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Delicious and Authentic Turkish Cuisine at Yayla Bistro

Delicious and Authentic Turkish Cuisine at Yayla Bistro

30 reviews between Oct 08, 2019 and May 22, 2023.

Yayla Bistro offers a delicious and authentic Turkish cuisine with an elegant atmosphere and friendly service. The menu is wide-ranging and well-presented, featuring dishes such as grilled calamari, mezzanine plate, lamb chops, and Adana. The restaurant also provides delivery and take-out services. The staff is accommodating and knowledgeable, making recommendations for first-timers. With its serene decor and soft instrumental music, Yayla Bistro is the perfect spot for lunch or black-tie dining. Parking can be tight, but the restaurant is worth the visit. Highly recommended.

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  • Wonderful Staff

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. We have food allergies, and they answered questions with much kindness and patience. The food was great, and the service was even better.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Staff and Service
    May 22, 2023
  • Turkish Delight

    Our first visit here, and we really liked the menu and the service. Our server, Mary, was a delight and was helpful without being pushy. The food was mostly great, and the desserts were even better! The halloumi appetizer was memorable but avoid the calamari....It should be accurately described as squid chewing gum! Also note that the appetizer serving size is very small.More It should be accurately described as squid chewing gum! Also note that the appetizer serving size is very small.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Food
    Apr 02, 2023
  • Great food, atmosphere & superb service

    First time visit. Very elegant atmosphere, and a wide-ranging and delicious - looking menu. For the food and atmosphere, very reasonable proces. Service is exceptional. Servings are not US-size, so perfect for a meal. Highly recommended.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Food
    Feb 20, 2023
  • Amazing

    My wife and I tried the restaurant for a first time. Nice location with free group retail stores guest parking. The interior design is very attractive, clean and cozy. The food was very delicious and the service is outstanding. We will definitely go back soon...there and will recommend it for family and friends. We would give them 6 stars out of 5.More there and will recommend it for family and friends. We would give them 6 stars out of 5.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Food
    Dec 23, 2022
  • Great restaurant!

    My wife and I came here after reading all the great reviews. Yes, they are correct. We had the mezzanine plate for two. The chefs cigars were the highlight. Then we split entrees of Minte (spelling) and the spinach pie. As one might guess the...Minte tastes minty. It was delicious and I recommend it but it was a surprise! Service was wonderful.More Minte tastes minty. It was delicious and I recommend it but it was a surprise! Service was wonderful.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Food
    Dec 11, 2022
    • Lovely Food and Staff

      Visiting family in Arlington and Loved it!
      So happy we found this place. Will be back! The food is moderately priced too.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Location
      Dec 09, 2022
    • Great Turkish Food

      This is the best Turkish food I ate in East Cost. Elegant ambience and presentation of food. Dora was an amazing host. Will definitely be back.
      Both soups were delicious. Adana was perfect.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Dec 03, 2022
    • Delightful Thanksgiving dinner experience

      This was one of the few restaurants opened for Thanksgiving dinner until 8 pm. Its a lovely restaurant with a simple decor. The service is excellent. The drinks are on pricey end. We started with cocktails and international beers. Flower box was delicious with prosseco...and elderflower liquer. My husband enjoyed a greek beer. We started with a choice of mezze cacki yogurt based delicious dip, baba ganoush an eggplant dip. It comes with warm bread and spicy chili pepper sauce. We needed the red lentil soup, warmed our bodies on this cold day. We loved the mujerc, zuchinni patties. The lamb chops were absolutely delicious and very well marinated. The chicken wrap was one of the best we ever had. Definitely save space for superb array of dessert. Pistachio icecream with chocolate and layered hazelnut cake, absolutely decadent. We enjoyed our experience.More and elderflower liquer. My husband enjoyed a greek beer. We started with a choice of mezze cacki yogurt based delicious dip, baba ganoush an eggplant dip. It comes with warm bread and spicy chili pepper sauce. We needed the red lentil soup, warmed our bodies on this cold day. We loved the mujerc, zuchinni patties. The lamb chops were absolutely delicious and very well marinated. The chicken wrap was one of the best we ever had. Definitely save space for superb array of dessert. Pistachio icecream with chocolate and layered hazelnut cake, absolutely decadent. We enjoyed our experience.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Nov 24, 2022
    • Second visit same as the first

      We enjoyed this Turkish restaurant a year ago and when we were passing through, and we went out of our way to go there again. We started with well made cocktails and due to the late hour, we sampled the various appetizers, all of which...were unknown to us except one that I had as a main course last year. Since it was Monday night, all wines were half priced and we selected a Spanish Malbec that was very good. We were able to add to and delete from the standard appetizer sampler and they were all very good and new to us.More were unknown to us except one that I had as a main course last year. Since it was Monday night, all wines were half priced and we selected a Spanish Malbec that was very good. We were able to add to and delete from the standard appetizer sampler and they were all very good and new to us.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Nov 10, 2022
    • Best Fries EVER!

      Had a fantastic lunch with Kafte and Falafel, and incredible hummus, bread. And the best French Fries EVER! Staff was attentive and portions generous.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Sep 29, 2022
    • This was an outstanding dining experience from appetizers to desert. Authentic Turkish cuisine

      We had been to Turkey several times, and we relished the chance to taste real Turkish food. This bistro is the real thing from the servers, the appetizers, the entrees and the deserts. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire visit, and we hope to return. We...highly recommend taking time to go to Yayla.More highly recommend taking time to go to Yayla.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Aug 14, 2022
    • Delicous food

      Atmosphere, strong variety of food was great! Hosts were welcoming and served us well. Bread to start off with was delicious. Wine was great as well. Parking is a little tight but that's the whole Washington DC Area too my knowledge.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Others
      Jun 17, 2022
    • Customer Service

      I placed an order for our team's lunch for over 20 people. The food was ready and hot waiting at the door. I missed one burger the owner say's no worries on us. This place looks expensive on the inside, but the meals are very...much so within budget.More much so within budget.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Staff and Service
      Apr 20, 2022
    • Out Of This World Good!

      First time customers and we were blown away by the food. Absolutely fantastic.

      We ordered the grilled platter for two and everything was cooked perfectly and so delicious. The portions are generous - four people could have split the platter. We took our leftovers home...and feasted the next night.

      The service was friendly and prompt. The parking is a bit confusing the first time you go but once you realize where to park, it is not an issue.

      Highly recommend if you are in the area!More and feasted the next night.

      The service was friendly and prompt. The parking is a bit confusing the first time you go but once you realize where to park, it is not an issue.

      Highly recommend if you are in the area!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Feb 26, 2022
    • The best Kurdish restaurant ever

      Great food, great service and awesome Kurdish people. We love it there, definitely going back soon. BEST

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Staff and Service
      Jan 14, 2022
    • Amazing food experience

      Visited with family, and what a wonderful meal we had, we were new to Turkish menu, so we ask our waitress Dora, she made suggestions for our meal, and she was right on the money with her suggestions, the grill calamari, the platter of meats,...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Dec 12, 2021
    • What a GREAT Father's Day meal!!!

      My family of 5 had a spectacular meal today as we ate "inside" for the first time since Covid.The menu was filled with wonderful choices and we were all extremely pleased with each dish from appetizer to dessert.
      The service was excellent and everyone was...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Jun 20, 2021
    • Likely Best Turkish place in town

      This place is wonderful. Iโ€™m just going to highlight here.

      1. Food is amazing. I have been here so many times that I have tried everything on the menu. Itโ€™s always been stellar. The grilled calamari and mousaka is especially good.

      2. The people (staff/owners)....More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Jun 06, 2021
    • Great Balkan food, excellent service, careful anti-Covid measures

      We two "senior citizens," careful about dining out due to COVID, discovered this excellent Turkish restaurant (pan-Balkan cuisine) through a web search. Both of us have worked in the region and found Yayla's food to be authentic and delicious. Yayla has a heated outdoor patio...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Nov 16, 2020
    • Delivery with analyzing taste

      This place is also providing delivery and take out but itโ€™s food remain as tasty and as good as ever. We rider several dishes and all were good and the portion sizes were above average. If you live close this is a great option

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      May 06, 2020
    • Not as good as expected

      ...

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Others
      May 03, 2020
    • Turkish delight!

      Really yummy and freshly prepared Turkish cuisine. The waitstaff was very attentive and eager to share their favorite food choices. I was there with a group of 10 or so and the service was very smooth. Would recommend to anyone for lunch as well as...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Mar 05, 2020
    • Great Turkish Food and Friendly Service

      Food is very good and well presented. Service is friendly and staff are ready to go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed. My wife and I love this place and visit it often.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Staff and Service
      Mar 05, 2020
    • HalleYAYLA

      Authentic and very tasty choices including the incredible Spanikopita! Service is very attentive. We will return!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Feb 11, 2020
    • Positives and Disappointments

      The positives - Very friendly and attentive service, Chef cigar appetizer was wonderful, and the meat in the grilled platter (chicken, lamb, steak, and lamb chop) was incredibly flavorful and tasty.
      Disappointments - Appetizer sampler was missing items, didn't get additional requested bread, and bill...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Staff and Service
      Jan 26, 2020
    • Delicious

      Awesome food and atmosphere. My favorite was Grilled calamari and Halloumi cheese appetizers. Very good service. Was recommended by a friend, now will be regular.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Jan 21, 2020
    • Exceptional food, service, and atmosphere

      Fantastic Mediterranean cuisine. Food is carefully sourced, prepared, and presented. The staff is friendly, thoughtfully attentive, but not intrusive. The decor is beautiful, simple, and comfortable. Very serene. Soft instrumental music accents the environment. Elegant but not fussy. You can dress casually or black tie....More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food
      Jan 07, 2020
    • Great food!

      We have eaten here a few times and we simply love the entire street. Great food from all restaurants in this area.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Location
      Jan 06, 2020
    • A Turkish Gem

      ...

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Others
      Nov 06, 2019
    • Great food and service

      We love Yayla Bistro. It is our go-to neighborhood place. Great service and ambiance -delicious food - friendly staff. Couldn't ask for anything more. Bravo!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Staff and Service
      Oct 08, 2019

Sentiment Analysis

  • Positive(29)
    97%
  • Negative(1)
    3%
  • None(0)
    0%
94 Net Promoter
Score

Popular Topics

  • Food(19)
    63%
  • Staff and Service(6)
    20%
  • Others(3)
    10%
  • Location(2)
    7%

Languages

  • English(30)
    100%

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