Opened in 2015 by Chefs Jonah Kim and Mike Isabella, Yona is a full-service noodle bar and Japanese small plates restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily. The menu features both traditional and more inventive takes on ramen, including Kim’s tonkotsu pork broth and noodles made exclusively for the restaurant. In addition to ramen, the menu offers small plates that reflect both the chef’s Korean heritage and Japanese culinary training. Steamed duck buns and crispy Brussels sprouts with fermented chili mayo find a place alongside apples dressed with miso butter and plates of Korean-style chicken wings, double-fried with a gochujang-bourbon glaze.
The lunch menu features quick-serve items for professionals on-the-go, while the beverage program showcases craft beer, sake, and specialty cocktails by Mike Isabella Concepts Beverage Director Taha Ismail.
LOCATION: 4000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203
METRO: located 5 blocks from the ballston metro station
POPULAR DISHES: Get the tuna poke; It's simple but elegantly dressed and delicious.
Dry-fried wings; Taste like happiness. A tinge sweet, but with a great crunch and plenty of meat on the bones. Good level of heat.
Yona is open from 11:30am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and 11:30am to 9pm Sunday.
They reservations & walk-ins and offers take out, catering and waiter service. Make a reservation through OpenTable or call 703.465.1100. Check out their Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with Yona happenings.
All Photos via Yonava.com