Maya Bistro is a family-owned restaurant in Arlington, VA. in Maya Bistro our delicious meals can be anything from a simple snack to an elaborate multi-course meal celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey.
It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish & Mediterranean food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality.
With the 35 years of experience in a variety of cuisines, our family draws on a deep knowledge of classic and contemporary Turkish & Mediterranean cooking as well as the many regional influences on Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine.
Very nice evening with delicious food, excellent service and a lovely setting
A very welcome to Arlington’s restaurant scene. Well prepared dishes and tasty.
A great new addition to North Arlington--featuring Mediterranean dishes and delicious Turkish wines. The tapas for 4 was gigantic and we could barely finish it...then among the 4 of us, we shared 3 dishes-a grilled fish, a shrimp and a chicken dish.
Staff were friendly and helpful-when our server had difficulty guiding us for a wine choice, she brought someone over to the table who offered to let us try three wines so we could decide.
After hearing good things about a neighborhood restaurant, we went to Maya Bistro for lunch Sunday. Brunch (mostly egg dishes) was available as well as main menu items. I ordered the baked zucchini while my friend chose the dolmas and an omlette. All were delicious. The service was attentive and prompt. All in all, a great dining experience.
Wonderful Turkish menu; meats were perfectly cooked to our medium rare request. Will definitely return!
Great new neighborhood treasure, good quality home made Turkish food, no wait time and don’t feel rush to leave.
The mezze platter was a nice introduction to the menu and filled us up enough to share one entree be the two of us. Easy parking and lovely staff. We'll be back.
Our dishes were filled with fresh vegetables and crisp greens, and were tasty. The staff are very friendly, and remember you from past visits. I plan to be a regular here.
Extensive delicious menu, labels for gluten free and dairy free, nice spacious airy light setting, attractive looking bar, good soundproofing for a reasonable noise level allowing good conversation. And they make mojitos! Definitely will be going back.
This was our first visit to Maya Bistro and we'll definitely be back. The atmosphere (in a strip shopping center right on Lee Highway) is nothing special but the owners have made the most of the simple space, and the food and service were excellent. We really loved the Turkish rice pudding for dessert!
Fantastic food and even better service! We are so lucky to have you in our neighborhood!
This was our second time at Maya Bistro bringing two other couples with us. It's such a cute, little neighborhood place that makes us want to return. The staff is always very friendly and eager to make suggestions. Their mezze platter is out of this world delicious. We'll definitely be back.
Excellent restaurant. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent and portions were very large. I had the best moussaka I've ever had there.
I've gone for both brunch and dinner. The staff is very friendly. It's a turkish family and the traditional hospitality shines through, especially when it's less crowded and they have more time to focus on you. For brunch we ordered the Turkish traditional breakfast to share in the middle of the table (olives, cucumbers, honey and jam, bread, beyaz peynir/feta cheese). It was simple, but delicious. We coupled that with Maya meze for two (there were the of us) and of course endless glasses of tea. That really would have been enough, but I wanted to try as much as possible and and there were some favorites on the menu. Menemen (scrambled eggs with tomatoes and peppers) was a tad bit bland, but still satisfying. The çılbır looked good, but definitely needs lots of bread to sop up the egg yolk and tomato/yogurt sauce. For dinner, we did the mixed meze again. I love the sigara böreği (maya cigars, I think), the roasted eggplant with pomegranate and the red pepper and feta spread. Friends were really impressed with the grape leaf dolma. Separately, I added mücver (zucchini patties). They were excellent. I could add a side of rice and make a meal of it. The güveç (vegetable stew) had the right flavor, but something was missing. I hear spinach pie is the way to go. Their tea and baklava are fantastic. It's not too syrupy sweet. I look forward to trying more when I return. They are still new, open about a month, but they seem to be doing well, have the service down, and are on their way to becoming a local favorite.
everything we tried was delicious, including the dip sampler, moussaka, lamb, baklava! You can buy a bottle of wine and take home anything you don’t finish - bonus. Service is good but they are still working out the kinks. In time that will be 5 star too.
Delicious! Great service too. Wonderful neighborhood bistro.
My family had a lovely dinner--even when our toddler would barely sit still! The restaurant is kid friendly, with moderate noise level and patient, welcoming staff. The food was wonderful--zucchini cakes, moussaka, htipiti, flatbread. Only the shrimp was lackluster. The owner greeted us warmly. I love to see a new local restaurant succeeding. We'll be back!
Lovely addition to Lee Highway. Beautifully designed decor. Food was excellent and service very friendly.
The food was great. The babaganoush was delicious. Our waiter was awesome.
Wonderful meal; dining room is very nice, airy and quiet. Will definitely return.
Excellent service, fine representative menu that complements the other nearby Turkish restaurants. Plus it’s within walking distance! We’ll be back.
One of less than a handful of authentic Turkish restaurant here in the DC area. Their Bronzino was charred to perfection and was extremely fresh. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
my wife and I feel very fortunate to have had Maya Bistro open up within walking distance. Very good food, and nice ambiance. Service can be a little slow, but nothing to worry about.
Terrific, family-run restaurant with yummy Turkish/Mediterranean food. We enjoyed the moussaka and that evening’s fish special (wonderfully prepared and served whole—so say something if you prefer not to see the head or tail). Our server recommended wine pairings—both Turkish and both quite good. The prices were reasonable. The atmosphere is modern cozy. We live in the neighborhood and will definitely be back!
Family run restaurant with very friendly and helpful service. We shared the mixed mezze and mixed grill. Both came with a good variety of foods and everything tasted great.
food was tasty and fresh. Bread excellent. Turkish coffee great. The service was terrific. Impeccable. Will go again and try more of the menu offerings.
Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Food was great, service was wonderful, very personal touch.
What a great addition to our neighborhood! The food and service are outstanding!
Such high quality food! Feels like you're in a friend's house having the secret family recipe. Definitely great service, great team in place and love the food!
Lovely place! I came in late afternoon on Easter so it was VERY quiet, but I've heard from friends that it can get very busy otherwise. I'm a vegetarian and there were lots of wonderful items for me on the menu. Staff was attentive but not overly so. Reasonably priced. I'll be back alllllll the time.
My daughters and I went to Maya for Easter brunch. The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was super friendly and fantastic. It's a beautifully decorated restaurant. I will definitely be going back.
great neighborhood restaurant, and very nice wait staff.
A bit disappointing . The food was average . The place was crowded which is often a good sign but in this case I think it was hyped because it is new and probably unique for the neighborhood. As someone who appreciates Mediterranean/ middle eastern cuisine I can find better restaurants in my area which have better quality food and better presentation.
Great new neighbor restaurant. Walked to it. Very friendly staff. Family run. Could be our new go to spot.
Excellent food, fresh ingredients, well balanced
Outstanding new neighborhood restaurant that is affordable
A great addition to the local dining scene! Mama Maya in the kitchen does absolutely fabulous work and is well supported in the dining room by attentive staff. Will return soon and often!
Wonderful new, family owned turkish restaurant in our neighborhood. Food was excellent, good size portions, wine was reasonably priced, friendly staff and just the right size dining room.
The family that runs the establishment is the real deal. Food is delicious, home made and authentic! Love that this spot is in walking distance to my home! Best of Luck!