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Laili Restaurant

101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
+1 831-423-4545
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“flatbread” (45 reviews)
“kebab” (42 reviews)
“naan” (23 reviews)
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
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Reviewed yesterday

Found this place in TripAdvisor, and confirmed with hotel staff it was good- and walkable. Warned that they get very busy and we might have to wait. Since it was just the two of us and it was early, we got pretty much right in...More

Thank dewitthouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant - fail to understand any of the negative comments. Food was superb and service by Francisco was efficient and professional yet very warm and friendly. Well done!

Thank snowbell1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But both are outstanding and the food is delicious, exotic and reasonably priced. Still, for the ABCs of ratings: Ambiance Beats Cuisine says an awful lot about the ambiance since the cuisine is so notable. The decor of high ceilings, numerous plants and shrubs, creatively...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to get a table outside. It's very pleasant out there! The place is on the smaller side - I would recommend getting a reservation.

Thank LTambor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. We were six and all of us loved our very different dishes. We had a full selection of appetizers, and they were great too. Very attentive service. We arrived early and were a big party and they accommodated...More

Thank Snoozan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I have to say that most of the food was good, very tasty. But, my wife's plate came with a Greek salad on the side. She immediately saw a bug leave the salad and killed it. Then, another bug started to crawl away... I...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Santa Fe, and just being in Sri Lanka, we tried this out. The flavors were really authentic and the atmosphere was joyful, the food that came out of the kitchen is as beautiful as the owner delivering it to the tables. We had...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food with great ambiance. Must try the Bolani, either the spinach or butternut squash, both are fantastic. And, the three dipping sauces that accompany them are delectable.

Thank LMH831
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and service. Arrived right at 11:30 and was able to have a table. We were happy to hear that Lunch was first come first serve basis. Ordered Maushawa soups and Fennel tomato flatbread as appetizers. They were a great start. Ordered lamb pasta...More

Thank Belltree
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tasty, healthy food with great service. The garden is an exceptional setting on any warm afternoon or evening.

Thank Robert A
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Jeff S
15 February 2015|
Response from Anne w | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure, but I doubt they would as you have to enter patio by going through the restaurant. Also it reeks upscale. I sometimes feel as if I have not dressed up enough, even in casual, sub casual santa cruz... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
    (Pacific Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-4545
  • E-mail
For centuries a five thousand mile trade route has joined the Mediterranean to China through Afghanistan and India. Known mostly for the Silk Trade, the Silk Road has acted as a conduit of ideas, cultures, music, food & spices throughout all of its regions. Laili aims to bring the age old flavors and traditions of the Silk Road to life by creating a positive and relaxing environment with a culturally rich and flavorful dining experience.
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