Maya Bistro

4.8
161 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.
What 161 people are saying
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vipLOVESUSHI
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

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vipMiekoK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here over a year since Covid started.
They still deliver the same quality of good food and excellent services.
The place is very clean and neat.
It won’t go wrong with this place.

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vipIrishLass
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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flowerbob
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious and the service was very prompt!

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Deya
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant. I tried falafel, Brussels sprouts and the Mousaka. The moussaka was phenomenal. Salad was fresh . Really enjoyed the rose Turkish wine. I tried the dessert with phyllo, honey and cheese inside .It taste amazing .

The place was immaculate and service excellent. Servers were nice and always attentive to our needs. Price is affordable . Will go back again .

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DeborahA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only part I felt negative about is that the staff was not wearing masks. We'll get take out next time.

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vipTaxdiver
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Maya. Have never had anything other than a great meal. Terrific neighborhood restaurant.

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vipTimothyR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. The owner really works to make his customers happy.

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Kathyw
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya's Bistro is a gem!! We will be regulars. Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service!!

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vipIrishLass
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Rice pudding delicious! Thank you

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vipEpicure
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent family owned and run Turkish restaurant with non-Turkish, Middle Eastern options as well. Excellent value.

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Seashell
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All seven of us had wonderful dinners! And the restaurant was quiet enough that we could have conversations. We'll be back!

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vipCharlesS
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Maya Bistro, and we we are now wondering why we don't visit more often. There are so many excellent menu choices - and the kitchen was very willing to add grilled marinated chicken breast to a meatless entree. It was also nice to have a choice between indoor and outdoor dining. Next time, we will save room for dessert!

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LisaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, attentive but not hovering. Food is always very good.

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vipLetsEat
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as alwsys. Friendly attentive service.

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JohnT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Turkish food and great service. The menu features both full sized plates and small plates for assembling a "mezza", that is to say small plates. (The Spanish stole the idea of mezza and called it tapas)

The only complaint I had was the lack of parking. Not Maya's fault, but visitors need to plan on a few minutes of searching.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and fresh. The service was also amazing and the owner even took the time to come speak to us and ask about our meal. If you’re looking for authentic Mediterranean cuisine, this is the spot. Also very reasonable pricing.

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regina
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every experience the food the ambiance the service and everything!! I have always been a huge fan of Moussaka but Maya bistro redefined the dish to the whole new level. I am not sure what I had so far in comparison to the Maya’s. Rice pudding was exquisite and I kept wondering how they were able to create these wonderful dishes!! It is very rare to eat anything that has a pleasantly novel taste at my age and Maya bistro did that twice in one meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice place for an after work meal. Chicken shish was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food beautiful place

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BarbaraS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dinner with out-of-town guests. A nice choice for all of us.

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vipBarbaraAnn
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Maya Bistro! The food and service are fabulous. I had the chicken shish which was grilled to perfection. Love the olive tapenade and fresh bread.

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viptimbeejones
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with outstanding food

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vipNunal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The Maya Cigars are a must have!

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Pickyfamily
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a birthday dessert for my friend. Wonderful staff. Delicious food!

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KitB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous discovery! Everything about our experience was wonderful. We ate outdoors in great weather, but indoors looked lovely too. Will definitely return.

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vipMelissa22205
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone at Maya strives to make the food perfect, the service excellent and the entire experience delicious, relaxing and fun. Great for groups and also great for quiet conversations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been in awhile bc of pandemic - food was better than ever and as always hospitality and staff amazing. Thank you!

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ChristineP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic early Mother's Day dinner at Maya Bistro. Thank you!

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Otustanding food and service! Wonderfully friendly and welcoming!

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viplevyj413
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, reasonable prices, friendly service!

Maya Bistro was a family favorite during the pandemic; we even ate outside when it was cold!

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PollyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food!! Love this place!

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MBUArl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding! Thank you Maya Bistro, we will be back!

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vipkamelt
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Liked the Lentil Soup, Manti & Imam Bayaldi.

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vipWarren
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is SO wonderful to have in the neighborhood! The food is SUPERB, they have stellar service - both when dining in or when ordering takeout - and they mix a great and generous cocktail, too. At this point, we've eaten almost everything on the menu at least once and while we have favorites, for sure, I can honestly say that everything we've gotten has been delicious. I've ordered from their catering menu for a group, too, and it's been incredibly well-received by all of our guests - many of whom have become regulars themselves! I CANNOT recommend this place highly enough - it's a gem.

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vipvabutterfly
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a beautiful evening, so we chose to sit outside at Maya Bistro for an early dinner. Except for the noise of street traffic, it was a lovely meal. The food, as always, was excellent including the salmon, the "manti" (beef stuffed dumplings with fragrantly-spiced yogurt sauce) and moussaka. We started our meal with our favorite trio sampler - we selected babaghanouj, Patlican Kozleme (smoky eggplants) and cacik (garlicky strained yogurt with cucumbers) served with their very special bread/naan. My family declared the dolma among the best they have tasted! Rice pudding and a rich chocolate cake were great finishes to this meal!

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vipArlingtonLover
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely place to have lunch or dinner, especially on the patio. Patio is tucked alongside the side of the building, in sunshine (or not) with heaters (or not), as you please. Great food, friendly service, good value. Fabulous locally owned Mediterranean restaurant.

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vipPatriciaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time. Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Will return for sure.

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D703
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - the branzino was great! Excellent service.

FAQs

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

Maya Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.