Arabic cuisine traditionally served, with love.
Yalla, which roughly translates to “let’s go” in Arabic, is a celebration of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Our offerings are based in the deep roots of Palestinian, Egyptian, Lebanese, and Syrian culture.
Yalla’s rotating menu features time-honored preparations for unique saj sanwhiches, mezzes, house-fermented pickles and hot sauce, milk puddings, and more. We partner with talented local Middle Eastern chefs and vendors to spread discovery and appreciation for the methods and flavors of the region.
We are located in the walk-up window next to Montana Bar in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle and open daily, 4pm - 1am.
OWNER + CHEF TAYLOR CHENEY
Yalla Seattle’s Owner + Chef, Taylor Cheney, was named one of Seattle’s 2016 Culinary Tastemaker’s and Seattle’s Next Hot Chefs 2014 for her exploration of traditional Arabic cuisine and has worked in many of the city’s most reputable kitchens including Lampreia, La Bête, Harvest Vine, and Mistral Kitchen— where she started Arabesque, her first of many Middle Eastern cuisine pop-ups. Taylor has traveled and cooked extensively through the Middle East including Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon, and has lived in Cairo, Egypt where she learned unwritten recipes and classic serving techniques from local women and chefs.
Taylor and the Yalla crew are proud to bring the vibrant cuisine and culture of the Middle East to Seattle with time-honored methodologies and warm hospitality.