Maya Bistro

4.7
66 reviews
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Welcome to Maya Bistro!

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.
What 66 People Are Saying
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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Manti and Chicken shish entrees were very delicious. The Greek wine which was the special of the night was wonderful. Glad we listened to the server and we took the bottle home. Appetizer of the zucchini cakes were like potato pancakes and the mint leaves in it made it pop. Would definitely order that again. Everything was fresh. Baklava was the best that I have eaten in a very long time. Will be back.

LE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

4 of us shared the Maya Mix Grill which includes both beef and chicken shish deliciously seasoned and perfectly grilled along with tender lamb chops and Adana (ground beef & lamb) served with grilled veggies and rice. The most delicious meal! Ended with baklava which was sweet and crispy.

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and there is a large selection. I’m looking forward to going back and trying other dishes! Service is great.

JW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful local spot with great cooking and caring waitstaff.
Family run, with care and skill!

NA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is now our go-to neighborhood restaurant. We were happy to introduce good friends to it. The food was excellent as always. The service is usually spectacular, but on this visit it was merely good. If that's your floor, you're doing pretty well.

J
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love that we have this yummy restaurant in our neighborhood. We receive personal service every time we go....love the wide variety on the menu

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent new family-run neighborhood restaurant. We had Hummus and Maya cigars for starters and Moussaka and Adana Yogurt for mains. All were fresh and spiced to our requests. The style is Turkish with Greek and Italian influences. Service was prompt and efficient. A real gem.

t
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service in a neighborhood environment.

MO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place, great food and service. Wine and beer list a bit limited but charming due to the size of the place. Nice ambiance and sorely needed for the neighborhood!

Hummus and baba ganoush delicious; wish the bread was a bit thinner. Excellent Greek salad and Spinach Pie, and yogurt dishes. Desserts pretty good.

Overall, very satisfied and we’ll be back!

d
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant with an especially interesting wine list.

NH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, as always. The waiter and server tried to take plates away a bit too soon, and it was a little hard to get the waiter's attention when we were ready for the check. Minor problems, not major. I'll be back. Maya Bistro is my current favorite!

AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fills the need for a quality neighborhood restaurant perfectly! Have been several times, trying different meals and all were delicious! The service is wonderful. Everyone very welcoming and efficient. We will go often!

NH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy as always. Made a point of trying some new dishes, which we enjoyed. Prompt and attentive service.

h
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Maya Bistro. My friend is high maintenance and requested a number of minor changes to her order. All were graciously accommodated. The restaurant is airy, light, quiet, and a wonderful addition to our neighborhood. Our food was delicious, and the apricot dessert was both yummy and beautifully presented. I'm already going back with friends next week. I do wish they had handicapped parking for my friend and more parking in general.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it. Great menu!!!!! Great prices and value!!!! Nice staff too! You should go or better yet call for delivery so I can have a table.
Ciao

i
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff; great food; friendly service. We’ll be back!

p
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Maya Bistro was a wonderful find in North Arlington. The service was great. Our wait person was attentive and friendly. The staff who brought the meals were on the mark.
Each of us ordered something different and noone was disappointed from lamb dishes to chicken to veggie choices.
I am sure that this will be on our friends list as they still live nearby! We may also frequent the bistro from time to time even though Arlington is not our home.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice and attentive staff. A little too expensive relative to other Mediterranean restaurants and portion sizes. Overall, it's a nice neighborhood restaurant.

g
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and all three of us very much enjoyed dinner at Maya Bistro on Lee Highway in North Arlington. (Entrees of grilled salmon, lamb chops and a beef and lamb special entree.) Warm and prompt service, delicious food and a nice comfortable setting. Highly recommend.

SW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were excellent. Atmosphere is lacking.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and delicious. My daughter and I enjoyed it all!

IB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service. An excellent new gem!

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Please add this restaurant to your regular rotation or date night. Uncomplicated, high quality food at reasonable prices. You can have kabobs and traditional Turkish dishes. Next time I’m getting the whole branzino because it looked great.

J
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant! We especially love the fresh bread and spreads!

JL
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined there several times always a great experience. Excellent food, friendly staff, and fair prices!

JG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Falafel salad was delicious. Had a fun time and got my fortune read from my Turkish coffee!

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great restaurant with ambiance and flair. Delicious Food. Excellent Service. Neat, clean... a real keeper. Bravo.

KL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening with delicious food, excellent service and a lovely setting

G
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very welcome to Arlington’s restaurant scene. Well prepared dishes and tasty.

D
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

n
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful Turkish menu; meats were perfectly cooked to our medium rare request. Will definitely return!

N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new neighborhood treasure, good quality home made Turkish food, no wait time and don’t feel rush to leave.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

A
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

j
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

FF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and even better service! We are so lucky to have you in our neighborhood!

P
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent and portions were very large. I had the best moussaka I've ever had there.

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