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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!

  • Leyla was by far one of the best Lebanese restaurants I have been to. I was born and raised in Lebanon and can be a tough critic when it comes to Lebanese cuisine. Leyla far exceeded my expectations when it comes to deep rich flavors and amazing quality. If you’re looking for authentic Lebanese food, look no more! A MUST experience in Charleston!
  • This place is legit. I went with my friends from Lebanon, and they undoubtedly confirmed the authenticity of Leyla's fine Lebanese cuisine. My girlfriend and I are repeat customers and consider Leyla's one of our favorites in Charleston. The staff and owners are kind and care about your experience and satisfaction. If you're looking for something different and delicious, Leyla's should be a consideration.
  • I’ve only had the pleasure of fine Lebanese dining in NYC decades ago and I’d never forgotten it. I’m thrilled to report Leyla exceeded that culinary experience! The lamb on a bed of pistachio rice fell off the bone in savory, succulent deliciousness (and I’m not typically a lamb fan). Paired with a Lebanese red and you’ll be in foodie heaven. Excellent service and a wonderful, upscale (but not pretentious) ambience. Throw on a nice shirt and treat yourself to something most of us could never recreate at home.
  • Was visiting Charleston for a first time, I was walking down the street and saw this restaurant, thought to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. Food was outstanding with a great unforgettable flavor. I tried many middle eastern restaurant and Layla is one of the top of my list now, will definitely repeat it again in future visits. Great hospitality and awesome atmosphere.
  • Small family owned restaurant. Staff was friendly and courteous and attentive. Come here about 4 times a year and always a good experience. Love the food