Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine

4.6
1066 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 1066 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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PaulaB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service nice selection of entrees and appetizers

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specific diet. Celebrated a special purchase. Hard to eat out, but loved it here!!! Food, service and ambiance were perfect!

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vipKristinaC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant . Food is delicious and love that it is a family owned and run establishment . The owners always stop and speak to us when we come in.

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the flavors will bring me back.

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NJDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious but it seemed very expensive for what we got

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vipDanD
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve Celebration!
Fantastic Dinner and Evening!
Food, Service and Environment were absolutely amazing!
Strongly recommend Leyla’s for anyone dinning downtown Charleston!

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Carly
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leyla never disappoints! Hands down one of the best restaurants in Charleston!

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JillianSamantha
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am Syrian and am a harsh critic of any middle eastern food. This place surpassed expectations. The food was delicious and had vibrant flavors, the service was lovely and overall the experience was top notch. I definitely suggest trying this restaurant out.

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vipMark
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Brought entire family (6 of us) for special holiday meal and was terribly disappointed. They "ran out of rice" despite the fact that it was a key ingredient in each of our entrees. I would have driven to the grocery store myself to bring them back some rice to cook. Seems like a bad way to save 25 minutes and lose customers forever. Will not be returning. Owner was very nice and roaming around talking to people but probably had no clue that the employees had decided to "run out of rice" at 7pm on a busy night between Christmas and New Year.

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Jerry
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food is overpriced. Normal quality and quantity food but charged like a 5 star hotel.

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vipFoodie
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Leylas on Christmas Eve for many years. Everything about this family owned resturant is comfortable and familiar and the food is always great!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Neat place, good food. Over priced, would consider other options for that reason alone.

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vipCityguy602
Greensboro
35 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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KateH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! Cannot wait to go back!! Also, the service was fantastic. The servers were attentive and made wonderful suggestions. 10 out of 10 experience:)

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from the front door to the table and even exiting was amazing. The menu is available for viewing upon entrance. The owner and staff were beyond courteous. They had the perfect suggestions for you.

My husband and I enjoyed his birthday brunch. We cannot wait to return to Charleston to dine at Leyla’s.

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Energetic
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is not a fancy restaurant but the food is excellent! I highly recommend the Leyla specialty dessert with pistachio ice cream.

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vipJenniferY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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 on November 19, 2020
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
237 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
20 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
32 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
24 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.

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 4.6 stars by 1066 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.