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Layaly Mediterranean Grill

3.8
20 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Feast on Middle Eastern cuisine at Layaly Mediterranean Grill. This restaurant's relaxing and quiet atmosphere is inviting and ideal for grabbing a bite to eat for lunch or dinner. Layaly Mediterranean Grill prepares dishes using quality spices and ingredients. Patrons can enjoy an appetizer of baba ghanouj, köfte sliders made with lamb and beef or stuffed grape leaves. Grilled shrimp kebabs, rack of lamb with arugula salad or pomegranate chicken in a white wine sauce make for fulfilling entrées. This restaurant also serves vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as traditional sweet desserts like baklava.

Layaly Mediterranean Grill offers online ordering for delivery and take-out services. It also provides catering for private celebrations or business meetings.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Fridays 11:30-3
Saturday and Sundays 12-4
Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Closed Every Tuesday
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Phone number
(415) 668-1676
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
AHMED ELSAKAR
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Catering
Please contact us for further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
26th Street
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Parking details
One hour free parking for our guests
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Public transit
29th, 1 california, 38 geary, all stop with in a block
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Entertainment
MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC, BIG SCREEN TV SHOWING SPORTS GAMES
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 28, 2016

I love the food here, and the staff is sweet but overworked. We were here on a Sunday night and everything just came out very slowly. I think having one person work the entire restaurant hurts the flow of service in general. It was tough to flag her down because she was also handling phones and incoming takeout orders/pick-ups, so we'd ask for things a few times before they came. Still, the food here is really outstanding and the price is great, so we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

I have been going to Layalay since it opened some years ago. The owner really takes an interest in the quality of food and also makes me feel at home. The food is fred and great service. I bring my family and friends there.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2015

Good Middleastern food. Never had a bad meal meal. Good variety of choices. Lamb particularly good. Well seasoned. Good value.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2015

Our server , very pretty girl, was very helpful especially with choosing wines and attentive all night. Please send her our thanks.The dessert was good.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2015

We've eaten her many times over the years they have been open. It was wonderful in the beginning, then there was stone it was less that so. Now, even though it is still the same owner, it is better than ever. Great colors and more meditate an romantic feel with fabulously consistent food. And the addition of some very good wines.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2014

The belly dancing makes for a great evening. Without the belly dancing it would be a lot less interesting and memorable. The meat dishes were very good. I had the eggplant and it was a little boring so I recommend sticking with the meat dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2014

Have almost tried everything on the menu and its all great! Don't really have anything bad or mean to say. The Beyti is a very good choice. and the hummus and pita is very good!!

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2012

Excellent food in a pleasant,casual atmosphere with good service at a reasonable price. What more can you want?

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2012

The Mezza Platter was wonderful but the Tajines were so bland and boring I cannot recommend them.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2012

Usually good. Been there many times. Nice mediterranen food nearby.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2012

ExceOne of the best med restaurants. Excellent selection of tagines. A neighborhood jem.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2011

The food was great, but service disappointing. There were 3 parties in the restaurant and we ordered first. Nevertheless we were served after all others after almost an hour wait and the main course came before the appetizers. We liked also the Argentinean wine, but...

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2011

I love going to Layaly. Have been there for lunch numerous times--great value. First time for dinner the other night and it was fantastic. The messa platter for an appeitzer is a must. The owner is very attentive.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2011

my wife and i had not been to this spot since it was clementines but had a wonderful experience. the food was excellent. i started with a large bowl of muscles steamed to perfection and had duck breast with polente and bok choy.the duck was just what i hoped for and the side dishes complimented the duck perfectly.
our waitress was attentive but not pushy in the slightest. she was also very knowledgeable and if i'm not being too insensitive, cute and sweet.
a couple of glasses of house cab and we were sated. we'll be back again.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2011

Laylay has very good food and their service is extremely accomodating. With two young children we do take out if it is after the "acceptable" time to dine with children and the food is always wrapped nicely and is fresh when we get home to enjoy.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2011

bang for your buck in food!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2011

This is on/ Clement and 26th Ave -- and is hard to find unless you live in the neighborhood. But it is a little gem - fresh fresh food, yummy kabobs, crisp salads, the most perfect hummus. Lovely service, mostly. Service can be spotty. Great price for lunch - and its on the quiet side. You are talk without shouting. And there is a hooka bar in the back area that is fun (and you can't smell if from inside).

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2011

Very fresh; very flavorful---Lovely

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2011

The cuisine is fresh and delicious and the ambiance is calm. Mohammad and his team have created a wonderful restaurant, worth going across the city to enjoy.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2011

With Aziza recently gone downhill with higher prices, it is good to have a Mediterranean/Turkish restaurant in this part of the city. All of the food was well-prepared and authentic, even if lacking in imagination. The wine list was reasonably priced.

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