Yona

4.5
295 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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Opened in 2015, Yona is a full-service Japanese restaurant from Mike Isabella Concepts serving lunch and dinner daily. The menu features both traditional and more inventive takes on familiar Japanese dishes, including sushi and nigiri, ramen and other noodle soups. Heartier offerings include steamed bao buns, fried chicken buckets and Asian-inspired sandwiches.

The lunch menu features quick-serve items for professionals on-the-go, while the beverage program showcases craft beer, sake, and specialty cocktails by Mike Isabella Concepts Beverage Director Taha Ismail.
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am to 9pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am to 10pm
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Phone number
(703) 465-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Isabella
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Catering
Whether you’re feeding a handful of coworkers at the office or a few hundred guests at a wedding reception, let our expert culinary team make it an event to remember. Bring a taste of Mike Isabella’s restaurants to your event. Our expansive catering menus offer an array of dining options in a number of cuisines, including Italian, Greek, Mexican and Contemporary American.

Visit mikeisabella.com/catering/
Contact us at events@mikeisabella.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance on North Quincy St.
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Parking details
In addition to street and metered parking, garage parking is available at 4075 Wilson Blvd, in Two Liberty Center across the street. Entrance is next to HSBC on Randolph St.
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Public transit
Ballston Metro/Virginia Square Metro
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Special events & promotions
Yona offers full restaurant buyouts for parties of up to 65. Please email events@mikeisabella.com for more information.
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Yona offers full restaurant buyouts for parties of up to 65. Please contact us for more information.

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Sun 5:00PM - 8:45PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 8:45PM
Thu - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 9:45PM
Sat 5:00PM - 10:45PM

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Yona is a ramen spot in Arlington that plays Biggie and works for a date or dinner with a friend.

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What 295 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 9 hours ago

Great food and an amazing deal but it was kind of loud. We were glad the place wasn’t packed!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and very intimate staff, they we're good at picking up finished plates but didn't interrupt conversation. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Slightly sloppy sloppy in fabrication and presentation albeit delicious, we got three different types of sushi: “caterpillar” (with tempura crab, roe, spicy jalapeño sauce, cucumber and avocado), “volcano” (with bbq eel and spicy red pepper sauce), and “spider” (with tempura shrimp, avocado, roe, aioli). My two (we shared all three but I ordered spider and caterpillar) were on one plate and not as ‘tight’ in roll as needed. Don’t get me wrong - we ate all and it was good just messy and honestly why not beautiful and perfect since they only had 6 people to focus on? Drink orders promptly taken but once empty water refilled but no one asked if we wanted more to drink or another drink. Sunday night lethargy after busy Saturday? Maybe. We were last out and only one of three tables- small place bistro seating maybe seats 25 maximum. We might go back to try sandwiches and or ramen but I’m ok if we find other Arlington places to try. Ultimately, not enough ‘non-sushi’ entrees? Maybe

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

GET THE PORK BUNS!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We ordered the Brussels sprouts, tonkatsu buns, and two rolls (spicy tuna and volcano). The Brussels sprouts were delicious and I would highly recommend them to anyone coming. The buns and sushi were good as well, but nothing especially unique or special. However, the decor and service made up for it, and I would probably come again to sample the rest of the menu.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Skip the sushi and go straight for the hot and cold Asian fusion items. Sushi was average at best. The buns are amazing. The crab conquets were equally incredible.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I loved the place, quiet and clean. The food tasted very fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great dinner experience and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great selection of sushi and unique steamed buns. Also had poke bowls which we love. Smaller portions than expected for price, but overall was great and would go again.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always love going to Yona. This is one of my favorite japanese restaurants in town!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Wonderful ramen and buns at this neighborhood gem.
Lots of hard surfaces, and close tables, so it can get a little noisy and hard to have a private conversation at times.
Food is worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great food and attentive servers. Ramen and sushi were delicious. Cool atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Sushi was pretty good, but the Brussels sprouts were amazing.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Yona offers nicely-prepared, solidly good food, well-served in a pleasant setting and central location.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Yona is a small, contemporary Japanese restaurant in Arlington. Our Server was excellent and very helpful. We requested help in translating the menu and she helped us chose a simple lunch of sushi and soup bowl. The "Caterpillar Sushi" was outstanding delicious and creative! The Chicken Ramen Soup was comforting and plentiful. (My wife preferred the Sushi. She scallions are not her favorite.)

We would recommend Yona to our friends and we will definitely visit Yona again.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We love every dish on the menu! They’re very delicious and very different than the ones we tried before at any other restaurants. This was our second time to the restaurant . It didn’t fail us again. Service was amazing. Our server she was very smiling and polite. I love how they serve the sake in panda cups and you can get to save them !! So fun! Definitely a BIG recommendation!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great service and preparation of the food!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

First visit - we'll be back. We ordered several items - chicken with a kick, sushi, poke, buri - all were superb. Very attentive staff - thanks, Dragana.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

It’s very good sush!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food, especially for those who like Japanese and Korean small dishes. Main course, like donburi, come with a wide variety of add on side dishes, e.g. kimchi, seasoned eggs, which are my favorites.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Phenomenal food, probably the best sushi we've found in the DMV area. Amazing service as well.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great experience ! Will be returning in near future!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fantastic restaurant with great food and service. Great to order multiple small plates for sharing.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Friendly yet detached service. Good quality fish. Limited choice and of those choices, many intriguing and good.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Amazing steamed buns! Great value, too; you get three buns with one order. The drinks are strong and the drink menu has a lot of variety. Service was good too. The curry chicken ramen and the miso porky ramen is alright.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I think the price and menu don't match the aesthetics or ambiance of the restaurant. Looks much more humble and casual than I expected. The food is excellent however.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The Chardonnay brut sparkling wine was amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Very good Sushi, but I do not understand no happy hour at the table. Only the bar that seats 10 people. What happens if more people KMan I want to do happy hour but they can do it at the table in the bar is full and it’s not fair to everyone else

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Smaller than you would think. Very good happy hour prices

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Some hiccups in our food orders but overall delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I loved my cocktail. I also liked my meal although it was very small portion and never felt filled. And my friends were not happy with their food.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Delish, well prepared foods, good wines, and great desserts! Service was super attentive!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We arrived fifteen minutes before Yona’s kitchen was to close. We were the last reservation but they treated us like we were the first of the evening. We were not rushed to order or to eat. Food, Service, and Value is Always Excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Not a large dining area but they accommodated a group of 10 for us for an early birthday dinner. Food was creative!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, bad service. The buns and tonkatsu were unbelievable! The edamame was not salty, but it had other spices. Good deal if you sit at the bar for happy hour.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was great. Friendly staff and great food. Wish the place was a bit bigger, felt a bit crowded but overall it was great.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I come to Yona for lunch with a colleague who likes to share, which is great because we can try more food. All the food is amazing! I love the Crispy Beef steamed buns and the Poke bowls. All the noodle dishes are excellent - very flavorful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was our second time at Yona and it was wonderful - again. The vegetable base Poke bowl was so fresh, the flavors just explode in your mouth. The sushi was equally as good. Also, don't miss their cocktail list: "Friends Don't Lie" is wonderful.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was tasty enough but the portions were small. It's kind of an Asian tapas restaurant. As a result, we ended up paying a fair amount of money for not quite enough food. The service was also kind of spotty. It took a long time for anyone to take our orders, especially given that the restaurant was not full and servers seemed plentiful. However, once the orders were in, the service was adequate. Would be an OK spot if you're looking for a snack and a drink.

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