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A La Turka Restaurant, New York, NY
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A La Turka Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1062 Reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish

The restaurant has been featured on Channel 4, showing how to grill kebabs on the roof of Rockefeller Center, as well as how to make salt-baked fish, and on Fox5 where Dave Price has showcased its Saturday Night kebab buffet, belly dancers and live music. A La Turka offers along with 20 different kebabs like a kebab factory, including chicken, lamb, and beef, also Mediterranean fish selections, as Branzini, in a cozy atmosphere that you and your family feel like having an authentic and remarkable meal in Bosphorus, Istanbul.

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Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 744-2424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer special menus and service for your occasions. We have the capacity to serve to over 1000 people. we have prix fix menus and also we can customize menus for you.

  • Private party facilities

    Bringing a diverse Turkish and Mediterranean kitchen into the heart of Manhattan, A LA TURKA features an exquisite menu, exotic atmosphere and friendly staff that have earned a reputation for being New York’s first choice in Mediterranean cuisine. We can add Belly Dancer and live music to your events.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (646) 944-3536

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    74th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Q train to 72nd Street 6 train to 77th Street

  • Entertainment

    An authentic dinner with pleasing tunes from Buddha bar musician Hasan Isakkut and his band with traditional instruments, every tuesday and wednesday night. Belly Dancing and live music on every Thursday night.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Lunch menu is served between 11 am and 4 pm

Prix Fix

$16.95

  • Package 1

    Shepherd's salad, sigara boregi and adana kebab or kofte kebab

    • Package 2

      Green salad, humus and chicken adana or chicken kebab

      • Package 3

        Shepherd's salad, humus or babaganoush, Falafel or Okra

        • Package 4

          Green salad and lahmacun

          • Package 5

            Green salad and salmon

            • Package 6

              Lentil soup, zucchini pancakes, small cold appetizer sampler

              Power Salads

              $12.95. Choice of topping: Chicken Kebab Grilled Salmon Falafel

              • Green Salad

                Seasonal greens, tomatoes, cucumber and onions

                • Coban Salata

                  Fresh tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, red onion, feta cheese with red wine vinaigrette

                  • Arugula Salad

                    Fresh baby arugula, tomatoes, olive oil and lemon juice

                    Sandwich Platters

                    $8.95. With a side of your choice: Cacik Coban Salata French Fries Rice

                    • Adana Wrap

                      • Chicken Adana Wrap

                        • Kofte Wrap

                          • Falafel Wrap

                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

                            What 1,062 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.6
                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.6Food
                            • 4.4Service
                            • 4.2Ambience
                            • 4.3Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. s

                              sydb

                              New York Area

                              129 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              129 reviews

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                              Delicious food; wonderful outside seating set up. Nice sized portions and deliciously prepared. Turkish wine also very good and perfect compliment to our meals.

                            2. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              178 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              178 reviews

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Very good Turkish food and wine. Nice outside as well.

                            3. RM

                              RobinM

                              Los Angeles

                              216 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              216 reviews

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              No pita bread? Food was just ok. What happened to A La Turka? Seating too close to other tables when there was more space available. Babaganuj was best part

                            4. BR

                              BarbaraR

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent lunch - all our dishes were very fresh and flavorful. I look forward to going back for dinner.

                            5. D

                              Delishdish

                              New York Area

                              103 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              103 reviews

                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Always delicious and fresh food here. We had a terrific waiter, even though he was quite busy. Don't miss the a la Turka salad and of course, the shish ka bobs.

                            6. AT

                              AnnT

                              New York Area

                              38 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              38 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very good service and food.

                            7. SB

                              SavageByDesign

                              Pittsburgh

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Delicious food (actual Turkish specialties, not the generic “middle eastern” menu) and some unusual/yummy cocktails! Pleasant service. Lovely neighborhood (aka non-touristy) spot. Highly recommended!

                            8. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food and attentive service with prices that are very reasonable, a good neighborhood place.

                            9. YD

                              YaelD

                              New York Area

                              19 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              19 reviews

                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Nice service, excellent food. It is a pity that the restaurant removed the 4th “wall”, leaving us too cold, despite the heaters, and with less of a sense of protection from the elements prematurely. While the waiter agreed to wear a mask, he did so partially only

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food is delicious and the service was exceptional. Is a must to try the babaganoush!

                            11. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall4food5service2ambience4

                              Great food but service was bad! That were rushing us to eat and leave. The waitress was teaching new employee while serving us. She didn’t ask if we are fine with that or not. Then we were still eating appetizer she brought us main dish. I asked she didn’t rush but she didn’t care. Food was great by the way!

                            12. B

                              Barbara

                              Philadelphia

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food and service. We sat outside and they never rushed us out. I definitely would come back. All my friends thanked me for find A La Turka.

                            13. L

                              Lexi

                              New York Area

                              41 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              41 reviews

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall3food5service3ambience1

                              There was a problem with people sitting near us and they changed our waiter midway creating confusion Those people were rude loud and created tension throughout our meal They should have been asked to leave

                            14. BG

                              BarryG

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Terrible food and they wouldn’t take it back and let us order something else. Nice waiter but really disappointing. I would definitely not go back when there are so many wonderful restrain NYC.

                            15. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Birthday celebration

                            16. LT

                              LTgreen1

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                              Easy reservation, pleasant service, good food. Just a little expensive. Will be back.

                            17. Z

                              reZilient3

                              New York Area

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                              Good food, excellent service. Perfect for date night or small group.

                            18. A

                              Andrea

                              New York Area

                              70 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              70 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great neighborhood gem. The staff, food, and atmosphere is quite authentic! The food is delicious and sometimes there is music and belly dancers! Go, go, go!

                            19. s

                              sfo112

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall3food3service3ambience5

                              Food was not hot. Lamb chops not cooked rare enough

                            20. S

                              Skateman

                              New York Area

                              22 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              22 reviews

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Everything was perfect and delicious. Highly recommend for any occasion or a good local place.

                            21. MS

                              MelodySue

                              New York Area

                              69 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              69 reviews

                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Their lamb chops grilled are terrific! Wonderful service and warm, comfortable atmosphere. Tables are far apart which is important in these Covid times.

                            22. D

                              Discerningdiner

                              New York Area

                              23 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              23 reviews

                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Second visit with friends to this excellent neighborhood restaurant on the UES. Fresh ingredients, delicious authentic Turkish dishes, warm, welcoming, and attentive service with a dash of humor. The outside shed is an ideal location for ventilation and spacing during the lingering pandemic. Menus are provided via QR codes for a more sanitary and personal option. Try the wonderful Turkish wines, as well! Cannot recommend highly enough.

                            23. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Diego

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 11, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Awesome food, great service and solid value for NYC! Will go back on next trip for sure

                            24. YD

                              YaelD

                              New York Area

                              20 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              20 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              A La Turka feels like home. And they treat you as good family, with care and respect. The food is superb. I would go there anytime and recommend it to anyone!

                            25. LB

                              LaylaB

                              New York Area

                              26 reviews

                              5.0

                              26 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              A very tasty lunch with good Turkish wine. Not rushed so we had time to visit with friends.

                            26. CF

                              CarolF

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Pretty good. The food is as expected OK not great. Service was very nice.

                            27. MF

                              MurielF

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Love the food on A La Turka and service. A saver!

                            28. LS

                              LSMD

                              New York Area

                              80 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              80 reviews

                              Dined on April 4, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was delicious and service was excellent.

                            29. V

                              Vivien

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We went to A La Turka for the first time this weekend. We were very happy with the excellent service and delicious food. We had the trio appetizer and main courses. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the stuffed chicken. Both were very tasty and cooked perfectly. We will be going back for sure.

                            30. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Philadelphia

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious food and great service! Very unique cuisine.

                            31. RS

                              RuthS

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                              overall4food5service3ambience3

                              Probably the best Turkish food on the Upper East Side. Only problem was I found myself reminding the waiter several times we were waiting on drinks, bread etc.

                            32. S

                              Steven

                              New York Area

                              12 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Nice evening, friendly staff, good food, neighborhood place.

                            33. L

                              Lovefood

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                              overall2food5service2ambience2

                              We had to wait 40 minutes for our entre. The waiter's explanation was "there was a lost connection in the kitchen". Not sure we will return.

                            34. h

                              hayley7

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best restaurant

                            35. MS

                              MelodySue

                              New York Area

                              70 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              70 reviews

                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Nice atmosphere and tables set far apart so you feeling comfortable dining indoors.

                            36. G

                              Grul

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Really enjoyed dining with you. Also appreciated that the hostess asked for proof of vaccination

                            37. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Always delish! Neighborhood favorite!

                            38. GH

                              GHNY

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              vip
                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                              overall2food4service2ambience3

                              Food was delicious but the waiter knew next to nothing about the menu and kept interrupting us during the meal. Then after a little over an hour and before we had completely finished, the hostess asked if we could pay the bill because people were waiting for our table. She did offer to move us to another table? Huh?

                            39. O

                              Opinionator

                              New York Area

                              59 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              59 reviews

                              Dined on February 24, 2022

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Lovely Turkish restaurant. The ambiance was nice. The food was good, but not outstanding. Staff was lovely, but the understanding of the fact we we were dining was not met, as the main dishes came too fast. Pita would have been better than sliced bread with the dips. The music had to be turned down because it was noisy, however, management was kind and cooperated. In general , they aimed to please .

                            40. GL

                              GinaL

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This was our first time dining at this restaurant and it was excellent all around. We were a table of 5 celebrating 3 February birthdays. Everything we ordered was delicious, the feta cigars, calamari, meze platter, falafel kebabs, shepherds salad...all fabulous. I had the stuffed chicken, everyone else had a variety of the kebabs no one was disappointed. The service was excellent (I'm sure we were a little needy at times). We felt welcomed and enjoyed a fabulous meal. We will definitely return.

                            Safety precautions

                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                              • Contactless payment available
                            • Physical distancing

                              • Limited number of seated diners
                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                              • Extra space between tables
                            • Protective equipment

                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                            • Screening

                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                            FAQs

                            You can order delivery directly from A La Turka Restaurant using the Order Online button. A La Turka Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. A La Turka Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 744-2424.

                            A La Turka Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1062 OpenTable diners.

                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                            Booked 30 times today

                            Order delivery or takeout

                            Takeout from OpenTableNew

                            This restaurant is currently not taking orders. Check back soon.

                            View takeout menu

                            Delivery

                            • Order online
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                            Google Map for A La Turka Restaurant

                            1417 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10021

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              74th Street

                            • Neighborhood

                              Upper East Side

                            • Hours of operation

                              Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek

                            • Dining style

                              Fine Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Smart Casual

                            • Parking details

                              Street Parking

                            • Public transit

                              Q train to 72nd Street 6 train to 77th Street

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Entertainment

                              An authentic dinner with pleasing tunes from Buddha bar musician Hasan Isakkut and his band with traditional instruments, every tuesday and wednesday night. Belly Dancing and live music on every Thursday night.

                            • Additional

                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (212) 744-2424

                            • Catering

                              We offer special menus and service for your occasions. We have the capacity to serve to over 1000 people. we have prix fix menus and also we can customize menus for you.

                            • Private party facilities

                              Bringing a diverse Turkish and Mediterranean kitchen into the heart of Manhattan, A LA TURKA features an exquisite menu, exotic atmosphere and friendly staff that have earned a reputation for being New York’s first choice in Mediterranean cuisine. We can add Belly Dancer and live music to your events.

                            • Private party contact

                              Event Coordinator: (646) 944-3536

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