Beyond the food, Voya’s beauty lies in its private dining options. The refinement and modern atmosphere is ideal for private events. It is artfully designed to handle a large variety of dining needs, from the casual to those of the technological giants in whose shadow it thrives. The potential forView Private Dining Details
The restaurant is small and intimate. Very comfortable. Patio seating available. The food is very unique and tasty. A true international blend. I would have preferred my sea bass be a little less cooked but was still good. The service is very good.
This is near work, so it's a great place to get lunch. Lots of yummy seafood dishes, but be prepared because many of them are spicy! I'd like a few no spice options, please. Staff are attentive and friendly and keep a close eye to make sure you always have water or whatever you need. Food always seems to come quickly and is delicious. It's a small space, so it's pretty cozy, but upscale. Give it a try!
The food was great, the noise was unbearable and you feel like you're sitting on top of other patrons as the place is super small. To top it, we were asked to wrap it up because they had other reservations coming in. I'm sorry, but no matter how small you are or how many reservations you line up, you should never kick a customer out; that's just damn rude! There are other ways to be subtle.
Suffice to say, I will only go back if I'm craving their food and I need to eat before watching a movie across the street.
Great Latin American food, good service. Small enough to be cozy but not so small you feel the weight of staff. Great find for the Bay Area where 90% of places are either a chain or over-done.
The Voya has some of the best food I have ever eaten, period, and definitely the best South American food. Their waitstaff are friendly, responsive, and helpful; their menu is light and fresh and delicious and obviously made with love.
Food, wine, and service were excellent. Great quality.
Love love the food here! It was a special experience for Valentine's day too. Thank you guys for a great service. Garrett, you are a wonderful host.
Our Valentines date at The Voya was fantastic. The food was exceptional and the ambience was relaxed.
The occasion was Valentine's Day dinner. The menu was Prie Fixe' d. The meal included an appetizer, Salad, Entree, and dessert. The cost of all this was $75.00 per person. When we got the bill it was for much more. The waitress attempted to charge us for the desserts. I caught this and called it to her attention. She knew this was a Prie Fixe menu, but thought she could get away with charging more. I doubt if I"ll ever go back, and will warn other people of this scam.
I really liked my food and wine, and so did my partner. We also had a fantastic waiter, who was just training, but he was perfect. I felt the food and wine prices were high. Not that far out of line with what they were worth, but it's not a steal, and not a place I'd go often because it's a little steep.
Very nice ambiance though and interesting Spanish-influenced food. Also not really tapas. Though their ceviche was wonderful.
Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Beautiful little restaurant!
A pleasant evening on the patio—good food, nice recommendations for wine, accommodating staff.
Service was a little slow on Sunday. Waiter told us his coworker was sick and we sent home. That was okay with us. We were not in a hurry. This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We liked the decorations. Food was good. The price was right for the portion of food. Being said, we (4 people) ordered 5 dishes, was a little too much food for lunch. We when there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The Voya treated the birthday with complimentary dessert, our choice. That was awesome! We all enjoyed the lunch. We'll be back for sure.
Good restaurant for taking clients out. Little noise for conversation. Great food.
The food was amazing, and the waiter was very considerate. Even advised me that the wine I was ordering was more expensive than I thought. Helped me dodge a bullet and pick something more in my budget.
This place gets added to my Favorites list!
Aside from the noise and close table proximity, I'd give this place 5*
Harrison was our server and he was totally on it with suggestions and answers to our questions. The other staff was helpful also. Try it out for yourself...but make reservations.
Cork fee is $35 which is completely unreasonable. Their wine card is not very good.
Went there for New Years Eve, it wasn’t too busy. Service was meh, server had to be called multiple times. The food was very disappointing, Calamari was over fried and soggy. Ceviches lacked flavor, sea food paella had a lot of pepper and the salmon was over done.
The lighting was on the lower side. With the front door open, it was kind of chilly on the feet. Tables are too close to each other so not really a good spot for a romantic event, but great for a casual lunch or dinner.
We had a table for three and ordered three different seafood entrees (mahi mahi, prawns, and a type of sea bass). Voya features South American cuisine in unique preparations. They have a nice wine selection and appealing dessert options. Service is very good. The restaurant is not large -- reservations recommended, though I believe they do take-out.
The dishes we selected were all very flavorful. The service was very good. The ambiance was nice, but it is a small space so the tables are very close together along a banquette. It’s very hard to screen out the conversations next to you, even when people are talking at normal levels. There were also a lot of laptops in use at other tables which was distracting at dinner. The lighting was subtle with the exception of a super bright chandelier by the front door which shines in your eyes if you are seated on the banquette. I will go back for the food, not the ambiance.
Totally great find. Food was fantastic! Service was great! Can’t wait to come back again.
I think my friends and I MIGHT have enjoyed The Voya. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to eat in the restaurant. When we arrived on a Thursday night for our 730 pm reservation (which we made 1.5 weeks prior), we were told by the person who greeted us that none of the people sitting at the six or so tables was going to leave any time soon, and that we (four of us) could either sit at the bar or they could seat us at their “sister restaurant” two doors down. (There was no “I’m sorry. We made a mistake.”) We didn’t want to sit at the bar. We wanted to talk to each other, so we went to the sister restaurant. The Voya is a sleek, bright and modern little (too little, apparently) restaurant. The sister restaurant is an older-looking Italian place with a somewhat cavernous dining room; it was okay in a quaint way, but somewhat rundown looking. I think we were the only people in the entire place.
It was really annoying that the person who greeted us didn’t acknowledge that the restaurant had screwed up. It seemed like a normal thing to her. (Bad sign.) To give The Voya credit, the manager (owner?) came over to the sister restaurant about 5 minutes later to apologize and assure us we could order food from the Voya. He comped us an appetizer, which we appreciated. He was pretty attentive. The food was good.
BUT we were stuck in the somewhat dreary, cavernous, empty restaurant next door instead of the pleasant, bright buzzing place where we made the reservation. It was a disappointment, made all the worse by the fact that the staff didn’t seem fazed by it — as if that is their strategy for handling their mismanaged bookings. I don’t know how long this restaurant has been open but they need some professional help at the front of the house to make sure they are able to seat the customers whose reservations they have accepted.
The reviews intrigued me so thought I should try it. Originally was looking to make dinner reservations with girlfriends but decided to try it for a business lunch instead. Absolutely amazing food and beautifully presented. It is a little hidden gem.
Delicious! Most menu options are gluten free, which made it very easy to order! I had the shrimp and cilantro rice, and ordered a side of corn tortillas - yum! My husband had the spicy chicken and found it - SPICY! Great service, we were taken care of quickly (with exception of an odd delay to get tortillas, ordered as our dinners arrived and we saw all the delicious sauce). We went before going to a movie and they had no problem meeting our needs.
Dined her twice now and the seafood is good. We ordered a lot of appetizers this last time. Had the guacamole with the different chips - chips was good, guacamole needs more avocado in my opinion, the pulled pork sliders, it needs more pickled onion and stuff, it was a little bit dry and then ordered the house salad - that was non descript, nothing to write home about and it is lacking. it was supposed to have jicama and they substituted it with cucumbers without telling us. My husband does not like cucumbers anything. so that was a bit disappointing! Then we ordered some main dishes, Peruvian chicken lacks spices, the cuchinita pibil was just okay, the octopus stew was good. Not sure if we want to come back.
Great for a preconcert at the Shoreline dinner. The Sea Bass dish was creative and delicious.
The wine menu has all the best wines from California, which are some of the best in the world!
I thought the wine list was grossly overpriced!. The food was good.
Enjoyed our early dinner prior to a concert at Shoreline. This is an ideal restaurant to do so. Our service was outstanding and we enjoyed the meals. We will return.
had the empanadittas de lecho - fantastic!!!! my husband had the octopus stew, it was very tasty. I had the chili relleno (healthy option) - not fried and lots of veggies. we will go back to try the rest of the tapas.
I met a Costa Rican friend here. She felt right at home. food was delicious!!
My buddies and I went for dinner before a concert at Shoreline Amphitheater and we really enjoyed the food and service.
We ordered guacamole which ended up having raw calamari in it. This freaked us out because:
1- I am pregnant so I am avoiding all raw seafood.
2- We were worried that food preparation is not clean and does not separate raw meat from cooked food.
Went for brunch with another couple. Typical breakfast menu prepared in a common way, nothing "wow," but reliable. It's quite dark inside so it must be nice to come for dinner. The outside are various two-seat tables, but it was too hot the day we went so we said inside in the air-con room.
Terrible. Despite confirming our reservation a few hours prior, they turned us away when we arrived promptly for our reservation, because another party of five individuals had decided to buy out the restaurant. No courtesy call or apology. A huge waste of time and effort to get a babysitter and get to a special meal on time. Just terrible.
I have been wanting to try this restaurant. Food was very good. We sat outside by a heater. It was nice. Service and food was very good on a Tuesday eve. A good selection of items on the menu.
Good food for the money. Fast and quiet service. Will come again.
Service was a bit slow
Quite expensive for lunch in an office ,industrial area
Brazino fish was excellent N tasty. A lil spicy for my taste. Will try other dishes next time.
Thoughtful combination of flavors
It will wake up your taste buds
Wine is overpriced. They are adding quite a large mark up on wine