Yafa

4.3
219 Bewertungen
Bis zu 30 USD
Mediterran

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4.3Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
4.3
Essen
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambiente
4.0
Preis-Leistung
Lärm · Gemäßigt
77 % der Gäste würden das Restaurant einem Freund empfehlen
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TheSaint
Sacramento
20 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service4Ambiente4

Yafa was better than I remember. One of our go to’s while in Carmel.

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MonicaC
Sacramento
14 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Juli 2021
Gesamt4Essen5Service4Ambiente4

We enjoyed our meal at YAFA. The owner (I’m assuming) was very friendly. Our dinner took a while to arrive and they forgot my sauvignon blanc, but once we had our dinners, we were quite happy. I had the pan seared salmon in a dill and caper sauce over veggies and my husband had the seafood pasta We ended the evening with a decadent chocolate cake and
Ouzo which were perfect! It’s a small, somewhat noisy place with plastic tablecloths. I would love to see better linens, but everything else was great.

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OpenTable-Gast
Seattle
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Dia and Rita are amazing hosts. The atmosphere and service is wonderful and the food is 5star all the way. I have tried almost everything in the menu and it is all remarkable.

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vipnjrestaurant
San Francisco
17 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. Juli 2021
Gesamt3Essen2Service3Ambiente3

We were disappointed in the food taste - we had been here a couple of years ago and the food seemed much better. Everything we ordered was far from the best we have enjoyed at other Mediterranean restaurants.

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AliL
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 23. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

The whole experience was perfection. The food, wine, and service will keep us coming back for more.

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vipdallasite
Dallas
14 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente4

The food was excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. When our waiter noticed that I didn't eat my chicken skewers, the owner came to our table and apologized that they were over cooked. He then insisted on not charging us. Wonderful customer service!

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UtaF
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 23. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente4

Prompt courteous service, excellent food, on the pricey side, very high noise level inside,

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 20. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service3Ambiente5

Food was fantastic! Had to wait awhile for the food, but it was well worth the wait!

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OpenTable-Gast
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 14. Juli 2021
Gesamt2Essen2Service1Ambiente2

The service was terrible. We waited and waited to get water and it never came. Normally you get drinks before your food but we received our food and didn’t get drinks until we were almost done eating our food. That was after we asked three separate times for water. Then at the end we ask for the bill and I never came after 45 minutes so we ended up walking up to the cash register and ask him to pay then. There was a dog inside the restaurant that would not stop barking.

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OpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. Juli 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service5Ambiente4

Food was pretty good… but as a Lebanese, not exactly what I expected. Everything was delicious, though.
We had lamb meatballs in pasta, Kafta kabobs of lamb and beef, and a labneh starter. The labneh starter was the one that threw me off- it was tzadziki flavored labneh!
It was good… but just not what I was expecting. The pasta seemed authentic and hand pulled, and meats were high quality, tasty, perfectly spiced, and the meat was not dry.

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Athena
Central Coast
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. Juli 2021
Gesamt2Essen5Service1Ambiente3

To be fair, I've been to Yafa many times and the service is usually excellent. However, I took a new guest there on a Saturday and it took us an HOUR to get drinks and and hour and 15-20 minutes to get food. As there was really no other place to go in Carmel, we were stuck. The food here is always excellent, but the service was atrocious. One server served several other tables before us multiple times. The staff made us feel invisible. Covid has ravaged the service industry and I also feel they did not have enough help. Food was fantastic as always, but you should'nt have to wait an hour and a half for it- especially with a reservation.

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vipLinda
San Francisco
16 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Enjoyed our time there. Good food and service. Love the outside dining. Wish Carmel would let them keep it.

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 9. Juli 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

I may dream about their butternut squash ravioli for the rest of my life!! Amazing!

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Marta
Washington, D.C
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 5. Juli 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service2Ambiente5

Incredibly busy. We booked a reservation online but waited 35 minutes to be seated. Once seated ambiance was lovely. All the staff members were working extremely fast and seemed completely overwhelmed. The pace of food arriving was slow. The food was delicious. It’s a great place but it seems like they need a bigger kitchen & more tables for 2 so seats don’t go vacant while so many people are waiting.

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vipVicki
San Francisco
70 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. Juli 2021
Gesamt3Essen4Service2Ambiente3

I appreciated the dessert with candle per the birthday mention in the OpenTable notes. Many places forget it. Our table was on large outdoor slat, but the heat lamps were most appreciated. Service was spotty - but probably understaffed due to Covid. Most of our dishes were excellent- get the lamb, shrimp, and cauliflower steak, but skip the octopus. Nice pours for the wine by the glass.

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vipOpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 3. Juli 2021
Gesamt1Essen1Service1Ambiente1

Food was bad, over cooked and overpriced and had horrendous service.

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OpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 2. Juli 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service3Ambiente4

Great food, cute vibe; HUGE glasses of wine! ;)

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 2. Juli 2021
Gesamt1Essen1Service1Ambiente2

Used to be good.

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VinayM
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. Juli 2021
Gesamt1Essen1Service1Ambiente2

Yafa is definitely overrated. The food was flavorless and service was pretty unfriendly. It’s super expensive for what’s served!

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OpenTable-Gast
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 28. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service4Ambiente4

Had a wonderful experience; the food was amazing and loved the atmosphere. Will definitely be back, when we visit Carmel, in the future.

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vipBarney24
Portland
22 Bewertungen
Besucht am 27. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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vipbchechel
San Francisco
31 Bewertungen
Besucht am 27. Juni 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service3Ambiente3

The food and the service were just OK, nothing to write home about. I don't think we will be back.

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SidP
San Diego
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 21. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

The ambiance, service and food was great! Good option in the town.

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OpenTable-Gast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 21. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen4Service4Ambiente4

Had the lamb and it was great

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vipCharlesG
Baltimore
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 21. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente4

Wonderful restaurant in a town of restaurants.

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OpenTable-Gast
Hawaii
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen4Service5Ambiente5

fantastic service. will definitely be back!

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DeborahS
San Francisco
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen4Service5Ambiente5

Really attentive service, plenty of wines available by the glass at reasonable prices and very good food. New owner took over only a few months before Covid19 shut down and has done a great job hiring and training really good staff. We will go back next time we're in Carmel.

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Cary
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 17. Juni 2021
Gesamt2Essen2Service1Ambiente2

I wouldn’t go again(( from whole 6 items I did like just one, my kebab was raw,

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vipPasmh
San Francisco
26 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. Juni 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

As always, the service, food and ambiance were excellent. Just wish we lived nearer and o visit more often!

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hkop
Los Angeles
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 6. Juni 2021
Gesamt3Essen3Service4Ambiente2

Food was ok., not gourmet. Very simple decor. Service was ok too.

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vipNorCalGal
Las Vegas
11 Bewertungen
Besucht am 5. Juni 2021
Gesamt2Essen4Service1Ambiente4

While we had enjoyed Yafa as take out, our in restaurant experience was quite disappointing. We requested seating outside. We were delayed from our reservation time by 15 minutes. After we sat down it took time to give drink orders, more time to get them, long wait for waiter and very long time for apps and entrees. All in all, it took nearly 3 hours from start of seating until last dish served. While the food was generally good, ravioli was dried out from heat lamp and the wait dampened our whole experience. The staff did not show much interest in the fact that we had waited so long!!

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vipK9tank
San Francisco
21 Bewertungen
Besucht am 25. Mai 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente4

Outstanding service a d food

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ArtsiomT
Washington, D.C
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 9. Mai 2021
Gesamt3Essen4Service2Ambiente3

Overpriced, service is not great.
Chairs and table from Costco and look cheap. Not adequate to the price range.

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OpenTable-Gast
Central Coast
11 Bewertungen
Besucht am 9. Mai 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Overall everything was well balanced. From the delicious food portions to the warm staff that helps is out. I would recommend anyone that is craving great tasting Mediterranean food to stop by and dine!

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vipTheFoodieInMe
San Francisco
11 Bewertungen
Besucht am 8. Mai 2021
Gesamt2Essen3Service1Ambiente2

" Poor service, tiny portions, on the expensive side, only good is the food"

I took a couple of weeks to write this review, as I really wanted to have time at hand to write it.

We went there 2 weeks back as the party of 8. The only good thing I can say is the ' taste of the food', it was delicious. I frequent Carmel and have dined at numerous restaurants, all the places are on the ' expensive side', but at least the service is exceptional and portion sizes are decent.
At Yafa, the portion sizes are extremely small.
We had to keep asking for pita bread, and finally almost when we were done with our food, 1 side of pita bread arrived. Even after spending close to 350-400$, they charged us 1.5$ for 3 tiny pieces of pita. Usually, I wouldn’t have had an issue with that, but this time, after asking for it like 6 times, it arrived when we were almost about to leave. We didn't feel 'content' with our experience and our food.

We asked the manager( I think), who was serving us if he thinks the portion would be enough for one, he quite rudely answered, ' I don't know, but it won't be enough for even one '. Won't be going back here again nor recommend this place to anyone.

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LocalFoodLover
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 8. Mai 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

The food at Yafa was outstanding. The service from the owners themselves waiting tables was truly a delight. They brought us champagne on the house and had an amazing array of specials that evening. The only negative was when one of the owners announced to all the diners that the service was slow because of the extension of unemployment benefits and then proceeded to badmouth the current administration. He seem to realize pretty quickly that this was unnecessary and inappropriate so he stopped. It was odd that he stood up and made this political statement to a group of people that were there trying to support his business. I think he was just truly at his wits end because they were very busy and he clearly did not have enough staff. Luckily, the food made up for this unfortunate incident.

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vipGregC
San Francisco
19 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. Mai 2021
Gesamt3Essen2Service3Ambiente3

Yafa is a mom and pop small cozy restaurant. I don’t know exact date but business was sold during Covid 2020 to present owner Dia. Delightful man, energetic and friendly. Service people aren’t trained ( dirty, used dishes left on table way too,long- no follow up “ how is your food, etc) — my son and I had octopus appetizer- very good flavor but tougher than a 50cent steak. When I told Dia, ( just info not a complaint) he said, “really.”?

They are trying hard but the reality is in Carmel there are way too many better choices.

There’s a market for Mediterranean food. I hope he gets properly trained chef and staff.

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vipOpenTable-Gast
Los Angeles
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. April 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Excellent staff and quality food

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OpenTable-Gast
Central Coast
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 24. April 2021
Gesamt4Essen4Service5Ambiente4

Everything was great. Food, service and ambiance. However the amount of Gorgonzola on the filet was a bit much, but all I had to do was scrape it off and use on my pita bread.

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HillaryP
Los Angeles
21 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. April 2021
Gesamt5Essen5Service5Ambiente5

Yummy food, super friendly service ! Will return 😊

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Yafa wird von 219 OpenTable‑Gästen mit 4.3 Sternen bewertet.

Ja, Sie können üblicherweise in diesem Restaurant reservieren, indem Sie auf OpenTable Datum, Uhrzeit und Personenzahl wählen. Aufgrund lokaler Einschränkungen nimmt dieses Restaurant derzeit möglicherweise keine Reservierungen entgegen.