Delicious food, great service,
Delicious food, great service, stayed for the belly dancer but was not impressed.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is delicious; meals are
Food is delicious; meals are leisurely. I love how spacious this restaurant is, which is very unusual in Manhattan. My only complaint is that it's too dark--it's even hard to read the menu.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really good food and beautiful
Really good food and beautiful decor! I will definitely go back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday buffet is great, but
Sunday buffet is great, but be sure to get there early; in the last half hour they stop filling up the empty platters, so your choices are limited
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely surprise on the UWS.
Lovely surprise on the UWS. Very reasonably priced.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Turkish Cuisine
Reliably good food, excellent friendly service, and on Friday and Saturday night you get to enjoy the belly dancer. Fun place for groups. Amazing Sunday brunch.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food, great service
The food and wine were excellent and the recommendations by the server spot on. We were celebrating our anniversary, and the restaurant accommodated one of our requests. Fantastic Turkish ambience. Professional service.
I look forward to going again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delightful evening
I was in a group of four (three of whom were visitors from out of town) for a weeknight dinner at Turkuaz. The food was by all accounts excellent with ample but not excessive portions and a very good range of menu choices and wine selections. The service was excellent but not intrusive. We were sitting at a table near the entrance on busy Broadway, so the noise level was moderate but not excessive, and the breeze felt good on a very warm evening. All in all, I would recommend Turkuaz very highly.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
Nice place for dinner, wide menu selection, we all ordered different things but shared an appetizer, got the combo platter with 5 appetizer items for $20 to share. Service was nice, nothing extraordinary but good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a large Group
Ever try and geta reservation for 12 or more people. Headache right? This place could not have been more accomodating and I looked like a party planner for finding such a gem. My friends LOVED it and we had a great semi private space without even asking for it. The service was excellent. The fish was perfect I have to say and all in all it was superb experience.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good place
Food is very good; probably my favorite Mediterranean food in the city. The service is friendly and accommodating. Only minor complaints are about ambiance. Music in the back room is a bit loud for my taste-- for a sit-down experience, it's easier to talk without anything playing. Was also a bit dark.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable place with very good fo
I have been going to Turkuaz with friends and family for years, mostly when I want to have a celebration but do not want to spend an arm and a leg. Turkuaz always fits the bill. And there are so many delicious vegetarian dishes, as well as well broiled whole fish.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dark and quiet
Dark for atmosphere but a little too dark.
Quiet except on Friday and Saturday nights when they have belly-danciing.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turkey on the West Side
Joined friends who had never been to Turkuaz. They were hooked as soon as our small cold appetizer plate arrived. Plenty to share and each was deliciously fresh and spiced. Entrees didn't disappoint, Fromm the salmon stuffed graped leaves to the vegetable stew to the dumplings in a yogurt sauce. And the service could not have been more pleasant. Our server always arrived just as we needed something.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Sunday lunch only buffet is one the great NYC eating experiences.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dynamite Sunday buffet
If you're in the mood for a fast and filling Middle Eastern Sunday lunch on the Upper West Side, you can hardly do better than Turkuaz. And don't hesitate to bring the kids.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
a good neighborhood restaurant
Turquaz has some wonderful dishes. I'm particularly fond of the appetizers, like the liver (I think it's called Armenian liver), the white bean salad, the humus, and the ground lamb dishes. Service is pleasant and friendly, the decor is unusual, and the atmosphere is relaxed. A very nice place.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turkuaz has been an UWS favorite of mine for years and it keeps getting better. If you love Greek food (middle-eastern in general, really) this is your spot. Great ambience, loving service, big portions, decent regional wines...even some good vegetarian options. Try the mixed grill so you don't have to make an agonizing choice of meats, which are all flavorful. (Okay, the ground lamb gyro is slightly ahead of the rest.)
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
You'd think you were in Turkey!
I love this place. I love the tented decor and the lamps. We enjoyed the wonderful belly dancer, who was so sweet with a bunch of kids and tweens, and we love the food. The prices are moderate, we think the service is consistently good and we go there with special guests quite often. Go!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE this place!
I went here Saturday night with my boyfriend and my parents. It's hidden right off the water behind main street, I would have never known it existed if I hadn't read about it online. Everything is so delicious, and very generous portions. And they have Turkish wine to pair with their flavorful food. Save room for dessert! and a Turkish coffee. The inside is adorable, so cozy, and during the daytime in warm months the outside has a nice view of the water. The staff is so friendly and welcoming, This will definitely be a new go to place for us. So happy we found it!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
always consistent coming here-the
always consistent coming here-the food and wine, the ambiance, the quiet, the service, the portions, the prices-a terrific formula for success and may they continue for a long time to come as they have up to now.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Hummus and Turkish bread here is fantastic!
Had the barbecue meatballs - absolutely tender, flavorful really GReAT!
Can't wait to return.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Turkuaz - A pleasant evening
Good variety and healthy portions. Service is great and the restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere.
Dining room is a little too dark so make sure you have your flashlight app on your iPhone.
No complaints about any of the dinners.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM