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Yayla Bistro, Arlington, VA
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Yayla Bistro

4.6
4.6
701 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 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • 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

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What 701 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

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  1. LF

    LynnF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Turkish food! And the staff is so pleasant and accommodating. Highly recommend for indoor or outdoor seating.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food (We ordered a trio of spreads, falafel salad and branzino) attentive service and very reasonable prices. Never felt rushed. Will definitely be back soon!
  3. GG

    GinaG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Have been going here since it opened. I think it was even better last night. My friend who had never been here loved it and will be going back. She is a great cook and commented several times about how wonderfully complex the flavors were.
  4. M

    Mylo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The appetizers were good and the lamb chops were delicious. However, my wife was very disappointed by the moussaka. She could not taste the eggplant in it, probably because it was made with béchamel sauce. She is Turkish and says that Turkish moussaka never contains béchamel sauce. The service was excellent, even though we arrived late, about 40 minutes before closing. The boreks we had as appetizers were very good but the imam bayildi was disappointing. The rice pudding given us free of charge was disappointing too, because the rice was not completely cooked.
  5. t

    thewarriorprincess

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Most of the dishes are delicious and it is a fun place to go with friends or with a date. However, I would say some of the portion sizes are not good value for what you are paying especially for breakfast.
  6. KG

    KristineG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yayla is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food, great people, a great place to kinger over a good meal.
  7. m

    marcinpau

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was diverse with choices appropriate for many tastes. We had the mixed appetizer platter for four. It was nicely presented and the selections were very good. The mixed seafood platter for two had more than enough excellent food. The Kofte and Filet Mignon Shish were also well prepared and delicious. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Overall the dinner was a pleasurable experience.
  8. MA

    MichaelA

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Turkish cuisine with the flavors and spices that take you back home! I highly recommend the grilled octopus starter. I enjoyed the Manti dish - exquisite stuffed dumplings “pockets” with an amazing savory sauce. Enjoy!
  9. e

    ethel

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at this restaurant and can’t wait to go again! Great food, fast service, lovely patio!!
  10. f

    fcdiner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant featuring wonderful middle Eastern fare and friendly service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good
  12. MM

    MarissaM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night. Food was tremendous and service was incredible. Will definitely come back.
  13. ME

    MaureenE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, and service. definitely recommend it.
  14. AH

    AnneH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Yayla Bistro for dinner on Mother's Day. It was a fixed price meal with options. Everything was delicious and we had a wonderful time! Thanks to our fabulous server, the hostess and the kitchen staff who all contributed to an exceptional evening for my family!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, one of my most favorite restaurants in the DC metro area. Just order the mezze and meat platters and be amazed …
  16. RY

    RalphY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Small communication issues, but the main thing that keeps this from 5 stars is the bread. We received bread, but was barely enough for four people and when I ordered the trio of spreads , bread was not brought out with it. Not one to eat hummus with my fingers or utensils. Asked and bread was brought out quickly.
  17. BH

    BelH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time there and the food was amazing and the staff very friendly.
  18. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    146 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Usually when we visit this restaurant it is in what might be considered "off hours". This time we were there at prime time, and the place was packed both inside and outdoors. Consequently, the decibel level was really high -- nearly impossible to hold a conversation at our table. While the food was at its usually high standards, the staff was clearly stressed; selections came out at odd times and one of our party had to task for the rice pilaf they had ordered twice. Very unusual for them. We will return to going at off-peak hours ;)
  19. H

    Harry

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always. Wonderful service people - friendly, helpful and funny. And great food. Sat outside, and it was a beautiful day!
  20. J

    Jersey

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good presentation. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you open table. I had no idea this marvelous restaurant was in my backyard.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and helpful tips from the server
  22. JG

    JGB02

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class!!
  23. AR

    ArlingtonResident

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lentil soup is delicious! The grilled calamari is tender and perfectly seasoned.
  24. KD

    KDub

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming ambiance with attentive service and flavorful Mediterranean food. The seafood/fish dishes were excellent. Mezzes were also very tasty! Drinks were well balanced. Great find! Will be back!
  25. KR

    KathyR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Service great too! We all three had the bronzino fish. Get the dessert with apricots!
  26. R

    Rose

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great way to celebrate a friend's birthday in a relaxed way, with attention paid to our request for social distancing. Our hostess/server couldn't have been more helpful and attentive and she made us feel very welcome. Food was uniformly delicious, and our group ordered different menu items. Definitely a neighborhood gem.
  27. NC

    NancyC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was wonderful. Love this place!!
  28. m

    mitzoomie

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great meal!
  29. TR

    TaniaR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were amazing! I can’t believe we waited so long to try Yayla Bistro. We will be back!
  30. M

    Maurice

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the wife for early Valentines Day dinner, we loved the food, service was great! Good Turkish wine. We will be back soon.
  31. BM

    BoringMenu

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. We usually get the chef’s cigars for appetizers. Cheese is a bit salty, but still delicious. My favorite desser is the Apricot delight and my wife’s is the sutlac which is a Turkish way of making rice putting. When I bring the sutlac home, we put some cinnamon powder on it. Adds a nice touch to the flavor
  32. DC

    DeirdreCrowley

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about Yayla! You will not find better, more welcoming and kind service anywhere. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely.
  33. s

    scjordi

    Washington DC

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are fortunate to be able to walk to this outstanding restaurant since we live in the neighborhood. We have been going there regularly since it opened a few years ago, Consistently excellent in every way. Better moussaka than I had in Greece.
  34. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We ordered lots of different dishes, with the hopes of having some to take home: the trio of spreads, two cold mezzas including dolmas (or course!), three hot mezzas, and a flatbread. Plus three desserts. Much to our amazement, we ate EVERYTHING. All wonderfully prepared, graciously served, and very, very delicious.
  35. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is simply wonderful! The ambiance is calming and lovely, the staff gracious and attentive. I could make an entire meal out of the spreads and another out of the mezzes! Falls Church is fortunate to have them there.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Our server Mary was very attentive
  37. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Yayla and will will now be frequent visitors! The staff is friendly, helpful but not intrusive. The food was superb: the dolmas were absolutely the best we have ever had anywhere! One of us had the Moussaka as an entree and declared it delicious. I have the Manti and it was spectacular -- creamy, yet not cloying, with an amazing sauce that was both calming (yogurt based) and yet peppy! Rice pudding for dessert. I just cannot say enough good things about this gem. I just wish they had a sister restaurant in Annandale! Thank you, Yayla, for such a delightful experience.
  38. J

    Juli

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal here. Great food, kind and engaging staff, ambience on point!
  39. H

    Harry

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and efficient service, with great food. Not as busy as it used to be, which is nice ... I hope the restaurant is doing enough business to do well financially. It's moderately priced. Great place to eat.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service! Turkish deserts were delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 701 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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

  • 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

  • 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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