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Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine

#313 of 3,462 Restaurants in Portland
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8005 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
+1 503-256-4484
11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our party of four had lunch there after Mr. Tabor Art Walk. Charming spot with middle eastern decor in 1889 building (rest room sign asks patrons to be careful of plumbing because of its age). Good appetizer platter. Server was attentive and efficient, but one person's food did not come until other three were nearly done eating. Couple with us... More 

Thank Leonard L
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch with a friend whom I don't see often. Initial table service was prompt and friendly. Our order took a looong time to arrive, and when it did, my friend was served a dish other than what he ordered. We didn't have time to wait for a re-do, since the food took so long in the first... More 

Thank Traveldoc524
Portland, Oregon
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198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our group of 5 received particularly good service and excellent food that we chose to share. We had a chance to try some of the mixed eggplant and lamb baked dishes, and we thoroughly enjoyed the break from the also very good basics - shawarma, kabobs. "Lamb Two-Ways" was especially delicious - not overcooked.

Thank HenryW
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely place, great service, great selection of Middle Eastern dishes. Bread was AMAZING! I highly recommend the lamb shawarma and the lentil soup for lunch, the lamb ossobuco for dinner.

Thank lndr4life
Waimea, Hawaii
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572 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This restaurant in northeast Portland serves absolutely delicious food at reasonable prices. We had the mezze plate, lentil soup, lamb shawarma bowl and Turkish coffee. Delish. And the baklavas are wonderful. Highly recommend Ya Hala

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Chico, California
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350 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A wonderful evening with family and my first visit to Ya Hala. A traditional menu from the Eastern Mediterranean on a damp and misty november evening in Portland is sure to catch your attention. The food was quite tasty and well presented. Our group ordered several mezza to start, including homes, grape leaves, and makably. The baba ganouj is always... More 

Thank JoelZ195
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Read some great reviews and could not wait to eat here. The restaurant was lacking ambiance, service was quick and our waitress was great. The food tasted ok but my wife and I both developed wicked heart burn about 20 minutes after walking out the door. I am one and done; will not be going back anytime soon.

Thank slappy42
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Normally I enjoy the meals I have at this restaurant, but the one I had last week was really revolting. I ordered a salad, and 2 lamb shish kabobs. I found one hair in the salad, which I decided to ignore. Then I found 2 more hairs in the shish kabobs. I called the waiter, and while he was there... More 

Thank Margaret W
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Kim and I went to Ya Hala for Mediterranean food. We had 2 Meza (appetizer) dishes and it was more than enough. We had the lamb sausage ($7) and veggie meza sampler ($12) and it was excellent. We looked at the deserts but decided to walk down the street for desert.

Thank standavis99
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was there with my friends for dinner 3 weeks ago. We shared various dishes, they were DELICIOUS! Olive Plate mezza and zaatar Oven have been my favorite. We met the restaurant's owner Mirna, she was really nice. She described every dish, giving some advices about how spicy the were and how to eat them. It was an amazing experience!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8005 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215-2343
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-256-4484

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?