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ABA Turkish Restaurant

4.6
4.6
599 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
At ABA Turkish Restaurant in New York, you will instantly feel as though you walked into the city of Istanbul. We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The cafe provides generous portions, while maintaining modest prices.
ABA Restaurant provides an authentic atmosphere to their customers with its decoration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 969-1782

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    ABA would love to cater your next corporate or family affair. Please take a look at our catering menu at https://www.abaturkishrestaurant.com/catering-menu/

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking for a venue to host an intimate party, a small corporate dinner or are just looking for a nice dining room in NYC, ABA Restaurant is the perfect venue. Celebrate a special occasion or gather with friends and colleagues at ABA Restaurant. You and your guests will enjoy the authentic atmosphere of ABA Restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    8th and 9th

  • Parking details

    Street

  • Public transit

    59 St - Columbus Circle (1, 2, A, B, C, D)<br /><br />57 St - 7 Av (N, Q, R)<br /><br />7 Av (B, D, E)

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 599 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Turkish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful staff!
  2. DR

    DianeR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightfully pleasant in dealing with last-minute accommodation of wheelchair. Very attentive service and response to special requests. Comfortable outdoor service for drinks as parties arrived at different times. Lovely indoor space for dinner. Excellent food. Short walk to Jazz at Lincoln Center. Wonderful choice!
  3. SS

    StephanieS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a super meal with wonderful service. I would definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us shared excellent and not greasy fried calamari. We all had the outstanding lamb chops dinner and while this a la carte dish is not cheap, it’s well priced for Midtown Manhattan. The restaurant has a wide variety of prix fixe dinners at $34.95 including appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee or tea included. We had two different types of baklava and an excellent chocolate pudding with almonds. The service is fast and friendly. I have dined here for years.
  5. SL

    SusanL

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Conveniently located near City Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Great quality Turkish food, friendly staff and unpretentious location. Not a place to linger, but you will have a very good meal with lot of choices.
  6. n

    nyc4london

    London

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    After requesting an outdoor patio table when booking (called twice) we were seated in the sidewalk hut. The food was OK-not great. Table was very tight. Not a great experience.
  7. AF

    AnamariaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we had was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend ordering a bunch of stuff and sharing. The ABA combo was a great way to taste all the meats. The staff is great, the food amazing and reasonably priced.
  8. b

    billy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food - fair price - casual
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Available outdoor seating and many choices for vegan or vegetarian guests.
  10. ST

    SamuelT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    reliable restaurant, fairly close to Carnegie Hall.
  11. MW

    MaryW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very reliable place to dine. Staff are accommodating; food consistently good and price is right!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem of a restaurant is one of my favorites in NYC. The food is delicious. I often go with friends and we make a dinner comprised of hot and cold mezze. Their entrees are also excellent. The restaurant decor is pretty basic, but more than made up for by the warmth, service and attention of the staff. The prices are modest, particularly for this area of the City - it is in convenient walking distance of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. ABA has both indoor and outdoor seating.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious. Very generous amount for the dinner. Ambiance was quite setting it was very quaint. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
  14. RJ

    RuthJ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ABA is a wonderful Turkish restaurant. There are ample choices on the menu and the food is excellent. The service is friendly snd attentive. All in all, our favorite Turkish restaurant in NYC.
  15. T

    Tariq

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints, food always same delicious. One of my top 10 restaurant in NYC!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. And Muge is our favorite server in NY!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outdoors because, once again, A/C was not working inside. We sat right outside the entrance and it’s very nice dining there. Their weekday prix fixe at $34.95 includes appetizer, entree, dessert plus tea or Turkish coffee and all the Turkish bread you can eat. The selections are authentic Turkish food. ABA is one of my go to restaurants for dining near Lincoln Center.
  18. DB

    DavidB

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ate early and it was not very crowded. Service was excellent. I do wish the food delivery folks didn't have to trek through the restaurant to pick up their delivery orders. They do a brisk delivery business so there was a constant flurry of persons in and out.
  19. G

    Guimauve

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Turkish food, friendly staff, home-y atmosphere, surprisingly close to Lincoln Center, especially Jazz at Lincoln Center
  20. MM

    MommaMia

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, yummy food! They only serve Turkish beer and wine, but the both were excellent!
  21. S

    Scubalo

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed this restaurant--tired after a long day of travelling, it was good Turkish comfort food. Our server was excellent--warm, personable, and professional. Another bonus is there is no corkage fee and they were very gracious in opening and serving the wine we brought.
  22. BG

    BG10

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always love dependable Aba for wonderful food and service.
  23. S

    Sasha

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food, service, & value. This time Iaround I ordered branzino filet which was over cooked - I recommend sticking to the Turkish dishes
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Nothing close to Turkish food. Not worth the money.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner and authentically fresh Turkish food. Very friendly staff
  26. CS

    CynthiaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were late but had sent a text which waitress said they were too busy to check but we were seated anyway! There were many diners present but clearly you didn’t need a reservation. Service was good and were served quickly. We’d go again.
  27. ST

    SamuelT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, we will vertainly return with pleasure!
  28. JA

    JeanA

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat in the city. It's perfectly located for Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Broadway--close, but not so close that it's so packed with tourists that you can't get in.
  29. NY

    NewYorker

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a terrific place to have a delicious dinner! The service is also excellent. We started with a generous bowl of lentil soup, which was a perfect solution on this cold, wet night. For dinner, I had the Branzino, which was delicious. My husband had the chicken chops, which were moist and flavorful. We had a bottle of Turkish red wine, and a Turkish dessert- a sort of shredded wheat crust with sweet filling. We love this restaurant and visit whenever we’re in town.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Celebrating holidays with friends
  32. s

    senorita

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My mother always said that comparisons are odious and in this case they are - the bread is nowhere near as good as it used to be - one of the main joys of going there - the olive oil now appears in the smallest container possible and if you ask for more, you are met with a bit of a scowl and the oil is nowhere as good as it used to be - the food portions seem to be half the size- they use the same large platter which used to be overflowing and now has a lot of empty space and the price is now comparable to other restaurants 35 or 36.95 is high for what you get especially since it used to be in the 20s but you can still take your own wine which si it's saving grace and still makes for a reasonable, affordable dinner out
  33. RK

    RoxanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family ate at ABA after seeing Wicked. We had an amazing dinner followed by delicious dessert and coffee. Highly recommend! The service was great too!
  34. D

    Debi

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and friendly staff. BYOB too! Fabulous lunch and dinner prix fixe menu M-TH The food is authentic and delicious. Tables are distanced and staff is careful so it is a stress free dining experience
  35. P

    Peter

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Delicious food, generous portions, and friendly and helpful staff.
  36. S

    Sasha

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Wonderful food & great service. Very casual vibe A local favorite!
  37. T

    Terry

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good midtown option for moderately priced hearty Turkish food in a casual setting with a very liberal BYOB policy. I have been eating here regularly for the past 10 years and have always been very pleased. Service is good even when crowded. Many complex dishes beyond the usual doner kebabs - so be a little adventurous!
  38. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were a group of 5 and requested to sit away from the door. Our host/waiter sprung into action and got us a great table with very little delay. The food was wonderful as was the service. We all loved it.
  39. r

    richiestu

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I’ve been eating here for years and have loved going at Aba, with very few less than stellar experiences over dozens of meals. That said, the prices seem to have skyrocketed. While I understand the financial issues of the restaurant business in the Covid era, it was definitely sticker shock at an increase of about 25%.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved it !

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

ABA Turkish Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. ABA Turkish Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 969-1782.

ABA Turkish Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 599 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 11 times today
Google Map for ABA Turkish Restaurant

325 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th and 9th

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street

  • Public transit

    59 St - Columbus Circle (1, 2, A, B, C, D)57 St - 7 Av (N, Q, R)7 Av (B, D, E)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 969-1782

  • Catering

    ABA would love to cater your next corporate or family affair. Please take a look at our catering menu at https://www.abaturkishrestaurant.com/catering-menu/

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re looking for a venue to host an intimate party, a small corporate dinner or are just looking for a nice dining room in NYC, ABA Restaurant is the perfect venue. Celebrate a special occasion or gather with friends and colleagues at ABA Restaurant. You and your guests will enjoy the authentic atmosphere of ABA Restaurant.

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