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A La Turka Restaurant

4.6
955 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 955 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High School Graduation

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vipDelishdish
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beef shish is amazing - tender and delicious. Great salads too.

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aggies
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Turkish cuisine served in a sophisticated white tablecloth setting. Generous portions and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious salads and shish kebob. Great atmosphere outdoors with partitions between tables and Mediterranean decor.

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ARLYTHEAT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant is always spot on. The food is fabulous, the staff attentive, I could eat their food all the time. And they remain very considerate of their staff while the pandemic is still happening.

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Buffy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

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vipjennys
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING and service excellent! Everything was fresh and delicious as well as reasonably priced. Portions were generous.great covered outdoor dining area. First time dining here with friends who are Turkish. We Will definitely be back!

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vipgloriad
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A large Turka is the best Turkish food on the UES!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service and lovely food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service was great and food was excellent
Looking forward to coming back soon 🍷

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VincentW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love A La Turka! Great food and service. We have been waiting for the bar to open for seating and it is! Had an awesome meal and time with Natalia, the best bartender in the city!

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vipTere
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Our waiter was brusque and rude. He was unfamiliar with the wine list and accused me of “confusing” him by ordering a bottle of wine that was clearly listed on the menu but that the restaurant apparently does not actually carry (a Sauvignon Blanc from Australia). His bad attitude tainted our experience. The food was quite good.

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Journeyman
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cold outside on a rainy very cool day. No room inside

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vipSheryl
New York Area
445 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is reliably delicious. Zucchini pancakes, babaganoush, anything with lamb. Lunch special is a great deal!

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KarenW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We ate outside so it was noisy because of traffic. The service was too slow for weekday lunch. I know not everyone who lunches during the week is working but those of us who are would appreciate a little bit faster service. Price is great for the meal.

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vipCarmenR
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Turkish when in NY

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food..

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vipjayworth
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. Great service - the server had a great personality. A very nice outdoor option is available. Good Turkish wines.

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vipCarinG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here with friends who live in the neighborhood, and it was very important to them that we try this place. Now that I've eaten there, I can see why. The food was scrumptious - and also light. I ate a lot (too delicious not to) but didn't walk away feeling overstuffed. We had the Alaturka salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese), which was light and cool, with just the right amount of dressing, and I love how they chopped it up into little bite size pieces, smaller than usual. We also had the lentil soup - a frothy and tasty puree. The zucchini pancakes needed salt but were great as well. We also shared the stuffed cabbage with bulgur wheat and loved that as well. We had the traditional baklava for dessert, and it was really nice. Our friends had some kind of cake with strawberry sauce which I didn't care for - too sweet - but everything else was ON POINT. I'd definitely want to go back to A La Turka next time I'm on the east side.

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vipNatou
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing. Severely understaffed and food was not served at the same time for the different parties and came out cold. Not exactly a bargain for the portions or the quality that went down significantly. We ordered a lamb dish on eggplant puree and most of it were onions and tomatoes. There was hardly any meat in the dish... I would pass!

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AvatarLucas
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, but service seems to be lacking outside somewhat - potentially due to the COVID environment. Issues seem to be around accommodating guests, with extra silverware and bread. When you spend that kind of money on food and dips and are given one small piece of bread each and continually have to ask for more, it seems they are missing a trick. Service, on the whole lackadaisical but the food is excellent and I would recommend the restaurant.

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vipRichieRichWest
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and awesome service and atmosphere. Had a great meal and a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely date night here! Wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious. Will be back!

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vipLynnO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I finally got it right!

I am a long time vegan and have had issues with the vegan options offered at A la Turka. Their vegetables have always been overcooked and I didn't always want to order hummus and the other dips for dinner..... too much bread and calories.
This time I ordered the wonderful shepherd's salad and the falafel plate. Bingo! I was a happy camper!

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vipPatriciony
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice portions, Thad staffs very friendly and attentive.

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vipJnainny
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really very good. Excellent prix fixe lunch.

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vipAlice
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attractive outdoor seating . Great food a new wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food. Uninformed and somewhat unfriendly service.

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vipHunert
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. A great dining experience again.

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vipRachelF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish the heat was working but all else terrific

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vipArtnut
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My favorite Turkish cafe...food always scrumptious...can be a bit noisey for indoor dinner but outdoor tables are great. My favorite dish...chicken chops...mmmm

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vipHungry
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor table for two was perfect

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Harriet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We were rushed to finish our meal. With a 6pm reservation, we were given 75 minutes to eat. Almost all of the indoor tables were filled--no spacing. The railing to the bathroom is loose and could be dangerous.
Food was great!

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vipAmanda
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food with great service. The dishes lend themselves to sharing, but the tables are too small (for two). We will definitely go back and perhaps even do takeout.

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vipavideater
Tampa
203 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were accommodated at one of the small tables on the sidewalk appropriately distanced from two other tables. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and added to our first meal here. Their manti, tiny dumplings in a yogurt sauce, were excellent as was the lamb shish kebab! We had a small side salad, nicely dressed, and ended with three diamonds of baklava. A great time enhanced by several glasses of wine.

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vipBlobbie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Helpful waitstaff--good service--large portions and overall good food

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vipJoelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great, solid restaurant. The staff are very nice and the food is very good. They have a nice outdoor dining set up. The only minor annoying thing is that they have instituted a one hour and 15 minute time limit. I understand that they need to turn over the tables but 1:15 is pretty quick for a meal if you have more than one course.

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steveg
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outside in perfect little private outdoor rooms, beautifully done w heat lamps. Food excellent, served well, and staff very friendly. A safe place to eat during Covid

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice and the server was very attentive. Overall good dining.

FAQs

A La Turka Restaurant does offer 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 955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.