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About Yono's Restaurant

Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for almost 30 years. Owned & operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is has recently gone through a renovation modernizing the dining room now elegantly appointed with neutral colors, bronzed mirrors, a large fireplace, crystal chandelier, and floral displays. Chef Yono Purnomo presents an innovative menu of blending French Technique, Asian Influence & American Ingredients. Award Winning Chef Sommelier Dominick Purnomo offers a wine list with some 1000 labels representing every major wine growing region in the world. Let the Yono's 4 star service staff anticipate your needs, while you experience luxury and elegance of a bygone era.

Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

25 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: From 5:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Closed July 1-6.

Cross Street:
Sheridan Avenue

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 436-7747

Website:
http://www.yonos.com/

Entertainment:
Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking in the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $7 (When Available). Metered Street Park is complimentary after 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Yono Purnomo

Private Party Facilities:
Yono's offers 3 settings for your private or corporate dining needs. The Broadway Room is our largest room accommodating 30-120 people for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or 180 people for a cocktail reception. The State Room can accommodate 20 people and the Capital Room will seat up to 10.

Private Party Contact:
Donna Purnomo: (518) 436-7747

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Yono's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.8

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4.3

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2013

This was Indonesian food at its best, with delicate and varied seasonings. The menu choices were varied and we had good advice from Joshua who was the captain of our team of servers. Don't be fooled into thinking that this was stuffy. They were lovely, unobtrusive and helpful. The music was a live pianist and the sound level comfortable and appropriate for this quality food. (Not so at DB next door which was painfully noisy. Both restaurants are located in the Hampton Inn in Albany.) The menu is pricey but with Joshua's advice we ordered a tasting menu and 2 apps; along with one drink and dessert it came to @ $100 which was very reasonable for the level and amount of food. We couldn't eat the free petit fours and took them with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 3, 2013

This was our second time at Yono's. We again had an outstanding dinner there. We highly recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2013

Service, wine llist and ambience unsurpassed in the Capital District. Menu cannot be duplicated anywhere else in area and is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2013

My company had a work dinner with a vendor at this establishment and the servers exceeded our expectations. They were very knowledgable, friendly and very attentive to our requests. I have been to this restaurant several times for work and I have never been disappointed in the service or the food at Yono's.

Thank you for such a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2013

My husband and I have been to Yono's several times now and every time there is one outstanding aspect that we like to comment about. It goes without saying that the food at Yono's is impeccable, every time. However, this time we were honored to have Adam as our waiter. Attentive, polite, knowledgeable, personable, with a sense of humor. All without going over the top. Hard to do when dealing with the public on a daily basis. But, he does, and he does it well. So, thank you Adam. We hope to see you again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2013

Yono's has always been on the list of places to try and now I wish we had gone sooner. It was one of the best experiences we've had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Third time eating in dining room. The service is consistently poor and disorganized.
The food is mediocre and overpriced.
I don't need to go back a fourth.
On the other hand, DP's (the front dining area) is still worth a drink and app at the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2013

I just went back to Yono's for an anniversary, and was reminded why I like this restaurant so much. The food is just fabulous. The waitstaff is excellent without being overbearing, and it is reassuring to see Yono himself in the place, chatting with customers. The wine list is extremely extensive - well beyond my capability to choose. There was no live music the night we went, so it was quiet, perfect for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2013

We ordered the 4 course tasting menu and each course was just as amazing as the last. Also did the wine pairing which completed the meal. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food and service at Yono's was nothing less than the best! Plan to go back and try DP's soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2013

Delicious choices of summer tastes...the compressed watermelon chef compliment appetizer was the perfect start to tempt the palate.
The soy curried tuna sashimi was delightul with the avocado and lime creme fraiche..all flavors were fresh,prepared with care and it showed through its presentation and its delivery. The waiter and waitresses were polite,friendly and had just the right timing.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2013

This was our first trip to Yono's and it certainly will not be our last. The food was outstanding and the service was just as terrific.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2013

Yono's was an incredibly romantic setting to ask my now wife to marry me. The wait staff was superb as was the food, much of which we had never eaten before our 1st trip to Yono's, wow! Who knew something called pork bellies would actually be incredible?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 24, 2013

Fantastic food, wait staff attention to detail, great wine list. Pricey, but worth it. A bit loud (kitchen and bar), but other benefits deserve applause.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2013

We were a little worried about Yono's because it was located in a Hampton Inn, not the usual spot for an upscale restaurant. And then when we first entered the bar we became more concerned, it was crowded and very noisy. Then they ushered us into the separate fine dining area and everything changed. It was quiet and beautifully appointed. The food was superb and service excellent. There was a team of three serving our table and their efforts were perfect. When it took a little longer than expected to get our main courses out we were rewarded with a complimentary glass of wine. Good food and service in a beautiful setting, not to be missed in Albany.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 19, 2013

The hostesses were extremely rude. Our reservation was at 7, it took them 15 minutes to set a table for us and they put us in a walkway. I asked to move one table over which the hostesses found to be inconvenient. We weren't seated until 7:30. The hostesses were clearly perturbed. Only one other table came in after us and the restaurant was half full. there was no rush for tables.

The server worked in tandem with another server. One of them dropped several pieces of bread on the floor while serving it to us. The other lingered too long at our table, trying to join us in our conversation. I felt like it was a restaurant parody.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2013

The Indonesian tasting menu is spectacular as is the regular menu. One person may get the tasting while another may just get an entee to help balance total food
Everything was both creative as well as tasty

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2013

I decided on the 8 course Grand Tasting with the Wine Pairing well before I had walked in the door. I did my research, checked the website, and read reviews. I began with a warm welcome from the staff and was seated in the dining room. I had a later reservation and some of the tables had been turned for the last time of the evening. As far as the decor is concerned, stunning. The service, flawless. The food, impressive. The fusion of Classic American and Indonesian exuded decadence. I was given detailed explanations of all plates and their accompanying wines, all the way down to region, and technique for production. I moved from course to course and was satisfied if not blown away. If you want to experience Yono's, the Grand Tasting is best

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2013

This was our first dinner at Yono's & we are anxious to go back. Each table has 2 waitstaff to serve & follow up to be certain that all was to our satisfaction. They were aware that we were going to attend a show in town after dinner & the meal was completed exactly on time. Thel Diver's scallops for an appetizer were perfectly prepared. The pork loin was to perfection with an light and delicious sauce. The assorted vegetable were also perfect with a firm and sweet taste. My wife had the crispy chicken breast and a light curried sauce that went perfectly with the chicken. The waitstaff was enthusiastic of their assorted breads. Loved them...especially the pretzel bread & their version of Italian bread. A wonderful meal all around!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2013

Although being in a hurry, we couldn't resist taking the Indonesian 5-course meal with wine pairing. What a treat! All this brought by unusually gratious and knowledgeable waiting staff in a beautiful dining room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2013

This restaurant is quite simply amazing! I lived in NYC for 10 years, and we have eaten in some amazing restaurants there and around the world (including some listed on Gayot's 40 best restaurants in the US), and Yono's easily makes the top of our list of dining favorites. The bread selection was interesting and plentiful. The cocktails were wonderfully prepared and presented. And the grand tasting menu was a delightful and amazing culinary experience. Add to that the pleasant, attentive, and even fun demeanor of the staff, the lightly played live music, and the dining room's ambiance, and what you have in total is an amazing dining experience. Without question, we will return as often as possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2013

went there for sons graduation
have kids with very particular tastes Food was enjoyed by all
Loved the tasting menus

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2013

Do yourself a favor and go here. Every bite is an experience to be savored. The wine pairings are outstanding. The service is impeccable yet warm and friendly. The ambience is stellar. My husband and I experienced a romantic and sensually infused evening that we will never forget. The ultimate dining gem in Albany -- we cannot wait to return. Absolutely outstanding in every way from start to finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2013

My husband and I had a Groupon for this restaurant and decided to go there for our wedding dinner. The staff were impeccable - attentive but not intrusive making us feel very comfortable and always ready with an answer to any question we had. My husband opted for the 8 course tasting menu with the accompanying wine pairing while I chose the 5 course Indonesian tasting menu. Both were outstanding and in very different ways! The only issue we had was that we were so satiated before the end of the courses that we didn't have room to do the desserts justice! Overall I can't say enough of how much we enjoyed all aspects of our dining experience at Yono's and we emphatically recommend it to anyone looking for a great dining experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Our first dinner at Yono's was spectacular! The ambiance, including a jazz duo, was special, the service was great and the food was out of sight. The flavor was even better than the presentation, which is saying a lot. The prices are very fair for the quality.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 23, 2013

Totally unexpected to find a fine dining restaurant inside a Hampton Inn, but it's true! Indonesian tasting menu was excellent, cocktails and wine well prepared, and service attentive without being intrusive. I also appreciated that they were not put out by a solo diner, which sometimes happens to me at restaurants of similar level in other communities. Will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Excellent all around. Food was perfectly cooked and well presented. Nicest wait staff I've ever had. Wonderful ambiance with the piano and acoustic bass. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2013

Awesome place to enjoy our eight year anniversary! The food and presentation was by far the best my wife and I have ever experienced. Would absolutely recommend this wonderful place to anybody! Chef Yono came out to talk to us. He was very polite and kind, made us both feel welcome at his restaurant. Will definately be going back again for many special occasions to come. Great memories!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about Yono,s, we have dined at all of their locations as they move around and try always provide a memorable experience. Every detail is taken care of in a very friendly non intrusive way. The team service is as good as the food.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 11, 2013

The food was well cooked -- fish for example was just done and so very succulent. The food however was a little bland, and I would have preferred a touch more attitude or spicy edge. The service was almost too attentive, and could have been less "chatty" and therefore a little less disruptive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2013

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. They gave us each a glass of champagne and they printed a Specials menu that said Happy Birthday, Mark. They made us feel special. The food was awesome. We split the Indonesian rice appetizer, and had the T-bone steak special, and the Bakmi Goreng noodles. They also offer many choices of wine in a 1/2 bottle size, which is great for one person. This was our second time there, and would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 28, 2013

the food and service were fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2013

My first visit to Yono's was definitely a winner. My S.O. and I were celebrating Valentine's Day and he chose Yono's. I was so impressed with the food and level of service, I'll certainly be dining there again. I'm a vegetarian, so rather than have the chef whip up something special for me (which our server explained would be perfectly ok for me to ask), I chose the Stir-Fry with Tofu, which was really yummy. My partner chose the Bakmi Goreng and cleaned his plate! Everything was so fresh and delicious. The fire place was glowing which made for a really romantic atmosphere on a cold winter night. Next time, I'm going to let the chef create something for me! Definitely the best restaurant I've dined at in the Capital District.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 16, 2013

When we stay in Albany, we usually dine close to our Wolf Road hotel. This time, we wanted to venture further afield, and are so glad we did! We ate in the dining room, accompanied by the soft tones of a pianist and bass player. Service was impeccable. Yono himself came out of the kitchen to greet and converse with diners. The food was delicious. There is a focus on Indonesian flavours, but not to the exclusion of other types of cuisine. From soups and appetizers to main courses and desserts, everything we chose from the regular dinner menu was delicious. The presentation of each dish was interesting and attractive. The wine list was extensive. We can't say enough good things about Yono's. But you can be sure we'll be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2013

I cannot say enough about the service at Yono's. We made a reservation for the Saturday night following Valentine's day and the place was absolutely packed. However, this did not hinder the incredible service and attention to each customer. The music in the dining room is perfect for a lovely dinner. The food was outstanding and I literally could not stop eating the pizza rolls! I had the Indonesian Tasting Plate which I would highly recommend for anyone visiting Yono's for the first time. The wine selection is extensive and the wait staff is quite knowledgeable, they suggested a fantastic pairing for our meal. Thanks Yono's, for many years of providing the Capital Region with an incredible dining experience, may there be many more to come!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2013

I brought three family members to Yono's for Valentine's Day and each person had a wonderful experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Yono's Restaurant is the best in Albany. The food is delicious, great wine list and the staff and service is excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2013

This was my very first time dining at Yono's Restaurant. It was my partners birthday, and I wanted to go somewhere special, above and beyond what we usually do for dining out.

The employees at the hostess both were very professional, welcoming and friendly. 5 star service for getting us to our table. After that, things went a bit downhill.

Our waiter was nice, but nothing special. He was pretty focused on his other table (a party of 10), and therefore we did not feel we had his full attention, or even much attention at all. Food was decent but nothing memorable. The fact that the pickled veggies repeat on the Indonesian tasting was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2013

Eating at Yono's was great! My wife and I had the "Nasi Rames": Indonesian Tasting Plate. One was straight up, the other was gluten free and they both tasted fantastic. The chef made sure everything, from the vegetable roll wrapper to the sauces, were completely gluten free. The service was excellent. The ambiance was perfect for suit and tie date night. Overall, the value was worth what you pay for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2013

Food is good; nothing spectacular, but it does have some unique finds -- venison, shark, etc. The wine/beer/cocktail list is extensive but WAY, WAY, overpriced! One glass of house wine costs significantly more than it would cost for the entire bottle at any wine store. Moreover, they could put a little more beer in the glass for the higher cost they are charging.

The service is slow. Our dinner for two took over two hours. Granted, nice restaurants do cook-to-order and quality overpowers swift delivery, but there needs to be more efficient flow. It took twenty minutes to get bread at the table.

Nice to meet Chef Yono, he came to the table, and the complimentary truffles and cheese were a nice touch and will be remembered.

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