Ya Yas Euro Bistro - Overland Park

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
There is something about YaYas that is both sophisticated and whimsical. The atmosphere and menu are certainly sophisticated. Mosaic tile floors, stone columns and fabric-covered wall panels are complemented by heavy beamed ceilings, hand-blown chandeliers, and curvy wrought-iron railings. The eclectic menu is inspired by a combination of American, French, Italian and Greek cuisines. Mediterranean Euro bites share the menu with oak fired pizzas baked in our own brick oven; rich, creative pastas and an array of the freshest seafood dishes and innovative meat entrees.
Perhaps the whimsical is the name itself and what it conjures up. Yia Yia means grandmother. The restaurant is actually named after co-founder Paul Khoury’s own grandmother, who as the wife of an ambassador, traveled in many European countries gathering ideas for her own special recipes.
We are participants in Restaurant week! The only day RW menu will not be available is Sunday Brunch, come join us!
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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

SS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love Yaya's! Our meals were delicious as always. Our waiter, Dan, was fun and very helpful. We had a wonderful evening.

BE
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My husband and I ordered the flat bread pizza. Mine was the 5 meat and was average. My husband ordered the seafood and didn’t care for it. The dessert was the Valentine special. Cake was dry and red velvet tart was terrible. Worst dessert ever for a nice restaurant. We’ve gone to ya ya’s 6-7 times and this was definitely the worst experience. Ordered 1 drink, 2 flat breads, 1 dessert and coffee...$70 bucks... way too much for what we got.

AP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Adam- food was excellent!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We put on open table our daughter had an 18 th birthday we were celebrating and the hostess said happy board that was it. No cake or dessert for the occasion was offered by our server to make it special.

y
Kansas City
56 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ya Yas is one of my most favorite spots to dine! It is GREAT for Lunch or Dinner, Celebrations,
or just a causal evening out.

Our water was very helpful, the food was excellent & we all really enjoyed our Birthday celebration
over lunch.

Thanks for having us!!!

DP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and service. I was pleasantly surprised at the overall value.

PG
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Yia Yia’s for my birthday dinner. It was great! Had the special of filet mignon with a couscous stuffed portobello mushroom. It was delicious! The staff is consistently attentive, kind and make you feel like you are truly appreciated. One of my favorite restaurants!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding food and service.

LM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu is lovely.
I’m vegan ... for me is gluten , dairy , soy & egg free & no canola oil!!!
because of health reasons.
I love to eat out but it is challenging to order With all these considerations.
I ordered the Greek salad & replaced cheese with beets.dressing on the side. It was delicious & fresh.
Not sure if dressing is made with canola oil.
It would be nice if restaurants could make a vinaigrette with EVO.

G
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The food variety was perfect and so was the quality. The burnt ends were exceptional.

k
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and amazing service

PS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have dined here several times, and this time was not as good. Our waiter was distracted by the table next to us and we were very neglected. We ate our entire meal with our empty salad plates sitting in our table. I had the spaghetti carbonara and it was not very good - the consistency was just not appetizing. The gnocchi we had was wonderful. It was my sons birthday, and we told the waiter, but we did not receive his bday desert. It was pretty annoying overall.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here. (And last) Did not keep the buffet well stocked. Were out of several items each time I went to the food line. For biscuits and gravy, did not have gravy for 45 min. WTF? Wait staff was excellent but whom ever plans the food was the worst! Will stick to Nick and Jakes from now on.

DG
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. The trout was wonderful. I appreciated the noise level being moderate. Great place for dining.

TG
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will be back. The haddock was terrific, nice and flaky. The angel hair pomadoro with shrimp is my husband's new favorite.

WS
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour bottle of wine and appetizer is a great idea and one we always get before our dinner.

JC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiter was awful. Had to ask for manager to take order.

K
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Ya Yas, the food has great flavor and seems fairly healthy. I'm so glad you put that califlower steak on the restaurant week menu because it enticed me to try something new. Now its one of my favorite things to order!

DP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as usual. Thank you for everything.

O
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quality. Lots of choices. Excellent hospitality. The bartender Adam was especially amazing and attentive with a smile!

MG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. And the food was delicious. What else can I say? A very good experience. I'll be back.

OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night jist out for a sat night, food was delish salmon salad , gnocchi , great wine great service - requested a booth got it! Our server Larry was awesome and thankful for lee the manager!!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Requested a quiet table for my birthday and requested not to be seated by bar or kitchen., which is exactly where we were seated. The food was good, just not a place I would specifically go back to. The service was very good.

F
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fun atmosphere with excellent food. Highly recommend!

BN
New England
89 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant was very creative food options. Shrimp risotto was outstanding- I would go here again

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Manager was excellent. Wait / servers very poor seemed confused about how to serve tables. Very disappointing

j
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ya Ya’s flavor, menu items, drinks and service are all top notch. The price however is something I struggle with. It’s a great place to eat but you will pay more here.

f
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

YaYas consistently delivers a great experience and even with the crowds during Restaurant Week it did not disappoint. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 had more to do with where we were seated - right at the stairs where servers are leaving the kitchen area and computer terminal. That made for a lot of constant foot traffic right next to us. I'm not sure if additional tables were added for Restaurant Week but it was also a bit cramped - the table for 4 would not have worked if there were more than 2 in our party.

The duck with polenta appetizer was fantastic - and good news it's a regular menu item. My salmon dish was wonderful and my husband's braised short rib was also excellent. They need to put the short rib back on the regular menu. Dessert was the perfect ending to our meal. The cheesecake was light and had great texture and flavor. The phyllo wrapped brownie with ice cream and crumbled Oreo was a chocolate lovers dream! Very rich but very tasty. When you cut into the phyllo wrap, the brownie oozes out in a hot semi-liquid form - which works nicely with the ice cream.

Sunday brunch is also definitely worth the trip here.

DE
Kansas City
154 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is always good. This happened to be restaurant week so very busy. We had great service. JT and Abby were our servers.

LV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved that this restaurant was on Restaurant Week. The food was great, the waiter was very knowledgeable about wine selections, and the ambiance was good. My only negative was that our waiter took my food back to wrap it up to take home (and never returned with it, however, to my fault I didn't notice until we were all the way home), and my brother-in-law asked for his dessert to be boxed up to take home and the waiter also forgot that. We will be back though! On another note, the bar has amazing Happy Hour specials that we realized for the first time this night. :)

PS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food & service. Hadn't been in years- definitely will be back soon!!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great quick.

MB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After trying many many restaurants throughput the city, my group of 5 has decided to make Ya Ya’s our permanent meeting place. The staff is very attentive, the food is delicious and we can sit and talk and never feel rushed.

PD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food. Enjoyed that we were not rushed and had lots of chit-chat time.
Only big negative was sitting at an intersection to the private/party room and the elevated noise level.
Will definitely return!!

m
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had a reservation at 1PM but due to restaurant week they were backed up. I didn’t have an issue with waiting but the hostess was quite rude-dismissive and rather snobby about not having our table on time. I asked her a couple of questions and she could not be bothered to turn around and speak to me face to face. She was so rude and didn’t offer even an insincere apology for the slow seating.

Once we were seated the service was much better. Our server was Abby (I think)-she was really lovely and helpful. appetizers were good but entrees were underwhelming and came out a bit cold. I think restaurant week was probably more than they can handle-whole restaurant seemed rushed and overwhelmed.

Will probably not go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It’s restaurant week, so it was pretty busy...but we weren’t sat until almost 30 minutes after our reservation time. But once seated, Summer took great care of us and the food was as delicious as it always is. This place has such a great vibe, always boasts an awesome playlist, and the food is divine. The gnocchi and Campo Lindo chicken are my favorite go-to dishes!

M
Kansas City
109 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ya-Ya’s is an excellent restaurant and is one of our favorites in Overland Park. The food is some of the best in town. Our entries were all excellent (the flank steak was amazing!) and the service was very good. The bar scene is energetic and always crowded. This is always a good choice when dining in Overland Park. Highly recommended and you will need a reservation.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary great experience will be back

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried TaYas during restaurant week 2020. We loved everything about!