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“Great food and healthy too!”

Yalla Mediterranean
Ranked #49 of 97 Restaurants in Seal Beach
Description: We dish up fresh, vibrant fare inspired by the flavors and cultures we love. We prepare our food from scratch each morning-- chopping, dicing, spicing and zesting-- with local produce brought in at dawn. Then we fling open our doors and fire up our grill, sizzling to order responsibly raised meats and wild-caught fish. Toss in craft brews, wine on tap and compostable everything, and you'll discover the spirit of Yalla. Food and hospitality, from us to you.
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Description: We dish up fresh, vibrant fare inspired by the flavors and cultures we love. We prepare our food from scratch each morning-- chopping, dicing, spicing and zesting-- with local produce brought in at dawn. Then we fling open our doors and fire up our grill, sizzling to order responsibly raised meats and wild-caught fish. Toss in craft brews, wine on tap and compostable everything, and you'll discover the spirit of Yalla. Food and hospitality, from us to you.
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Plate ($14.00) served with Salmon and Kefta Skewers with Basmati Rice, Lentils, Beets & Kale, Hummus, Baba Ganoush, and Chermoula & Tzatziki sauces. The salmon is perfectly grilled with buttery, succulent flavor. It pairs well with the Chermoula sauce. I love kefta and it tastes exactly how I like it with bold beef and lamb flavor. It pairs well with the Tzatziki sauce. The basmati rice is good with cumin flavor notes. The lentils are cooked perfectly to a hearty stew/chili-like consistency. The Beets & Kale are sweet with tender beets and a little bitterness from the kale. Hummus has a creamy consistency and is not too lemony. Baba Ganoush is creamy and sweet from the eggplant with herbaceous flavor. Rating: 5/5

Plate ($14.00) served with Steak and Chicken Shawarma, Fire Feta, Greek Potato, Tabouli, Grilled Vegetables, Basmati Rice, Lentils, and Harissa & Tahini sauces. The steak shawarma is tender and juicy. It pairs well with the harissa sauce. The chicken shawarma is very flavorful. It pairs well with the tahini sauce but doesn’t need it since the chicken is quite flavorful on its own. Greek Potato is similar to German potato salad with a vinegar/oil base instead of mayonnaise. It is very light. The tabouli has a refreshing, clean flavor but needs some salt. The grilled vegetables add a nice contrast to the rice and lentils. Rating: 4.8/5

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I love this place! Options and variety. Pick from a plate, wrap or salad. They have about 10 sides to choose from (plate option, you get 3 sides) they have a few different proteins to choose from (chikens, beef, fish) you can add extra protein for $2.50 the veggies are super good too! OMG and the lemonade.... :) gotta try this place!!!

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

It's like a Mediterranean chipotle. So good! Healthy! Quick! I get the plate with a chicken kabob and it comes with 3 sides. Also comes with rice and veggies OR lentils. (I get half veggies and half lentils). The food is amazing! Also they have really good lemonade. Great value and great food. MUST TRY IT! :)

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Reviewed 29 April 2016

You go in, choose the way you want your food (wrap, salad, plate), choose the protein, then choose your sides. All nice, fresh, mediterranean-style food. The food was ready quickly and at a reasonable price. The restaurant was clean. The staff were polite and helpful. There are plenty of tables inside and at least one outside. The owner even stopped by to make sure we were happy. They have fries on the menu, which suited our 3-year old granddaughter, although she wouldn't eat anything else (she is stuck on grilled cheese sandwiches these days). The baba ganoush is excellent, as is the rice and the lentils. We had the chicken skewers, which were good, and one of our party had the grilled salmon on a bun, which he said was excellent. We were happy enough with our meals that we would be happy to go back again.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Noticed the plate design because it keeps your hot food away from the cold food plus a to-go lid that fits perfectly. Food tasted good but be aware of heavy garlic on some of the choices. The staff will advise you if it is a concern. They seemed friendly but rushed in the cafeteria style line. Price was on the high side in my opinion.

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