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

4.5
4.5
1090 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 20 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

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What 1,090 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Turkish

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  1. PB

    PatriciaB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  2. B

    Broccolihead

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 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.
  3. LC

    LaurieC

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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.
  4. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service.
  5. PM

    ProfMike

    Miami

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 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.
  6. f

    freddi

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very congenial anf nice staff.Fan kept us cool outside. Food was fresh.
  7. B

    Bushwickerman

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Turkish restaurant on the upper east side, and likely one of the best in all of Manhattan. Very attentive and nice staff, and they all speak Turkish. Excellent food. A lot of space. Music is not too loud, and is tasteful and appropriate. Nice ambience. Relaxed, not rushed. Can be somewhat loud when everyone is talking animatedly and having a good time, but it is not too loud. Entrees are around $30. Great joint. We loved it, and we will be back.
  8. s

    stoneef

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was quite good. Prices a bit high I thought and wished they had a better choice for 3 selections of mezze for appetizer. Lamb shank, lamb kebab and falafel all good - tender and juicy. Lamb meat patties slightly overcooked but very tasty. Only problem is they are a tad dry and not served with any kind of sauce to offset. But still a nice choice. We sat outside (safety first) which was quite pleasant and for 90% of the meal we were the only ones there so the noise level was non-existent. All in all a pleasant experience. I'd return.
  9. r

    rtlovesny

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was slow. The main course was served with the appetizer still on the table. The food was mediocre at best. The presentation was awful. The menu said the meal was supposed to have lamb kebabs and the lamb was ground meat. We have been good customers but after last night we will not return.
  10. LD

    Love2Dine

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is better than ever. There are new menu items , nice portions and great variety. The chicken is beautifully cooked and seasoned and the eggplant shakshura is fabulous! Also, the desserts are delicious and a nice variety of choices. Excellent service and good prices. This is one of our most favorite restaurants!
  11. l

    luv2eatout

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always good here - love to come here for dinner! However - hope you will not need a bathroom!! There is construction going on. You need to walk down a flight of stairs - where all of the construction workers are working(at night). Then there is only 1 bathroom to use - the men's room! There is liquid soap to wash your hands - but the WATER IS OFF!! How can a restaurant operate like this?? There were many people there last night - this is ridiculous and embarrassing for this restaurant! Oh and the servers with trays of food and also using the same staircase! #extremelydisappointed
  12. MS

    MelodySue

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely breezy summer even in g to dine outdoors! Lovely waiter and they have the best grilled lamb chops.
  13. C

    Cnem

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travelled from downtown just to dine outdoors at this lovely, most delicious Turkish restaurant, which makes our favorite Kofte Kebab! Other favorites are fried liver cubes, lentil soup, and their entrees are delicious and filling. Service is VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. We will certainly return :) Areas of improvement could include Turkish beer on the menu, and also, they advertise a desert tray at the end with large sizes, but brought us only a fraction of the amount when we ordered the deserts. In other words, we saw a large slice of baklava on the display tray but only got a small slice in reality.
  14. SR

    ShaymaR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious! The chicken adana was cooked at the right level and I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Me and my friends loved the service provided
  15. WS

    WarrenS

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been to A La turka many times and have been satisfied with the food and service. We would love to see the menu spruced up a bit as it hasn't changed since we started dining there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    204 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food tasted great but if it means anything my salad got to my table within a minute of me ordering. The food too came less than five minutes. The waiter seemed a little out of it. But food tasted great.
  17. l

    luv2dinec

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Everything was very good- the fish could of been a little better de- boned. Overall great experience!
  18. UW

    UWSNeighbor

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent dinner. Took a little long to get it, but concern about the wait was erased by the great taste of the food.
  19. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good.
  20. ML

    MariLouI

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love A La Turka. Food is always good.
  21. C

    Chocolate

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    The Maitre’d refused to exchange chairs Original chairs uncomfortable Other chairs vacant during entire meal
  22. SM

    SandraM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Why don’t I get points for eating in this restaurant?
  23. LS

    LSMD

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A La Turka consistently serves good food with friendly and accommodating service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fast and delicious food
  25. H

    Hunert

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have dined here on many occasions and have never had a bad meal. Service was good. Our out of town guests raved about the food. My only criticism is their wine list. Not much variety by the glass.
  26. G

    Goldy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Authentic Turkish cuisine with excellent service! Meze are the best.
  27. DS

    DebbieS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was very enjoyable. Great food on a very rainy night.
  28. S

    Sphinx

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food & service were outstanding. The poor choice of "Euphoric music" almost ruined the delicious food experience.
  29. SC

    SusanaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious 😊
  30. s

    sydb

    New York Area

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    183 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Turkish food and wine. Nice outside as well.
  32. RM

    RobinM

    Los Angeles

    216 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    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
  33. BR

    BarbaraR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch - all our dishes were very fresh and flavorful. I look forward to going back for dinner.
  34. 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.
  35. AT

    AnnT

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food.
  36. 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!
  37. LP

    LPFerrante

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service with prices that are very reasonable, a good neighborhood place.
  38. YD

    YaelD

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 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
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 4.5 stars by 1090 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 20 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–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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