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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 Transport:
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

Yayla Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Authentic (24)
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Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Special Occasions (13)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Child Friendly (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Lunch (10)
Outdoor Eating (10)
Cosy (10)
Group Bookings (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romance (4)
Tapas (4)
Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Spicy (3)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vegan (2)
High Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 15 October 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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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 October 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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Food5
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·Dined on 29 September 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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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 September 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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 19 September 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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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 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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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Excellent restaurant. excellent service!! Great food!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 4 September 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 August 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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Food4
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Service4
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 August 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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Food5
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Service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 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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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 August 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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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 August 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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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 August 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Truly enjoyed the service and food; however, the noise level was distracting. Last time we ate there, it was much quieter, fewer occupied tables. When the restaurant is nearly full it can get very loud/noisy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Love this neighborhood restaurant. Waiters are great -- so helpful and friendly!

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 August 2017

One of my favorite Arlington restaurants. The food is consistently good and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 July 2017

We've dinner several times and the food and service has been consistently excellent. The food options are very good and the friendly staff always helps you make it a great experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 July 2017

We love this place. The service is always exceptional and we the owners/managers and staff are so welcoming. it might be a bit pricey for some but you definitely get what you pay for. Great service, wonderful food and a delightfully welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Yayla's had been recommended and it lived up to its hype. The staff was friendly and attentive and helped us make decisions. The Adana was absolutely delicious and I was pleased it came with an option of fresh vegetables instead of rice or bulgur. The baklava was among the best I ever tasted -- in Turkey or out. My friend had the mucver and loved it. Our appetizers were also very good (halloumi cheese and grilled calamari). It's a place I'll be returning to!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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Service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 July 2017

As always an excellent meal. Don't forget to try the Turkish wines. Wait staff very friendly and helpful.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Amazingly kind waitress and awesome food! Great place!!!

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Lots of vegetarian options, and inventive offerings alongside Mediterranean standards. Good execution, fast service, and accommodating for a group of 8.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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Food5
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Service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 June 2017

Always a great lunch choice.

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 June 2017

Excellent food and great service. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Great original fresh food prepared in an authentic fashion

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 June 2017

We met friends for dinner on Fathers' Day and it was noisier than usual. We shared the Mezze Platter for 4, which was delicious. We also shared an order of chicken kabobs and another of lamb patty (not sure what this one was called), also very tasty.

We'll go to this restaurant again soon!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 18 June 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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Food5
Ambience4
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Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 June 2017

The food was great... Almost everything we get on the table were delicious. Except for lentil soup. It was still not bad.. But it could be better.Service was very fast, servers were very kind and understand what you want... I can give 8, out of 10. Missing two points are one from the Lentil Soup. The other point from the price. The prices are a little bit overpriced...
But overall it was a good dinner ... I'll be back and recommend to friends...

Tags: Authentic
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 June 2017

An area favorite. Great food, fantastic service. I've had had half of the menu and loved everything.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Yayla is, for us, a perfect neighborhood restaurant: nearby, excellent food, helpful and friendly wait staff, and moderate prices. The Turkish/Kurdish dishes are prepared fresh, and there are plenty of fresh vegetable options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 June 2017

Delicious appetizer spreads and the moussaka was light and so flavorful.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 May 2017

Wonderful food and service. This was our second visit and we were made to feel like wonderful friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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Food5
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Three of us is met for drinks at Yayla's . We were able to get there early enough to grab one of the outdoor tables. The staff were extremely friendly and pleasant. Right away they delivered a puffy flat bread with a tangy kalamata olive spread. We ordered several Mediterranean items to share and especially enjoyed the homemade baba ghanoush and lahmacun. The one of us who had traveled to Turkey said the food took him back there and is very authentic. I saw they have pita wraps for lunch and am going back next week!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 May 2017

We had a great dinner experience. Service was great. The only negative thing I can say is that it is a bit noisy, possibly because of the poor acoustics of the place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food4
Ambience5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Four of us had a lovely Saturday evening dinner, our first visit. We will definitely return. Service was gracious and attentive. Dining room was full and lively, but it's a smallish place so it wasn't too loud. Food was yummy! We shared a roasted red pepper and feta spread as an appetizer, served with fantastic flavorful flatbread. We also had grilled calamari -- very vinegar-y and a bit chewy, some liked it better than others. Two of us had the special entree, a beef/lamb combo -- shaved like traditional gyro meat, served over cubes of flatbread and garlic yogurt. It was absolutely delicious, and the portions were huge. One of us had shrimp in lemon butter sauce with bulgur pilaf, also very good (but the special was better). Our fourth entree, a spicy beef kabob, was good but nothing special. For dessert we split excellent baklava and a cinnamon-infused caramel custard (like flan) that was lick-the-plate delicious.

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