great menu excellent food,
went there for sons graduation
have kids with very particular tastes Food was enjoyed by all
Loved the tasting menus
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best meals ever!
This restaurant is quite simply amazing! I lived in NYC for 10 years, and we have eaten in some amazing restaurants there and around the world (including some listed on Gayot's 40 best restaurants in the US), and Yono's easily makes the top of our list of dining favorites. The bread selection was interesting and plentiful. The cocktails were wonderfully prepared and presented. And the grand tasting menu was a delightful and amazing culinary experience. Add to that the pleasant, attentive, and even fun demeanor of the staff, the lightly played live music, and the dining room's ambiance, and what you have in total is an amazing dining experience. Without question, we will return as often as possible.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
high quality in all respects
Although being in a hurry, we couldn't resist taking the Indonesian 5-course meal with wine pairing. What a treat! All this brought by unusually gratious and knowledgeable waiting staff in a beautiful dining room.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first dinner at Yono's & we are anxious to go back. Each table has 2 waitstaff to serve & follow up to be certain that all was to our satisfaction. They were aware that we were going to attend a show in town after dinner & the meal was completed exactly on time. Thel Diver's scallops for an appetizer were perfectly prepared. The pork loin was to perfection with an light and delicious sauce. The assorted vegetable were also perfect with a firm and sweet taste. My wife had the crispy chicken breast and a light curried sauce that went perfectly with the chicken. The waitstaff was enthusiastic of their assorted breads. Loved them...especially the pretzel bread & their version of Italian bread. A wonderful meal all around!!!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meal Fit for a King
I decided on the 8 course Grand Tasting with the Wine Pairing well before I had walked in the door. I did my research, checked the website, and read reviews. I began with a warm welcome from the staff and was seated in the dining room. I had a later reservation and some of the tables had been turned for the last time of the evening. As far as the decor is concerned, stunning. The service, flawless. The food, impressive. The fusion of Classic American and Indonesian exuded decadence. I was given detailed explanations of all plates and their accompanying wines, all the way down to region, and technique for production. I moved from course to course and was satisfied if not blown away. If you want to experience Yono's, the Grand Tasting is best
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Indonesian tasting menu is spectacular as is the regular menu. One person may get the tasting while another may just get an entee to help balance total food
Everything was both creative as well as tasty
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
Fantastic food, wait staff attention to detail, great wine list. Pricey, but worth it. A bit loud (kitchen and bar), but other benefits deserve applause.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance, great food and service
We were a little worried about Yono's because it was located in a Hampton Inn, not the usual spot for an upscale restaurant. And then when we first entered the bar we became more concerned, it was crowded and very noisy. Then they ushered us into the separate fine dining area and everything changed. It was quiet and beautifully appointed. The food was superb and service excellent. There was a team of three serving our table and their efforts were perfect. When it took a little longer than expected to get our main courses out we were rewarded with a complimentary glass of wine. Good food and service in a beautiful setting, not to be missed in Albany.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first trip to Yono's and it certainly will not be our last. The food was outstanding and the service was just as terrific.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious choices of summer
Delicious choices of summer tastes...the compressed watermelon chef compliment appetizer was the perfect start to tempt the palate.
The soy curried tuna sashimi was delightul with the avocado and lime creme fraiche..all flavors were fresh,prepared with care and it showed through its presentation and its delivery. The waiter and waitresses were polite,friendly and had just the right timing.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, as always!
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food and service at Yono's was nothing less than the best! Plan to go back and try DP's soon.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the 4 course tasting menu and each course was just as amazing as the last. Also did the wine pairing which completed the meal. Highly recommended.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Capital District
I just went back to Yono's for an anniversary, and was reminded why I like this restaurant so much. The food is just fabulous. The waitstaff is excellent without being overbearing, and it is reassuring to see Yono himself in the place, chatting with customers. The wine list is extremely extensive - well beyond my capability to choose. There was no live music the night we went, so it was quiet, perfect for a romantic dinner.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Experiences...
Yono's has always been on the list of places to try and now I wish we had gone sooner. It was one of the best experiences we've had!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile
My husband and I have been to Yono's several times now and every time there is one outstanding aspect that we like to comment about. It goes without saying that the food at Yono's is impeccable, every time. However, this time we were honored to have Adam as our waiter. Attentive, polite, knowledgeable, personable, with a sense of humor. All without going over the top. Hard to do when dealing with the public on a daily basis. But, he does, and he does it well. So, thank you Adam. We hope to see you again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My company had a work dinner with a vendor at this establishment and the servers exceeded our expectations. They were very knowledgable, friendly and very attentive to our requests. I have been to this restaurant several times for work and I have never been disappointed in the service or the food at Yono's.
Thank you for such a great experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, wine llist and ambience
Service, wine llist and ambience unsurpassed in the Capital District. Menu cannot be duplicated anywhere else in area and is outstanding.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Ever
This was Indonesian food at its best, with delicate and varied seasonings. The menu choices were varied and we had good advice from Joshua who was the captain of our team of servers. Don't be fooled into thinking that this was stuffy. They were lovely, unobtrusive and helpful. The music was a live pianist and the sound level comfortable and appropriate for this quality food. (Not so at DB next door which was painfully noisy. Both restaurants are located in the Hampton Inn in Albany.) The menu is pricey but with Joshua's advice we ordered a tasting menu and 2 apps; along with one drink and dessert it came to @ $100 which was very reasonable for the level and amount of food. We couldn't eat the free petit fours and took them with us.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great dinner at Yono's
This was our second time at Yono's. We again had an outstanding dinner there. We highly recommend this place.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the Best Ever!
As always, the attention to detail makes Yono's one of my all-time favorites. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so special. We were there celebrating a birthday and all the cool personal touches really made the evening! The menu and dessert were both personalized with "Happy Birthday, Rick." The extra bubbly and dessert wine added to our celebration. Rather than order off the menu, I had the chef whip me up something with all my favorite ingredients. SO delicious! Albany is so fortunate to have this wonderful establishment in our midst! We'll be back.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yono's is an amazing dining experience. My husband proposed to me there and we celebrate every big occasion with a special night out at Yono's. The Service is outstanding, the food is tremendous and the atmosphere is so beautiful!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been to Yono's a couple
I had been to Yono's a couple of times in the past year. This time I dined with mu daughter and her Bf. My daughter and I decided on the Chefs Grand Tasting and her Bf went with the 4 course Chefs tasting. We were not disappointed. Every course was fantastic.
Fois Gras, Scallops, Salad, Kangaroo, Kentucky Pecan Pie. Each course left us wanting more and by the end we could eat no more. The service was flawless and each course was explained in great detail from the ingredients to why the Chef chose them.Truly a memorable evening. Excited to go back!!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST SERVICE EVER
My husband and I had the most incredible experience tonight at Yono's... we had 3 people waiting on us and they were all fantastic. We started with the scallop appetizer (amazing)... my husband had the tuna steak - he said it was awesome and I had the prawns... they were huge and so yummy. On top of our meals they brought out a few extra yummy's for us... to start we had this eggplant tar tar... it was super tasty... then they brought out three different breads (one being pretzel and it was so good).... they came with two special butters... so good... then after we had the cheesecake for dessert they brought out this little two tiered tray with assorted chocolates... those little extras totally made the night!! We loved it!!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have had the pleasure of dining at Yono's a handful of times over the last few years. Every time we dine there, they continue to exceed our already high expectations. The quality of the food is ethereal, the service is exquisite and the wine list is expansive.
We simply can not recommend Yono's enough to anyone who enjoys Michelin quality restaurants.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
They made our 30th a bit special
I have to admit, the prior 2 visits to Yono's has changed my view. I thought it was very stuffy and found the valet parking inconvenient.
But a friend convinced me to go again and I am glad I did. My last visit was nice, this visit was even more special as my wife and I had a really nice dinner. They gave us a free glass of champagne and there was a special insert in the menu that said 'happy 30th' very classy. The staff is extremely professional and friendly.
Now in my top 3 for me in the Albany area; we will be back.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Back to their best.
Yono's has had some changes in staffing in the medium-term past, including at the chf level; but really this visit was as god as it as ever been, and that's pretty special.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were in Albany on vacation and I wanted to find a nice place for our anniversary dinner. We happened to be staying in the Hampton Inn and I was suprised that a top rated restaurant would be connected to the Hampton Inn. We were very impressed with the service and selection. They really treated us special and the food was great. We also enjoyed the piano and bass playing in the background - enjoyable but not too loud to make it difficult for a conversation.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Wonderful Service
We decided to eat at Yono's after a meeting with our wedding coordinator downtown. We'd never been there before, but had heard great things about their food. I have to say, this is the first fine restaurant I've been to that actually had high quality food, and service to match. Everything we ordered from appetizer, to entree, to dessert was amazing. All the food was fresh, tasty, and they offer a variety of options to please all different palates. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. They even sent us home with extra pretzel bread because we mentioned how much we loved it! I would definitely recommend everyone to come dine at Yono's. Worth every penny!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Night Out
I take my nephew out each year as his birthday gift - trying to take him to spots he might not otherwise go. Well, Yono's was tops for both of us - we had the 5 course Indonesian Tasting Menu & each course was superb - especially the beef short rib - almost wanted that for desert instead of the Bananas Foster. I will definitely be back for my 20th wedding anniversary unless I can think of another special occasion to celebrate sooner. The service, the atmosphere, but, oh - each dish was incredible - if you love food that makes you say "OMG" then go here.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sets the standard...
Yono's manages to balance exquisite food, an exhaustive wine list, warm hospitality, and elegant decor with seemingly effortless grace. From the moment we crossed the threshold, we were welcomed as if old friends, and the attentive but never intrusive service continued apace for the entire evening. The recently unveiled Fall tasting menu was a palate pleaser from start to finish, each course better than the prior. As always, a well curated wine cellar presented a delicious array of options to compliment the meal. The dining room is a pleasant retreat from the world that never mistakes fussiness for elegance. A truly marvelous experience!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
At Your Service
I have never been treated so well by restaurant staff. From the hostess to the person filling my water glass, everyone was attentive with old-world charm. My colleague and I felt like royalty. They knew when to appear, when to quietly withdraw, when to respond formally and when to speak authentically. After a long day at the office, it was so refreshing to made to feel special.
The food was excellent, as expected. I found the pork tenderloins a little on the dry side, but probably because I prefer them medium-well. The pretzel rolls were mouthwatering. Breads all homemade in the kitchen. The price was better than expected. Cocktail list is delightfully extensive, as well as wines. Parking and location easy. Will certainly return.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprisingly find
Dinner was delightful. Wonderful flavors, great service, and a nice collection of half bottles of wine from which to choose, (if you aren't in the mood to polish off an entire bottle). The four course meals are expensive but worth the investment. The smoked trout, scallops, and duck were all delicious, and the bananas Foster-like dessert was acceptable (I am not a big dessert fan). So, get beyond the fact that the restaurant is located in (or maybe next to) a Hampton Inn and venture inside. Be sure and sit in the back room where it is much less noisy than the bar area.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
By far one of the best chef's in the area. Ive been to all the top restaurants in the area this is by far one of the best if not the best in the whole capital district!
Thank you wonderful experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit to Yono's, received a gift certificate for a pre-fixe 4 course meal with pairings. Service was enthusiastic, attentive and personal. Foods were creative and not at all what we would have ordered. Wines were perfectly matched perfectly, in my 21 years of living in Albany this was the best dining experience we ever had. We will return!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was such an extraordinarily
This was such an extraordinarily delicious meal - never would have expected great Indonesian food in Albany!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was delicious and fresh and the mood was romantic. The staff attended to us very well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful celebration venue
We went to Yonos to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. The waitstaff all individually wished my son a happy birthday and upon seating we were treated to a glass of champagne to start the celebration. Service was excellent and very attentive. A jazz combo played during our meal which just added to the ambiance. Food was delicious and extensive wine list as well. Staff was also very conscientious regarding food allergies and dislikes.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had my B-day party at Yono's restaurant, and it was fantastic! The atmosphere was vibrant, but not too loud. Our party received a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on the occasion ;) the food was outstanding ;) they made a personalised menu for me!!! I was impressed. Service was excellent. I certainly recommend this restaurant for special occasions and night outs with friends. The only drawback was valet parking they mentioned on the web site, however we haven't found a single one ;( so we had to park on Hilton.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
PERFECT for an important dinner!!
I needed to pick a great restaurant for dinner with a top executive in my company, who's traveling from afar and happens to have pretty discerning taste. Of course, Yono's stands out to me as by far THE best in the capital region. Exquisite food, extremely extensive wine list, incredible service, whether it's for business or a special romantic night out, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Yono's for an important dinner! Thanks for making mine a big success!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service in Albany
My wife and I dined at Yono's while attending a conference.The food was wonderful with a number of very interesting dishes including sea urchin pasta. Our fish was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The salad which was composed of a number of interesting ingredients including a very tasty cheese looked beautiful and the flavors came together complimenting each other. I want to come back to try the Indonesian dishes; they sounded great. The service was friendly, knowlegeable and efficient. Our wait staff was wonderful and the owner, the chef and the host all came by to greet us. There was very enjoyable music from a piano player and a bass player focusing on American standards. I would come back in a minute.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yono's is housed in a Hampton Inn. Yet, it feels like one of the neighboring brownstone's dining rooms. Service is friendly and caring. The menu offers interesting choices. The food is memorable. The prior night, we dined at one of New York City's best reviewed venues, rated ***** by OT. Although I had duck both nights, Yono's had better flavor. Our food constraints required a willing change from the prix fixe tasting menu. The substituted curried barbecued brisket over white rice with coconut milk earned "ooooooos." The apple cider doughnut with brown sugar ice cream and bourbon creme anglais dessert shed its humble name and delivered royally. The wine list offers good and affordable choices. We had a rich, fruity burgundy
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dining Experience
From the atmosphere, to the food, wine list, special attention and unique menu, it truly is a fantastic dining experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner at yonos
Yonos surpassed our expectations. Everything about it was perfect
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Special Occasion!
Outstanding place for a very special occasion. We loved everything and went soup to nuts, well worth the money. can't wait to go back to Yono's!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience! Everything was amazing and delicious!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I travel frequently and eat out all the time. Yono's is by far my favoriate restaurant. The service was impecible. The ambience perfect. The duck, was the best I have ever had. It had that crisp skin on the outside with a perfect medium interior, perfect temperature. Fantastic! Well done Yono's. My only regret? I rarely visit Albany!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a Great Night
We had not been to Yono's in a while and remeber we had a great experience the last time we went. It was our anniversary and we were not disappointed. All aspects of our dinnig experience were excellent. My only regret is that I had to share the Oysters with my husband. They were so delicious I could have eaten them all myself.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the bottom to the top and the top to the bottom this is hands down the best restaurant in the area. We are continually impressed with all facets of the dining experience. The food, ambiance, service & wine list are second to none. We look forward to returning soon.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The grand tasting menu was excellent each of the eight courses was outstanding!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
People who knock Albany for it's lack of quality restaurants have never been to Yono's. This restaurant exceeds expectations all around. An warm, gracious service; a beautiful setting; an in depth wine list with many, many vintages; and food that looks as beautiful as it tastes delicious. We enjoyed it so much, we bought gift certificates for a few "foodies" in our family.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM