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Aya SOFIA Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Lindenwood Park
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6671 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109-2526 (Jamieson / Plainview)
+1 314-645-9919
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17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for dinner. Even though we had not made reservations, we were seated right away in a private booth. Our server, Annette, was extremely helpful explaining both the specials and the popular menu items. We started with the hot spinach dip and pita bread. The dip was made with feta, mozzarella, and one other cheese... More 

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Thank maryo7
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I had a delightful meal. We were warmly greeted, seated in a timely manner in a quiet, comfortable booth (perfect if you are seeking a romantic evening), the appetizers were great especially babaganoush then dined on a roasted lamb w/ mashed potatoes & Turkish salad w/ tasty shrimp & chicken kebab's - a must experience

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Thank Paul R
Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My wife and I have been to Aya Sofia many times with friends and family over a period of several years. We have never had a bad experience. There is a great little bar, a modest sized and very intimate dining room and some patio seating outdoors also. The service has always been great and the food is unique and... More 

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Thank Ricardo59IL
Atlanta, GA
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

WOW! Run, don't walk, to this place. So romantic - we ate in a booth for four, side by side, with little curtains on the outside that could be closed. We had the Aya Sofia meze platter, which was fantastic, though I highly recommend switching out the sarma (stuffed grape leaves) with the borek (spinach and feta pie). (Reviews say... More 

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Thank divewicky
Swansea
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215 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Came to graze. Grape leaves full of flavor. Swordfish kabobs were excellent. Bean salad was refreshing. Water glasses were always filled. Will come back for Happy Hour.

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Thank Goose G
Swansea
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215 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered several small hot plates. All were excellent. Best stuffed grape leaves I've ever had. Swordfish kebabs - quite delicious. Looking forward to eating through the menu.

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St. Louis area
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Turkish food is one of my favorite cuisines, and Aya Sofia does it right. The staff strike that perfect blend between friendliness and professionalism, the atmosphere is unique and lovely, and the food is just to die for. I've eaten here many times and it's hard to know what to recommend - the lamb dishes and fresh fish are always... More 

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Thank LotusLauren
Jefferson City, Missouri
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is an intimate restaurant. Our server was marvelous. The bloody mary was excellent. I ordered the Eggs Florentine. For the first time in my life, the serving was larger than I could eat. Highly recommended.

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Thank LisaFoxJC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Little romantic place with super delicious food!! Try the lamb chops, or the swordfish, it was just amazing!

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Thank Adrian V
St Louis, MO
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219 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Overall very tasty food. The grilled shrimp, babagaoush, and an eggplant vegetarian entree were all excellent. We also ordered the boreka which was good but not great. We also got their coffee infused chocolate mouse dessert which was very decadent. Very nice atmosphere and an excellent outdoor patio. Like many other smaller places in the city of St Louis they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6671 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109-2526
    (Jamieson / Plainview)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lindenwood Park
  • Phone Number: +1 314-645-9919
Description
Aya Sofia, St. Louis’ only Turkish restaurant, opened in October 2005 by Turkish Chef Mehmet Yildiz and designer Alicia Aboussie. Our outstanding Turkish cuisine is delicious, fresh, and healthy. We serve lamb, beef, chicken and seafood. Aya Sofia offers a large variety of cold and hot meze (small plates) that are intended to be shared and will complement any of our entrees. Afiyet Olsun (Enjoy your meal)! Aya Sofia has a romantic luxurious atmosphere combined with excellent upscale service and warm Turkish hospitality.

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