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A La Turka Restaurant, New York, NY
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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A La Turka Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1124 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. W

    Walderino

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upbeat atmosphere; great service and just a little pricey
  2. C

    Citycat65

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was lovely! Traditional offerings plus many of the regular lunch offerings. Service was attentive and helpful! The noise level was much quieter than in the evening.
  3. m

    maude

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When daughter comes to town we always go to Turka. Love the grilled meats, salads and hummus! Service is excellent. From the moment you enter it is a warm welcoming place.
  4. A

    randiA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone to Ala Turka every year for Thanksgiving dinner for the last 6 years. Great food and service. Try New Years Eve at AlaTurka for great food and belly dancing.
  5. g

    gourmetgal

    New York Area

    401 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    401 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    With so many places serving limited lunch or canceling the meal all together, it was an indulgent pleasure to dine midday on tender lamb, tasty feta in filo, and nicely paired wine. Our server was very attentive and accommodating. I hope they get all their heaters up and running so we can go throughout the winter.
  6. t

    tiffkap

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the food is authentic and delicious- this is by far the best Turkish restaurant in NYC. Favorite dishes include shepherds salad, lahmacun, feta cigars, baby okra stew, hunkar begendi, manti and yogurt kebab. They serve a whole salt crusted fish table side as well as many other specials.
  7. SS

    SissyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! The Mezze trio, calf liver, and lamb kebabs are always great but the real star was the salt branzino - amazing.
  8. DS

    DanielaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my moms 60th Birthday it was an amazing time they accommodated our party and the food and cocktails were amazing with different presentations and mix of all meats! everyone was very satisfied my mom was so happy. They did had a very a nice Happy birthday presentation along with her cake and delicious desserts! Thank you for such an amazing night !
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience2
    It was a weak service
  10. J

    Jimbo

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding!!!!! Turkish food and service at its best!!!!
  11. D

    Delishdish

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Although it may have gone a bit downhill over the past several months, still a great neighborhood spot. The menu has some odd combos, like a side of mashed potato with shrimp kabobs (in a Turkish restaurant?). Olive oil no longer automatically appears with the very tasty bread - ask for some and eat every yummy piece! The A La Turka salad is always a winner and I love the shrimp, even if it no longer comes with a savory sauce. The beef kabob is very nice and tender filet mignon. The outdoor seating has been upgraded, which is a bonus.
  12. S

    Serkan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, everyone in our party loved the food. The staff was amazing as well. Will be back.
  13. BU

    BarbaraU

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon was especially delicious and the staff helpful.
  14. AS

    AnnieS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Definitely try the zucchini fritters.
  15. KJ

    KemJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Hunkar Begendi was delicious. Dolmas were not good. They were probably canned because they were loosely wrapped and mushy.
  16. g

    gourmetgal

    New York Area

    402 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    402 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Really impressed with our dinner last night. The place was packed inside and out and we had a group. Orders all came out together and everything was delicious. Menu is nicely varied, so easy to return (which we certainly will.)
  17. TH

    TaniaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely come back again
  18. v

    vivianep

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Dish too expensive.for what II ordered, Adana kebab..
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kadir was great!
  20. OT

    OfrTR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    good and tasty Turkish food - close to original recipes
  21. TG

    TurkishGem

    Miami

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Neighborhood gem. Attentive service. Good food choices and presentation. The decor does need finishing and updating at some point. Convenient to nearby attractions.
  22. P

    Patricia

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Don’t miss the Baklava
  23. YD

    YaelD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I love the restaurant. It is a pity, though, that they removed the dividers among tables which now makes the noise level too high to fully enjoy the experience.
  24. SF

    SusanF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    should serve drinks before appetizers should not provide ketchup in packets should have more choices for sides with main courses
  25. IL

    IvyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. Service is friendly. Look forward to returning
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant, we were blown away with the incredible flavors.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  28. NY

    NewYorkAllan

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful, as always!! Since it was so nice outside, we decided to sit outdoors… and unfortunately an annoying truck kept lifting and setting down a giant dumpster RIGHT behind us. It was so absurdly loud for so long that it was actually hilarious. But this is an aberration (I hope)! Highly recommend A La Turka.
  29. DG

    DarrylG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Geez. Empty tables on a sat night is a bad sign. Very expensive for what you get. Waiter looked depressed and bored. Chicken dish bland and fatty. Rice had no taste. Too many other better options for this type of food. Won’t be surprised if this place shuts down soon. Rent is way to expensive.
  30. GG

    GGST

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is a lovely Turkish restaurant with great service and food. After a long work day I was looking for a late dining. We found that they were still taking tables at 10:45 pm. Usually, that’s what you see at other restaurants but when you arrive they would say “kitchen is closed”. I can’t remember the server name but she was a short hair lady with lots of energy. She welcomed us with a big smile and anticipation of fast service. She was super engaging, polite, made recommendations based on my questions. Food was great, specifically the bread, liver, and mezes. The only think I can critic is the “manti” or the Turkish Ravioli. I think it was made from a frozen brand, not an homemade manti and the nice sauce couldn’t save it. Overall, great experience and value for money!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely, relaxed lunch. The food was excellent and the service responsive, prompt, and charming.
  32. LO

    LynnO

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, good service, lovely atmosphere.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal’ thx you’
  34. TT

    TruthbeTold

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Service was attentive. Facilities were clean. Very recommendable.
  35. CR

    CarmenR

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This has been one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants since 2005. However, on our last visit we got mixed feelings - Apart from the good : restaurant has been painted very nice and also the new signage with full name on the outside. The turkish vibe has changed, background music was like elevator music. Menu offerings have changed and sadly our favorite dish, grilled calamari is no longer offered. The once delicious loaf of bread is now replaced by a merely 2 chunks to be shared by three people. This is meant as constructive feedback. Wonder how many more frequent loyal locals feel the same. Prices have also gone up astronomically, understand the times but no need to eliminate staples and changed the turkish ambiance : the main attraction.
  36. PB

    PatriciaB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience at La Turka. I found it online What a pleasant surprise!! Food was extremely good as was service and ambience. I was there at 5:30 so it was quiet. By the time I left noise level had increased but still tolerable. Lots of outside seating on E. 74th St, side of restaurant and not too much road traffic there. Definitely going back. Great lunch menu too.
  37. B

    Broccolihead

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The Smoked Eggplant Salad was fabulous. I think Mezze (cold appetizers) are really what they do best. We had the Chicken Sarma but the chicken was a bit dry/overcooked. The accompanying mash potatoes and spinach were lovely comfort food.
  38. LC

    LaurieC

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was terrific and service was good. Good place for a date or just a night out with friends. Good and reasonably priced wine list.
  39. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    190 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service.
  40. PM

    ProfMike

    Miami

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had dinner at A La Turka. The food was delicious. Not to be missed is the lamb shank replete with fresh vegetables and perfectly seasoned. The salmon also was very tasty. Our server was wonderful. She attended to all our requests and enriched our dining experience.

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
  • 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 4.5 stars by 1124 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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–10:00 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, Vegan, 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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