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About Yayla Bistro

Yayla Bistro offers the most delicious Mediterranean food that you will ever taste. All of our dishes are prepared in-house by our team of Turkish chefs. "Yayla" stands for everything that is natural, pure and fresh, and at Yayla Bistro we use only fresh, top-quality ingredients to make traditional and healthy Mediterranean specialties. You are going to love our food! Metered parking available on N.Westmoreland St or you may park two hours free in The Crescent Building next door - turn left into the alley just past our front door.

2201 N. Westmoreland St.
Arlington, VA 22213
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

Hours of Operation:
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday

Cross Street:
Lee Highway (Rt. 29)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 533-5600

Website:
http://yaylabistro.com/

Entertainment:
Belly Dancer Performance at 7:30 pm on most Thursdays. Check our Facebook page for details. www.facebook.com/yaylabistro

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.

Parking Details:
There is metered parking on N.Westmoreland Street. Free after 6 pm. You can also park in the Crescent Building (2 hours FREE) which is the building next door to Yayla. Turn down the little alley next to Yayla and it will lead to the parking garage.

Public Transit:
Located within walking distance of West Falls Church metro station on the Orange line.

Executive Chef:
Imam, Telli, and Abuzer Gozubuyuk

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:
Zaza Pasori: (703) 533-5600

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Yayla Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (15)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Yayla is a neighborhood gem! The owners treat you like family! The food is delicious, winter, spring, summer or fall!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vegan, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always great. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food. Cozy, quiet welcoming off the mean path. service is also efficient

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice - fresh tasting flavors and great bread. Service was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bread is excellent. As is olive tapanade. Had soups, grilled calamari, trio of spreads and mezza assortment . All very very good. Baklava and apricot dessert are excellent. Quick and friendly service. Will return!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Casual atmosphere; fresh and delicious food at a good price; really tasty Turkish wine; friendly service; what else do you want? Will be going back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was a very nice experience. Good food, generous portions, helpful staff. Definitely recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a fabulous local gem with excellent food and service and a lovely atmosphere. The food is outside the ordinary fare and everything was just great. Parking is a bit dicey but we've always found a spot.
We have taken friends on several occasions and all have agreed that this is the spot for a fine meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Consistently great food and service. A real gem! I highly recommend Yayla Bistro. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Falls Church.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very pleasant and attentive service. Great food. Lovely setting. On past visits, restaurant has been quiet enough for easy conversation. This time, there was a large noisy table in the middle of the room which made conversation more difficult. Still glad we went.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

All in all, great food and very good service. Friday and Saturday night they have Ishkandar Kabab! Very tasty! If you ask, the desert Kunefe is excellent - but it’s not on the menu. We’ve been looking for a place for good Ishkandar Kebab since Temel’s in Fairfax closed. This is our go-to place now!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Two in our party of three selected that Thanksgiving menu. We were sorry to hear that they had run out of dolmas by 4 pm. My meal was vegetarian and good. My brohter had the fish which was excellent. My husband ordered ala carte and was pleased with the menot with the kabob.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food, especially a special of lamb and beef dumplings, was disappointing. Ambiance was pleasant and our server was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is good, as is service but wine is a bit expensive

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food and service

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

delicious food, clean, good service and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food and always wonderful service. Attentive waiters and the management also comes by to make sure you are satisfied. Cozy seating and a great restaurant to have in the neighborhood. Never feel rushed. Portions are appropriately sized and always very fresh. Love the trio of dips as a starter. Never disappointed here.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff were great...nice and attentive. Food was tasty. Never had Turkish food before so it was all new to me. A cozy place, so it gets loud easily with many guests but makes it great for conversation without others overhearing. Only complaint is parking (which is no fault of the restaurant). Only street parking, so it took us a while to find parking on a busy night.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Yayla is a gem in the Arlington/Falls Church/Mclean area. The Mediterranean menu is delicious, the ambiance is charming, the location is convenient, the staff are welcoming, and the prices are fair! I have introduced at least 10 friends to this restaurant and they have all loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Third time we have dined here and every dish has been a pleasure. Many excellent vegetarian options as well as plenty for the meat eaters. Last night's sword fish special was the best swordfish I've had to date.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A wonderful time for my wife and I, along with our son and his wife, whose family cooks authentic Greek food at home! We all were really impressed with the menu choices and the quality of the Middle Eastern food. Recommend highly.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My friend and I celebrated her birthday over lunch at Yayla. Everything was first rate -- food, service, ambiance. They allowed us to linger talking for an hour after we finished dining, without rushing us out. My favorite dish is the Branzino, which is grilled to perfection and melts in your mouth. The baklava is a fabulous ending to a delicious meal.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious, fresh Turkish cuisine with great service and convenient free garage parking next door. This is a great location for a date night or small gathering of friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food is consistently good and the cocktails yummy too! I like the ambience and have been for dinner and happy hours. Good place for a date.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. We went for my husband's birthday as he loves Mediterranean food and we both thought it was excellent. There is also outdoor seating which is a plus

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant -- very authentic Turkish food, with an excellent variety of dishes for all kinds of palates. You could just dine on the mezze alone and have a wonderful meal, but then you'd miss all the great entrees. If you want to enjoy the food but want a little less "energy" (that is, a quieter experience), eat in the bar area. Same menu.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was wonderful and the setting beautiful. Our server was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed t out meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good variety of well prepared food. Seafood and rice dishes were very good.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Their food was amazing and I had so many vegan options here. It was very fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fun, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant. excellent service!! Great food!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great Turkish food in NoVa. Service and taste were very authentic to Turkey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice neighborhood place with good Turkish-Greek food. Excellent value.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Good Turkish food -- many similar dishes to what one would see in a Greek or Lebanese restaurant. Grilled meat combo is particularly good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very nice place for lunch. Two of us shared a platter of dips and falafel. Everything was delicious. Waiter was very attentive--frequently refilling our drinks. Sitting on the deck in front of he restaurant on a beautiful day made lunch even better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Omg what a gem! We loved everything about this place. Service was excellent and the food was almost tapas style, smaller plates but wide variety which is great because we love to share.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A wonderful dinner. Authentic Mediterranean food. Specialty items and very delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Visited once again for lunch. My friends ' moussaka was reported to be delicious. Large servings. I had a salad which was very tasty. Servers were very nice!

Tags: Casual, Organic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A great neighborhood gem. They aim to please and do so consistently.

Tags: Authentic
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