Delicious food, nice ambiance, friendly servers and staff
Great food, served hot! Service was hospitable, and helpful. Good size portions and reasonably priced.
Superb Lebanese food. High quality ingredients, exceptional preparation, helpful staff. We had several mezza dishes as well as beef shawerma. Don’t miss the kibbee nayyeh and save room for dessert. The baklava and knefe are worth the splurge.
Great place and location. Owners and staff was excellent. Would recommend to any one that appreciates homemade Lebanese food.
We had an excellent meal at Leylas & we highly recommend! We are from DC which used to have authentic Lebanese food.. but not so much anymore. We were thrilled to find this neighborhood gem and were blown away but the flavors & freshness. The vegetarian sampler was my favorite and I could seriously eat it everyday. The whipped garlic paste for the meats & rice was amazing. The bottle of red from Lebanon was fab too. The staff was super sweet to our baby as well. Can’t wait to visit next time! Thank you!
Disappointing . Slow service.
Dinner with another couple. We had appetizers for the table these were so good and filling we skipped entrees and ordered desserts. Had a very enjoyable night
Excellent food and service Friendly and attentive owner on site
Took my friend out for lunch! It was such a treat and she loved it!!! She plans on bringing her hubby next date night they get! Fabulous food!
Our new FAVORITE on King Street!! A MUST if you are looking for great food on King Street!
This is my favorite restaurant in Charleston! The food is FABULOUS!!! and so unique and healthy. Dolly, the owner, is super sweet. LOVE Leylas!
Great food and atmosphere. Thank you, Leyla, family and staff! The kebabs (lamb, beef and chicken) were all delicious and oh, so tender. We will be back!
The food is always excellent, and the meal is not rushed. Staff is very helpful at answering any and all questions. Very good wine list to complement the menu varieties. Their chilled red wine is especially good and, the deserts are just wonderful.
What can I say?? It was fabulous!! 6 stars if I could.
As a California born and bred transplant to South Carolina, I found this food to be some of the best ethnic food I have ever tasted. I have dined at Tru in Chicago, 21 in New York ( yes, I know passé) and the French Kitchen in Napa, this was right up there in terms of taste and design of the menu.
I would go back and back again. The lentil soup is delicious and the chicken kafta is juicy.
What a hidden gem, just not for long.
Owners!!! Please do not get cocky, you have a great thing here and enjoy the hype. Don’t become the “Golden Horn” of Aspen:)
Our waitress was very sweet, and also very professional and knowledgeable about the available menu, especially as I have celiac and must avoid gluten.
Our dining partners had never had Lebanese food before, and were a little nervous about what we had gotten them into. Everyone was wowed by their entrees! The Lebanese wines we paired with our dinners was very good as well! The owners were circulating about the floor, making sure their diners were happy and had everything they needed. All in all, a fabulous dinner and we will definitely be back!
Great service and food
Amazing delicious food and great service. This is a go-to for special occasions and it never disappoints us!
I was really looking forward to having tabullouh (Unsure about spelling) . I love this and rarely find it. This’s did not taste fresh nor did it have any mint. I’ve never been to a restaurant that specialized in Lebanese or middle eastern food that did not have excellent tabulouleh salad before.
We never were given a refill of our tea. We sat there for at least 40 minutes with empty glasses. The guy waiting on us was behind the bar beside our table. It seemed to be far to much trouble for him to walk over to our table. In fact he yelled the total for our meal from behind the bar.
My friend and I were not impressed at all.
BEST service, BEST food of all meals purchased during a week-long visit to Charleston. Very comfortable, clean and all around lovely! Family-friendly yet good for dates. Not to be missed, and a terrific break from even the best shrimp and grits;)
Food was decent, solid 3 out of 5. Pita not warm or particularly tasty. Flavors didn't blow me away. Nice location and ambiance, which is a plus.
Great food, good prices, we were taken care of very well and the staff was nice and professional.
Really a treat. I took my daughter to dinner and a show and she wanted to try something different. We both thought it was great! The wait staff was excellent in pointing out the different specialties. This restaurant is a great place to try something new. We had combination plates so that we could try some different items. Every one of them was delicious; even the specialty cocktail my daughter ordered. We both agree that we will definitely go back.
Leyla is always a great place to eat and enjoy the wonderful hospitality provided. I wish I visited Charleston more often so I could enjoy this more often!!
Great food. Excellent service. Food was freshly prepared. We only had apps.
Very nice! We had Lamb Kabobs and Chicken Kabobs with seasonal vegetables.
We are regulars at Leyla. It never disappoints! Fabulous authentic Lebanese cuisine, with a large and varied menu. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff, good wine list, generous servings, pleasant ambience. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, Leyla will be your go-to spot on the peninsula!
Great choice of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.
This was such a wonderful find. We went for a late girls lunch and had a completely delightful experience. The owner and staff were very engaging and helpful. Food was some of the most visually beautiful we have seen in some time as well as delicious. . Highly recommend sharing. All if us agreed we will be back and bring our husbands as we know they will love it too.
We had a wonderful time. Everything was just fine.
Made a reservation and was sat in the middle of the dining area right next to the bar and was constantly being elbowed by servers. It was very loud. I could barely hear my date. The food had great flavor. I got the beef kabobs and my date got the lamb chops. Both under cooked. I ordered mine M and it was definitely rare. I couldn’t even eat it I gave it to my date. The seasonal vegetables were delicious though. Overpriced for the experience.
Found Leyla's a little over a year ago. It's my favorite restaurant in Charleston. The restaurant is small, the seating close and it can be loud, but you can't do better for great food, loads of choices even if you're on a special diet, friendliness and reasonable pricing. If you like Mediterranean food you won't be disappointed.
It was a wonderful experience! Will definitely be returning - a lot.
We really enjoyed it, was a bit loud.
Great dinner and service. Some dishes were a tad salty but we enjoyed the evening and the food.
Every time I come here I try something new and I am pleasantly amazed. The food is some of the best I have had in Charleston and that says a lot. Family owned, great hospitality. I try to come here once a month. Favorite spot in Charleston for sure. It never disappoints.
Hidden Gem right on king street!
We loved the food and the home made top quality of all we ordered.
We will return again for sure.
The meal turned out to be more expensive than I'd thought and so I'll check
the menu more carefully in the future before ordering. But I would recommend
this restaurant for its excellent food.
In particular, our dishes were excellently seasoned and cooked.
Best vegetarian eggplant stew ever !
My hubby raved over the chicken shwarma !
The waiter was very nice and had good recommendations. The food was delicious and the table we had was quiet. Enjoyed it very much and would go back. Great for a casual dinner.
Leyla's has become our favorite spot on King Street . The experience is consistently wonderful in every way. We brought friends to try it for the first time and they too loved it. The food is fresh, tasty and varied. It is easy to find items on the menu for all to enjoy. The staff is attentive and wants to add a personal touch to your experience. Highly recommend it!