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Yayla Bistro, Arlington, VA
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Yayla Bistro

4.9
4.9
758 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Yes, we are open! Dine in & Outdoor Seating.
Online Ordering for pick up & delivery : http://www.yaylabistro.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 533-5600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mutlu Kaya
  • Catering
    We cater for parties of any size in the greater Washington DC area. Let us do all the work so you are free to be the perfect host. Email to contact@yaylabistro.com to receive the catering menu via email.
  • Private party facilities
    Yayla Bistro is delighted to offer delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine to our local neighbors in Northern Virginia.Our floor plan is ideal for private events and parties. Bar area is separate than dining room. Dining room could accommodate up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Ahmet Kaya: (703) 533-5600
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Lee Highway (Rt. 29)
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on N. Westmoreland St (Free after 6 pm). You can also park in the Econo Lodge lot around the corner.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance (0.3 mi) from West Falls Church metro station on the Orange line.
  • Entertainment
    Open Mic on Fridays starting at 8:30 pm. Belly Dance Performance + Live Music on Saturdays at 10 pm. For details, please "LIKE" our page: www.facebook.com/yaylabistro.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Value

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

758 Reviews
  1. Craigo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our faves in Arlington, whether for dinner or bottomless brunch.

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  2. DaveS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a happy dining experience at Yayla. Here for Mother’s Day fixed menu. Everything was great. Portions were a little smaller than usual but delicious.

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  3. vb4fun

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious!! All the servers help each other, which is awesome to see. My husband got to "practice" the little Turkish he knows by speaking with some of the servers and the host. We went there to celebrate my Dad's 88th birthday. We all enjoyed our time and food. We'll be back, a hidden gem!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Brunch menu. Traditional eggs and crepes were delicious. Of course we had to order Turkish coffee and baklava! I love that they have options to have a list of Mocktail options!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service at a great value. From appetizers to main courses to desserts, this place is incredible. We would love to come back again.

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  6. GinaT

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy restaurant with wonderful service and delicious food! Their specialty cocktails were very good too! Will definitely return!

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  7. LayaBaghdadi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and super cool decorations. We dined inside so not a lot of noise. Very versatile place to celebrate cozy occasions with family and friends.

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  8. Kmbs

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a quality restaurant. The kitchen obviously cares about what they create. The tables are spaced nicely. The ambience is quiet!! Maybe it helps that there are CLOTH tablecothes on each table. There’s is free parking in an adjacent garage. Clearly a winner!

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  9. LaWied

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Yayla Bistro, and I really enjoyed my visit. The food was delicious, the portions were generous, and the prices were reasonable. Our servers were friendly, helpful, and attentive. We'll definitely be back!

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  10. Bird

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local treasure-- family restaurant--- consistent flavorful Turkish food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Turkish food we’ve ever had. The seafood platter was outstanding.

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  12. LH10

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Very accommodating when I had to add two more to reservation at last minute. Food is excellent

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  13. VeganAbbeyakaVA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & service always delicious. Only negative, it is always cold! Cold air blowing constantly, why??

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  14. McLeanMom

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant! The food is absolutely marvelous. I had the red lentil soup and the moussaka, with baklava for dessert. My companion had three appetizers and all were delicious. Lots of dishes for vegetarians, which is very nice to see. The service was outstanding. I've eaten here before and will eat here again. Definitely a great choice for any occasion.

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  15. Oz01

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we go to Yayla, we get excellent food and service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always great food and the service is wonderful

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  17. scjordi

    Washington DC

    127 reviews

    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. It is always wonderful.

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  18. FredL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, got the meat sampler platter it was delicious.

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  19. Pany

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for a quality dinner where you can hear each other and enjoy a unique cocktail

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully warm greeting and table service. Delicious, beautifully presented food. Many gluten-free options. Nice cocktails and wines. We keep going back for the peaceful ambiance, friendly staff and culinary artistry.

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  21. ImNotReallyaWaitress

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yayla Bistro is the epitome of a neighborhood gem, and we are grateful for it! Impeccable, hospitable service, extensive menu, great value. The Mediterranean chicken was the best chicken I’ve had in years. The dolmas are flavorful, the beverage options are fun and satisfy a range of tastes. Give this place a try!

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  22. desparatelyseekingquiet

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good as was the service, but the prix fixe menu was a bit skimpy in the appetizer and dessert portions, and the entre was very meat- and starch-heavy with very little in the way of vegetables. The atmosphere is pleasant but the volume with a full house prevented easy conversation.

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  23. Koom

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yayla’s serves authentic eastern Turkish cuisine with family recipes - grilled meat and middle eastern sides are staples and the manti (tiny raviolis) is a nice meal - we enjoy this for family meals and their outdoor seating is great

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  24. DickN

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience, friendly and competent service, and pleasant surroundings, combined with very good Turkish food.

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  25. LynneS

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to have dinner with friends! Food and service were wonderful.

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  26. JeffS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On a lark, we booked Yayla as we were coming from Reagan airport. As our plane was late, we missed our reservation. When we arrived, we sat at the small bar. The service was quick and friendly. The server (of Turkish descent) was very helpful with the menu and was also quite crafty with the cocktails. The food arrived quickly and was exceptional - just what we were looking for: something a bit exotic but flavorful. We ordered smaller plates which was perfect for our evening. Highly recommend this place!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and even better deserts. We truly enjoyed it

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve eaten several times at Yayla and enjoyed it. Not so much this time. Service seemed inattentive in spite of a largely empty dining room. We would have ordered an appetizer but had sat there so long before the waiter arrived that we just moved on to the meal. I ordered Manti which would have been tasty if the bundles had been cooked a bit longer. They were too “Al dente” for my preference. So overall it was not the usual good experience.

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  29. kmhp

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - especially enjoy the mezze sampler and salmon entre. Great to eat outside, inspite of the street noise. Very good customer service.

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  30. JustMe

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!! Great food and service. Only downgraded food because they forgot the salad dressing

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  31. ChrisR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good food and service. Moderate value somewhat noisy.

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  32. JSpro

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Anything grilled is always excellent here. But it is very noisy sometimes.

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  33. ethel

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent selection, attentive service!

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  34. JoyS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience, food was delicious service was friendly and efficient and the audience was very nice!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good and service, as always

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  36. Marty

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great repeat experience. Love the beet and arugula salad. Had shrimp skewer; very tasty and generous portion. Other two diners had the Mediterranean chicken. Also oversized portion and was well-prepared and presented. Restaurant is a new favorite and looking forward to going back soon.

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  37. DavidS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and moderately priced.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my friend’s birthday. We got there our table was ready. The food was coming fast no delays, the drinks were on point and the service was great.

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  39. DavidC

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic cuisine, prepared by the owners and their staff. Super tasty and reasonable price. Great cocktails too.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Turkish food and seafood platter was excellent.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yayla Bistro using the Order Online button. Yayla Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. Yayla Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 533-5600.

Yayla Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yayla Bistro

2201 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA 22213

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lee Highway (Rt. 29)
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is metered parking on N. Westmoreland St (Free after 6 pm). You can also park in the Econo Lodge lot around the corner.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance (0.3 mi) from West Falls Church metro station on the Orange line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mutlu Kaya
  • Entertainment
    Open Mic on Fridays starting at 8:30 pm. Belly Dance Performance + Live Music on Saturdays at 10 pm. For details, please "LIKE" our page: www.facebook.com/yaylabistro.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 533-5600
  • Catering
    We cater for parties of any size in the greater Washington DC area. Let us do all the work so you are free to be the perfect host. Email to contact@yaylabistro.com to receive the catering menu via email.
  • Private party facilities
    Yayla Bistro is delighted to offer delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine to our local neighbors in Northern Virginia.Our floor plan is ideal for private events and parties. Bar area is separate than dining room. Dining room could accommodate up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Ahmet Kaya: (703) 533-5600
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