Ya Hala Grill gives up its spot on South Colorado Boulevard

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Ya Hala Grill, a three-time winner for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, has closed after the owners gave up the lease on the space on South Colorado Boulevard.

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According to owner Majed Khaski, the landlord was going to raise the rent when the ten-year lease expired. "It more than doubled the rent on the building and we couldn't afford it," Khaski says.

The owners are going to try to reopen Ya Hala in some other spot. "We're still looking for another place," Khaski adds. "It's not going to be soon."

The owners also run Donut Burst in Lakewood.


Location Info

Ya Hala Grill - CLOSED

2100 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

Ya Hala Grill was great.  It was just a couple of blocks from home.  I'm sorry I didn't get in one last visit.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

They should move to the West side of Colfax Near Kipling.

Kathleen Combs Leverett
Kathleen Combs Leverett

Good... last time I was in there it was dreadful. Place dirty, food almost inedible. Just one diner's opinion

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

That's too bad. I liked the food on my visits there.

Unfortunately we seem to be seeing this issue arise more and more lately - for example, it was part of the reason the owners of Beirut Grill decided to scupper their plans to open a downtown location.

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