Duck Fat Roasted Rib Eye of Icelandic Lamb
Tamarind Eggplant Chutney | Caramelized Fennel Purée | Curry Demi Glaçe. Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Avalon; Napa County 2014. Premium Wine Pairing: Merlot Blend, Château des Landiras; Graves 2014
Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Wright's Farm Strawberry Coulis | Shaved Rhubarb | Gula Jawa Granola | Coriander Blossoms. Wine Pairing: Brachetto, Bera; Piedmont 2015. Premium Wine Pairing: Sauternes, Chateau Laribotte; Bordeaux 2014
Twenty Four Hour Braised Pork Belly
Silky Cauliflower | "Saté Sauces" | Pickled Mango
Fantastic fine dining experience. Get the short ribs!!!
Food and service was 5+ star! Yono’s is not just a restaurant, it is a full dining experience. Very highly recommend.
This is an incredible place for a special occasion—we were lucky enough to come to celebrate a new job and a new apartment. They customized a menu congratulating us and started the meal with a complimentary glass of prosecco. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings (one standard, one premium, so we could compare them). The meal is well-paced, thoughtful, unexpected, and exceptional. While everything was awesome, there were a few exquisite pairings—the orange/vanilla creme brûlée and the Auslese Riesling was one. The service is exemplary—I asked where the restroom was, and the staff member personally showed me to the foyer so I would know exactly where I was going. Both the owner and executive chef came over during the evening to say hello. Overall, I can’t imagine a more welcoming and lovely fine dining experience in Albany.
Start to finish everything was amazing. Astounding service and some of the best food I’ve had in years. Our only drawback (and it was very minor) was that I ordered the 8 course tasting menu and my husband ordered the 5 course tasting menu so there were times I was served food and he had nothing.
Order the venison - best entree I’ve had.
Excellent food and service is top notch. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars for service is because one of the waiters spilled my glass all over the table.
If I could afford it, I would eat here every week!!!
The food was phenomenal and all the staff were welcoming and super helpful!
A great meal and menu. Out of town guests were very impressed
Great place and great food. Will come back again.
Yono’s is our go to celebration spot. Dine here if you want to be treated like gold for evening! Top notch food and phenomenal service!
Yono’s never disappoints - Excellent food and outstanding service each time. That’s why we keep coming back!
I have a culinary degree. Ans I am also a sommelier. Outstanding . Great service from 2 waiters and the sommelier taught me Some things. I lived meeting Yono as well. I also think it is the best he has Woman chefs. His wife and 2 others.
Great Job ladies
Everyone needs to go here! A delicious, inventive menu with a wide variety of dishes and outstanding wait staff and service made it a wonderful experience. I'd definitely recommend and go again!
A wonderful place to land for our first dine-in experience since the pandemic hit!
Great night out and wonderful food. Filet and Lobster dish was excellent.
Beautiful atmosphere, lovely meal, very attentive servers, great wine and Somelier.
As customers of many years, we firmly believe Yono’s to be the finest restaurant in the Capital District. The dining room is quiet and well-laid out, service is excellent, and neither of us have ever had so much as one bite of food that we didn’t think was outstanding. We always appreciate the tableside visit from Chef Yono, that speaks volumes to his business mentality and acumen.
While the locally-sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley are used to make some very interesting and delicious dishes, we are equally partial to the Indonesian offerings we’ve had in the past. These dishes are extremely flavorful, with fantastic spice combinations. Either way, the food is fantastic, and will not disappoint.
This is not a “cheap date” by any means, and can involve a pretty significant spend depending on your taste in beverage accompaniments. However, it has been worth every penny each time we have visited, and we will continue to return for special occasions and date nights far into the future.
Great experience, perfect timing between courses. Service was as expected (great!!)
Excellent food and service!
Amazing food, service, atmosphere. Amazing place for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.
Yonos is the best restaraunt I have ever been to, period.
Amazing authentic Indonesian food. Wonderful Ambiance. Fabulous service.
Best Indonesian Food we have had outside of Indonesia!
Quiet, romantic, delightful.
We live Richmond Virginia, ranked in top 10 of best foodie cities, so maybe our expectations were too high. To be fair the first time we visited Yonos everything was excellent, so possibly an off night. Two of us had the duck, very good, one had venison sirloin also good. Neither was outstanding. I had the suckling pork which was nothing more that pulled pork with sickening sweet sauce and burnt rind on top. The temperature of the food was luke warm, sent it back and when they brought it back it was still luke warm, but now the once crispy rind was rubbery and soft. I feel like they must have thrown it in the microwave. Appetizers we got were ridiculously small, one bite. They were more like a amuse bouche. The price did not match the quality we received. On a side note the service was impeccable. Too bad chef seems to have lost desire for excellence.
New year’s eve
Delicious food as always. This was our third trip to Yono’s and we made the trip there purposely as we live 2 hours away. Service was impeccable. The dining room has super high ceilings and very elegant.
Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and attentive waitstaff. Elegance in Albany.
It was our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious.
We went to Yono’s for our first wedding anniversary and it was nothing short of incredible! Everything was perfect, from the atmosphere and music to the food and drinks. The chef even came out to talk to us which made us feel so special! Thank you to Garrett and Ed also for being so helpful, welcoming and great! Can’t wait to go back.
Excellent experience as always at Yono.
Only legitimate potential Michelin star restaurant in the Capitol area.
A most enjoyable, relaxed dining experience, flawless in every respect. From the delicious crafted vintage style cocktails (a Boulevardier-don't know what's in it, but so delicious) to our fresh oysters with citrus mignonette appetizer at the bar, we were off to a great start. Once in the more formal dining room, we enjoyed some of Yono's authentic Indonesian fare, Babi Kecap-a savory, exotic spiced sweet soy pork dish; divine diver sea scallops with a butternut squash pureé; seared Hudson Valley foie gras; and an unbelievable roast suckling pig with the perfect crackling skin. A fine pinot noir was suggested by Josh, our sommelier, and ended with a beautiful Pavlova with Fall fruits. Plus, Donna's decadent cheesecake. Service was impeccable. A most memorable evening, looking forward to returning very soon.
Great food, good ambiance! Attentive waiters. Expensive, but great for special occasions
Food is spectacular, people are tending to go out less. When you do this is the type of place to go. Great food you could never cook at home, great spacing and atmosphere.
It was our first time dining in a restaurant since Covid and were in Albany visiting family. We are so happy we chose to have that experience at Yonos. We live part of the year in France and haven't been able to get there this year because of the virus. This dining experience was the closest we could come to one there. Nothing was flawed; all was perfect. We met Yono, and our servers John and Joshua were very good. We enjoyed chatting with Joshua as he poured us the wines that were part of the pairing with the Chef's 8 course menu. We'd highly recommend it.
Yono's is a unique dining experience with gracious owners, one of the best in the Capital District!
Had the 5 course Indonesian tasting menu. Every item was unique and incredibly flavorful. Yono stopped by the table and had a pleasant conversation.
We have been dining at Yono’s on our anniversary for many years and will continue in the foreseeable future.
Excellent as expected. Impeccable service and food.