Maya Bistro

4.8
143 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Welcome to Maya Bistro!

Maya Bistro is a family-owned restaurant in Arlington, VA. in Maya Bistro our delicious meals can be anything from a simple snack to an elaborate multi-course meal celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey.


It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish & Mediterranean food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality.


With the 35 years of experience in a variety of cuisines, our family draws on a deep knowledge of classic and contemporary Turkish & Mediterranean cooking as well as the many regional influences on Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine.
What 143 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Nice place for an after work meal. Chicken shish was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food beautiful place

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BarbaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with out-of-town guests. A nice choice for all of us.

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vipBarbaraAnn
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Maya Bistro! The food and service are fabulous. I had the chicken shish which was grilled to perfection. Love the olive tapenade and fresh bread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience with outstanding food

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vipNunal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service!

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The Maya Cigars are a must have!

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vipPickyfamily
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got a birthday dessert for my friend. Wonderful staff. Delicious food!

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KitB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous discovery! Everything about our experience was wonderful. We ate outdoors in great weather, but indoors looked lovely too. Will definitely return.

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vipMelissa22205
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everyone at Maya strives to make the food perfect, the service excellent and the entire experience delicious, relaxing and fun. Great for groups and also great for quiet conversations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We hadn’t been in awhile bc of pandemic - food was better than ever and as always hospitality and staff amazing. Thank you!

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ChristineP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic early Mother's Day dinner at Maya Bistro. Thank you!

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Otustanding food and service! Wonderfully friendly and welcoming!

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viplevyj413
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, reasonable prices, friendly service!

Maya Bistro was a family favorite during the pandemic; we even ate outside when it was cold!

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PollyR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food!! Love this place!

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MBUArl
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding! Thank you Maya Bistro, we will be back!

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vipkamelt
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and service. Liked the Lentil Soup, Manti & Imam Bayaldi.

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vipWazza
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is SO wonderful to have in the neighborhood! The food is SUPERB, they have stellar service - both when dining in or when ordering takeout - and they mix a great and generous cocktail, too. At this point, we've eaten almost everything on the menu at least once and while we have favorites, for sure, I can honestly say that everything we've gotten has been delicious. I've ordered from their catering menu for a group, too, and it's been incredibly well-received by all of our guests - many of whom have become regulars themselves! I CANNOT recommend this place highly enough - it's a gem.

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vipvabutterfly
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a beautiful evening, so we chose to sit outside at Maya Bistro for an early dinner. Except for the noise of street traffic, it was a lovely meal. The food, as always, was excellent including the salmon, the "manti" (beef stuffed dumplings with fragrantly-spiced yogurt sauce) and moussaka. We started our meal with our favorite trio sampler - we selected babaghanouj, Patlican Kozleme (smoky eggplants) and cacik (garlicky strained yogurt with cucumbers) served with their very special bread/naan. My family declared the dolma among the best they have tasted! Rice pudding and a rich chocolate cake were great finishes to this meal!

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vipArlingtonLover
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely place to have lunch or dinner, especially on the patio. Patio is tucked alongside the side of the building, in sunshine (or not) with heaters (or not), as you please. Great food, friendly service, good value. Fabulous locally owned Mediterranean restaurant.

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vipPatriciaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time. Food was delicious and service was very attentive. Will return for sure.

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D703
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food - the branzino was great! Excellent service.

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vipLetsEat
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. The food and the service.

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vipLaura
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice outdoor dining, excellent service and food as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Food is awesome and service is superb. I go on Monday. They have high price bottle is wine. Recommend trying this place out if you have not.

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vipLetsEat
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food always excellent.

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vipJoanne
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant with terrific service. The wait staff gets 5 out of 5 stars! The food was delicious. I would have given the food 5 stars except it was a little spicier than I like. The dessert was outstanding.

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vipOlivia
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch sitting outside in perfect weather! Food is always excellent. Tables offer enough separation to feel comfortable

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vipVeraZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and very good service. Kids love this place too.

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vipDanaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Maya Bistro! The hosts and servers are wonderful and the food is even better. We love our neighborhood bistro!

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vipdriver
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Couples night out with friends. Very accommodating from tasting wine to making excellent food recommendations. The entire staff was upbeat and smiling not like most restaurants. Being of middle eastern heritage the food was outstanding. Our table sampled several dishes. The portion were enough the fill my husband and to much for me! We would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return soon.

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vipCCW52
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was wonderful and our servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to going again!

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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vipWazza
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet ANOTHER amazing experience at Maya Bistro on Saturday evening! Had incredible food (tried a bunch of new items between the three of us and each SUPERB!) and, as usual, friendly service! $15 corkage fee as we brought our own delicious wine - though not necessary as they make incredible cocktails and have a great wine list that's correctly priced, too! (just have been trying to drink up some of the wine I have...)

I cannot recommend Maya highly enough!! SO SO SO glad that they've joined our neighborhood - but have to say that even if it were farther away, I'd travel to have dinner here!!

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ErikP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get anything with lamb.

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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vipSpaGirl54
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with authentic Turkish food and wines.

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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vipCarolineS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great venue for a family gathering. They have good sharable plates both for appetizers and main course. Highly recommend the eggplant dishes. The kebab platter for two is outstanding with very generous portions. And the service was seamless with very attentive waiters throughout.

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Reliable good food. Extensive menu with great service

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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Diane
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There were three in my party. We had a reservation. We were seated immediately and waited upon promptly. Our wait person successfully recommended wines in accordance with our descriptions and brought our appetizers quickly. We chose the trio and were not disappointed by hummus, eggplant or roasted peppers. Each of us enjoyed the different entrees that we ordered. My Moussaka was superlative as was the Red lentil soup. My friends equally enjoyed the Manti and the Spinach Pie. We will definitely return.

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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Ameenb1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The accommodations were comfortable and the food came out quickly. The server was prompt and attentive to our needs. Last but not least,the food was excellent! Would definitely recommend and I look forward to eating here again

Maya Bistro
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are glad that you and family loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing.

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vipMing
Washington DC
188 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my 3rd time here and the food is consistently good. I look forward to my next time. We like the mezze platter, moussaka, stuffed zucchini, dolma. The bread and tapenade that come with the meal also excellent.

FAQs

Maya Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Maya Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.