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Laili Restaurant

101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
+1 831-423-4545
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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101B Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4526
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1 - 10 of 392 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Restaurant came highly recommended. Host staff greeted us kindly as we had made reservations via OpenTable. The food was amazing! We had the lamb shank entrée and eggplant entrée. Unfortunately our service was so bad I refuse to stay for dessert. We ordered a...More

Thank Kaleiolani P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We liked the place, the atmosphere and the dishes made with mediterranian flavors and combinations creating something new.

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great dinner at this restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz. Nice atmosphere, excellent service and food. Nothing not to like.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love visiting Laili for a mid-day outing with friends and the perfect spot is in their court yard. They have great salads, a good chai, and the best chicken wrap in the city.

Thank TheManintheBoots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband dined at Laili when we vacationed in Santa Cruz. An internet search piqued my curiosity, and we were well rewarded for our choice! We asked for and were seated on the romantic patio, and as soon as we tasted their cilantro Caesar salad,...More

Thank DebbietheTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in Santa Cruz. Eating on the terrace transports me to a garden villa and the food matches this sublime experience. A SC treasure.

Thank CarolAnn831
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you're vegan, you can find something yummy to eat at Laili's. I've been there twice and each time came away very satisfied with the place and the fare. I recommend those wraps. They're super abundant and delicious.

Thank yobbb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked ahead and asked to be seated on the terrace, which I'm really pleased about as it was lovely. The trees were lit with fairy lights, there were gas barbecue style upright heaters to ward off the chill and plenty of space between tables...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am perplexed. Mixing cuisines is fine, but perhaps one should not mix just for sake of mixing. I am not sure if this is (or wants to be) a Mediterranean restaurant with Eastern influences, or the other way around. Great cuisine should be a...More

Thank Sandro1205
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I can fully understand its #1 rating as it is brilliant value, a small but varied menu, and great service. We went on a Wednesday evening and they were turning people away, so it was lucky that we booked. Recommended.

Thank Grekko
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Jeff S
15 February 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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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