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Laili Restaurant

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101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526 (Pacific Avenue)
+1 831-423-4545
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am quite impressed with its rating so I decided to try a lunch there. It does not disappoint. The pomegranate chicken kabob is really juicy and tender, and seasoned to perfection. So is the fillet mignon. The flatbread and dipping oil complimentary of the house is really good as well. We don't want to wait for an outside table... More 

Thank sbudiman
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is always attentive & helpful. the courtyard outside is like being in Europe. the food is always delicious. The only down side is it's a bit noisy inside.

Thank tricia m
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely patio. We enjoyed everything we tried. Pomegranate sauce is delicious, and the kids' menu is actually nutritious.

Thank faith155019
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant had a special salmon with rice and spinace. The dinner was well cooked and looked nice on the plate. Did taste as good as it looked. We had pino nior Santa Cruz with it. Was a good combination

Thank zandhei
Santa Cruz, California
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice food in a beautiful building in the middle of Santa Cruz. Big portions served out quickly.

Thank Henry S
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place in the midst of downtown Santa Cruz. Greek leaning healthy food, well prepared and pleasantly served. Large dining area with an additional outdoor patio for a sunny day. Reasonably priced and nice selection of items.

Thank dan g
Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with a large group of people with diverse food requirements (veggie, vegan, gluten free, meat lovers, etc.) and everybody was happy with their meal, with is quite an accomplishment! Nice atmosphere as well. Service could improve though.

Thank sofindia
Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful food and service! We keep going back every time we are in Santa Cruz! Nice wine selection too!

Thank wendyttuck
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I found Laili on a date night a few years ago and immediately fell in love with the place. The food is extremely tasty, unique, and satisfying. We have tried many dishes and find the food full of flavor every time! The restaurant's atmosphere is very welcoming and well-planned. It's a nice restaurant for families too, especially... More 

Thank mustardenglish
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Tasty food with a mid-asian flavor palette that satisfies my friends when we go there (I live within walking distance so I know it well). Fairly large number of choices. The menu is generally the same for lunch or dinner. The patio is the place to be for a midday meal. Reservations taken if a larger party.

Thank Ira S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?