Yalla Yalla

4.1
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59 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Welcome to Yalla Yalla, inspired by the Middle Eastern generosity of our grandmothers and the wonderful hospitality of their homes. Whether you’re coming to Yalla Yalla with a couple of friends, your family or a crowd, there’s something for everyone on the menu. Our food is based on time-honoured recipes, passed down through generations and perfected along the way. Our little plates of tempting mezze are a great way to kick off the meal – many of them vegan and vegetarian, too. Follow with a grill, cooked over the coals until tender, and you’ll have a feast. Make space for more and finish with a plate of crisp sweet Lebanese baklava, filled with nuts and dripping in syrup, a slice of our cheesecake or pot of creamy mouhalabia (our rich and creamy Middle Eastern pudding). If you’re popping by for a pit-stop lunch, try one of our moreish wraps served with creamy hommos and Lebanese salad. We look forward to seeing you soon…
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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j
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

We had made a reservation on opentable for 7:45 and didn’t get seated till 8:10. I do not understand why the app allows you to make reservations if the restaurant does not actually have the space last minute. It gives the consumer false hope that they would be seated at the time the reservation was booked for. If I had known it would take so long to be seated we would have gone elsewhere.

The chicken had no flavour, they had run out of their chicken platter, which they failed to mention at the start of the dinner.

The baba ghanouj was very good

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really liked the food and the place, maybe a tad overpriced

O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Nice place, quick, easy. Good wine.
Music was a little loud and to many tables within close proximity.
In the main a nice evening.

PB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We discovered Yalla Yalla several years ago, and we still love it. Easy-going, nice place, lovely food.

J
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Lovley food but very overpriced for the portion sizes especially the set meals . We ordered x 3 set meals but most of the dishes were serviced in small dishes that were only enough for x2 . Shame as food was so nice when we went before

KC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was lovely but service was quite slow and a bit confused. Some of the party had to wait for their meals while everyone else had theirs.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Service was non existent, food was ok but abit over priced and they charge u for more bread which is tiny amount. Other restaurants don’t.

VS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ordered a range of starters to share and and a couple of main dishes. The food is excellent and well presented. Good falafel...moreish. Baklava probably the best I have had so far. Great service. Would certainly revisit. Thanks guys

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The kitchen closed really early. They did not have spritzs !

BK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great tasty food, nice friendly staff. We had a lovely lunch.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Nothing great

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Would highly recommend.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Good food, especially the meze, but the restaurant is far too noisy for ordinary conversation. From 6.45pm on a Thursday evening, there were a lot of people shouting to be heard, as we had to as well. The restaurant badly needs some soft furnishings to dampen the sound.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will definitely be back!!!

CB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and will be visiting again!!!

CC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just so delicious! Perfect portions and perfect ingredients. The hummus was amazing.

KT
London
52 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

This restaurant looks nice and the food is ok, but pretty average. The mezze for starters were good, but mains disappointing. Dried, over cooked meat, small portions. Flavours ok. Service was quite inattentive especially given restaurant wasn’t full. Servers were friendly when they arrived, but they could have been more on it. Prices v reasonable for this part of town.
I think for quick bite to eat it’s ok, but it’s nothing special.

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good location , loud restaurant , not super accommodating of dietary intolerances (their rice is not gf which is quite shocking) . Overall fine, but not the best Lebanese food I’ve had. Chicken shawarma was quite dry

MF
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really great relaxed lunch before the theatre. Highly recommended

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, would highly recommend. Good location just off Oxford Street

I
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I myself was recommended by a cook form Amsterdam and i would highly recommend aswell.
The men were very friendly. We were waiting for our daughter and they didn't bother at all.
At the end we could leave our Luggage so for at least an hour so we could do some shopping before leaving back to Amsterdam.

RP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its a lovely, casual, relaxed and warm ambience. Perfect for a night out with friends. We opted for a selection of mezze dishes (including Hommos, Baba Ghanuj, Halloumi with figs, Sujuk, Lamb Kibbeh, Falafel, Chicken Samboussek and Batata Harra) all of which were very tasty. We will definitely go again.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and accommodating to vegans. would go again.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I have eaten at both Fitzrovia and Soho restaurants, the Soho one feels a little ‘forgotten’ in comparison to the Fitzrovia branch. Service was slow and a bit casual for my liking. Food was great, which counts for a lot, but overall a bit disappointing.

j
London
17 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I’ve been to the original Yalla Yalla and am pleased to say that the standard of food is still amazing. I had friends visiting from South East Asia and they loved the food. Everything tasted freshly made. Shame we didn’t have room for desserts.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, good food! Portion sizes are very generous!
We had the feast menu, which is quite pricey per person, but let’s you try a bit of everything, I would recommend trying a different menu item, unless you haven’t eaten for a few days!! It felt like we wasted a lot of food, which we don’t enjoy, but there was no way we could eat everything!
Service was great, ambiance and decor great, really couldn’t fault it!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best baba ghanough

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Fun place always a little chaotic but lively and lovely food. Great if you are not in a hurry and want a relaxed evening out. Very reasonable priced. Fast becoming a favourite.

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Found the restaurant online after searching for a birthday dinner venue, pics looked great, menu sounded pretty good. Overall reviews where good. I found the service ok, the food was very disappointed, found the food bland, there wasn’t any sauces to go with the dishes as Middle Eastern Arabic Turkish food they don’t over spice the food but have sauces to complement the dishes to give it more taste, was very disappointed even though I asked they said they didn’t have any. Definitely not returning. Customer service was ok.

GB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived 20 minutes late to the restaurant as we went to the wrong one just down the road and this was not an issue. We were seated right away and our server was extremely attentive and always getting us more drinks when needed and we were the last table in the restaurant and unlike most restaurants they just let us sit around until we were finished. Would highly recommend and look forward to taking all my friends there as the food was amazing!

CO
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very lovely food with generous portions, attentive service, nice atmosphere. It was quite noisy in the half of the restaurant we were in - suspect because of high ceilings. I have normal hearing but struggled quite a bit to hear what was being said by my friends so if you have a hearing problem maybe ask to be seated at the end with lower ceilings.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was ordinary and drinks below standard. The most annoying thing was that the pitta bread was cold which is never fun.

PS
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Had an acceptable meal at Yalla Yalla over the weekend. Unfortunately two of the wines we asked for were out of stock. The food was average; two of us shared a meze while two had mains. The meze had highlights (kibbeh, livers) and some lowlights (tabbouleh), the overall impression was okay but I’m not sure I would rush back

LD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was lovely, very authentic and nicely presented. The ambiance could do with a little bit of a tweak, as on a hot and sunny summer's evening, you don't necessarily want the lights turned right down and a candle placed in front of you before 7pm! The wine list was extensive, perhaps it would be nicer to have a wider selection of Lebanese wines, as the ones on the menu were very nice!

ZN
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service and ambience , food was lovely ! 👍🏼

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, friendly waiters and comprehensive menu. The portions are large so don’t over the starters! Would definitely recommend!

JP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

I have been to the original, small and intimate Yalla Yalla lots of times and it’s lovely but this time I went to the new restaurant, which is big, open, exceptionally loud and the service is very poor. It took 35 minutes to get a drink and after asking the waiter what was happening, he proceeded to have a full on argument about it with the barman and another waiter, right in front of us. This was both awkward and stressful. On top of the fact that there is no intimacy, it’s so loud that you can’t hear yourself think, let alone chat and on several occasions the waiter walked off to talk to another waiter in the middle of me speaking to him about our order - very rude. I’m massively disappointed and won’t be recommending to friends anymore.

A
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Lovely atmostphere and decor. Shame the waiter was a little overbearing!

RG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the taste of the food was great. The service was quite fast.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food is good but not amazing. Service slow on a Sunday lunchtime. Great place to go for a weekday dinner if you like sharing food, prices are not bad and the restaurants are pretty. 3 or 4 plates of mezze and one mixed grill was enough for 3 people.