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#78 of 765 Restaurants in Doha
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Salwa Road, Souq Najd, Doha, Qatar
+974 4431 0005
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a chance to have a lunch in this venue couple of times with friends (Late November, 2016 and early March 2017). The location was convenient for me as I was staying at the hotel located few minutes walking distance. Their prices are fairly good when compared to other same class restaurants. Customer service is also quite fast and responsive.... More 

Thank Elkhan87
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered: 1. Hummous with meat (and pine seeds). The meat was really juicy and so good with the hummus and seeds. I just ate spoonfuls! The bread served with the hummus was warm and soft. 2. Falafel. Good, not heavy. Soft and not dry even after we took an hour to finish it. Portion: 6 falafels. 3. Mint shisha.... More 

Thank Sarah M
London, United Kingdom
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1,726 reviews
768 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is an absolute gem of a Lebanese restaurant. Everything was simply cooked and simply delicious from the typical Middle Easter starters all of them better than the other and the main courses were excellent so well seasoned and tasty. The baby grilled chicken was ever so great. Very good decor and atmosphere as well. Absolutely recommended

Thank Ricardo B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Layal has the best real taste for Lebanese food , many choices from the Lebanese kitchen and some international dishes as well. Their service is one of the best too, excellent shisha , have no smoking area , everything is clean and organized, i used to love their before style more than the new one but that is still ok... More 

Thank raw i
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Portions are good. However the food lacks taste. It is just food that tastes ok. Good option if you are hungry. Bad option if you are looking for something delicious.

Thank skiouro
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My Lebanese friends describe Layali as the best Lebanese restaurant in the Middle East , including Lebanon! I suggest 2 trips. Nr 1 to just feast on the incredible starters - hot and cold. You will not have room for main courses! Hence visit Nr 2 is required. It will pay to be in the company of a Lebanese or... More 

Thank mike b
North Jersey
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great service, warm environment and terrific food makes this restaurant a true destination. Can't wait to return to Doha to go back.

Thank GoSoxNJ
Ad Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great food very nice shisha service is a bit slow but in general it's one of the best Arabic restaurant u can visit in qatar .

Thank FricoQ
Lyon, France
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Since I am a non-smoker, we asked for the non-smoking area!!! Food (Lebanese) was excellent, quantity we had to ask for doggy bag!! We ended being the only table and nevertheless they have kept a waiter there (John, a Pilipino guy with such a lovely smile on his face) for our needs. The smoking area was full!! So, I strongly... More 

Thank abou-abed
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297 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

FOOD Great tasty food, I suggest getting many different mezzes for starters and then if you are still hungry order some mains. We were a table of 10 so we simply shared a bit of everything. We chose mainly all the classics and everything was great, I strongly recommend the hummus with meat inside. Mains are pretty big so think... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salwa Road, Souq Najd, Doha, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4431 0005

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?