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LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant

4.5
4.5
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
We are a family owned small business cooking our family recipes. LaLe is an extension of our home where we treat our guests with warm hospitality. Family owned Mediterranean-Turkish tapas bar; from scratch cooking for a healthy experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 566-8814

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer catering services for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please contact us for menu details @ lalesanfrancisco@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    LaLe is a beautiful space with elegance, standing for "tulip" in Turkish. As a family owned Mediterranean-Turkish tapas bar, they cook and serve their family recipes with warm Mediterranean hospitality. Please send us your inquiry if you are looking for a private booking!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (415) 566-8814

  • Neighborhood

    Sunset District

  • Cross street

    9th ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N Judah

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Ellie

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding in this restaurant, everything tastes so delicious and fresh! Came with a child who is a picky eater, she is in love with this restaurant now. We were a group of 5, ordered tons of different food to taste and every single dish was great. Service is also amazing and very friendly. The place was fully booked and busy, but despite that we still felt so loved and well taken care of. My new favorite restaurant!
  2. M

    Msue

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal…very tasty. Staff was great. Only noisy because we sat outside and the N Judah frequently came by.
  3. JH

    JoyceH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved sitting in the parklet for dinner before walking to the DeYoung. Very nice service and delicious food. Will definitely go again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our delicious meal with attentive and caring service at LaLe! We’re so lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood!
  5. RA

    RAChen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I live in the neighborhood for several years,, I have never gone into LaLe, and I'm glad I did. A great experience and great food!
  6. B

    Bobg

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were just n town visiting and found this lovely restaurant. The food was fabulous… everything we got. Everyone got a “clean plate award”.
  7. JT

    JamesT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were in SF for the day to see an exhibition at the DeYoung Museum, and decided to have dinner at LaLe, based on on-line reviews. It was a very good experience. The food was excellent: two of us shared a small mezzo platter and a lamb burger. We ate outside, which was noisy at times (because of the passing trolleys), but we enjoyed being in the middle of a bustling area. Service was good. We will definitely go back and will order exactly what we ordered the first time. The only down side is the difficulty finding parking.
  8. d

    dottiegirl

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time here in a month! Never disappoints! My favorite is the tabouli, muhammara and the lamb shank. Oh and save room for the chocolate baklava!
  9. d

    dottiegirl

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg! The best Turkish/Mediterranean food I've ever had. The baklava was the best! The owner was very friendly. Enjoyed speaking with her. Got some tips on the baby okra!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Very nice waitress who seemed to be by herself but still was attentive and kind. Will be back soon!
  11. E

    Eretired

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    a lovely restaurant, rather heavy on lamb, which might be understandable, since this is a Turkish restaurant. the menu was a little tight; not much to choose from, BUT, what we ate was delicious and well constructed. I LIKED THIS RESTAURANT and will come back for more. the Turkish white wine was crisp, dry and delicious.
  12. O

    Onceawaiter

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My son and I had a wonderful meal. We tried several of the small plates. The muhammara (with roasted red peppers and finely chopped walnuts) was especially tasty. His salmon main course was also excellent. We enjoyed a Turkish wine for the first time -- a very light-bodied but finely flavored red wine. The server was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a lovely new restaurant serving Turkish and Mediterranean food. We enjoyed the minty mushrooms and a butternut squash and brussel sprouts dish. For the entree we shared lamb and eggplant dishes. The service was impeccable! Highly recommend LaLe.
  14. TT

    TornadoT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem! Food is creative, authentic and outstanding.
  15. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and romantic setting in SF's Inner Sunset District offerinf excellent Turkish & Mediterrean favorites like Tabouli, roasted eggplant/red pepper salad, Fattoush, braised chicken, etc.
  16. CM

    CynthiaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was a great food experience. Enjoyed the apps: pita bread hummus watermelon salad potatoes (needed to be hotter, but still ate everything on the plate late) all were excellent, nothing left about on the plate. The ambiance was not rated 5 stars because of the Covid ventilation requirements…sparse seating and on the cool side. We would have eaten outside, but they don’t have heating lamps. Our server was excellent and helpful. My husband and I are looking forward to returning for dinner as well as for brunch. Overall, I give it 4+++ and will bring friends next time. Thank you
  17. RR

    RRLN68

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went here for dinner on a recommendation from friends who go here regularly for brunch. On this Wednesday night the restaurant was pretty empty of patrons, but the take out orders were steady. We were nervous because the restaurants we'd passed along the way to get here were bustling. Our friend has never steered us wrong though, so we were really glad we stayed. The service was gracious and attentive. The environment was comfortable and well cared for, and the food was simply outstanding. My son's wrap was hearty and flavorful. My husband's fattoush salad was the best he's ever had. We all loved the hummus and halloumi starters. And my lamb shank was incredibly tender and scrumptious. It was a fabulous dinner and evening.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome and delicious meal with wonderful service from the friendly staff- thank you!
  19. k

    kacox

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was perfect, and the flatbread and main courses were delicious
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside with two toddlers. Fantastic food and the kids loved watching the Muni train pass by.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Albeit a little wait time. Clean and socially distant seating. Personable service.
  22. NL

    NeilL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  23. c

    cyb3rnuts

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    LaLe Mediterranean is a really nice restaurant - amazing food with great service!
  24. j

    jenng

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Everything was delicious both times we went there.
  25. M

    Mura

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. This is our 4th time. Always wonderful food and service! Will black soon:)
  26. BJ

    BobJay1

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From light bites to entrees, this is reasonably priced American & Turkish comfort food offering something for all (kids included). Weekend brunches draw long lines, but diners with or without reservations will enjoy the attractive & relaxed atmosphere, very friendly service, and delicious food--inckuding meats, seafood, and lots of veggies options.
  27. LS

    LuvSF

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food and friendly service. I particularly liked the lentil soup.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mediterranean food we’ve had in San Francisco!
  29. JW

    JessicaW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant! We stumbled upon it while visiting the Sunset District. The service was attentive, and the decor was sleek and clean. The food was amazing...I’d recommend the appetizer sampler. The red pepper hummus was the best I’ve ever had. It was evident a lot of work was put into the food to create such a depth of flavors. The portions were more than generous as well.
  30. NR

    NadiaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Terrible food , restaurant was empty so probably that’s why. But the food didn’t look or taste fresh at all.
  31. EF

    EileenFitz

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We found a little gem in our neighborhood. We’ve passed by many times and decided to try it. What we have been missing is ridiculous!!! We’ll be back again and again.
  32. M

    Mura

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the place. Really tasty authentic food. Very nice atmosphere and excellent personable service. We will be back soon
  33. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The service was slow, but the food was great and it's a beautiful space.
  34. GD

    GrahamD

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a terrific brunch here and went back for dinner with friends. We loved it and will make this a regular part of the rotation for sure!
  35. DT

    DTSF

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had the cold meze platter which was disappointing. My husband has the chicken wrap which was good. Service was excellent. Ambience was nice. Will most likely go back but will not order the meze platter.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Maybe fine for lunch but dinner left a lot to be desired. Food was cold and arrived at different times. Service was spotty even though there weren’t many people eating.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around!
  38. DH

    DavidH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and friendly staff
  39. D

    Ducarosa715

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I used to live in Turkey and am very familiar with the cuisine. The food was okay but I wish there had been some fish other than prawns, which in San Francisco are always frozen, never fresh, and therefore don't taste that good. I had a chicken dish which was very good. However, there is so much good Turkish music and I was very, very disappointed to hear Dean Martin singing "That's Amore". Even though this restaurant has been open for around two years, I got the feeling that the staff didn't have its act together. For instance, the appetizers and entrees were brought together and the waitress more or less apologized saying the kitchen must have been busy yet, at the time, there were only about six people in the restaurant.
  40. AS

    AvSh

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very good value for money. Nightmare to find parking in the area on a Friday night. The food was decent , ambience and place was really good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 566-8814.

LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for LaLe Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant

731 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Sunset District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    N Judah

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 566-8814

  • Catering

    We offer catering services for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please contact us for menu details @ lalesanfrancisco@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    LaLe is a beautiful space with elegance, standing for "tulip" in Turkish. As a family owned Mediterranean-Turkish tapas bar, they cook and serve their family recipes with warm Mediterranean hospitality. Please send us your inquiry if you are looking for a private booking!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (415) 566-8814

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