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Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine

#284 of 3,414 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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8005 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
+1 503-256-4484
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Waimea, Hawaii
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537 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant in northeast Portland serves absolutely delicious food at reasonable prices. We had the mezze plate, lentil soup, lamb shawarma bowl and Turkish coffee. Delish. And the baklavas are wonderful. Highly recommend Ya Hala

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Chico, California
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329 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful evening with family and my first visit to Ya Hala. A traditional menu from the Eastern Mediterranean on a damp and misty november evening in Portland is sure to catch your attention. The food was quite tasty and well presented. Our group ordered several mezza to start, including homes, grape leaves, and makably. The baba ganouj is always... More 

Thank JoelZ195
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Read some great reviews and could not wait to eat here. The restaurant was lacking ambiance, service was quick and our waitress was great. The food tasted ok but my wife and I both developed wicked heart burn about 20 minutes after walking out the door. I am one and done; will not be going back anytime soon.

Thank slappy42
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Normally I enjoy the meals I have at this restaurant, but the one I had last week was really revolting. I ordered a salad, and 2 lamb shish kabobs. I found one hair in the salad, which I decided to ignore. Then I found 2 more hairs in the shish kabobs. I called the waiter, and while he was there... More 

Thank Margaret W
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Kim and I went to Ya Hala for Mediterranean food. We had 2 Meza (appetizer) dishes and it was more than enough. We had the lamb sausage ($7) and veggie meza sampler ($12) and it was excellent. We looked at the deserts but decided to walk down the street for desert.

Thank standavis99
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was there with my friends for dinner 3 weeks ago. We shared various dishes, they were DELICIOUS! Olive Plate mezza and zaatar Oven have been my favorite. We met the restaurant's owner Mirna, she was really nice. She described every dish, giving some advices about how spicy the were and how to eat them. It was an amazing experience!... More 

Thank Petitepatty
Pendleton, Oregon
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I love this place! Having moved to eastern Oregon, we don't have the diverse choices that Portland has, so it was a treat to be able to go here again on a recent visit to Portland. The food, as always, was amazing. They've expanded the restaurant since I was there last, so it wasn't the horrific wait to get seated... More 

Thank Christina H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We shared various dishes and all were so delicious. The Turkish coffee was a treat. Good value especially if you have Chinook book discount.

Thank kishth
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took family from out of town to Ya Hala. Service and food was good. Our out of town guests were happy with our choice. Would recommend to others.

Thank Diane C
Portland, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Ya Hala is in a slightly out of the way location but worth the trip for excellent Lebanese dishes. Flavor, presentation, service were all very good. They have typical Lebanese dishes but also some different, slightly more gourmet items like stuffed mini eggplant. So good!

Thank Karl A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8005 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-256-4484

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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?