ABA Turkish Restaurant

4.6
562 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 562 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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SusanK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful

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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
22 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
32 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
35 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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vipSasha
New York Area
10 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
7 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
166 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
11 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
166 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
12 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
3 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.

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SefatH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great and on time. The server was very nice and polite.

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anon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially loved the chicken chops and lebni. This restaurants been here for awhile so I was pleasantly surprised that the food quality has not gone down. Staff was also careful with covid.

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vipnormap
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't be happier with this local Gem. Good food,fast service and they remember

my name.

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Rachel
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We ordered lamb kabob and a mixed meat dish, both of which were excellent. I received 8 large chunks of lamb and I thought I could only eat 2, but I ate 5! The hummus was not as good as we were expecting, as both of us have traveled in the Middle East and know what excellent hummus tastes like. The desserts were both delicious (sorbet and rice pudding).

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vipnormap
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Always come away smiling and well sated. Staff so accommodating.

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viplisag
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The chicken kabobs were delish as were the spinach pie and grape leaves. Wouldn’t order the veggie casserole again as a bit bland. Staff was great and very friendly.

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vipaaaa
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Especially that uneducated waiter in glasses. He should be deported and back where he came from.

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vipJonathanM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Well constructed outdoor setting

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vipNYDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very attentive service. This is a great neighborhood spot.

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SarahM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, incredible service - love coming here! It's also BYOB :)

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vipDeniseW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Reasonable priced. Amazing service. They went above and beyond for friends bday dinner.

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YessicaG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Took my friend for her birthday and she loved it

TJ
TasminaJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Really tasty! Specially the lamb shank was delicious!

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 562 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.