Layla by Meir Adoni

4.3
205 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Mediterranean
Layla is the new modern Mediterranean x Middle Eastern restaurant & bar in Berlin hosted by cosmopolitan chef Meir Adoni. His restaurants in Tel Aviv and New York are already well established and distinguished as the top places in the culinary scene.
Layla Restaurant offers a casual-fine dining experience with a menu that allows sharing dishes between friends along with an à-la-carte menu.
For a more speakeasy evening setting, guests can choose to sit at the rounded bar and order a nice selection of bar food and complementing drinks.
The drinks menu consists of a well-selected choice of local spirits and organic wines. The wines list predominantly contains wines from Europe as well as the Middle East. Emanuele Broccatelli, a renowned Italian mixologist, is in charge of the drinks served at Layla. He is creating new concoctions complementing chef Meir Adoni’s food.
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Berlin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Beim Eintreffen zu 19 Uhr wurde von der ServiceKraft im Bademäntel/Kimono mitgeteilt dass der Tisch nur bis 21 Uhr reserviert sei ( es gab wohl eine große Gruppe ab 21 Uhr), dies sei wohl auch per Mail oder OpenTable App mitgeteilt worden, was nicht stimmt!
Kurz vor 21 Uhr (das bestellte Dessert war noch nicht gekommen) wurden , erneut darauf hingewiesen ohne uns eine Alternative anzubieten.
Erst auf mein Hinwirken bekamen wir einen freien Platz um das Dessert einzunehmen.
Beim Bezahlen akzeptierte besagte ServiceKraft das Trinkgeld nicht.
Sehr befremdlich
Ansonsten waren das Essen und der Service einwandfrei.

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DF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming restaurant, dlicious courses,magic desert and lamb.

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AJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and so was the wine we choose. We sat right next to the kitchen and could see the staff when the prepared the food, wich was fun. When we were about to pay the restaurant had some problem with the terminals so we had to go to the hotel reception to be able to pay the bill. The restaurant offered two drinks in the bar as a compensation.

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OK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great ambiance! Really enjoyed the experience!

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JH
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing, rich food. Every single drop of food on our plates (four dishes, two starters and two main courses) had rich, intense taste. Atmosphere was really nice. Bill was quite heavy, but well worth the overall experience. 11/10, would go again!

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OR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place, good atmosphere and great food! We had quality time in Layla.

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AG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Berlin from Los Angeles after a Danube river cruise. This was by far the best meal we had during the two-week trip and is one of the best meals of all time. Great flavors and combinations. If you can, sit at the counter and talk to the kitchen team as we did.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious oriental food, nice interior, very friendly staff!

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Das Essen war sehr gut, außergewöhnliche Aromen und Kombinationen, handwerklich einwandfrei, hier definitiv eine Empfehlung. Auch der Wein war nicht schlecht - nur schade, dass man eine zimmerwarme (!) Flasche Weißwein serviert bekommt und erst nach einem Kühler und Eis für diesen (!!) fragen muss.
Der Service besteht aus jungen, hippen, freundlichen aber leider offensichtlich ungelernten Kräften. Die Aufmerksamkeit lässt mitunter etwas zu wünschen übrig.
Der größte Kritikpunkt ist aber: Es ist unfassbar laut. Das liegt einerseits an dem großen Raum, in dem sich viele Menschen befinden, andererseits an der furchtbar lauten Musik. Ein Tischgespräch ist nur mit Anschreien möglich. Sehr schade.

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b
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was fantastic. Unfortunately the drink prices were completely overpriced.

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

There are lots of dishes with Bahret, when the ingredient is not listed on the menu. It is very dominant and important to note it.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Ein Restaurant als Posing:
nach der Bestellung der guten Aperitifs kommt schon die erste Vorspeise, 2 kleine zusammengerollte Pfannkuchen 17€, der hilflose Service muss gebremst werden (ansonsten muss der bemitleidenswerte junge Mann seine antrainierten Sprüche sagen, ohne auf Fragen eingehen zu können, soweit reichte die Schulung wohl nicht); der Versuch, ein Glas offenen Weines zu bestellen, ist schwierig, bis auf einen deutschen Riesling seien alle (israelischen) Weine nicht geliefert worden, erst nach mehrfachem Insistieren wird von einer 2. Servicekraft, die zurate ghezogen worden war, ein Barmann hinzugeholt, der zwar auch keinen Wein trinkt, aber dafür auf unser Bitten georgischen Wein öffnet, um uns eine Alternative zum Riesling anzubieten - Dauer der Bestellung gewiss 10 Minuten. Das folgende Auberginencarpaccio ist schmackhaft, allerdings wird man genötigt eine preislich üppige Brotbegleitung zu ordern, in unserem Fall "Jerusalem Brot" 11€, eine Sesamstange, begleitet von einfallsarmen Dips - die gegenüber vor dem Tempodrom bei Konzerten für 1,50 € knuspriger angeboten wird - dann der Fischgang: Souvlaki von Weissfisch ?? mit Meeresfrüchte 35€; die Meeresfrüchte suchen wir vergebens, der Fisch ist völlig geschmacksfrei, zudem von einer fingerdicken tahinebetonten Sauce gemordet; den noch bestellten Lammgang für 45€ hatte der Service vergessen, so dass wir nach drei Stunden die Rechnung erbaten. Meir Adoni soll international angesehen sein, die grundsätzliche Idee dieser Küche ist ja auch verheißungsvoll. Im Layla gibt es nur überteuerte Hochstapelei ohne Genuss, eine Unverschämtheit, leider vorbereitet, begleitet von völlig unverständlichen Belobigungen in der Tagespresse, so 2x von Frank Mathies im Tagesspiegel.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi Juergen, Vielen Dank für Ihre ausführliche und ehrliche Meinung! Es tut uns Leid, dass dieser Abend nicht so verlaufen ist, wie Sie es erwartet haben. Wir nehmen Ihre Kritikpunkte in Bezug auf unseren Service sehr ernst und versuchen sie natürlich umzusetzen. Da wir nur mit den frischesten und besten Zutaten arbeiten, versuchen wir unsere Preise demnach fair anzupassen. Wir hoffen, Sie geben uns eine weitere Chance! Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tolle Erfahrung!
Meine Frau und ich waren letzte Woche da und sind immer noch total begeistert.
Das coole Design und die lockere Atmosphäre überzeugen sofort, in der offenen Küche kann man den Köchen bei der Zubereitung zuschauen. Der Service war sehr gut, freundlich und zuvorkommend. Die Gerichte sind außergewöhnliche Kreationen und wahre Geschmacksexplosionen! Am besten gefallen haben uns die Forellen- und Datteldonuts, die Chraime mit Couscous und natürlich der legendäre Jerusalem Bagel (s. Foto!). Dazu gibt es sehr originelle Cocktails, der Hauscocktail „Lailac“ ist sehr zu empfehlen. Insgesamt war es für uns ein tolles Erlebnis und wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!

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RB
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food - a superb evening and highly recommended as an outstanding experience. The service was disappointing in comparison: unattentive, unorganised and at times just slow.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hello RolandB, We really appreciate you took the time to give us your feedback - it is not obvious and we thank you for this! We are very happy that you enjoyed our food. Thank you for your feedback, we are taking this very serious. We are sorry that that evening didn't reach your expectations. Since we are still in the process of optimising our routine, we would be happy if you give us a second chance. Best, Team Layla

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J
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent!!!! Really delicious, still thinking of the hot spices duck confit and the fish and calamari main course...
Service was very kind.
We had a great evening!
Super nice ambience, but quite noisy.
Still very recommendable.
Liked the concept that the kitchen is placed in the middle of the restaurant (made it a little exciting).
Would definitely go again.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hello Jenna, We really appreciate you took the time to give us your feedback - it is not obvious and we thank you for this! We are very happy that you enjoyed our food and also our open showkitchen. We are looking forward to your next visit to share more fun moments! Best, Team Layla

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CH
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good Food and nice seating, Staffel was very friendly

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 6, 2019

Hello ChrisitineH, We like to thank you for your visit! We´re so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and our service staff! We hope to see you really soon! Team Layla

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Restaurant ! sehr außergewöhnliche Essen

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi! Vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung! Wir freuen uns, dass unsere Gerichte Eindruck hinterlassen haben! Wir hoffen Sie bei Ihrem nächsten Besuch erneuert zu beeindrucken! Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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S
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Music is too loud. Food does not match with the price. To greasy/oily, fish was drowned in oily sauce. Would have expected to get extra bread with the meal as it was impossible to eat the dish w/o bread. Ordered bread was very oily. Tables which were left by other customers were not cleaned afterwards which gave the restaurant a n atmosphere of a cheap snack bar.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hello Shimanski, We would like to thank you for your visit and your review. We will take your observations into consideration, so we can improve our service and our food. We’re sorry this time the experience didn’t met your expectations, but we hope you could give us a try in the future so we can make amends. If you would like to come back, please let us know and if so, we would like to handle your reservation personally by email or telephone. Team Layla

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H
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always amazing. Service always great. Not the first time not the last

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DZ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublimely unique flavors and simply delicious. One of the best meals we’ve had ever.

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PF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Restaurant but too expensive. Also had to wait a long time for certain dishes.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Penny, We are sorry that you had to wait a long time for your food. We hope you can come on another occasion, so we can make up for it! Team Layla

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YM
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

For a restaurant that cost 230 euro it was a disaster.
The food was mostly good but service terible. Bread that took ages, main dishes that came 1.5 hours after ordering. No one to talk to, no one taking responsability or almost no comunication until the end when we lost patience...
Iven after that when we asked for coffee we had to wait another 15 minutes
Not something we expect in a place like that
Very frastrating and disapointing especialy as ee celebrated the holiday there
Yoram

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Yoram, Thank you for your feedback, and we will take all into consideration so we can improve. We´re sorry that this time your experience didn´t meet your expectations and you didn´t have a good Holiday celebration. We hope you could give us a chance in the future, so we can make up for it. Please let us know if you would like to, and we will personally handle your reservation. Team Layla

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A
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the cocktails were outstanding! Looking forward to my next visit.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hi Anna, So happy to hear! We llok forward to your next visit as well!! Team Layla

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr leckeres Essen . Sehr ausgefallen ! Jedoch Mega kleine Portionen und deftige Preise .

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi, Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung! Es freut uns, dass Ihnen das Essen geschmeckt hat. Da wir nur mit den frischesten und besten Zutaten arbeiten, versuchen wir die Preise fair anzupassen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren nächsten Besuch! Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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EK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Einfach super. Ein schmackhaftes Restaurant.
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi ElmarK, Vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung! Wir freuen uns auf Ihren nächsten Besuch! Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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AM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great flavours! It was a pleasure to taste the mix of flavours. The best was the starter, so if you are really really hungry remember to order bread twice, as the dishes are fair sizes. Other than that I would recommend everone to taste!

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hi AgnMier, For us is also a pleasure to know you enjoyed the food and the flavors that our Chef Meir Adoni has brought to Layla from the Middle East. We hope you can come soon and try our new dishes! Team Layla

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MP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was an extraordinary experience! Breads and desserts is a must

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Mark, We´re so glad that you had a wonderful experience at Layla from beginning to end! We hope to see you in the future. Team Layla

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r
Berlin
63 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Insgesamt leider sehr ärgerlich.
Das Ambiente ist toll. Beim Reinkommen hat man erst einmal Spaß, hier hat man sich beim Design und der Gestaltung der offenen Küche wirklich etwas gedacht und das sehr gut umgesetzt.
Service englischsprachig, das ist zwar kein wirkliches Problem, aber wirkt etwas gewollt hip.
Die Weine absurd überteuert.
Die Speisekarte hat einen vegetarischen Schwerpunkt, ist zwar insgesamt interessant, aber trotzdem erscheinen die einzelnen Kreationen nicht sonderlich verlockend.
Die Preisgestaltung ist frech und indiskutabel. Die Hauptgerichte liegen um die 30, teilweise über 40 Euro.
Die Portionen sind eher klein, nett angerichtet, aber unsere Gerichte waren äußerst fad. Das Essen hat wenig Freude bereitet. Der - ich weiß, das klingt jetzt böse - Halloumi von Aldi schmeckt auf dem heimischen Grill deutlich besser. Und am stehen dann 70 Euro für zwei Bier und zwei sehr mittelmäßige Gerichte auf der Rechnung. Uns hat‘s geärgert.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi Roma, Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung! Da wir nur mit den frischesten und besten Zutaten arbeiten, versuchen wir dementsprechend unsere Preise fair an die Qualität anzupassen. Es freut uns, dass Ihnen unser Ambiente gefallen hat! Wir hoffen, dass Sie uns noch eine Chance geben, um Ihnen bei dem nächsten Besuch ein Gericht zu empfehlen, das mehr Eindruck hinterlässt. Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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DL
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Herausragend gutes Essen, ich verstehe nicht, warum der Service englischsprachig ist.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on May 12, 2019

Hi DavidL, Vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung! Grundsätzlich haben wir ein internationales Team, um unsere Vielfalt nochmals zu unterstreichen. Liebe Grüße, Team Layla

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Experience!!! Super service oriented stuff! Awesome food!!! Should be in the "must do" list of Berlin!

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Avital, Thank you so much for your review, we´re so glad we could make an amazing experience for you! Looking forward to your next visit! Team Layla

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night in Berlin! By far the best meal of our trip!!! Reataurant is fabulous! And what a treat to watch Meir and his executive chef command their kitchen! Bravo! A must in Berlin!

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for your great review! So glad you got to came to the restaurant before leaving Berlin, and had a chance to experience Layla ! Team Layla

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere at the bar and nice decoration

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your visit !! We´re so glad you enjoyed the bar as well as the restaurant! Team Layla

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best meals I've ever had. The menu is unique and creative. The flavors are bold. The brioche bread we ordered melted in our mouths. I am still dreaming of the eggplant carpaccio and trout donuts. If I am ever in Berlin again, I will most definitely return to this restaurant.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Rachael, Thank you so much for your visit! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the meal and our food. We look forward to your next visit when you return to Berlin! Team Layla

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HG
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Zu laut. Man kann sich kaum unterhalten. Essen ist sehr gut.

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J
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambience, delicious food and served in a really nice way.... the bar is also nice.. yes the place is laud but it comes from the open kitchen, its it design!!! We really enjoyed... you should bring a lot of hunger, to try all these nice starters and the main course...very much enjoyed by tasting these different levels of the ingredients....

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hello John, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to write us a nice review. We´re so happy that you enjoyed your the food and the experience! Hope you can come and visit us again soon! Team Layla

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a
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war großartig, vom Service übers Ambiente bis hin zur Qualität des Essens. Es stimmte jedes Detail. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen!

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ES
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious original Food - main course took very long but they apologized so professionally and provided extra food and dessert on the house and were so nice about it that we could not possibly be mad about the delay :)

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hi Eva, Thank you so much for your visit to the restaurant. We apologize again for the delays on the food, but we´re glad we could make it up to you and that you still had a nice time with us! Looking forward to your next visit! Team Layla

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Sehr laute Musik, wackelige Tische, überteuerte mittelmäßige Weine.

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really nice restaurant
The food was awesome. Highly recommended.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hello Tobias, Thank you for your review! It´s always very gratifying for us, when we have our clients recommending us! Team Layla

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent , the service was good but needs more experience. The music was much too loud. It was difficult to have a conversation with my friend.

Layla by Meir Adoni
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hello Laurens, Thank you for your feedback, we will take all your comments into consideration, because we´re always trying to find ways to improve. Hope you´ll give us another chance and come and visit us soon! Team Layla

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