Maya Bistro

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$30 and under
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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 80 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good neighborhood restaurant to check out. The food is good, the service is great, atmosphere could use some help (bright lights and bare tables).

SH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good Mediterranean dishes, best hummus I've had in a while.
Will make this a regular neighborhood go too.

MV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch for seven. Everything was prepared for us when we arrived. Food arrived promptly and our glasses were never empty. Even those who were unfamiliar with ME food were astounded by the delicious spreads and dishes.

O
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great new neighborhood place. Really good food and nice ambiance. Love that the noise level is low. Wait staff were very helpful about the menu and the Turkish wines (which were lovely).

AM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice family-run spot. Good for families, or for couples. Good food. Nice service. Reasonable prices. Try the french fries!

B
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit, and each time, the service has been efficient yet unobtrusive, and the food delicious. I’m especially pleased with their red lentil soup, their beet and orange salad, and this time I tried the kale mezze upon a friend’s recommendation. More onion than I like but easy to pick out the slices, and the yogurt sauce is delightful. My family and friends will absolutely continue to dine here. Visitors need to know that parking out front is very limited, but thus far street parking is easily available.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant overall surroundings and excellent service. Other's might like the food more than I did; I just didn't care for it all that much. I'm not really familiar with Turkish food, and I wasn't crazy about it. The others in my party seemed to enjoy their food more than I did.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gracious service , excellent value , and we hit it on 1/2 price wine bottle night!

W
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood and have been a good number of times. This place is a GEM and a welcome addition to our neighborhood. They have a really nice bar to sit at when alone (or when most tables taken, as they were when we went on Saturday) and the staff is SUPER friendly and attentive! The food is REALLY good, too, though I would say that the Moussaka - which was really tasty! - could be served a lot warmer than the last two times I've had it!! Don't know why this is a recurring problem, but in all honesty, it was late and I was hungry, so didn't have the inclination to send it back to reheat. The zucchini cakes delicious, too, as was my partner's chicken kabob dish! HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, delicious food (we had manti, smoked eggplant, shrimp, and moussaka). Not too noisy, so we hear each other.

S
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food and very attentive service. Atmosphere is cheerful and very clean.

ED
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite dining experience, from the service and most abundantly the quality of the good. Without question, the best Middle-Eastern fare in the NOVA region.

G
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my third visit to Maya Bistro this summer. So, you can see I like it. The last time I went with a friend who is from Turkey and another from Greece. They declared it excellent. So, that is a ringing endorsement. One note: we ordered 3 cold mezzes and the mixed grill platter for two. The platter is quite generous and it fed us well.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday of my friend. We both enjoyed our experience.

JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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
9 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
16 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
5 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
69 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
9 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!