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A La Turka Restaurant

4.4
577 reviews
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$30 and under
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Turkish
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A La Turka, an Upper East Side restaurant that opened 20 years ago and is now booked every day and night, thanks to its great food, lively atmosphere and media attention. 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 feels like having an authentic and remarkable meal in Bosporus, Istanbul. There is live music and belly dancer on every Thursday night and there is instrumental smooth Turkish live music on every Tuesday and Wednesday night at A La Turka Restaurant. Also we do catering . Call us for your events.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 744-2217
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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. Please contact us for details about Private Parties and Catering.
Phone Number: 646 944 3536
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (877) 487-4342
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
74th Street
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Public transit
6 train to 77th Street.
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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.
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 577 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAncoraImparo2 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

First time at La Turka
Was there for my daughter's birthday.
From the moment we entered the door the service was outstanding!
The service was only trumped by the food. The best authentic cuisine since being in Turkey.
Excellent wine to go with our meal.
If we lived in the city, I would be there weekly.
Wow, what a find!
Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Been there many years ago...I was pleasantly surprised....Food was fresh and tasty.

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VDayDisaster (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I have lived on the Upper East Side for years and he has eaten at A La Turka several times, but I have never been. He always said how good it was! So we decided to order in for Valentine's Day, but we were so disappointed by the food! I got the mezze platter and he got the turkish dumplings, neither were all that great. There are definitely better Turkish spots in the neighborhood. Save your money and dont bother with this overpriced, underwhelming place.

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vipbadservice (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I went to A La Turka for lunch yesterday which was supposed to be 1000 point reservation. I got an email confirming that I got the thousand points. But the app only applied 100 points what is going on here? Who do I complain to to get this fixed and corrected so I get the appropriate points added on?

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great!! Love the food and the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, awful service. Had to tell waiter 3 times not to Take our plate away while we were still eating! Would not go back

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

There are so many tasty choices here. Whether vegan or otherwise there are numerous tempting items for any diner. The staff is polite and friendly. The staff does not hover over diners but gives privacy for conversation. I always chose the lamb; it is juicy and never overcooked.

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vipIndia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It's was amazing... the service and the food. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

great fish and lamb dishes the bread is outstanding.. we will be back soon

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vipfood4you (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great neighborhood find. The service was great. The portions are large enough to share. The night we were there a 3 piece band was playing and the restaurant was packed. Noise level for conversation was challenging!

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vipfreddi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Waiters so nice and friendly

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vipItaly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Friendly, good food, within short walk of the Met and Met Breuer, reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We are regulars at A La Turka- we love the food, the staff are great, our kids love going.

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vipFrankEspo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

For was delicious and very fresh. Service was a bit slower than last time but still with the trip.

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vipDonald (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Totally fabulous!! Excellent food and surprise entertainment. Guys, you MUST try this place. You won’t be disappointed.

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JoeBlackFox (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The best Adana Kebab, Turkish coffee and Baklava. Highly recommended.

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vipHate2cook (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Very much enjoyed this restaurant. Food was very good and portions large. We each had something different and everyone thought the food was great. There was a very noisy table near us who never heard about using your indoor voices, but otherwise service, ambience, value, etc. was very good. I highly recommend.

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vipPSCo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

A la Turka has been at this same spot for 29 years, and is a neighbor stand-bye. Service is fantastic, food pretty good, especially the lamb platter . A bit pricy for what you get, but if your are there when there's belly dancing, it's worth it!!

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vipkbny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Love A La Turka!! The lentil soup with a squeeze of lemon is amazing, love the Shepard salad, hummus & they have the BEST grilled octopus anywhere.

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Lonsue (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our group of 7 arrived at different times. The first 3 ordered wine and appetizers and as our friends arrived each ordered as they came . Restaurant staff was flexible and accommodating. We also had special food needs among the group, vegetarian and no-carb. Everyone loved the food. Lamb chops are always superb! Dips and spreads are always delicious. The only dish that missed the mark was a Medeterranean salad. The only green was mint. Overall everything was great and staff very friendly and efficient. My local neighborhood constant.

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