Naya Mediterranean Restaurant
Naya Mediterranean Restaurant

Naya Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nayaaz.com/
  • Phone: 4803556600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Friday : 11:00am - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sat - Sun: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Hamati 4803556600x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Rd and Double Tree
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Naya Mediterranean Restaurant
We strive to provide an elegant, memorable dining experience to our customers at a reasonable price.

We seek to provide the highest quality of service. We use the finest ingredients available, and support local growers. We are committed to giving back to our community. One of our ongoing goals is to educate young people in the joys of real food.

Naya is open for Lunch, Monday through Friday 11am until 3pm.

Thank you and hope to see all of you there..
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Naya Mediterranean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (11)romantic (11)special occasion (11)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Nicely Done Naya!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time to Naya, mostly because we were tired of our usual spots, and it turned out to be one of our top favorites. The salad, scallops, and salmon were amazing, in fact the best salmon we've ever had. The place is about the cleanest of any restaurant and the service is right up there too, all of the staff have great service attitudes. The owners must really care about this place because you can feel it. Nicely done Naya.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • morman
    norwin12
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    fabulous food and unique selections but overprices
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat underwhelming experience
    Jim62
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The ambiance and décor were very nice, our waiter was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive. The food was underwhelming due to the lack of seasoning and a bit pricey for what you get, I will say the presentation was very nice for everything we ordered.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • big disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    our visit to Naya was very brief. I ordered the mussels. After 2 bites I sent them back. The taste was sour & I was fearful of them being bad. I requested extra vegetables & no rice with my chicken kabobs. They came with extra rice & few vegetables. The chicken was tender but was so full of garlic that garlic was the only flavor I could taste. I have to say the waiter was very nice but the setting is not good for conversation since the tables are very close & the sounds was bouncing off the ceiling.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    OliverWendelHolmes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service was great...food was excellent...prices were very reasonably priced for being in Scottsdale & Paradise Valley...would go back with families and definitely recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Naya
    CriticalReviewersVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a pleasant dinner at Naya. The food was good, but not exceptional. My husband liked it better than I did, so he would rate it higher.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • toml
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I recently had dinner there and it was a very pleasant experience. Service was excellent,food was very good and the price was very reasonable.The decor is quiet nice and we will definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Naya
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant has a nice decor, it was not crowded at all and the food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    tbarry
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had dinner with two friends 7/5/14 and it was fabulous. I had been to Naya before and brought two new diners. We loved the ambiance and service and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owesome food and great find!
    Tigerloulou1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Being of Mediterranean origin, I expected the worse out of this first time experience, but to my big surprise, We got the Best!! Food was Great,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten Friendly
    Looking4GlutenFree
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have gone here a few times. My partner has a gluten allergy and a tomato allergy. She has never had a problem with any of the meals she has ordered. They are always very attentive. The meals are delicious. A great spot for sure. We have sat in the bar and the restaurant and always get great service. Cocktails are fun and creative also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Dinner Experience
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I'd characterize the menu as leaning toward Middle Eastern, and that’s what we ordered. Hummus was a creamy and flavorful appetizer. We also tried an appetizer that was new to us, Lebanese Sausages, that we thoroughly enjoyed. For the main course my partner had the Beef Kabab and I had the Shish Tawouk. Both were very good, but we thought the Shish Tawouk was the better of the two.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well worth a visit
    ArizonaEd
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Put Naya on your to-do list. Well worth the effort. The food and service first rate; very well presented. They do have a small outdoor dining area, and is on the East side of the building so not in the hot sun. Attractive décor and the bar is nicely separated from the dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Last!!!!
    RKentVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    At last Scottsdale has a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant. The food was beautiful, presentation was outstanding and the taste...out of this world. Service was remarkable and oh so friendly. We live in Scottsdale full time and "Naya" has become one of our new "favorites". I can't tell you to try "this or that" on the menu since everything we ate was outstanding. You cannot go wrong. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Naya Mediterranean Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was outstanding. We ordered a beef dish, a chicken dish and an Armenian dish. Each dish had it's own distinct flavor which we all enjoyed. The entrees were large enough that 2 of us took home half of our dish. We had an appetizer that had a little taste of several dishes, hummus, olives, grape leaves etc. We enjoyed it all. We ate our left overs the next day and they were as delicious the second time around. The restaurant is beautiful ----done very tastefully.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sek1
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Good food. Some entrees pricier than other local Mediterranean restaurants. Attentive service. Large group/wedding rehearsal dinner party(?) while we were there. I guess they didn't fit in the private rooms. Would have liked to have known that they were going to be there when we made our reservation earlier in the week. Detracted from our experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    imundecidedVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Too noisy. Quality of food disappointing. Hardly Mediterranean but Lebanese dessert good. Wine service not up to acceptable level. Would not return
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time at Naya
    foodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was overall a great experience. The staff was very professional and the food was also very good. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Excellent fatoush. Scallops are divine. The ground beef kabob tasted like it came right off a grill.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent food, service and interior. Music noise level could was a little harsh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh ambience
    Howard
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Very pleasant surprise - by not having stereotypical music and decor that is commonly associated with Mediterranean food. Contemporary decor combined with tasty food and wonderful service made this restaurant a "returner". The only slight negative was that the servings were on the minimal side - such as the hummus and pita bread. But, we will return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty lame. Too dark, too
    bill
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Pretty lame. Too dark, too loud. Food was terible. Never again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is good. It's a little
    DaveUVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food is good. It's a little pricey. Nothing I would go out of my way for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was great, the service excellent and the ambiance was lovely. I don't usually like rice but however they prepare their rice, it was excellent. Tony, our waiter was appropriately friendly, informative about the wine and food and helped to make our experience very enjoyable. We felt we received very good value for our money. We will definitely recommend Naya to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok Experience...
    JillVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The entire experience from food to service was ok, but nothing to write home about. The food is middle eastern, and very expensive. For three of us, we all had the shish tawook, a meza platter app, and a middle-of-the road bottle of wine for $120!!!!! I'm sure this is reflective of the location, but the food was not exceptional nor worth the high price. Also, the service was ho-hum. The waitress was not very attentive; although, the manager and other staff were very friendly. It wasn't a bad experience, but I probably will not return. We love middle eastern food, and this just isn't worth it! I hate the high turnover of the restaurants in this location and want to support them so badly!
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  • Authentic, very good Lebanese
    markc
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Authentic, very good Lebanese food and Ksara wines. Arizona is not generally the place for ethnic food, but Naya is the exception - the best addition to the Valley since Soi4. [Fair warning - the Mousaka is terrible; everything else is great]
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an excellent meal
    Satisfied
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    As soon as we entered the restaurant we knew we had found a gem. My husband is Egyptian so eating Mediterranean food is something we do quite often and we are very picky about it. We had a party of four and to start we each ordered the Mezza plate which had wonderful delights for us to enjoy. The Hummus, Babaganoush and Grape Leaves were a yummy adventure. It also came with pickled beats which my husband loves because they remind him of home, along with some wonderful olives and carrots. For our main course we had the lamb chops, mixed grill and salmon. Everything was wonderful. All in all, an absolutely lovely evening of relaxing with friends, enjoying good food and excellent service from Tony. Enjoy!!!!!!! Strongly Recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the list
    Lynn45
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This restaurant is lovely ..has been many other restaurant a ..hope this one makes it. Food was very good..a belly dancer with a very funny personality. My only criticism. Is that the patio has very little ambiance and not the proper lighting..definitely needs improvement ..but would definitely recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a pretty bad experience
    penfold
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a pretty bad experience here. Food was very disappointing, bland and very ordinary. Wine by the glass, expensive. Decor of resteraunt pleasant , not a lot changed from the previous owners. There was a belly dancer which was definately not our thing during dinner. Music, very loud during this , so no chance to converse with dinner guests. Really would not go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food
    crash2348
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    this was my first time here and I just loved the food. I am from out of town, but I will be back! Also, they had my favorite Sauvignon Blanc on the menu. Wahoo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naya
    flipper
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Had a recommendation from a friend who had gone so we figured we would try it. The food was good but not great. The portions were small for the price and not well presented. Maybe try it for happy hour but otherwise I would not rush out to the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Cuisine
    JJJJVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It's nice to have a good Greek/Lebanese restaurant in Scottsdale finally. The menu is limited but has several classic Mediterranean dishes and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience was lovely. Food
    June
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Ambience was lovely. Food was good, not exceptional. We had the mixed appetizer plate (we were 4 people). The amount of babaganoush on it was incredibly small. There was probably 1 teaspoon for all of us to share. We said something to the waiter and he did bring more. Would I come back. Not sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DISAPPOINTMENT
    SUSAN
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    the resturant occupied the space that was once BLOOM. We started out with the hummus appetizer which was very good. After that the dining experience was lacking. My husband ordered the mousakka which was unconstructed and lacked appeal both to the eye and the palate. I ordered the mussells which were very small and the wine sauce was extremely salty. Staff was attentive but it does not make up for the poor dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Restaurant
    BogyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food service and restaurant the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good;service needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We decided to try the restaurant in spite of the mixed reviews. We found the food pretty decent (more kudos goes to the appetizers, while the entrees were just ok). Our waiter was very good, but the hostess (tall blond) was clueless. She made us wait even though our table was ready, but instead she was more interested in having her picture taken by a photographer. Not very professional. It took another hostess to notice we were standing there and asked if we were being helped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Naya is on Fiya!
    foodiemama
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was our first time visiting and it also happened to be their grand opeing night. There was a very lively crowd in the bar, but as you make your way to the back it becomes a calmer, but still fun, restaurant. We had our 2 year old with us, and they were more athn accomodating. Our server was slammed, and still didn't miss a beat. The food was awesome and the prices were right. We will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Be Back
    followthechef
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were there "grand opening" night. Not surprisingly, things were a bit hectic. They have a friendly, energetic staff and I expect that they will iron-out the kinks fairly quickly. We were familiar with Chef Hamati at Cafe Bistro and were looking forward to the way he prepares and presents food. We were not disappointed and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh take
    IlouiseVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Seven of us enjoyed dinner onFeb18,2014. We shared hot and cold appetizers before our main choices. Every one of us found our dishes a nice fresh take on traditional Mediterranean cuisine. We finished by sharing three of the dessert choices which we found to be tasty and just the right finish to a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    One of us liked her food, one did not. Service was slow but they were really busy. Our server just seemed distracted the whole time. The musician inside playing jazz was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate