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Layali

#72 of 708 Restaurants in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Salwa Road, Souq Najd, Doha, Qatar
+974 4431 0005
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Chicago, IL
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had one of the best middle eastern meals ever in this place. Food was very tasty and service was great.

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Thank RealFrequentTraveler
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Doha and you want to try a good Lebanese food then you go to Layali. It is one of your best options, where do you eat good food you have very good service you can smoke Shisha and enjoy the traditional dessert

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Thank Georges D
New York City, New York
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248 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First dinner in Doha, and was glad my Qatar-based colleague brought me here tof the experience. The food was tasty, and well-presented. The servers were attentive without being obtrusive, and the atmosphere was chic but also laid-back. It was great getting to see the diversity of the patrons: mostly expat families from the other GCC countries, one or two actual... More 

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Thank DukeTroy
Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One the best places.. I highly recommend the breakfast especially hommos fatt.. Everything clean and arranged

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Thank WH86
VA
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, fine food, pleasant surroundings. Very popular so definitely worth booking. We started with hummus and yoghurt with cucumber. We then had a lamb kebab and a chicken kebab. Everything was delicious. Waiter was very helpful and the overall service was exemplary.

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Thank BritinVA
Doha, Qatar
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can't go wrong with Layali - they offer the best tasting lebanese food available in doha! they have it all, appetizers cold & hot, mains, BBQs and desserts! Plus if you smoke they have a really good shisha I recommend you try: Chicken liver, Hummos Beiruti, halloumi cheese, moutabal - the list goes on! Anything you order will be... More 

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Thank Anas Q
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

As usual, food was awesome, but we weren't satisfied with the service this time, as the waiter who took our order for drinks, has just disappeared after that, until before finishing our lunch we had to repeat the order to someone else, afterwards the first guy appeared again like nothing happens. It was a late lunch so not sure if... More 

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Thank ghayath a
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most famous restaurants and coffeeshops in Doha. Known by its classic style, friendly and polite staff and good food. It is hard to go and find table without booking. It has smoking area where people enjoy smoking flavoured shisha (no Saloon or traditional shisha are available unfortunately). The place closes out by about 12:00 AM.

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Thank Yasser H
Doha
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, really delicious. One of the best Meze in Doha... food tasted really different than other places, in a better way. The hummus with cashew one of my favourite, along with the Fattoush: such a simple dish prepared to the next level. Great as well the falafel... spongy as a cake. Only bad note the service. With the food... More 

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Thank shishibaka
Jordan
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

very good appetizers one of the best the main course sayadiya is excellent mixed grill is clean and full of flavour what i can faulter is the shawarma dish is not that great otherwise well deserved place desert and sweets are good too

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Thank Bassem S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?