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2201 N. Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213
+1 703-533-5600
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Ranked #6 of 697 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Yayla Bistro offers a wide variety of traditional and healthy Mediterranean cuisine prepared fresh each day by our experienced Turkish chefs. See full menu on our web page. In addition to our main dining room, we have a full-service bar area (with TV) featuring special Happy Hour drinks and appetizers from 4-7 pm on Mon-Fri. We also have outdoor patio seating. Children's menu available. We are located one block from I-66 and 4 blocks from the East Falls Church metro, behind the Econo Lodge Metro. Open every day from 11am-10pm. We can accommodate groups up to 70. We provide take-out service, and we also offer catering for all types of meetings and events.
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch and started off with the Trio Spread sampler. My favorite was the Patlican Kozleme (eggplant) followed by the Htipiti (spicier). Skip the Cacik; it was bland compared to the rest. I went with the Moussaka for my entree and was pleasantly surprised by it's freshness and good balance of flavors. For dessert, you absolutely need to... More 

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Grasonville, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Brought a few clients here for a holiday lunch and it was terrific. The dining room was very nice without being "stuffy"and the service was excellent. Our server was engaging without being intrusive and quite willing to answer questions about the menu. The kitchen turned out an excellent lunch. Many of the items were not familiar to us but I'm... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a shot and I'm glad all of your guests liked our food. Some people are hesitant to try something different, but our servers are happy to explain the food and to help you choose according to your tastes. Thanks again for hosting your Holiday Lunch at Yayla and we hope you will come back often. See... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What not to love in this place! amazing place and great customer service! can't wait to go back with my family!

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for mentioning our LAHMACUN. It's is gaining our customers' attention, particularly after being featured in the Oct 2014 Northern Virginia Magazine: "Flatbreads: There is life beyond cheese and its name is lahmacun." Also the Aug 2014 Washingtonian Magazine included a picture of our yummy lahmacun. It's a delicious and healthy Mediterranean-style pizza. Come back soon and bring your family!! More 

West Virginia, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch at Yayla Bistro due to their good reputation on Tripadvisor. I can definitely say it is well-earned. The service, atmosphere, and food are top-notch. Be sure to try at least one of their assortment of delicious spreads to go with the delicious complementary flat bread. I'm pretty fond of the fast-food style kabobs that abound... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. I hope this will be your first of many visits to our restaurant. I'm glad you mentioned the kabobs. We have chicken shish and lamb shish, and unlike many fast-food kabob places that cook their whole batch in the morning, we grill our kabobs only after you order so it comes fresh... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good and atmosphere was really good. Staff was friendly. Kids enjoyed it too. The spreads for appetizer was delicious.

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you and your children liked our food. Please note that you can get a free dessert on Mon-Thurs from 5-10 pm by "checking in" on Yelp. We do have ice cream, but I strongly suggest that you try the baklava or apricot delight. Hope to see you soon! More 

New York City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great Mediterranean - Middle Eastern food. Not cheap but rea- sonably priced. Variety of meat and seafood dishes as well as many delicious appetizers and salads. For dessert the baklava is a tasty and dependable standby. Reservations are recommend- ed and is right around the block from EconoLodge Metro. Staff has menus and will hapiily make reservations. Neighborhood is lucky... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Owner at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

We checked with the reviewer because the reviewer's rating did not match the excellent written comments. They responded that they meant to give us a 5-star rating but inadvertently checked the wrong box. Unfortunately Trip Advisor does not allow reviewers to amend a rating for 30 days from the last review. The reviewer assued us that they thoroughly enjoyed their... More 

Washington,DC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have eaten here several times for lunch and dinner. Their menu is varied, and it is a Turkish/Mediterranean. It is owned by a Turkish family, and the family does the cooking.

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your 5-star review. Yes, we are small and family-owned and excited to celebrate our 8th month in business. Thanks to customers like you, we are loving all the attention and want to be the best we can be. We make our dishes fresh each day with top-quality ingredients because we want everyone to fall in love with our... More 

Falls Church, VA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Superb Turkish food, great wait staff and an exceptional wine list make Yayla Bistro a go back to again and again kind of place. We had the moussaka which was light and flavorful, the flatbreads were flaky and delicious and the lamb schish was succulent and juicy -- every thing cooked to perfection. Surprisingly enough there is a really good... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. If you like the lamb shish, you are going to love our lamb chops. We hope you will become one of our regular customers. Please note that we offer 50% off bottles of wine (any bottle in stock) on Monday nights and we offer 50% off our spreads (baba ghanoush, hummus, htipiti, cacik, and... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Dined here as a couple (44, no kids, eat out a lot). Ordered a trio of appetizers which were ok. The price is $11 so you receive a much smaller portion. I think this is the way to go because there wasn't 1 appetizer we wanted more of. Having a taste was enough. We ordered the grilled calamari. It comes... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We will use your comment about the calamari as a teachable moment. I'm sorry nobody asked about it. About 5% of our customers do not care for the way we grill it instead of deep fry but honestly it is much healthier to grill it but the honey-vinegar sauce is not for everyone. The next time,... More 

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Yayla's has a simple and warm ambiance with the right background music. The food presentation is beautiful. As pretty as the food was to look at, eating it was better! I splurged for this meal and got the trio of spreads, asking my server for a recommendation of which three spreads to sample for variety. His suggestion was excellent and... More 

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Yayla_Bistro_Manager, Manager at Yayla Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star review. It means a lot to us. I'm glad you asked the server for some recommendations and I'm glad you liked everything. In case you are interested, we continue to offer free dessert on Mon-Thurs if you check in on Yelp from 5-10 pm. Just saying! Hope to see you soon. More 

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Additional Information about Yayla Bistro

Address: 2201 N. Westmoreland St, Arlington, VA 22213
Phone Number: +1 703-533-5600
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish

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