Layla by Meir Adoni

4.3
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338 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Mediterranean
Layla is the new modern Mediterranean x Middle Eastern restaurant & bar in Berlin hosted by cosmopolitan chef Meir Adoni. His restaurants in Tel Aviv and New York are already well established and distinguished as the top places in the culinary scene.
Layla Restaurant offers a casual-fine dining experience with a menu that allows sharing dishes between friends along with an à-la-carte menu.
For a more speakeasy evening setting, guests can choose to sit at the rounded bar and order a nice selection of bar food and complementing drinks.
The drinks menu consists of a well-selected choice of local spirits and organic wines. The wines list predominantly contains wines from Europe as well as the Middle East. Emanuele Broccatelli, a renowned Italian mixologist, is in charge of the drinks served at Layla. He is creating new concoctions complementing chef Meir Adoni’s food.
What 338 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything Testy and so unique. The service was excellent.

IE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The service was very bad
The food arrived after a long time of waiting

AN
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Layla is worth every penny. The food was nothing short of divine and the service sweet and attentive. For four people we had four starters, two mains and two deserts and were very satisfied and full. The drinks were also lovely and I appreciated the alcohol free options. The location is lovingly designed - however, we were seated by the exit doors and were irritated by the strong draft. Given that this was not yet a cold night, I am not sure how this will hold up in winter. Ask for a table away from the exit door if that's something that might bother you. The only real complaint is the noise level. I have long since failed to understand why 'hip' restaurants in Berlin have taken on this most awful of American habits: loud music over dinner. Given that I enjoy dining with friends, my attention is on good food and good conversation. Loud music does not help me to focus on either. I went home with sore throat from trying to get myself heard across the table. That being said - not even the loud music will prevent me from coming back. The food was too good.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly wonderful food, wine and service. Loved the kitchen side seat! Only point of note - we felt a little rushed. Will be back

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Preise sind auf Sterne-Küche-Niveau - Preis-/Leistung daher ungerechtfertigt. Kellner etwas ungeduldig.

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f
Berlin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Wir waren begeistert von den Kreationen im Layla. Bei manchen Gerichten hatten wir regelrecht Geschmacksexplosionen im Mund!=) Ich finde es toll, wenn man noch überrascht werden kann - und das wurden wir hier definitiv.
Die Location ist sehr stylisch. Für einen romantischen Abend ist es aber vielleicht eher nichts. Es war schon sehr laut durch die Kochinsel und die anderen Gäste. Trotzdem fanden wir es ganz cool den Köchen bei der Arbeit zuzuschauen
Vom Service waren nicht 100%ig überzeugt. Die Kellner/innen waren zwar durchweg sehr freundlich, aber uns gefällt es nicht, wenn man von verschiedenen Kellner/innen bedient wird. So kam es häufiger vor, dass der eine nicht wusste was wir beim anderen schon bestellt haben. Außerdem hätten wir uns etwas mehr Aufmerksamkeit gewünscht.

Alles in allem aber ein toller Besuch! Weiter so!

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AB
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

War zum 2. Mal im Restaurant da ich beim ersten Mal so begeistert war. Leider was das Essen diesmal sehr sher enttäuschend insbesonders die Hauptgänge, die nicht billig sind. Der Service war mäßig. Ich würde den Restaurant nicht weiter empfehlen. Schade schade, es fing alles so gut an.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

Disappointing food in a very high price.
Service was good, but that was the only good thing for us.

C
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Left the restaurant after waiting for 50 minutes for the 2nd starters. No waiters came to ask if we needed anything, a refill on our drinks or give us an update on the status of our meal. A nice commercial gesture: they offer us the "meal"

P
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aufregend neu interpretierte israelisch-ostmediterrane Küche. Das Restaurant ist einen Umweg wert. besonders die Vorspeisen sind köstlich.

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EG
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Die Sessel die ne zu tief um essen und dich unterhalten zu können, für kleine Personen ganz besonders, aber auch für große Menschen: dazu tief und zu weich.

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M
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Wir haben leckeres Essen genießen dürfen ohne es Genuss nennen zu können. Der Service bzw. die Organisation war absolut schlecht. Noch während des Cocktails wurde die Vorspeise serviert und - ganz ganz schlimm und inakzeptabel - der Cocktail war immer noch nicht ausgetrunken, kam schon die Hauptspeise. Noch kein Wein bestellt, die Teller noch halb voll, kamen die Hauptspeisen für 45 Euro. Die Reaktion darauf: ich bringe nur das Essen und muss das jetzt hinstellen. Beschwerden bitte an den Kellner richten. Nie wieder !!!!!!!!

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MR
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Layla is special. Don’t miss out on this place. Walked in through a non-descript lobby and opened a heavy door to find a hidden oasis with a striking bar, great music and a cool vibe that can’t be faked. The food is the next chapter. Let your waiter guide you through a menu of unique, delectable, surprising dishes. I sat at the kitchen counter and watch the “cooks” as they call themselves create amazing plates each and every time. The duck in Lebanese pancakes was unlike anything I’ve eaten before. The trout donuts will trick you into wondering if it is breakfast or a savory treat. And the veal...just try this and I will bet you will dream about it for days. The people are the last chapter. Good food and better company makes the best meal. Sitting at the counter, I met Paolo, Ben and David while Michael took care of me as server. Although cooks, I’d rather call them culinary wizards creating memorable food and wonderful stories of how the plates are prepared. The whole team at Layla should be proud and I can’t wait to make a return trip. Keep it up!

a
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great chef, good food and service!
The restaurant is very nice.

KS
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food, very good service, fair pricing..ä

FB
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Crew looked awesome. Cool people, good place, good job. Luv you all

R
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Die Speisen waren außergewöhnlich gut zubereitet, wir hatten zuerst das libanesische Brioche mit köstlichen Soßen, dann krosses Lammfleisch mit Minze und weiteren Beilagen, dann Octopus mit Aubergine, Tahina etc. Die Portionen wirkten klein, waren aber sehr sättigend. Jedes einzelne Detail war ein besonders Geschmackserlebnis.
Wir hätten uns mehr israelische Weine zur Auswahl gewünscht.
Die Musik in der Bar hatte eine angenehme Lautstärke, sodass man sich gut unterhalten konnte. Wir empfehlen das Layla weiter und kommen bestimmt wieder.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have written in tripadvisor few days ago
Very good report

F
Berlin
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great, excellent and just - as every time -perfect! Personally, one of the best current food spots in town. So, absolut recommanded!

t
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Sehr netter Service aber zu laut und zu teuer, da gibt es für das geld tausend bessere Sachen in der Stadt

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EO
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Die Küche das nahen Ostens perfekt auf den Punkt gebracht. Handwerklich auf höchstem NIveau, genügend Innovation um ganz vorne zu sein, ohne bemüht zu wirken. Ein Hochgenuss!!

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OT
Berlin
18 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience as always. Service was extra good this time, Livi was a real host.

AO
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a very nice evening in a great restaurant. We ate sensationally well and will certainly come back. Great continue!

JL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Staff is attentive but not intrusive. One of my go-to restaurants in Berlin for a nice night out.

TB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Das Essen war sehr gut, wie bislang immer. Der Wein sehr gut auch in Bezug auf Preis / Leistung. Perfekt angerichtet und vom Service dargeboten. Gerne wieder. Wir kommen sobald wir wieder in der Stadt sind.

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IO
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

not sure.... i think one can get better experiences in Berlin

R
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wir haben an der Bar gesessen. Es ist eine Freude den Köchen beim Arbeiten zuzuschauen.

Alles ist super sauber und perfekt organisiert

Gearbeitet wird auf einen to Niveau, lebendig und überhaupt nicht steif.

Sehr zu empfehlen

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AH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The cuisine is innovative and very flavorful. The service was good, although perhaps slightly understaffed. Loved the ambience and the music (70s Funk, mostly).

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! The overall experience was delightful.

s
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A touch expensive, but great food, good portions and amazing view of the chefs preparing your food, which is always nice to watch.

A
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was beyond delicious and the staff was super friendly. I can’t wait to have dinner there again! Thank you very much for the amazing evening!

PR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and outstanding experience. The dishes were just amazing. We were blown away again by the flavors of Meir Adoni. An absolute must!!!

KO
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

keine klare Servicezuordnung. 4 Vorspeisen bestellt - nach der 2ten wurden wir gefragt, ob wir Desserts haben möchten. Dann ewig gewartet, dann wurde eine Vorspeise gebracht, die wir bereits hatten. Wir haben dann abgebrochen - bei der Zahlung war man kulant, aber der Service fragte, was denn falsch gewesen wäre. Sehr unprofessionalität für ein solches Restaurant. Schade, ansonsten sehr schön und lecker.

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s
Dusseldorf Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, international and vivid atmosphere, service was also excellent and very friendly, price quite high, but quality is also high....

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Sehr gutes Essen. Service und Ambiente ist dem Preis nicht angemessen.

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SE
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The new menu is for the main courses poor, not enough choice, out of my Perspektive. We used to like it there, but food and service were worse than it used to be. What a pitty.
We brought friends with us which didm't know the place, but were a little disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This was my second time at Layla and this time we arrived a little early to have drinks at the bar. The drinks were very good (gin and tonic and their prepared negroni) but it took them forever to prepare them (they had three people working behind the counter). The food was outstanding. We’ll be back!

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Essen super Service schlecht und unterkühltes Touri Ambiente leider..

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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was out-of-this-world delicious. On our first night at the Crowne Plaza we were delighted to find such a gastronomic treasure to have dinner in after building up an appetite travelling over from Edinburgh.

My girlfriend has now decided she wants to buy an Israeli cookbook so we can again taste the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

Will definitely reccomend to anyone traveling to Berlin and the Hotel tasting at 80euros for 2 people is to too good to miss.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on 3 September 2019

Hallo Dominic, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and that you would recommend it. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again soon. Maybe next time we can offer you a counter seat so you can see what the kitchen chefs are doing so you can take some of it home :-) Best regards, Team Layla

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G
Berlin
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super Essen. Einfach lecker. Atmosphäre sehr modern mit DJ usw. moderne Grossstadt Küche für den Hippen Gast. Macht Spaß und ist nicht nur Essen, sondern eher Event.

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