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Yanni's Bar & Grill

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
+1 858-527-0011
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying in the area with family. I had dinner with my 22 yr old son on Tuesday, October 9th. He found the place on-line (based on reviews, pictures, etc...) Rosendo (Rose') was our server and he was great! They made me an excellent...More

Thank Anna Beth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Yanni's after reading online reviews about how good the food was. And yes, the food tasted delicious. Once it came. Once the right food came. The service was terribly slow. I guess it's for ambiance, but slow is still slow. Over 70...More

Thank Frank O
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to apologize for the long wait and the incorrect order on your recent visit. I am happy that our staff was able to correct your order and that it tasted delicious but we try to get it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really good restaurant that looks run of the mill. Not fancy, but the food and service are fantastic. The portions are large and the food is cooked perfectly. I have been her four times over the last two weeks and had a...More

Thank John G
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words John G, we always try our best to provide devious food and great service. Hoping to meet you on one of your next visits! Cheers, Yanni

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been going to Yanni's Bar n Grill for over 15 years. The first time we went, I knew nothing in my neighborhood could surpass the quality of food and service that Yanni's has to offer its customers. The menu has a lot of...More

Thank Susan M
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Susan M, Thank you so very much for your kind words and also for your support over the years and our transition from our old place to the current location. We try our best to offer the best quality ingredients coupled with exceptional service....More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We've visited Yanni's Bar & Grill on several occasions. Each time we have left with nothing but good memories. Located a stone's throw from the freeway. Parking can be crowed during the normal diner hour. There is a bar (check out their happy hour), outdoor/indoor...More

Thank acoachcool
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and concise explanation of what we have to offer we look forward to having you back again in the near future. I wish we could do something more for parking for our guests but it is an...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

There are SO many good things to say about Yanni's! Let's start with one of the most important things, the service. From the moment you walk in the door until you leave very satisfied, the staff bends over backwards to make sure you're taken care...More

Thank KerryM911
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and I apologize for the delayed response. Hoping to see you back soon. Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed 8 August 2018

My husband met a man from San Diego on the plane as we were flying out for a wedding. He told us to eat dinner at Yanni’s and We would have a wonderful meal! We ate outside on the patio and enjoyed a nice glass...More

Thank Girlfly
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

That is the very best type of recommendation and review. Thank you so very much for dining with us! Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Yanni’s put together a buffet for our boys soccer team and parents that was fantastic! The staff were excellent and I especially appreciated that Yanni himself helped the staff deliver food and drinks. He made out young men feel welcome! We will be back next...More

Thank Heather H
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you Heather for choosing to bring the soccer team in, we hope to see you all again very soon!! Cheers! Yanni

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Our first visit in a while. It has not lost any of its charm or the skill to deliver a memorable meal. This was our first meal out on this trip to California. Our friends locally use often. There is a reason why. It’s good...More

Thank aholyman
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Wonderful surprise in this busy intersection off of the 15 highway. Great servers who are willing to customize dishes to guests taste. Quick service and piping hot food.

Thank Brad S
yannisbarandgrill, Owner at Yanni's Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you so very much for your great review and kind words. Our staff works hard to exceed expectations in food and service. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Yanni

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12015 Scripps Highlands Dr, San Diego, CA 92131-5156
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-527-0011
  • E-mail
Yanni's Bar & Grill has fulfilled the need for a great restaurant in the Poway and Scripps Ranch area. A loyal following of guests comes from Rancho Bernardo, Ramona and Escondido, even traveling from as far as Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Julian and Point Loma. Yannis MusselsThe feeling at Yanni's Bar & Grill is elegant and sophisticated without being stuffy. Simplicity is the focus: delicious food served in a comfortable, spotlessly clean environment. Proprietors Yanni & Denise Pihas are veterans in the hospitality industry, and owned a very successful restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Previously they worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in several locations throughout the United States. In keeping with Yanni's and Denise's heritage, the menu reflects a fusion of northern Mediterranean cuisine with predominant influences of Greece and Italy. The open kitchen allows the guests to enjoy the view of the culinary action. A wonderful terrace complements the dining room and is perfect for dining al fresco. A very extensive wine list was designed to complement the menu and has a very good balance between old and new world wines with some hard-to-find wines and vintages from Yanni's private cellar. Yanni features his own wine label called "Grano Greco" (Yanni's nickname), along with a large variety of wines by the glass. Quite often Yanni will open an exceptional wine to make it available by the glass. Come and visit Yanni's Bar & Grill for a gourmet lunch or a memorable dinner! Yanni & Denise
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