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Hala's Lebanese Grill - CLOSED

1203 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2905
+1 503-464-9222
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
1 Dec 2013
“Very good”
22 Sep 2013
“Overlooked Gem”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1203 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2905
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Everything we like about Lebanese food was great here; everything we dislike was eliminated. The lamb in several dishes was very tender, the falafel was moist and flavorful, the baba ganoush was so smooth and smoky. A light touch in all of the dishes. Very...More

Thank WallaCincy
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The restaurant has great food and is very reasonably priced. Apparently (according to an article in the Tribune or Willamette Weekly) the owner will not pay Yelp for advertising so when people pass it and Google it only the bad reviews are shown.

1  Thank TeriLou31
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Guess I've been spoiled ... I've eaten in many Lebanese restaurants around the country, and even studied Lebanese cooking. I was disappointed on several items: 1) kibbee is usually made with ground lamb, and is usually thin (maybe an inch). The kibbee here was made...More

Thank LinuxWizard
Reviewed 15 January 2013

My office co-workers and I order to-go food from Hala's regularly. We usually order the Gyro's, hummus, and baba ghanoush. The food is very good and we are always greeted warmly. I have not yet dined in their restaurant, but the to-go service is always...More

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 21 December 2012

I went in there after seeing the $9 lunch special. There was no one but me in the restaurant, so the food came out very quickly. The place was very clean and the air didn't smell greasy like most Grill restaurants of this price. The...More

Thank Chang D
Reviewed 11 August 2012

The $9 lunch special grabbed my attention and got me through the door but the quality of the food and authentic taste will bring me back. My husband and I shared the babas ganoosh (roasted eggplant dip) and pita bread (hot and fresh from the...More

Thank PerpetualMovement
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I have eaten at several Middle Eastern restaurants in Portland on my many visits there. This is by far the best I have eaten. I grew up with Grandmothers and Aunts who made outstanding Middle Eastern food and this was as close as it gets....More

Thank beezyt
Reviewed 7 July 2012 via mobile

My friend and I dropped into this place by accident one afternoon and wow what a great meal. The owner not only prepared fresh food for us but went back to the kitchen and prepared our meal. Her baklava was amazing!

Thank Kld03c
Reviewed 25 October 2011

We just finished a wonderful meal at Hala's. This place is a must for the baba ghanoug alone. Add to that other great menu items and helpful service and you can not go wrong at this new restaurant in NW Portland.

2  Thank Kortni C
Reviewed 24 October 2011

We got a variety plate and had grape leaves, baba ganouche, humus, falafels, a lentil soup and more. The other dish was a fette (including chicken shawarma, fried eggplant, rice with sauce). All the food was very, very good. We eat Lebanese/Armenian/Greek food whenever we...More

Thank PatriciaGlenn
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Northwest District
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest District
  • Phone Number: +1 503-464-9222
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