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Maya Bistro, Arlington, VA

Maya Bistro

4.9
4.9
262 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 533-7800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 262 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Food

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

262 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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  2. Duckrunner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Lamb was the best flavor I'd had in a while. Grilled perfectly. The grilled vegetables (tomato and red pepper) were perfect. My wife had the sea bass (whole fish) which was fresh and tender. Side vegetables were steamed to perfection - al dente. Had the house "Maya Mojito" and it was lively and refreshing. Service was attentive and helpful, restaurant was clean and modern, staff hustled to re-arrange tables and chairs to accommodate different groups without disturbing other patrons. Parking was challenging, but only because the place was busy and they are in a small shopping strip. We found parking next door so it worked out okay. Will definitely book again when in Arlington.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food, fresh and delicious. Great service and very clean. Conveniently located, parking wasn’t a problem but it seemed limited. Will be returning.

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  4. Warren

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been for MANY superb dinners, but rarely for lunch like I was this visit. I had one of the healthiest, tastiest veggie wraps with a superb shepherd's salad that I've ever had! This place is a consistent winner with great food, REALLY nice owners and staff, great cocktails and incredibly interesting desserts, too. Cannot recommend it highly enough - and a great value, too!

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  5. JudiL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is just wonderful. I’ve had it several times now. My ONLY issue is there is no bread alternative for those of us who are gluten free. I realize it might be a lot to expect…

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  6. Jerry

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the service and the food were outstanding. In addition, I thought the cost was very good.

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  7. Glbrt8

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious and great service, a neighborhood favorite.

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  8. Despot

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for dinner conversation. Delicious and also healthy food (both). Fast service. Everything fresh and beautiful.

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  9. EatOut

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya is a local gem. The food is fresh and delicious. The drinks are really good too. A very nice spot for a casual meal.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Turkish/Middle East cuisine. My salmon salad was delicious. Service is excellent & prices are more than fair. We went on a Monday night & it was half/price wine (bottle) night ! Yay, we had a wonderful Turkish dry white wine.

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  11. JC2019

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delicious, welcoming, family-owned and operated restaurant!

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  12. Laura

    Washington DC

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious, generous portions, beautifully presented.

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  13. Mimi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband has a walker so navigating a restaurant dining room can be a challenge. The restaurant staff was very helpful in finding us an accessible table that was out of the way for "parking" his walker. We've been to Maya Bistro several times over the past few years and have enjoyed sampling many of the delicious menu offerings. We always leave completely stuffed and satisfied. The staff is friendly and attentive without hovering over us. We highly recommend the restaurant for a celebratory meal in a relaxing environment.

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  14. LLee

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chose items off brunch menu on a Saturday. Really good menemen, served with an equally great flatbread with olive spread. Latte was perfect. Rice pudding, not what I was expecting, but still it did the trick as dessert. Our waitress provided attentive (but not hovering) service. It wasn't busy, so noise level was very low. Only negative was minimal parking.

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  15. JoanP

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Maya bistro never fails as a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is good. The service is great and it is never noisy. It’s a very relaxing and enjoyable meal.

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  16. Review

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorites because of food quality and freshness. A true neighborhood gem.

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  17. MinahilK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little Turkish place in Arlington! Everything was delicious!!

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  18. MaryN

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After three of us had our first meal at Maya Bistro on a three-day weekend, we all agree: the Turkish food and wine, the service, and the ambiance were top-notch. The imam bayildi eggplant appetizer, kebabs, roasted vegetables, moussaka, and breads were all exceptional. We will all be back.

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  19. KimberleyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice bistro. Food is excellent. Very fresh and beautifully prepared. They have a good drink menu too. All our servers over the times we have eaten there have been professional and courteous. We discovered it before COVID and it was a staple on door dash for us. My daughter is a vegetarian/pescetarian and they have a diverse menu for all of the family. We enjoy dining in the restaurant as well so I am very glad they seem to be doing well! Had a great lunch there on the 4th with a friend.

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  20. Local

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Turkish delight for meat eaters and vegetarians alike! Fresh, well-prepared and presented food in a stylish cozy setting. Try the mezze! Bar in rear is well-stocked; vibe in front is bright and friendly. Easy conversations possible even when lots of tables occupied.

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  21. Review

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always satisfied with the selection and freshness of the plates. Service is friendly and fast; food is tasty and well presented. Will continue to return.

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  22. AyukoF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant accepted our 8:15 pm reservation. As soon as we still down, we are informed that the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. They rushed us and we were very uncomfortable. We ended up finishing our dinner 10 minutes until 9:00 pm. The restaurant closes at 9:00 pm, and I could not order Turkish coffee after our dinner. We were very disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. IrisB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go to Maya Bistro often for a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is always consistently good as is the service.

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  24. Bill

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very sad. Food gas declined. Salad soggy. Stuffed eggplant not good. Only positive good rice pudding. Won’t be back

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  25. Rich

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere. I was a little disappointed in the bread-- I was expecting flatbread but it was thicker and almost like European bread.

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  26. CWC1

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our evening very much. Service was attentive and the food delicious. We were not rushed at all. We shared Patrician Kozleme as an appetizer -- this spread has smoked eggplant and roasted red peppers among other ingredients. It was ample size for the two of us. We followed this with the Moussaka which came hot from the oven and was served with a fresh and colorful salad on the side. Would definitely have again -- and again. Many thanks Maya Bistro. We hope to see you again soon!

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  27. RBH83

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Turkish breakfast! Would only be improved if they could offer simit as well.

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  28. Arlingtonfoodfan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is fun and delicious, service is great, and what a clean, lovely restaurant!

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  29. Pickyfamily

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated a birthday lunch here and everything was delicious -as usual. Birthday girl received a yummy rice pudding w/ a candle. Love the staff…..

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  30. JenniferF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maya bistro is consistently good quality food and the service is excellent. I keep coming back to try more on their menu.

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  31. Tvb2257

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very nice service. I would definitely recommend this place.

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  32. Barden

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. My shrimp was excellent. My husband’s dish was excellent, too. I was discouraged, though, as there were so few dishes that did not have garlic. The manager was very helpful in directing me to the few entrees that did not have garlic.

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  33. Bibelot

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service ok. The wine pours are less than 6 oz My spanakopita was good but friends’ Manti and Greek salad unimpressive. The bread was very tasty.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is very nice. And I’m pretty sure it’s an authentic Turkish restaurant and the food is wonderful.

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  35. LukeZ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks and customer service. Must try!

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  36. Nick

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was excellent, and the service was spot on. Highly recommend. 

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  37. HappyDiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful and authentic gem of a restaurant! Food was very tasty and nice portions. Staff friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable. Cant wait to return. Ps- parking was easy!

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  38. Jerry

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good restaurant. Great service and very good food. I certainly would recommend it to others.

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  39. Warren

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, a superb meal in a great atmosphere with an attentive staff and a good value. Wonderfully health and absolutely delicious food - every time! This is a GEM and can't recommend it enough.

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  40. Jerry

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and excellent food. Will definitely go back again.

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FAQs

Maya Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Maya Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Maya Bistro

5649 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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