About Leyalina

Leyalina, meaning ‘the night is ours’ in Arabic, is a renowned Egyptian restaurant in Melbourne’s Carlton that is for many the default destination for a traditional Middle Eastern feast. The ethos at this restaurant cleaves close to Middle Eastern and Arabic culinary culture, from the social dining mode to the technique in the kitchen. Ideally, diners visit Leyalina in a large group, breaking bread together in a way that’s more than simply designed to satisfy an appetite. North African tagines and charcoal-grilled meat and vegetable dishes are the highlights on the menu at Leyalina’s Lygon Street address, with the lavish mixed grill and the okra and lamb tagine coming particularly recommended. Melbourne’s vegetarians have something to celebrate here, too, with every single one of the vegetarian main courses a chef’s recommendation.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:30 am

Address

Leyalina
191 Lygon Street, Carlton
Melbourne 3053

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Chicken Wings

Tender grilled chicken wings served on a bed of rocket served with house made aioli
A$12.00

Hawawshy (Araies)

Minced lamb seasoned with onion and spices, baked in pita bread
A$14.50

Leyalina Appetiser Tray

Combination of three dips served with pita bread
A$22.00

10 Leyalina Reviews

Wonderful
5.5/6
10 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Great value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Service:Great
"Excellent"
6/6
Mahmoud H.2 months ago · 1 review

Great Egyptian food and staff. Very welcoming. Food was hot and fresh. Awesome lamb fatta, molokheya, mix grill and loukomades. Nice stuffed vine leaves and sambousa. And the legendary om ali was to die for.

"Excellent"
6/6
Alex R.3 months ago · 1 review

Great food and service. Best Egyptian in Melbourne or even Australia! Have told all my friends and family. Will definitely be coming back next time I’m in Melbourne.

"Excellent"
6/6
Krysti J.3 months ago · 1 review

Delicious and hearty meals, fantastic atmosphere and great service! We really enjoyed our dinner, but I'm regretting not trying the shisha! Such a pretty restaurant!