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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
11:00 PM
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Aya Sofia

4.6
1010 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
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  • Romantic (20)
  • Authentic (19)
  • Good for a Date (19)
Aya Sofia, St. Louis’ only Turkish restaurant, opened in October 2005 by Turkish Chef Mehmet Yildiz and designer Alicia Aboussie.
Our outstanding Turkish cuisine is delicious, fresh, and healthy. We serve lamb, beef, chicken and seafood. Aya Sofia offers a large variety of cold and hot meze (small plates) that are intended to be shared and will complement any of our entrees.
Afiyet Olsun (Enjoy your meal)!
Aya Sofia has a romantic luxurious atmosphere combined with excellent upscale service and warm Turkish hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - close, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 645-9919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mehmet Yildiz
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Private party facilities
Many guests choose to rent out the intimite restaurant space.
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Private party contact
Alicia Aboussie: (314) 645-9919
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jamieson / Plainview
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Parking details
Private Lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1010 People Are Saying
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4.6
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Can’t say enough about how excellent the food is. We had four in our party and everyone was very pleased. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

I have been eating at Aya Sofia since they opened their doors. My wife and I lived in the neighborhood, and we ate their weekly (either dining in or carry out). The wait staff has always been exceptional, and we have never been disappointed with our wine selection. Chef Mehmet is an extremely talented chef, and we have been fortunate to get to know him over the years. Aya Sofia strikes a great balance between fine and casual dining. The patrons typically range from folks in jeans to people dressed to go to the symphony. You can always count on a great meal, and leaving full. If you haven't tried it, you definitely should.

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Bosco (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our first time at Aya Sofia. ...we loved it. The food was amazing, well seasoned and a varied menu. Staff was wonderful. Can't wait to return for another delicious meal!

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headchef (St. Louis)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

first time visit and I was impressed. Great atmosphere. The meat pie appetizer was excellent and very flavorful. The lamb shank was fall off the bone tender and delicious as was the beef/lamb meatballs. The coffee pudding(?) dessert was thick as tar but with a superb taste. Definitely worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband really enjoyed this place... I just wished I would of asked for my beef well done

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MaryEllenB (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I always enjoy my visit to Aya Sofia. Great food and good service.

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Visitor (San Antonio)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner and it was amazing! The food was some of the best we have had given the flavor and tenderness of the meat. We really enjoyed the service and the food is reasonably priced for a truly awesome meal. The wine we had was wonderful as well.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and drinks in a great atmosphere. Everyone should get the Kanafeh for dessert. So good

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vipldgaff (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

turkish/lebanese restaurant which features lots of entrees and appetizers that most people are not familiar with. Several entrees feature lamb and skewers of food. Likewise the wine list features quite a few wines from parts of the world that most people are not familiar with. The food was very good. I had a lamb dish. Several others had eggplant based dinners and several skewers of lamb, chicken. We had a Lebanese red wine and a Turkish white wine which were both very good. Service was great and the prices were moderate for the quantity and quality of food we had.

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Stl1 (St. Louis)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and generous portions for a reasonable price.

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