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ABA Turkish Restaurant

4.5
4.5
589 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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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 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.

  • 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

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

Popular dishes

Menu

$19.95. Weekdays 11:30PM - 3:00PM. May not be available in Holidays

1. Course

  • Lentil Soup

    • Soup of the Day

      • Shepherd Salad

        • Humus

          • Lebni

            • Eggplant Salad

              • Beets

                • Eggplant with Tomato Sauce

                  • Spicy Vegetables (Acili Ezme)

                    2. Course

                    • Turkish Gyro "Doner"

                      • Lamb Adana Kebab

                        • Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

                          • Chicken Adana Kebab

                            • Chicken Shish Kebab

                              • Turkish Meatball "Kofte"

                                • Falafel Platter

                                  • Vegetable Casserole

                                    Add lamb / chicken $6.95

                                    3. Course

                                    • Turkish Tea

                                      • American Coffee

                                        Options

                                        • Extra Rice Pudding$4.95

                                          • Extra Almond Pudding$4.95

                                            • Extra Supangle$4.95

                                              • Extra Kabak Tatlisi$4.95

                                                • Extra Baklava Pistachio / Walnut$5.95

                                                  • Extra Turkish Custard$5.95

                                                    • A Glass of House Wine$5.95

                                                      • Turkish Coffee$2.00

                                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                        What 589 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                        4.5
                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                        • 3.8Ambience
                                                        • 4.2Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. 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.

                                                        2. ST

                                                          SamuelT

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                          reliable restaurant, fairly close to Carnegie Hall.

                                                        3. 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!

                                                        4. RJ

                                                          RuthJ

                                                          New York Area

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          5 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.

                                                        5. 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!

                                                        6. 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!

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New England

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          17 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.

                                                        8. 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.

                                                        9. G

                                                          Guimauve

                                                          New York Area

                                                          57 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          57 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

                                                        10. 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!

                                                        11. 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.

                                                        12. 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.

                                                        13. 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

                                                        14. 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.

                                                        15. 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

                                                        16. 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.

                                                        17. 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!

                                                        18. 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.

                                                        19. 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.

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Miami

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great food and service

                                                        21. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                          Celebrating holidays with friends

                                                        22. s

                                                          senorita

                                                          New York Area

                                                          172 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          172 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

                                                        23. 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!

                                                        24. 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

                                                        25. 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.

                                                        26. 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!

                                                        27. 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!

                                                        28. 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.

                                                        29. 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%.

                                                        30. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 29, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                          Loved it !

                                                        31. SK

                                                          SusanK

                                                          New York Area

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Delightful

                                                        32. g

                                                          gabrielamh

                                                          New York Area

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Food and service are great, as always.

                                                        33. F

                                                          Fred

                                                          New England

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 16, 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.

                                                        34. EF

                                                          EricF

                                                          Richmond

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          23 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

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

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          I will be back!

                                                        36. D

                                                          Debi

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          34 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing food and great service.

                                                        37. r

                                                          ron123

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          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.

                                                        38. b

                                                          bigskyrad

                                                          Chicago

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          40 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                          Great food

                                                        39. SR

                                                          SharonR

                                                          Portland

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          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.

                                                        40. TS

                                                          TylerS

                                                          Miami

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Amazing as always. Excellent food and service.

                                                        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 4.5 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                                        Make a reservation

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                                                        Booked 6 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–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 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

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

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (212) 969-1782

                                                        • Catering

                                                          ABA would love to cater your next corporate or family affair.

                                                        • 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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