaurant

101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
+1 831-423-4545
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent in every way Our 6 th time - wonderful flavorful food , beautiful setting and great service Portions are just the right amount

Thank Juanita C
Reviewed September 12, 2016

First of all, we ate on the outside patio under a heat lamp, gorgeous ambiance! We ordered the squash appetizer, the eggplant flatbread and the lamb dinner. Every dish was delicious, a 10 for sure! Service was good. (not great)... Next time we visit Santa...More

Thank robbibill007
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is one of our favorite. We decided to bring our San Jose friends. They are not fans of "exotic food" and had declined going here with us in the past. This time we didn't tell them where we were going. As we walked in...More

Thank Grammie266
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I ate lunch at this restaurant. The food was very good and the portions were fairly large. The service was good. I would go back to this place.

Thank janicealbert
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a popular place, and for good reason. The food is fresh, varied and delicious, with unique accents on traditional favorites.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Having recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Coast, namely Santa Cruz, we have found, unfortunately, far too few really good restaurants to replace those we enjoyed in our previous foodie locale. Although we were aware of Laila and are particularly...More

Thank David L
Reviewed September 2, 2016

The restaurant is a lot of fun. Everyone loved their entrees, mine was seafood tacos (with chorizo!). We had two servers and they both were responsive and pleasant. We asked for a booth when we came on a busy night and we only waited 5...More

Thank Coastallarry
Reviewed August 30, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a romantic dinner for our anniversary. We opted for Laili (due to local recommendation). We had reservations- so we were seated promptly outside. The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect. Service started off outstanding (but sort of tapered...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The food, the wine, the ambiance, and the service were spot on. We couldn't have asked for a better evening. I would go back again and again.

Thank hikergirl03
Reviewed August 26, 2016

While the interior is pretty, the food is very limited when someone cannot eat highly spiced food. Even the salad was impossible to make normal. So, while you will find lovely tall ceilings and nice wall decorations, please know that it is not for those...More

Thank Judybookdoc
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Jeff S
February 14, 2015|
Response from Anne w | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure, but I doubt they would as you have to enter patio by going through the restaurant. Also it reeks upscale. I sometimes feel as if I have not dressed up enough, even in casual, sub casual santa cruz... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
    (Pacific Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-4545
For centuries a five thousand mile trade route has joined the Mediterranean to China through Afghanistan and India. Known mostly for the Silk Trade, the Silk Road has acted as a conduit of ideas, cultures, music, food & spices throughout all of its regions. Laili aims to bring the age old flavors and traditions of the Silk Road to life by creating a positive and relaxing environment with a culturally rich and flavorful dining experience.
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