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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!

  • The workers are so friendly! The owner is also the chef, and every time we've eaten here, she's come out to check that our meal was up to our standards! The food was so delicious, excellent quality and so worth the price!
  • 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.
  • After our reservation elsewhere fell through and we found ourselves walking around downtown on a date night looking for a place to eat. Finding somewhere with good vegan options alongside heart meat dishes is a challenge. We stumbled upon Layla and are so happy we did!!! Food was amazing! The staff were so great !!! I can not stress enough how awesome they were. It felt like eating at home with a bunch a family members and neighbors a with “mom” overseeing everything and coming to check on everyone from time to time. My wife said the Lamb shank is some of the best she’s ever had - the mujadara was amazing - overall it was a 10/10 experience and we will certainly be returning!
  • Leyla is a hidden gem in Charleston's dining scene. The food is absolutely delicious, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Dolley, DANNY, MIKE, and BROOK made me feel at home with family on my first night traveling from Texas I started my meal with the hummus and lebne, which were both perfectly creamy and flavorful. For my main course, I had the beef tenderloin kebab, which was fall-off-the-bone tender and cooked to perfection. The accompanying bismati rice were also cooked perfectly and seasoned well. I escaped baklava, which looked flaky and sweet. Calorie counting. The service at Leyla was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. He was also very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed. The atmosphere at Leyla is warm and inviting. The restaurant is decorated in a traditional Lebanese style, with colorful tiles and intricate woodwork. There is also a beautiful outdoor patio. Overall, I had an amazing experience at Leyla. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dining experience in Charleston. Here are some specific things that I liked about Leyla: The food was fresh and flavorful. The portions were generous. The service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend Leyla to anyone looking for a delicious and authentic Lebanese meal.
  • Absolutely the best restaurant experience I’ve had in a very long time. The owner (I’m assuming) was so accommodating with us and our kids (2 and 4). It was a very nice atmosphere but they let us sit in the back so we would disturb anyone. They brought a basket of toys for the kids and kept checking in on us. The wait staff were so knowledgeable and the food was phenomenal. We had 5 different entrees and several appetizers, they were all delicious! I can’t rave enough about this experience and the exceptional service we received!