FoodThe food was fantastic! I went for Mother's Day for something a little different and my mom and two sisters loved it! I will be going back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal.Consistency is the keyword here. The restaurant knows how to do it right. The food is always great and the calamari may be the best in the STL.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meditteranean food in STLAya Sofia has the best Mediterranean food in St. Louis, hands down. I've ordered something different every time I've been, and been blown away each time. Be sure to order a side of hummus -- it's unbelievable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst VisitThis was our first visit to Aya Sofia. We enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mediterranean foodWhile they are billed as Turkish, they have all sorts of other dishes, more Mediterranean in focus. Very good lamb dish and the grilled fish special was perfectly cooked.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've always found the foodWe've always found the food to be delicious and varied. Our most recent visit was no exception. They were very accommodating of one member of our group with some dietary restrictions. Excellent, as always.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a favorite!Consistently a favorite! Once again, Aya Sofia didn't disappoint. The ambiance is comfortable, the food quite tasty as always and the service prompt and non-pretentious. Aya Sofia remains high on my list of places I like to go periodically.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWas very busy and vibrantWas very busy and vibrant - great food and a lovely evening.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood very good. ReservationsFood very good. Reservations were late due to heavy business, but was worth the wait.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our lunch--previouslyWe enjoyed our lunch--previously only had dinner there, but choices for lunch were great.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say? Our partyWhat can I say? Our party of 7 had a great time at Aya Sophia. The only possible criticism that I might have is that the room was slightly noisy, but when a room is full, that tends to happen. I should also point out that the room being full is a sign of a popular restaurant. I have been to Aya Sophia before, and I have never had a bad experience. I would be happy to rave about the food, but you really need to experience it for yourself.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lamb chops were so perfect!The lamb chops were so perfect! The seasonings were interesting, and the lamb was cooked exactly as requested. They were so tender and tasty.
We will definitely return to this restaurant.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was helpful andOur waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was prepared expertly and was delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAya Sofia was great as always.Aya Sofia was great as always. Everything was delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit.This was our first visit. Loved it and can't wait to come back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mediterranean Food in St. LouiFood was excellent - captures the ethnic qualities of the Middle East.
As with many fantastic restaurantes, the ambient noise moves from your categories of moderate to "ENERGETIC."
This is part and partial to your success.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this wonderful restaurant!What a wonderful little restaurant! My husband and I ate here again (2nd time in 2 weeks) after we initially came in with a group of friends. So far we have enjoyed the lamb chops, mousaka, kofte meatballs, and the fresh fish special for 2 people. Everything was very delicious but I can't stop thinking of the fish. I am going back again this week for more to satisfy my new craving. Hopefully they will still have that. I love the sampler platter of apps and their homemade baklava was the best I've ever had. We have had a different server on each occasion and both were pleasant and professional. The restaurant itself is very pretty. I hope the weather is nice so that we can eat and drink wine on the patio next time we go.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous withThe food was fabulous with a terrific wine list. Our waiter, Jeff was attentive, pleasant and truly knowledgable. A great evening!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! I love this place.Excellent! I love this place. Thanks for supporting the International Institute for the Feast of Nations event. It was a blast.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy, very good.first time there....great experience and great food. Happy workers, happy food then happy guests. Everyone said hello and everyone said good bye.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for Easter Brunch.We went there for Easter Brunch. Beautiful day so we sat outside. Not a buffet, which was fine. Refined menu that day with generally lower prices than the regular menu (nice suprise). Food was fantastic. Service initially was good, but once we got our food the waiter was very slow to come check on us. Had to flag down waiter to get check. It was Easter though, and they were busy, so we cut him some slack. Definitely would go again!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great Easter brunchHad a great Easter brunch here. The house-made Turkish sausage is *delicious*3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy food is always great atMy food is always great at Aya Sofia. I had a few of the salads and got the shrimp kabobs. It is priced very reasonably, and my food was delicious. I go there on a regular basis, and always have great service.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite place -- VegetarianMy favorite place -- Vegetarian Moussaka is amazing!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA consistent favoriteGoing to Aya Sofia is always a treat. I've never been disappointed. The ambiance is comfortable, service good and food quality consistently excellent. And coming on a Wednesday with half price bottles of wine was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. This restaurant is very inviting and feels like coming home. It is good for casual conversation, whether business or personal. Unfortunately, none of the categories above describe that.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent dinnerWe had an excellent dinner paired with an amazing bottle of wine. We will be back soon, Aya Sofia is a new favorite. I wish i could give it 6 stars!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA slice of Istanbul on old Route 66Good value Turkish food which included familiar Middle-Eastern and Greek treats and some new things I'd not seen before. Server was friendly and efficient. $5.95 wine special at lunchtime too!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM