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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

*Due to Staffing Shortages Please Call to Confirm Lunch Service


You can either call the restaurant at (843) 501-7500, or use Resy:

Book your Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine reservation on Resy


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!

  • Really worth a stop here. Start with a great cocktail from the menu. Then Baba Ghanoush and Hummus, which were both very good. Then make a hard choice and go with the lamb shank. I've rarely had better. The staff is great. Parking in this neighborhood can be challenging, but Leyla is worth it.
  • Wow!!! Amazing! You'll love talking with the owner and staff, they are so kind and helpful with recommendations. If you're anywhere near Charleston, this is a MUST visit. Lamb Shank was the best I've ever eaten.
  • One of the best restaurants in downtown Charleston. Family owned and operated, you won’t be disappointed with any selection you make! I highly recommend a special cocktail, the Lamb Shank, and an order of Osmalieh with a scoop of pistachio ice cream.
  • One of my favorite places in Charleston! As an Iraqi visiting yearly to Charleston, this is my go to place to visit every time we are in town. The food is so delicious, the appetizers are fantastic but that dessert… yum yum yum! The servers there are so kind and I ordered a drink that has arak in it. I believe the way I ordered it, the server asked to make sure I like licorice (arak had a strong licorice flavor) but he knew by how I said the word, I was arabic. The flower inside the drink is a fabulous touch! My favorite entree is the chicken tawook with the garlic and rice + fries. This dish will not disappoint. This is a 10/10 highly recommend restaurant and I’m so glad to see an arabic spot in Charleston!
  • The food was Amazing!! We tried many dishes, the grilled halloum with the hint of zaatar was a great starter. The lamb Shank was out of this world. The dessert ( knefe and Osmaliye) is a must have!! The staff was amazing , including the Owner and her son Anthony who were extremely courteous and friendly!! If you visit Charleston go to Leyla fine Lebanese cuisine!!