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.
Excellent food and attentive service. Fantastic experience, as always!
The service was excellent and they were very accommodating to changing the time. The food however was lackluster. My expectations were for much higher quality based on the rating of Albany restaurants. I though the food and presentation would be much more creative. The desert (tiramisu) was still half frozen when they brought it out.
The wine pairings were marginal at best given we upgraded to the premium pairings.
excellent food and service as usual
would highly recommend
Yono's never disappoints! The only true fine dining in Albany...
Amazing food with great service!
A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary despite Covid. We ate inside and everyone wore masks properly, we were appropriately spaced and we felt comfortable despite it being our first inside dining experience. Thank you for a fantastic evening.
Awesome, as always! Needed a night out and wanted to help a great restaurant that does so much for the community! The food is exceptional as is the wine and the service. Through these tough times we must help our restaurant friends!
Love love this place! First time dining here and will definitely go back. The food and service was excellent.
John & Ed took great care of us! We are visited by Chef Yono himself & he shared that he & his wife just had their 43rd anniversary so we just have 30 more years to catch up to their experience!😁
As always Yono's delivered. Exceptional food and service, the best Albany has to offer! If you want a true dinning experience in the Capital District no place does it like Yono's.
Excellent Indonesian tasting menu with paired wines that were perfect
The Desert Bananas Foster was to die for. Haha
Always on target here
Amazing experience. Food and wine were fabulous and the attention to detail by the entire restaurant staff was incredible. We went for our anniversary and they made our experience perfect. We will go back again and again. Some of the best food in the capital region. Fine dining at its best!
Amazing service from John. Food was outstanding! Highly recommend!
My husband and I celebrated our new jobs and our move to upstate NY. We brought our 18 month old daughter along as it’s a big milestone for the whole family. from the moment we walked in, we were congratulated, and our table was perfect, with a high chair for my daughter. Our server so thoughtfully suggested a plate of buttered noodles for my daughter which kept her occupied through a 5-course meal! It was a feat! My husband and I both had the traditional Indonesian spread. The food was amazing! I Especially loved the pork belly and the banana dessert ❤️ I’m loving upstate NY already. Will be back for more of this!
This is a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. The attention to detail and hospitality was stellar. The food was delicious and spot on. Thank you for making the night a memorable one.
Yono's has come back strong and takes #1 in Albany dining.
For special occasions. Amazing flavors of unique cuisine
Dinner at Yono’s is the definition of fine dining. Even in these unprecedented times Yono’s continues to shine. Food is ethereal, the wine list touches all bases and service remains impeccable. The atmosphere in the dining room is classic.
excellent food and service as usual, highly recommend
Excellently prepared meal with Yono's patented layer enhancing flavor twist. Staff was very attentive and interactive.
My partner and I went there on a whim, just to try something new. I went with the 3 course prix fixe menu and he went all in on the tasting menu. We weren’t disappointed with a single thing! My duck was hands down the best prepared duck I’ve ever had. Also, everything is made to order so my gluten and dairy allergy was easily catered to. 100% would recommend to anyone considering to go!!!
As usual Yono’s did a fabulous job with our dinner from the preparation to the ambiance everything was wonderful. Thank you
This was our first time dining out since March, and it couldn’t have been a better experience. The staff was very thoughtful of health precautions, and we were lucky to have the entire formal dining room to ourselves. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. I highly recommend this for a date night or special occasion.
We love Yono’s, on a regular night or when celebrating a special occasion! The amuse bouche, showcasing the chef’s creativity and bravado with flavor, never disappoints. The culinary adventure continues with the first and main courses that simultaneously excite and dare your palate. Such a gem of a restaurant tucked away in an unexpected setting!
Having been to this restaurant a handful of times now, it is more than fair to say that Yono's is an exceptional establishment that focuses on all of the right details. From ambience and service to the incomparable quality of the food and wine, it is by far my husband's and my favorite restaurant to celebrate a momentous occasion (in fact, I am writing this review following our first anniversary dinner!). Given the current climate, it was important to us that we dine inside only in the safest of conditions - for example, dining in a socially-distanced area - and Yono's exceeded our expectations. We felt safe, secure, and incredibly taken care of. We will be returning time and time again, and and we will continue to recommend Yono's to our friends and family!
Excellent food and wine. Would always recommend Yono's for a special occasion...
Awesome time. Great food. Good service. Very good wine, well paired with the food
Eaten here many times and loved it. Not this time. We were forced to purchase a prie fixe (it was all that was available) that we didn't want. Bread was stale, desert was way too acidic. Not up to par. Will be a while before I go back.
Exceptional dinner as always. Dominique is a great host and the food and service was fantastic.
Great food, great wine list, great service....truly a gem in the Albany area.