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.
Layers of roasted eggplant with ground beef & lamb and bechamel sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and tomato sauce. Served with mix greens
Skewer of tender chicken breast, marinated in fresh garlic and chef's special blend of spices
Stuffed zucchini with ground beef, rice, onions, and garlic, topped with tomato-yogurt sauce. Served with mix greens
Great atmosphere and food!
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.
The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious and the service was very prompt!
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 .
The only part I felt negative about is that the staff was not wearing masks. We'll get take out next time.
We love Maya. Have never had anything other than a great meal. Terrific neighborhood restaurant.
Excellent experience. The owner really works to make his customers happy.
Maya's Bistro is a gem!! We will be regulars. Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service!!
Excellent food! Rice pudding delicious! Thank you
Excellent family owned and run Turkish restaurant with non-Turkish, Middle Eastern options as well. Excellent value.
All seven of us had wonderful dinners! And the restaurant was quiet enough that we could have conversations. We'll be back!
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!
Great service, attentive but not hovering. Food is always very good.
Food great as alwsys. Friendly attentive service.
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.
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.
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.
Nice place for an after work meal. Chicken shish was the best!
I loved the food beautiful place
Dinner with out-of-town guests. A nice choice for all of us.
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.
Always a great experience with outstanding food
Wonderful food and service. The Maya Cigars are a must have!
We got a birthday dessert for my friend. Wonderful staff. Delicious food!
What a fabulous discovery! Everything about our experience was wonderful. We ate outdoors in great weather, but indoors looked lovely too. Will definitely return.
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.
We hadn’t been in awhile bc of pandemic - food was better than ever and as always hospitality and staff amazing. Thank you!
We enjoyed a fantastic early Mother's Day dinner at Maya Bistro. Thank you!
Otustanding food and service! Wonderfully friendly and welcoming!
Fantastic food, reasonable prices, friendly service!
Maya Bistro was a family favorite during the pandemic; we even ate outside when it was cold!
Fantastic service and delicious food!! Love this place!
The food and the service were outstanding! Thank you Maya Bistro, we will be back!
Good food and service. Liked the Lentil Soup, Manti & Imam Bayaldi.
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.
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!
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.
Great time. Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Will return for sure.
Delicious food - the branzino was great! Excellent service.
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.