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A La Turka Restaurant

4.5
995 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Welcome 2021 in your heated private booth with an amazing dinner. We'll have prix fixe and regular menu until 10 pm.

What 995 people are saying
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HeartyDiner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, and the amount of seating makes this place a great destination at all times!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great dependable food as always.

service was impeccable with great attention.

one thing that could improve is the insistence on one main course per person. if a group is ordering enough appetizers to make up for the main course prices, this should be flexible somewhat specially when dietary limitations are considered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch on a beautiful fall day, dine outdoors. Nicely spaced and did not rush. Had the prefixed - appetizer, salad, entree and dessert - great combination and delicious.

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christinek
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish food I have had outside of Istanbul!

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vipecit
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Loved the dips and salads. Falafel was delicious.

MJ
MiltonJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. I had beef kebab it was delicious. Everyone in my party enjoyed their food.We will definitely come back to try the rest of the dishes.
Thanks 😊

LR
vipLindseyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Excellent Food! While the ambiance outside is certainly not indicative of the rest of the establishment, we had great service and overall a lovely experience.

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Love2Dine
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top choice place to eat delicious food, have great service at a reasonable price. We loved the zucchini pancakes, eggplant with peppers, green salad and grilled chicken kabobs. The portions are generous and the bread is also delicious and served warm!

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bskinow
Central Coast
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is tasteless - no spices no salt - large portions, as the waiter said American sizes. Well it’s also American flavors I guess certainly not Turkish. I thought it was terrible and the service was mediocre at best. I took half the food home because I didn’t wanna waste it and figured I’d give it to the dog. Why would anyone serve such giant portions? It’s such a waste.

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chuck
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive but not overly so service. Delicious dips (mezzanine trio) , and Turka salad. Great mains: lamb shank and chicken thighs for our table. Wine is pricey. Be sure to ask for the $12 cab or they’ll give you the $16 one.
We sat outdoors which was lovely . Bathroom is down a flight of stairs. Recommend !!!

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vipmidge
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Branzino was excellent. We had a surly server who made everything we asked for was an imposition.

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LiliB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dined outside. Very pleasant.

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vipgloriad
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, good vibe! Highly recommend

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vipAlisha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful family owned restaurant! The food is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NY!

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Emem
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had the lunch special and enjoyed it very much. Portions were tasty and large and service was fine. But we sat outside, which was nice but very noisy being right out on the street. We will come back again soon for lunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A/C was not working well and several things from the menu were not available. This place has alway been excellent in the past and I hope they overcome some of these issues.

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vipsydb
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Turkish Food. Outside seating nice set up. Large portions. We shared Mezze trio, feta cigars, spicy cigars. Mains- lamb shank, lamb shish kabob, branzino. Too full for desert but they looked yummy.

Will be back

JM
JerroldM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have been eating at Ala Turka ever since it opened, and before that when it was on the next block north. I always order Hunkar Begendi, my favorite. Last night it was not only seriously overpriced (about eight dollars more than it used to be) but the meat was seriously underdone and tough. Your kitchen is no longer what it was before the pandemic and $11 for a tiny glass of Raki is outrageous. I will start looking for another place in the neighborhood if things don;t improve radically and very soon. I understand that you have had financial trouble because of the pandemic. So has everyone else, and when you jack up your prices to the extent you have, it simply alienates old customers like me. Coupled with a marked decrease in the quality of the cooking, it's a bad recipe.

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Enjoy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great and appreciated the outdoor seating.

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service and nicely presented food. All 4 dishes, fish, lamb , chicken and beef were fair, nothing great but not bad.

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Tttt
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Special thanks to Umut.

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Frances
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, I've been here a few times as I live near by and love it each time. Recently took a few members of my family with me and we found a piece of a steel scouring pad in our calamari. I was shocked that all the waiter did was take it away and bring us out a new calamari plate (with much less calamari on it). As I am not one to make a scene I continued my night, but next time I advise to at LEAST apologize and remove item from the customers bill. Especially in todays times, cleanliness is extremely important and finding a piece of steel in ones mouth is very unsettling. I expected more A La Turka.

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vipDelishdish
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable. Delicious hot bread to complement the fresh A La Turka salad. Filet mignon super tender and tasty

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vipANdie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Unfriendly wait staff. Had to ask for ice three times. Had to ask the order twice had to ask for check two times. Nobody came to check to see if everything was OK. Really not a pleasant experience and I won’t be back

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vipTomG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The feta chees was the BEST!!!!

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vipkbny
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love A La Turka. Especially the octopus! Shepherd salad and cacik is great as well. Friend had the special fish in parchment and enjoyed that as well. Went there twice last week since I was just back in town after 2 year absence. Will probably go again this week...

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vipAnnaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had to return w friends for a second bday dinner- that’s how much I enjoyed it. Thank you Sam and Oyku and rest of staff for a great night. I suggest ordering and sharing a few apps and salad and sharing before main cours. Evetything was delicious and fresh!

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sushi
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value and all the choices our party of 3 were excellent.

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vipRobertR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Turka has good food and good outdoor seating

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SheilaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for 8 people outside. I picked this place because it's convenient to the Q train stop on 72nd/2nd Ave. We had the perfect table as far away from 2nd Ave as possible, as I had requested. The food is reasonably priced and well prepared. The wait staff is pleasant and efficient. My friends thanked me for picking this place to have our first get-together in a long time.

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vipAnnaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday and the staff made a big celebration w sparklers a singing, very fun! Food is always delicious and ample portions, couldn’t finish. Returning next week w different friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always!!

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ValerieB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The stuffed chicken is the best.

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vipsbww
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent eggplant appetizers. Very ample portions. Kebabs good.

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OpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a birthday and we were well taken care of! Excellent!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is our regular go to for in house dining and take out and food has always been great.

Disappointed - however we were 7 people including 1 ten year old. we ordered 4 appetizers and 4 main courses but the waiter told us next time on fri/sat we need to order 7 main courses too. that seems unreasonable. understand if we didnt order any appetizers.

Service was slow but that seems to be the trend due to lack of staff accross NYC restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kebab were not the best.

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Janan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great staff. Had a wonderful evening, will definitely go back again.

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 4.5 stars by 995 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.