ABA Turkish Restaurant

4.7
574 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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 574 people are saying
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vipNewYorker
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Celebrating holidays with friends

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vipsenorita
New York Area
169 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

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RoxanneK
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!

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
33 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

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Peter
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Delicious food, generous portions, and friendly and helpful staff.

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Sasha
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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Terry
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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!

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MikeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 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.

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viprichiestu
New York Area
65 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%.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it !

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SusanK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful

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vipgabrielamh
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are great, as always.

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Fred
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Turkish food. We ordered Shepherd Salad, Tabbouleh, Lamb Kebab, and Lamb Kofte. The flavors were great, the salads were fresh, the portions were large and the prices were very reasonable.

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vipEricF
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good lamb options and lebni, kabobs were dry. Affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I will be back!

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

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ron123
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that always serves very good food in a most friendly manner. It is my favorite spot to meet friends and enjoy a meal that can just be a few appetizers or a full course dinner.

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vipbigskyrad
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food

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SharonR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delightful place with very generous portions of very tasty food. Their four course dinner is a real value! Friendly service that is relaxed and welcoming.

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vipTylerS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Excellent food and service.

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Sasha
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious middle Easter food, very reasonably priced, great service , outdoor space and to top
It off it’s a BYO- highly recommended!

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Westsider57thst
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, a go to oval favorite for us.

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CarB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating and a generous prix fixe menu!

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just enjoying Austin on vacation and this place is outstanding! I guess not booking through Open table but somehow we managed to get booked

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TyandTonia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gosh the food, The setting, floor full of positive energy, moderate noise, and the best part, which is I die for, is the SERVICE!!! Will be back soon. Overall was an amazing experience for me and my wife.

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vipsenorita
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we sat outside which was a very nice ambience since the weather was so nice

everything was delightful and delicious as usual - the Turkish rice pudding is outstanding

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Westsider57thst
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saved us an outdoor table as requested, service attentive and food great!

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HowardF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food at reasonable prices. Excellent falafel. The kebabs are yummy.

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vip2MiamiLocals
West Palm Beach
105 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

OK it looks a little sketchy. But don’t fret. The food is fabulous! We devoured the Shepard’s salad; lamb kebab with red cabbage; and falafel. Yum!!!! All were excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food NYC has to offer.

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OlmanC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in a quiet place in the city. Cold and warm appetizers were all made to order. Dine in meals were all well proportioned tasted good and were warm at service.
Wait staff was very attentive and friendly.
You can not go wrong with ABA TURKISH.

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vipChristine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten there a number of times and the food is always great and the staff is always very friendly. Bring your own wine as they don’t sell alcohol.

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JoseR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall, great experience: food was delicious and staff were very friendly and attentive. Has an authentic Turkish vibe - making you feel at home - and the food is as good as it gets on this side of the Atlantic. Great value for the money! Highly recommended!

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WilliamR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food is very tasty and prices are reasonable. I reserved in advance thinking place was busy, but that was not the case

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vipsenorita
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

THE food was as usual delicious - tried the stuffed cabbage leaves and they were absolutely delicious and copious - a change from the lamb adana kebab we always have - the bread and olive oil were irresistible as usual - the only issue was the waitress who was nowhere near as charming as our usual male servers - she defiitely had an attitude probably left over from being a server at JoJo and thinks the clientele at ABA is a notch downhill - hope never to have her again - but where else can you eat a delicious copious meal for two for 40 in NYC - the rice pudding was outstanding and more than enough for two ....worth the trip even if Carnegie Hall is open =- contrast that to jacques Brasserie where we had burgers last night plus wine for almost 90 a person - and the burgers were nowhere near as good as they used to be ...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service food is good

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IFLYAA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Have eaten here many times pre COVID and now that they are open with limited indoor seating, we couldn’t wait to go back.
Food is excellent and service always pleasant. It’s a BYOB restaurant which is a big plus as far as affordability.
Don’t hesitate to eat here.

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vipGeorgianneL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The bread was amazing, hummus was good. The waters very nice.

I ordered the chkn adana and it was not what I expected. I felt like it was not properly cooked. Idk.

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 4.7 stars by 574 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.