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Rua Dias Ferreira 45 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
+55 21 2540-6517
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (4 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“great food” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Rua Dias Ferreira 45 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Yalla is one of thes best options for arab food lovers in Rio. High quality staff and food as schawarmas, beigales, kibes and a large sort of arab traditions in cuisine. The price is Ok and there are some combos very worthy. Try them!

Thank dekko11
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you like Arab food, this is the place in Leblon. Great food...priced moderately...small interior and about 6 -7 tables outside under a tarp on a deck. Get there early if you don't want to wait too long...It tends to get filled in the later...More

Thank puravida92016
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Yalla last night and it was a welcome change from the otherwise quite same-y cuisine of Leblon (pizza, pasta, meat etc). Yalla doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is great. The tasting menu is good value for money (for 2...More

Thank globetrotter470
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Nice, simpler in a busy street. Not many seats but fast service. Felt like a family restaurant. Choose the tasting menu that displays a nice selection of the menu.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Having grown up with arabic food and spent a year in Lebanon, the food presented at the restaurant was quite embarrassing. Sure, have you never tried arabic food, go there and get a feeling for it. However, if you really like arabic food, save yourself...More

Thank philipbacchus
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a honest restaurant, good food, variety of dishes, menu always have something new but the service is way off. I come here often and I never leave without complaining about the service, really poor ... but since it is the closest location for...More

Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

There is no better word to define the place! Horrible! I'd never had such tasteless food! Avoid the place! (Horrível!)More

Thank FlorCaval
Ricardo S, Proprietário at Yalla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear FlorCaval, We are sorry that you had a bad experience at our restaurant. This is a very unusual occurrence as such we would like to understand in a more detailed way what really happened, what actually gave you this horrible impression. Therefore, we would...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Arabian food with a touch of our occidental-modern life. A very good choice of menu. They have special prices for executive/lunch dishes.

Thank Anna Leticia C
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very good Middle eastern fare in a cozy setting. The appetizers were the best, flaky cheese and potato puffs. Friendly staff, great service.

Thank Alverstone5
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was a bit disappointed from the food here. The Hummus was good, but the Shawarma was only average. For dessert, the "Arab Sweet" was way too sweet. The service is correct and the servers were a little lazy. Worth a visit. Not expensive.

Thank garin b
In addition to being one of the most upscale
neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming,
elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the
most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along
with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some
places open all night). One of the best places to
visit is the beach, located under the impressive
“Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dias Ferreira 45 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2540-6517
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Yalla is a Lebanese bistro situated in one of the liveliest streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Dias Ferreira in Leblon. A contemporary space designed by Bel Lobo, a nice balcony and a full menu with mezzes (appetizers), sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, desserts... All of this along with refreshing arak, wine, beer, fresh juices, and much more!
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