Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

4.5
1050 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Leyla is Charleston's premier Lebanese
restaurant serving authentic Lebanese dishes in an elegant modern setting and a sophisticated atmosphere. Leyla's extensive menu is a treat to everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, meat lover or gluten free, you are invited to savor its renowned mezzas, tasty salads and flavorful grilled meat, fish and chicken. The freshly prepared meals using the best ingredients, subtle spices and herbs are a true delight for the senses.

Leyla's wine list consists of the best Lebanese brands, such as Chateau Ksara and Chateau Musar. Beside the fact that some labels have won gold medals at international wine festivals, Lebanese wine constitute the perfect pairing to the menu.

At Leyla, the fine dining experience is enhanced by the owners' hospitality and the friendliness of the staff.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1050 people are saying
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vipJenniferY
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Charleston. I'm Lebanese - and living in Charleston away from my family - so it's really nice to come in and feel like I'm getting a home-cooked meal! The owner is super sweet and makes you feel like family. Highly recommend! :)

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vipGood
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was good. Not the best pita for a Lebanese restaurant. My vodka was a very short measured pour. Pretty cheap pour for a $15 drink. Had to get a double in order to get the drink you usually get in a restaurant- boom $30. The lentil salad was also a bit odd. Hot lentils over a tasty, well dressed greens. Sort of made the greens soggy. And it cost $25. That’s a lot for a salad. The kabobs were good as was the hummus and lebnah. Overall I don’t think I would return to this restaurant as it is overpriced and pours skimpy drinks.

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vipDaveD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Extremely helpful staff and the food was out of this world. We had the mezze, you should too. We will be back, for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!

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SherrillWaddell
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food with exceptional service. Had the vegetarian plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arguably the best food in Charleston. Amazing. We keep going back.

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ViennaGrey
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and phenomenal service. Staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing. Highly recommend this place and we will be back the next time we're in Charleston.

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vipmnoormo1
Dallas
231 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food but overpriced. We've dined at Lebanese restaurants all over the nation and the prices here don't make sense. Everyone the Sambosik, Hummus with meat appetizers and the outstanding Fatoush salad. The chicken shawarma and beef kabob were both flavorful and delicious. The desserts were phenomenal. The freshly made Kunefe is the best we've been served. The pistachio ice cream and the baklava with baklava ice cream were excellent. Service was friendly with the owner Leyla checking on our table and visiting with us. An absolute treat. We would definitely return if in the area again.

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Michels
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Would come back here again. The service was great.

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vipRhiannonS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leyla never lets us down. We have been several times and I think it gets better each time we dine. We brought friends with us this time that were "first timers" and they absolutely loved it. It is a very intimate setting with a staff that could give lessons to other wait staff in Charleston on how to treat a customer. We are Leyla lovers!

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vipNFBastro
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal. Super food and great service.

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the staff was excellent. Definitely will visit the next time I am in Charleston.

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner here! And we made friends too. It really felt homey with upscale food. Two things we love. The food was super yummy and the service was great fast response and overall really nice people. The owner cane over to personally make sure we knew what was in our food since we asked not to have dairy. It was the best dinner we had during our vacation! Would recommend anyone to go here!

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theresab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful experience. Delicious food and warm hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily one of my favorite places to eat in the Holy City! The chef's hummus is the best hummus I have ever had (by a wide margin). Every time we eat at Leyla, we have a splendid time. Great food and great service in a great location.

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vipHWJohn
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was over the top, food was average cost was extreme

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vipshelbel44
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the flowers on the table to add color. Waiter great. Food amazing! Price great. Ambiance perfect.

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Brenan
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were fantastic, they were super nice and respectful to my table. The food was great as well, and it did not take long to get our food. I 100% recommend.

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Sweep
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very authentic food, great quality. The mezze were well executed, really nothing negative to share.

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Patlikestowander
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and good owner interaction! Would definitely go again.

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TanishaJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating Lebanese & it was everthing & more. Light, not too much..perfect.

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vipCarrieA
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted at door by one of the owners and his wife does all the cooking. A lot of things on menu I haven’t tried so our waiter helped up pick out a few new ones. Everything was delicious.

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NizarF
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leyla is all about the family experience. I have been in the USA for 37 years and lived in California all this time, all I can say that the food, the service the hospitality of the team is incredible. this is the best Lebanese food Restaurant I have been to in the USA.
Great job to the staff and the owner. Thank you

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Cjm73
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was on point and not too invasive during our meal. We tried the sampler and had a lot to take home for lunch for tomorrow.

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Shannon
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely, intimate restaurant with a unique Lebanese / Mediterranean menu. I got the chicken kabobs; in retrospect, I think I would have been more wowed if I got one of their signature dishes like fish or lamb. It's a bit of a pricier dinner - good place for a fancy date night. The service was outstanding.

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Robl
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best little restaurant in Charleston...!

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vipJohnD
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! And the service was phenomenal.

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Chuck
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great meal The best and most authentic lebanese food we have eaten. The appetizers were very good
My wife had the black eyed peas which she loved I had the frog legs with the lemon garlic sauce. They were delicious
Thanks to the entire staff for a wonderful meal

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vipMisH
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent with great service. Very unexpected. We chose this restaurant because there were tasty vegan options for my daughter. There were plenty of tasty options for all of us. usually not a dessert eater but tried them and they were delicious. Also had the Lebanese coffee that I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was awesome.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Felt like we were welcomed guests at their home. A memorable dining experience - so great to get out during the COVID19 and enjoy a romantic dinner and outstanding authentic food.

JA
vipJorgeA
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Lebanese food on the East Coast,
If you’re in Charleston SC. I strongly suggest you stop by for feel “right at home experience”. The food prepared at this wonderful establishment, is what I call: “a hug from within“

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EvanC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food! Great Service! Very helpful understanding the menu! Everything we had was phenomenal! The dessert was sooooo wonderful, especially the ice cream.

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NomNom
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leyla’s is always a must when we’re in Charleston! Authentic Lebanese food, great drinks, amazing staff and warm atmosphere. My gf needs are always accommodated without saying a peep! The combination platter is heavenly :D!

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vipblah
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 💎 on king street

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is mine and my wife’s favorite special occasion place for us to eat. So many flavors to experience with the food, and service is always top notch!

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TomokoD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely fantastic! They use the finest ingredients from around the world. The owner and staff are friendly, and don't forget the homemade ice cream that is to die for!!

FAQs

Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 501-7500.

Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 1050 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.