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Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2013
I love Aya's for a lot of reasons. But the reason I keep coming back (and dreaming about it) is their Egyptian rice pudding. It is unreal. I've never had anything like it: creamy, milky, delicately-flavored, dusted with pistachios. If you order some of the Egyptian rice pudding to-go, you'll get it in a convenient container with a lid. Don't share it. Save it all for yourself. Or get one for everyone in your group. It's that good.
Posted by M. Louis on 10/23/2008
I have been to Aya's twice for lunch, on my way again today, and the food is great. The lasagna is fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious. Seems like it would make a nice date spot. Cozy, warm atmosphere. Definitely a gem tucked way on Arch Street.
Posted by Nik on 04/12/2008
I live in the neighborhood and finally had a chance to try Aya's Cafe last night. I had the Mussels to start which were great once you dipped them in the amazing (white) broth...My friend had the bruschetta which was also very good. For our entrees I had the Lobster Ravioli while my friend had the Shrimp & Scallops...both were excellent. We especially loved the sauces both dishes came in....so much so, we requested pita bread to effectively clean our plates....The pita bread came out warm & tasted so fresh. I wonder why they don't serve the pita with some kind of sauce or hummus as the first course? Anyway, food, service, and atmosphere were all great. I'll definitely be back soon!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/20/2007
This restaurant is absolutely awesome! The food and service are great. I've been there 4 times and parking has never been an issue. In fact, I'm on my way there right now!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/24/2007
Wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine! We went around 7pm on a Saturday night, and there was no problem getting street parking on Arch. Hummus appetizer was only so-so, but the mixed grill was superb, and the almond-crusted salmon was even better. Service was very nice, even with a baby in a highchair.
Posted by robinp on 02/21/2007
Aya's is the best place to eat in town, the food is always fresh, delicious and interesting. The people are friendly and you can sit with friends and enjoy a wonderful meal with a good bottle of wine. They never try to rush you out, like some places. Parking is easy for the city. Try it, you will love it!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2007
This BYOB has a cozy atmosphere and a great menu selection. The food was delicious. You should try the Aya's Taster for a starter. Our server was friendly and helpful