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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!

  • One of the most authentic Arabic cuisines we've had in the states! The kibbeh, fattoush, and grilled meats were excellent! The braised lamb was incredible too. The service was friendly and fast. Definitely worth eating at!
  • If you want the taste of Lebanon. Search no more, you won’t find it elsewhere! Each drink is tailored to create a modern style cocktail. A must visit if you are visiting or you live there.
  • One of my favorite places. Food is always excellent and the staff are always polite. Service is great as well and the owner comes by and talks to the patrons. Plenty of vegetarian options. 3 types of Hummus, Falafel, brown lintel soup, cooked or raw veggie platter with asparagus, mushrooms and carrots. Try the Lebanese beer and the Lebanese coffee. Take a date here and sit in the little window seats and enjoy the view of lower king street. 10 stars from me. I always look forward to stopping in.
  • I was walking on King Street while visiting Charleston and read the menu posted in their window and decided to come back on another day after they open at 4:30. I was warmly welcomed and offered a menu when I said I wanted to order lentil soup “to go.” I also ordered the Falafel and Anthony fixed a fabulous drink using honeysuckle vodka and rose syrup while I waited. The restaurant is warm, intimate and very family oriented. Both the falafel and lentil soup were generous portions and delicious beyond words. I definitely plan to return to try some of their other plant-based food offerings and rice pudding made with coconut milk. Four falafel on a bed of salad were included in the “to go” package and I was asked if I wanted the soup heated or ready for me to heat up at home which I thought was very thoughtful since I was walking. Savory, baked pita chips were included with my order. Portion size was very generous .Definitely a hidden gem in Charleston!