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Layalina

5216 Wilson Blvd. (George Mason Dr.) Send to Phone
703-525-1170 | Menu
Impressive Middle Eastern fare and an exotic décor.

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Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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Layalina, Arlington, VA

Layalina Restaurant Review

: Experience the chef’s deft hand with seasonings in starters such as the meat mazza, hummus with shwarma, or a combo of silken hummus with tahini-enhanced slices of beef (loads of fresh pita triangles for dipping come alongside). Main course choices pose a difficult dilemma as the restaurant is known for its lamb. At the right time of year, the lamb shank would be a first choice, but in warm weather the lamb kebab on rice wins the day. Other choices? Grilled chicken, salmon and beef, plus a host of stews and vegetarian offerings. Layalina merits its steady clientele with a combination of impressive fare and an exotic Middle Eastern décor.



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