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Laili Restaurant

101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
+1 831-423-4545
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relied on TripAdvisor for this recommendation and we were not disappointed. Naan was delicious (best I’ve ever had!) as was my vegetable wrap. Would definitely return if we lived closer!

Thank Lara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably my 6th dinner here and it never disappoints! We had a lovely spot on the charming patio & the heaters kept us toasty warm on a chilly evening. I took 2 friends to celebrate a birthday and both raved about the dishes...More

Thank LGgirl866
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I try to treat myself to Laili as often as I can. They have vegetarian options and their waiters are always very helpful and nice.

Thank Mudget
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Two friends and I ordered several dishes from the menu of Middle Eastern specialties. We shared a plate of hummus, yoghurt-cucumber dip, curry-like spread and tabouleh with naan. Next came a beet and greens salad, a lamb wrap, and a trout main course. The food...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a great restaurant Laili is!! My partner and I went for lunch on a Saturday when we visited the area. I liked the nice ambiance, everybody was super friendly and food was ABSOLUTELY delicious! And price was reasonable. Plus, garage is 1 minute...More

Thank Akiko O
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a great place with imaginative and unusual food from the middle east. If the day is nice ask to sit outside in their garden which is beautiful and you'll think you're in old Persia!

Thank Celia S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We had heard great feedback on Kauai and decided to go there for lunch on Valentines Day. My husband had made reservations. When we arrived, there were several people waiting to be seated, even though there were empty tables. The hostess seemed very flustered and...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed February 26, 2018

I was very surprised to read that reviewers rated Laili the best restaurant in Santa Cruz. It is fine. The dining room is incredibly loud. The food and service are good. Prices are appropriate; I have never felt cheated. But the menu is not inspired...More

Thank dcypher2016
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We didn't have a reservation on the weekend before Valentine's Day, so we ate "at the bar", which was really highboy tables in the back. Turns out we enjoyed the location as it was much quieter than the center dining room. I should start with...More

Thank 2Klecks
Reviewed February 12, 2018

We had a reservation and were placed at a table right in front of door so to much foot traffic but someone gets the front. It was not a busy travel time in Santa Cruz but we heard several groups of people without reservations turned...More

Thank exploring9999
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Jeff S
February 14, 2015|
Response from Anne w | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure, but I doubt they would as you have to enter patio by going through the restaurant. Also it reeks upscale. I sometimes feel as if I have not dressed up enough, even in casual, sub casual santa cruz... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
    (Pacific Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-4545
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For centuries a five thousand mile trade route has joined the Mediterranean to China through Afghanistan and India. Known mostly for the Silk Trade, the Silk Road has acted as a conduit of ideas, cultures, music, food & spices throughout all of its regions. Laili aims to bring the age old flavors and traditions of the Silk Road to life by creating a positive and relaxing environment with a culturally rich and flavorful dining experience.
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