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Layalina

5216 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1114
+1 703-525-1170
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
5216 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1114
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I've been to quite a few Middle Eastern restaurants in Northern VA/DC area and I'm usually left feeling "meh." There seem to be two types. The first is the kind where it's overly decorated and over priced to appeal to Americans who wanna try "exotic"...More

Thank eldosokyjl
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Return visit exceeded our memories. Layalina is a quiet place just off the edge of busy Ballston high rises. It is traditional Lebanese fare, cooked slowly and individually. Most people seem to focus on the lamb shank and kebabs, but some of the other dishes...More

Thank lawrenceo616
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a family restaurant and you can feel that warmth in the atmosphere, the service and the cooking. I've never been to Lebanon or Syria but am told by other that the food is authentic. They specialize in Lamb dishes but have much more,...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My first restaurant in Washington for dinner with friends, tried lamb shank (it was mouth watering), stuffed eggplant (was perfectly cooked), lamb fetah (just takes you to Beirut) The owners are welcoming people. If you haven't tried Eastern food you should try it.

Thank Malik a
Reviewed 15 May 2017

One way I can tell the authenticity of a middle eastern restaurant is how they make the falafel, is it dry and crusty or is it wet and not crusty. I like it crusty and this place got it right. The sharwarma was also nice.

1  Thank travellerTrader
Reviewed 12 April 2017

was there for a lunch with a friend a month ago, having driven by it for years. My mistake. Good meal, good value. Will return to explore more of the menu

Thank John C
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

That was amazing we where invited with our family and my friends family all where amazing wonderful atmosphere very good food kebeh and kebeh naieh then the Salad hommos Mutbal of eggplants then the big surprise was 4 big try's of Fried fish with tahini...More

1  Thank imaddakr
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stumbled upon this place while out for a walk in Ballston. It is Syrian and Lebanese and it looks it as soon as you walk in the door. We were greeted warmly and were attended to exceptionally during the evening. The menu is diverse...More

Thank Italian_in_VA
Reviewed 21 December 2015

First you are so warmly greeted by all working here - that's a nice of pace from some of the places I've been to lately in my own home area. The ambiance is quite sweet and colorful. You feel like you are in the perfect...More

Thank MsK48979
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This food is sooo fresh and delicious. This is the best kibbeh I have ever had. The spices and ingredients taste so. And the plating and display is also lovely as well. So worth the time to visit and eat and enjoy! Check it out...More

Thank Leah B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5216 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-525-1170
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