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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, seafood 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.

If you have a request for a dish or item that is not on our menu, please let us know and we will work with you to find a solution!


Sunday: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday:   11:30 AM to 3:00 PM | 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Leyla hosts on-premise special occasions and events.

Leyla also offers off-premise catering for events that range from large corporate functions to intimate gatherings and special occasions.

Let our professional and friendly team help you customise a mouthwatering menu. Contact us to make your occasion successful, memorable and delicious!

  • The owner went above and beyond to give us the most excellent experience. The hummus was sublime, the tabbouli was some of the best I had ever eaten, very fresh veggies and a refreshing herb and olive oil flavor. The pita was thin style and tasty. Also, the Lebanese coffee was a delight with the baklava, which was not too sweet and rich in pistachio. Truly a gourmet experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant was so relaxing and intimate. You really must experience it yourself.
  • Leyla’s restaurant is amazing. We have been coming for a few years and had dinner there about a dozen times. We are never disappointed. The humus is the best I ever had and is amazing- best ever and super fresh with fresh ingredients. The other dinner items are always fresh and tasty. You will not disappointed by service and quality. They are also super careful with allergies. My family is gluten-free and shellfish free as well. They are very well equipped with many allergies. Recently had their salmon dinner l...it was crispy and moist and delicious....see pics.
  • Leyla is an amazing place! I took my girlfriend to the restaurant and got in touch with the restaurant owner to do a favor for us (a specialized cake). She was so kind and helpful! Not only did she get us a specialized cake, but she also got a rose for my girlfriend. I am so so thankful to her and the entire staff for making this such a memorable day for us! The food was absolutely incredible. Hands down THE BEST Lebanese cuisine I've had in my life. The drinks were so tasty too! This place is incredible. I would highly recommend it. I would rate this place a 100 out of 10.
  • This restaurant is what the 5 star rating was made for. Incredible flavors, everything perfectly cooked/prepared, excellent service (but I wouldn't have even cared if it was bad because the food is so amazing). I'm in love. Coming back this week because my family and I were floored by Leyla's. Had a Celiac diner in our party and she was not poisoned by any of the GF items