Yono's Restaurant

4.9
1081 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 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.
If booking is full at your desired time slot, please contact us at (518) 436-7747 as we may be able accommodate.
Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

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Leah
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is an incredible place for a special occasion—we were lucky enough to come to celebrate a new job and a new apartment. They customized a menu congratulating us and started the meal with a complimentary glass of prosecco. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings (one standard, one premium, so we could compare them). The meal is well-paced, thoughtful, unexpected, and exceptional. While everything was awesome, there were a few exquisite pairings—the orange/vanilla creme brûlée and the Auslese Riesling was one. The service is exemplary—I asked where the restroom was, and the staff member personally showed me to the foyer so I would know exactly where I was going. Both the owner and executive chef came over during the evening to say hello. Overall, I can’t imagine a more welcoming and lovely fine dining experience in Albany.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Start to finish everything was amazing. Astounding service and some of the best food I’ve had in years. Our only drawback (and it was very minor) was that I ordered the 8 course tasting menu and my husband ordered the 5 course tasting menu so there were times I was served food and he had nothing.

Order the venison - best entree I’ve had.

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BruceR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and service is top notch. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars for service is because one of the waiters spilled my glass all over the table.

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Lakeiya
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If I could afford it, I would eat here every week!!!
The food was phenomenal and all the staff were welcoming and super helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal and menu. Out of town guests were very impressed

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Ogoma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and great food. Will come back again.

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vipUpstateFoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yono’s is our go to celebration spot. Dine here if you want to be treated like gold for evening! Top notch food and phenomenal service!

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LilahQuerida
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yono’s never disappoints - Excellent food and outstanding service each time. That’s why we keep coming back!

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Tammyn
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have a culinary degree. Ans I am also a sommelier. Outstanding . Great service from 2 waiters and the sommelier taught me Some things. I lived meeting Yono as well. I also think it is the best he has Woman chefs. His wife and 2 others.

Great Job ladies

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MadelineH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone needs to go here! A delicious, inventive menu with a wide variety of dishes and outstanding wait staff and service made it a wonderful experience. I'd definitely recommend and go again!

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place to land for our first dine-in experience since the pandemic hit!

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PhilipS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out and wonderful food. Filet and Lobster dish was excellent.

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, lovely meal, very attentive servers, great wine and Somelier.

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David
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As customers of many years, we firmly believe Yono’s to be the finest restaurant in the Capital District. The dining room is quiet and well-laid out, service is excellent, and neither of us have ever had so much as one bite of food that we didn’t think was outstanding. We always appreciate the tableside visit from Chef Yono, that speaks volumes to his business mentality and acumen.

While the locally-sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley are used to make some very interesting and delicious dishes, we are equally partial to the Indonesian offerings we’ve had in the past. These dishes are extremely flavorful, with fantastic spice combinations. Either way, the food is fantastic, and will not disappoint.

This is not a “cheap date” by any means, and can involve a pretty significant spend depending on your taste in beverage accompaniments. However, it has been worth every penny each time we have visited, and we will continue to return for special occasions and date nights far into the future.

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EliseV
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, perfect timing between courses. Service was as expected (great!!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere. Amazing place for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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ERICJ
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yonos is the best restaraunt I have ever been to, period.

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vipUwskev
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing authentic Indonesian food. Wonderful Ambiance. Fabulous service.

Best Indonesian Food we have had outside of Indonesia!

Quiet, romantic, delightful.

Simply outstanding!

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SNTT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We live Richmond Virginia, ranked in top 10 of best foodie cities, so maybe our expectations were too high. To be fair the first time we visited Yonos everything was excellent, so possibly an off night. Two of us had the duck, very good, one had venison sirloin also good. Neither was outstanding. I had the suckling pork which was nothing more that pulled pork with sickening sweet sauce and burnt rind on top. The temperature of the food was luke warm, sent it back and when they brought it back it was still luke warm, but now the once crispy rind was rubbery and soft. I feel like they must have thrown it in the microwave. Appetizers we got were ridiculously small, one bite. They were more like a amuse bouche. The price did not match the quality we received. On a side note the service was impeccable. Too bad chef seems to have lost desire for excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year’s eve

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vipDelicious
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food as always. This was our third trip to Yono’s and we made the trip there purposely as we live 2 hours away. Service was impeccable. The dining room has super high ceilings and very elegant.

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MerryPat34
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and attentive waitstaff. Elegance in Albany.

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BobP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious.

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vipECAS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Yono’s for our first wedding anniversary and it was nothing short of incredible! Everything was perfect, from the atmosphere and music to the food and drinks. The chef even came out to talk to us which made us feel so special! Thank you to Garrett and Ed also for being so helpful, welcoming and great! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipScsalb
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always at Yono.

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Stevala
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only legitimate potential Michelin star restaurant in the Capitol area.

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ErmaO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A most enjoyable, relaxed dining experience, flawless in every respect. From the delicious crafted vintage style cocktails (a Boulevardier-don't know what's in it, but so delicious) to our fresh oysters with citrus mignonette appetizer at the bar, we were off to a great start. Once in the more formal dining room, we enjoyed some of Yono's authentic Indonesian fare, Babi Kecap-a savory, exotic spiced sweet soy pork dish; divine diver sea scallops with a butternut squash pureé; seared Hudson Valley foie gras; and an unbelievable roast suckling pig with the perfect crackling skin. A fine pinot noir was suggested by Josh, our sommelier, and ended with a beautiful Pavlova with Fall fruits. Plus, Donna's decadent cheesecake. Service was impeccable. A most memorable evening, looking forward to returning very soon.

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Someone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good ambiance! Attentive waiters. Expensive, but great for special occasions

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vipFrank
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is spectacular, people are tending to go out less. When you do this is the type of place to go. Great food you could never cook at home, great spacing and atmosphere.

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vipFunInPhilly
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time dining in a restaurant since Covid and were in Albany visiting family. We are so happy we chose to have that experience at Yonos. We live part of the year in France and haven't been able to get there this year because of the virus. This dining experience was the closest we could come to one there. Nothing was flawed; all was perfect. We met Yono, and our servers John and Joshua were very good. We enjoyed chatting with Joshua as he poured us the wines that were part of the pairing with the Chef's 8 course menu. We'd highly recommend it.

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yono's is a unique dining experience with gracious owners, one of the best in the Capital District!

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vipJohn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the 5 course Indonesian tasting menu. Every item was unique and incredibly flavorful. Yono stopped by the table and had a pleasant conversation.
We have been dining at Yono’s on our anniversary for many years and will continue in the foreseeable future.

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KeiraM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as expected. Impeccable service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Fantastic experience, as always!

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SheiryS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The service was excellent and they were very accommodating to changing the time. The food however was lackluster. My expectations were for much higher quality based on the rating of Albany restaurants. I though the food and presentation would be much more creative. The desert (tiramisu) was still half frozen when they brought it out.

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vipBuster1977
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The wine pairings were marginal at best given we upgraded to the premium pairings.

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vipLeonardG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and service as usual
would highly recommend

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ZoeI
Philadelphia
1 review