Yono's Restaurant

4.8
1061 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 30 years. Owned; operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is has recently gone through a renovation modernizing the dining room now elegantly appointed with neutral colors, bronzed mirrors, a large fireplace, crystal chandelier, and floral displays. Chef Yono Purnomo presents an innovative menu of blending French Technique, Asian Influence & American Ingredients. Award Winning Chef Sommelier Dominick Purnomo offers a wine list with some 1000 labels representing every major wine growing region in the world. Let the Yono's 4 star service staff anticipate your needs, while you experience luxury and elegance of a bygone era.
If booking is full at your desired time slot, please contact us at (518) 436-7747 as we may be able accommodate.
Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve

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vipDelicious
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MerryPat34
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and attentive waitstaff. Elegance in Albany.

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BobP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they treated us like royalty. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious.

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vipECAS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipScsalb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always at Yono.

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Stevala
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only legitimate potential Michelin star restaurant in the Capitol area.

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vipErmaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Someone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good ambiance! Attentive waiters. Expensive, but great for special occasions

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vipFrank
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFunInPhilly
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's is a unique dining experience with gracious owners, one of the best in the Capital District!

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vipJohnH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KeiraM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as expected. Impeccable service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Fantastic experience, as always!

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SheiryS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipBuster1977
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The wine pairings were marginal at best given we upgraded to the premium pairings.

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vipLeonardG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service as usual
would highly recommend

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ZoeI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's never disappoints! The only true fine dining in Albany...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service!

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Specialedmom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Gwangi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RubyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this place! First time dining here and will definitely go back. The food and service was excellent.

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Kompany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!😁

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vipJohnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPhilipP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indonesian tasting menu with paired wines that were perfect
The Desert Bananas Foster was to die for. Haha
Always on target here

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TomL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Debbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from John. Food was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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AbigailQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Pauletta
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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matthewk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's has come back strong and takes #1 in Albany dining.

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JoeD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For special occasions. Amazing flavors of unique cuisine

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OutofTowner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLeonardG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service as usual, highly recommend

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vipGladtobeBack
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared meal with Yono's patented layer enhancing flavor twist. Staff was very attentive and interactive.

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BridgetG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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MichaelH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Yono’s did a fabulous job with our dinner from the preparation to the ambiance everything was wonderful. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LilahQuerida
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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