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Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine offers authentic Lebanese dishes, in an upscale yet friendly environment. The extensive menu is a treat to everyone, whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, meat lover or gluten free. The freshly prepared meals, using the best quality ingredients, subtle spices and herbs, are a true delight for the senses. The desserts and Ice Cream, prepared in house, are a delectable " finish" . The award winning Lebanese wine constitutes the perfect pairing. At Leyla, the fine dining experience is enhanced by the owners' hospitable touch and the friendliness of the knowledgeable staff.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a nice time and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive, but just be warned, the restaurant itself is not quite as nice and romantic as the pictures on Open Table would make it seem. Too lights were too bright for evening...dining, the tables and chairs look cheap, and the genre of music (teen pop) just didn’t match with what we were hoping for. Food was fine but a bit overpriced. Not quite what we expected for a date night, but we still had fun and enjoyed our meals.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good. Fantastic food, great and fun staff. This was an absolutely amazing dinner and one the best finds in Charleston. You need to go!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed this wonderful restaurant since just after they opened. Superb is the only word I have for their service and menus. I was just there yesterday. Drove in from Wild Dunes out on the island to get there. My wife and I had...a wonderful meal, as always, and especially enjoyed the personal and family like service they always provide. They were putting fresh orchids out on the tables as we left. Nice...but not nearly as nice as the chicken kabob with wonderful spices I had just enjoyed! Or the baklawa...simple syrup sweet and orange....More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

Lunch menu same as dinner so expensive. Dry chicken in the swarma. Out of two of our favorite hot appetizers. Short staffed. Been here several times over the years and this time fell so short. Don’t expect ambiance in a Middle Eastern restaurant but do...expect amazing food. Ridiculously priced wines by the glass.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021

Came into town last night and it was a little bit later than we anticipated, but they fit us in, gave us amazing service and the food was fantastic! The lamb shank was so tender it fell off the bone and the drinks were on...point. Great family owned restaurant that I would recommend again and again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021

My wife and I were extremely disappointed. Although her felafel was good, almost everything else (hummus, babaghanoush and grape leaves) on her vegetarian vegetable plate was bland and oily. Her pita sections were not warm, fresh or fluffy at all, like every middle eastern place...we've been. They were flat and tasteless and as thin as a dried out tortilla. My Musaka was also tasteless, like plain boiled eggplant with at least a scoop of rice. We struggled through eating about half of our meals until I felt it was too late to turn the food back or expect not to pay. I saw a lot of rave reviews on TripAdvisor but It was our first bad meal in Charleston. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 5, 2021

Tasty foods -- particularly the baba ganoush with pita slices and lamb skewers. The atmosphere is nothing fancy, but the food makes up for it.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2021

Good quality Lebanese food. Comes in as a top 5 for me. The menu has good diversity with appetizers, vegetarian and protein dish offerings. We had the baba ganoush for an appetizer and it was just fantastic. Very creamy and tasty. I had The lamb...kebabs cooked medium rare and they were absolutely fantastic. Cooked perfectly and tender. My wife had the vegetarian sampler and raved about it. I have to say that the hummus was so creamy and rich tasting and did not have an over garlic to it. The service was friendly, attentive, courteous and quick. If I was in the area again I would definitely return to this Lebanese style restaurant. TIP: drinks are expensive here and poured with a very light hand. Can't see the value. If you plan to do some drinking, you might want to consider other options.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021

Had a great lunch. Appetizer and chicken kabobs were excellent....generous portions. Great staff...Leyla came out to check on everyone. Very impressed.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 10, 2021 via mobile

AMAZING Lebanese food in a lovely atmosphere! The food was delish and the service was excellent! The appetizer sampler was divine!!!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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March 11, 2017|
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February 18, 2017|
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Response from dollya685 | Property representative |
We cater for Celiac disease and have numerous appetizers, cold and hot,served with vegetable sticks ( in lieu of bread), all meat/chicken/fish/shrimps entrees , vegetarian entrees and even dessert. Our staff is trained to... More
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from midlifetrippin | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. All Lebanese wine, but very nice reds.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

  • Yes, Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine offers delivery services.

  • Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5