Sunday: CLOSED - CLOSEDMonday: 10:00 - 23:30Tuesday: 10:00 - 23:30Wednesday: 10:00 - 23:30Thursday: 10:00 - 23:30Friday: 10:00 - 23:30Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Nearest StationOxford Circus
020 7637 4748
The first Yalla Yalla, in Green’s Court, Soho, was opened in late 2008 by chef Jad Youssef and his partner Aga Ilska. Beirut-born Jad met Aga, who is Polish, while the two worked in a central London Lebanese restaurant – she ran the front-of-house while he was in the kitchen.Their dream and their passion was to open their own business, and when the tiny Soho site became available they jumped at the opportunity even though it is only 28 seats, the first Yalla Yalla was an instant hit with the local Soho crowd. Opening a larger restaurant just off Oxford Street, offering informal and relaxed Lebanese and other Middle Eastern cuisine.Yalla Yalla operates a walk-in policy but accept bookings for parties of 10 or more.
A nice Lebanese and middle eastern restaurant off Oxford street in london. We just wanted something quick to eat. The ambiance was great and it was during the week so it was not too busy the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good.
Just had some late lunch in there and it was pathetic. It was not the first time I have been in there and before it was great that’s why I always repeat and bring my friend who visit London there (have been there 6 times so far). This time we have ordered the same: rice with mixed grilled, 14.95 £ each. For this price you expect something decent and this is what we got: rice in blocks made hours ago (if not yesterday) and 4 pieces of meat each. I told the waitress what happened and said for this price I expect to have something better than a take away and he did not say anything. Anyway we paid 35.95 £ but they will he the last ones we spend in there. My 6th and last time, Thank you!
Really generous portions, gorgeous food. Drinks menu is a bit different and prices quite fair for London. Nice atmosphere, good service. Good place for date night
Really poor food. A mix grill with salad and rice. What do they do. They dump it all on one normal sized plate. So whatever you do, it will fall off the he plate. The 'Lebanese salad' was just onions and red cabbage. The lamb meat was too chewy and some were uncooked inside and so I left the rest. Chicken was just dry. The kebab was actually flavoursome. The portion size is shocking though. They list items as 'a skewer', but you don't get a skewers worth, but some pieces from one. When I went to pay they added a service charge and they very cleverly had that on the menu in quite small writing and I don't think anybody would notice it. I told them about the portion size and the person would not accept their company had misled customers about the menu, I mentioned about the salad which was just red cabbage and onions and he agreed it was not proper salad but did not do anything about it. I did not mention about some of the food issues as I was obviously not getting anywhere and even though I said it was too expensive and was not happy paying a service charge I got ignored and so just paid. I was polite and he was too but maybe this is business for them. Possibly high rents to pay. He did say the price includes that I got to sit down at a table and eat. I should of mentioned that the chairs have their seat pads missing! And it hurts sitting on wood and I had to find another chair to sit on. This is not Lebanese food but food modified for English customers. Actually that is pretty much what the Waiter said. That people ask for this and that so they have to change the menu. Well I guess it doesn't apply to me since I got nowhere with my issues.
Excellent food with a great menu. The mains are really good and the portion sizes are more than big enough. Hence, it's really good for getting a few plates between you. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant. Price wise, it's spot on. Not the cheapest place around but it still returns excellent value for money. Really decent service when I went for lunch.