Yanni's Bar & Grill

Yanni's Bar & Grill

Yanni's Bar & Grill
Hours of Operation:

Open Seven Days a Week

Sunday through Thursday
11:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday and Saturday
11:30A.M.-9:00 P.M.

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131

Tel: (858) 527-0011
Fax: (858) 527-0286

 Closed on:
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day (Sun & Mon)
  Fourth of July (Days vary)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Years Day

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Dear Friends of Yanni's,

Can you believe it's been 20 years since we opened Yanni's Bistro.... We would like to thank each and every one of you. In those first years it was difficult in that location but you kept coming back. We are so grateful to you all for allowing us to share in your family celebrations big and small and all of the special milestones in your lives. Thank you for coming back time after time and telling your friends about us to help us survive those years. When we moved to our new location in 2014 and became Yanni's Bar & Grill you welcomed us with open arms. We have the most amazing guests and we also have the most amazing staff.  Some of them have been with us along the way right from the beginning, we wouldn't be who we are today without them giving their all day in and day out.

The days have not always been easy. Our community had to endure two fires, a recession, and a pandemic not to mention our battle over the parking lot which thanks to your voices, letters and phone calls along with our new councilmember Marni von Wilpert we were able to keep our parking lot. For this we are forever grateful!

We are now looking forward to our future and brighter days to come for us all. Thank you again for sticking by us through the years. We truly wouldn't be here still without each and every one of you.

With much gratitude,

Yanni & Denise


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Yanni's Team wins Best Greek Award!

We are very proud to announce that after 17 years in business, on 05/30/19
the team at Yanni's Bar & Grill won the Best Greek Restaurant award
from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association!

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Best Greek Restaurant 2019

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Northern Mediterranean Cuisine in Southern California

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.

Two wonderful patios complement the dining room and lounge 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

“The menu at Yanni's has a generous mix of Greek and Mediterranean food, sure to satisfy everyone.”
The Well Known Eater

"They are all personally involved in making sure you are welcomed properly, served appropriately and thanked graciously when you dine in their bistro."
Rancho Magazine


2019 Best Greek Restaurant - San Diego Chapter, California Restaurant Association
Best Restaurant – 1st place Best Lunch – 2nd place
Best Italian – 2nd place
Best Greek – 2nd place
Best Seafood – 3rd place
Best Gourmet Cuisine – 2nd place
Best Sandwiches – 3rd place
Best Dessert 1st place

Rancho Magazine 2010 Dining Survey as selected by readers

Voted #1 for Best New Restaurant
Voted #1 for Favorite Restaurant
Voted #2 for Best Greek
Voted #2 for Best Lunch
Voted #2 for Best Other Ethnic
Rancho Magazine 2008 Dining Survey as selected by readers

Voted Best Italian and Seafood
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2003

Voted Best Greek and Best Italian
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2008