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Yayla Bistro, Arlington, VA
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Yayla Bistro

4.8
4.8
720 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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Other options

  • Order online
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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 720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service
  2. KL

    KarenL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good food. Loved the appetizers. Bronzino, veggie kabobs both excellent. Monday is 1/2 price wine night!🍷💯
  3. j

    jacks

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As expected: Delicious. Good portions …. YB is one of our favorites.
  4. BL

    BaconLvr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive. I really appreciated the staff even preparing a bday surprise for my friend's bday lunch. She said she'd come back again.
  5. D

    Diner1

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service and pleasant environment. The best Mediterranean Restaurant in Northern VA.
  6. j

    jacks

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good as expected, as usual.
  7. L

    Lauren

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, and experience.
  8. DA

    DeenaA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat. Food is fresh, meat platters generous, and staff is friendly. One of our favorite places in NOVA.
  9. k

    kmhp

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good fresh and interesting dishes. Cheese wrapped in filo pastry hors d’oevre is delicious, olive tapenade served with table bread, falafel salad was delicious- and generous portion. My friend had fish again- bronzino, beautiful white fish, and they are serving roast potatoes with it. Desserts are wonderful and large enough to share- 3 pieces of baklava. In the past I’ve shared the mezza platter for two- great food and good portions , and hazelnut chocolate cake with cream. Nice outdoor seating. Very pleasant staff.
  10. N

    Nita

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful authentic early Saturday evening Turkish dinner for 2 on the patio. The Bronzino filet was beautifully prepared with choice of broccoli and roasted potatoes (simply prepared and perfect complement). The eggplant/yogurt (smoky eggplant with yogurt) with Turkish bread was a perfect starter. The Turkish white wine from Antolia, Kavaklidere 'Cankaya', was also excellent. For dessert we split the waitress' recommendation for cold baklava (prepared with cold milk). A wonderful surprise -- along with espresso (decaf for me), it was perfect conclusion to a delicious meal. Agree with others who have complemented the staff, who were welcoming and helpful. Our server Mary--knowledgeable about the food, including ingredients--her recommendations were all excellent. A wonderful dinner.
  11. GG

    GmmG

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with friends last night at Yala Bistro. We chose the Trio Appetizer, and it was delightful. We chose a delightful Turkish dry red wine with the help of our server. Our server was very helpful and was attentive but let us take our time to catch up and enjoy our meal. We highly recommend Yala Bistro.
  12. EU

    ElizaU

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant !! It is my favorite Turkish restaurant!! I love the service, the food, everything !!
  13. j

    jacks

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    YB has become one of our family favorites for dinner (great food, good portions). We tried it for lunch and were just as pleased - no difference. A little surprised that it was not more crowded given the nice weather.
  14. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We simply love this restaurant. The outdoor seating is a mixed blessing, as the tables themselves are fine but the traffic noise is a bit off putting. Make sure to order the dolmas—certainly the best in northern Virginia. We typically order many small plates to share, but someday we will order actual entrees ;). Desserts are also fine if you have room to eat more!
  15. c

    calamari

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious, healthy food at a neighborhood gem. Will go back soon. Try the assortment of appetizer spreads with fresh bread, the manti dumplings and a bottle of Turkish wine...a great find.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yayla is our “go to” neighborhood restaurant. We love the food, the people and the warm welcoming atmosphere. Everything on the menu is homemade, fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. Go! Enjoy!
  17. CW

    ColetteW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manti was delicious! Great salad as well.
  18. j

    jacks

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time for our friends. Now YB is a favorite for them too.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing dinner ! Our server was very nice and super helpful. The food was delicious and my dessert 3 layer chocolate was the best ! This is a restaurant where I can invite friends and family
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service. Wonderful house made dishes and delicious desserts. We had the pistachio gelato and it was so good. Outside dining was lovely. After my first visit I had to bring a friend and plan to bring my sister when she comes to visit in October. So glad to discover this lovely little restaurant right in my own neighborhood!
  21. LF

    LynnF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good Turkish food! And the staff is so pleasant and accommodating. Highly recommend for indoor or outdoor seating.
  22. 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!
  23. GG

    GinaG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. m

    marcinpau

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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.
  28. MA

    MichaelA

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!
  29. 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!!
  30. f

    fcdiner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good
  32. 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.
  33. ME

    MaureenE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

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

    AnneH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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!
  35. 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 …
  36. RY

    RalphY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  37. 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.
  38. S

    Soup

    Washington DC

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 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 ;)
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 720 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

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Postmates
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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