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Aya SOFIA Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lindenwood Park
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6671 Chippewa St, Saint Louis, MO 63109-2526 (Jamieson / Plainview)
+1 314-645-9919
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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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Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ricardo59IL
Atlanta, GA
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank divewicky
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212 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Goose G
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212 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

1 Thank Goose G
St. Louis area
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank LotusLauren
Jefferson City, Missouri
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Thank LisaFoxJC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Adrian V
St Louis, MO
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220 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Love2Explr
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

First time to go. We really enjoyed the decor. I especially loved the pillows in the booth. I love some back support and it helps to get close to the table when you are short. Megan took good care of us. She nicely represents the restaurant and city life-style. We could not eat all of our food after trying out... More 

Thank NewToSaintLou
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

one of our favorite places for a wonderful dinner out. The Mediterranean menu is always good and the service is always outstanding. An all around great place!

Thank Jim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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
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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