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Yayla Bistro

4.8
666 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Yes, we are open! Dine in & Outdoor Seating.
Online Ordering for pick up & delivery : http://www.yaylabistro.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 666 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipHarry
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and efficient service, with great food. Not as busy as it used to be, which is nice ... I hope the restaurant is doing enough business to do well financially. It's moderately priced. Great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great service! Turkish deserts were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The mixed grill was fantastic

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vipkmc2014
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always warm and gracious service and delicious food.

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vipBandido
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic, delicious Turkish food and very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, Yayla provided exceptionally delicious food with the kindest, most professional staff. They still make one of the best French martinis I’ve ever had. :-)

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vipDavidt
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great total experience- great food selection as well as preparation, very attentive staff

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JackS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a rare find in Metro DC: flavor, courtesy, VALUE

JM
vipJMT18
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service

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vipsunny
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five of us enjoyed sharing a mezze platter and grill platter, eating outside on their lovely side patio. The food and service was excellent! On a beautiful day, what could be better than sharing good food outside with friends?

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vipJSRS
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful, warm service and great food. Super outdoor space too.

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ArlingtonGuy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent starters and main courses. Great service. Quiet, with nice music that wasn't loud. Only suggestion: branzino was a little dry; maybe serve it whole instead of filet?

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vipEMERSONE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome from staff, super competent wait staff

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JamieH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't believe we lived in NoVa for three whole years before we discovered this gem! We're huge fans of Mediterranean food, and have struck out on several attempts to find a go-to spot. We finally found it at Yayla. Food was outstanding, start to finish. Service was everything you'd want in a quaint neighborhood joint. I felt like I was a part of the family! We can't wait to go back.

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ViennaLNO
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible- the service, the food, the drinks! Every single thing that our party of 4 ordered was outstanding. Moussaka was the best I’ve ever had. Dining room was lovely, outside dining looked fun, fantastic servers. Save room for the layered chocolate dessert - tremendous.

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vipWashingtonianTiger
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t wait to return

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LastHaxor
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! It will be yours too! My son and I had a couple of Turkish meat dishes, cheese and olive plate, bread, hummus, some other dish to dip and add to food, Turkish beer, and of course Turkish coffee to wrap up the meal. Everything was absolutely delicious. Full of fresh flavor. The staff was friendly, happy and funny, we sat outside and it was perfect! I'll be going back as often as possible.

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tnwhit
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful dining experience. The recommended entrees were delicious and my wife and I enjoyed sampling from each other's plate.

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vipJGB02
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word, awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The branzino was slightly over cooked and the vegetable side was just phones in. It’s disappointing to have such a beautiful fish set next to undercooked, bland and boring vegetables.

JM
JohnM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great mediteranian choices with execellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with amazing food and service.

JR
vipJeffR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, superior service, very reasonable prices.
Yayla exceeded our expectations. The kebab special was superb, so savory and tender. Please put it on your regular menu. Great overall experience.
Eat, drink local!

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BLaw
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had not been here in a few years- the last time we had eaten here was WAY back in the "before times." Honestly, the food was just as good or even better than I remembered! The selection was great, the quantities felt appropriate and we really enjoyed the experience outside. The outside felt quiet and appropriately distanced so that was wonderful and we will be back!

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Yayla's on Valentine's Day with my significant other.

They had a Valentine's Day menu that included an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. The food we ordered from that menu was delicious, but the $40.00 requirement for each person was a complete turnoff. My significant other an I asked for the regular menu which served food at </= $30.00, but we were told that we could only order off of the V-day menu. We were seriously thinking about leaving, but decided against it because there where not many other places thay had open reservations at the time.

The only saving grace was the delicious food, but I strongly suggest that Yayla's give their customers options. We were very irritated that they did not.

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viphaifa
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Our server Mia was tentative and excellent. Defiantly I will dine there again.

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vipUnhappy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very attentive and professional and tended to our needs! The food was abundant and tasty

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eaten there several time now and every meal has been a joy. The service is consistent, friendly and unobtrusive!! The meal was all deliciously memorable, with delicious calamari and trio sampler with the baba ganoush just perfect to begin. I had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked. The cheese and marmalade (halloumi cheese) was a new experience, and I will always order it here: they do it perfectly. I am a new fan!
Such an amazing Falls Church gem (though it may be in an Arlington address). Then, across the street for a precious local bookstore. Cannot praise enough! & such lovely people. Michael

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vipJohnG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The calamari starter is worth a special trip. Excellent selection of Turkish wines

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vipJohnG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yayla offers great food and great service. It has a good list of Turkish wines, with some excellent reds and whites.

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vipCarlaB
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely late lunch on the deck. Excellent food as always. Had my favorites, Yayla Soup, & Manti. Our favorite server, Rona, took great care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. Servers kept seeing me wait by the host table and didn’t come until I flag them down. Otherwise everything was great.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. We dined outside. There’s plenty of patio seating and sitting in the open air on a nice day is a good experience. Food is fine. We had moussaka and several mezze. Flavors were interesting and presentation was solid. And an opportunity to try Lebanese, Turkish wines.

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vipElifY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with authentic Turkish/mediterranean food!

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Carlorzy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent. They also have brunch on the menu and will check it out in the near future. Will recommend to anytime who wants to have a good Mediterranean meal.

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vipEpicure
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The moussaka is not what it used to be for $20. Disappointing.

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vipCobraA
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service and delicious authentic Mediterranean dishes. The haloomi cheese and branzino were standouts.

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MosesP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! The service was very quick and attentive, the ambiance is classy and welcoming, and the indoor seating was very spread out to keep with social distancing. The highlights of our meal was the halloumi cheese (very flavorful!) and the manti (the garlic yogurt gave the dish a refreshing and light feel). Great spot!

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DiannaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The lamb chops were delicious, as was the bronzino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Server was very informative and gave a welcoming vibe. The food was good and portion was great. Would recommend if anyone want to try out Turkish food and looking for a quite romantic atmosphere.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yayla Bistro using the Order Online button. Yayla Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Yayla Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 533-5600.

Yayla Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 666 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.