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Hanci Turkish Cuisine

112 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Hanci Turkish Cuisine is a modern restaurant that specializes in traditional Turkish cuisine. You can stop by for lunch or dinner and try authentic dishes such as falafel, lamb koffe, hummus, smoked eggplant and calf liver. Hanci Turkish Cuisine also offers classic Turkish beverages and desserts, including Turkish wine and coffee, milk pudding and baklava.

Many customers have praised Hanci Turkish Cuisine for serving the most authentic food in the entire city. Its casual ambiance makes this restaurant the perfect place to enjoy an exotic meal with friends and family any day.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Saturday: 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(212) 707-8144
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yakup Karatas
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Cross street
56th and 57th
Beer, Delivery, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

No frills, but very solid Turkish food. Thoughtful and caring staff, and very reasonable priced. It's my go-to neighborhood place!

vipJennifer (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2016

The iskendar lamb kabob and whole grilled branzino with rice and zucchini more than satisfied our cravings for home-cooked Turkish cuisine. The accompanying lofty, chewy bread was the perfect accompaniment. We were only sorry that the hors d'oeuvres and wine from a reception earlier in the evening made us indisposed to enjoy a Turkish wine or dessert with our meal. Thank you, Hanci!

Donya (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

Delicious and fresh! This small attractive restaurant has helpful and charming service. Try the special of the day and the Turkish wine and beer too. The appetizers are excellent. Incredible value! Can't wait to go back!!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

We came in late. We were traveling from DC to NYC for the weekend and looked up this place. It was authentic and delicious. The owners were very nice and friendly. I will go here again when in in NY.

vipMimi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2015

We have been eating at Hanci for several years on a regular basis. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is homey and attentive. It's hard to find better Turkish food in NYC!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2015

The waitress was lovely but when I asked if they had a specific Turkish dish the owner/manager, who was seated at a table doing paperwork, was very rude in answering. The food was run of the mill. Nothing special at all.

vipBusinessman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Loved the smoked eggplant, and the mixed meat plate - all very delicious. Excellent Turkish cuisine.

vipTPDX (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

We love Hanci. The people who own/operate this restaurant are delightful. We were there on Saturday night and had a fantastic meal (Kofte is awesome!). The wines are very reasonably priced, and the desserts...!!!...the shredded wheat w/ mozzarella and honey. OH MY! So good!

PaulR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Very good Turkish food which tastes like home to all my Turkish Friends I have taken there. Small and a bit out of the way on 10th Avenue which makes it a real find. I usually have multiple appetizers and share an entry (the mix grill) with up to three people.

bennitoisfabulous (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

Friendly, professional service. The staff was happy that we were there and inquired several times if we needed anything. Food very tasty and fresh. Price reasonable. I would recommend for good food and good value when attending Lincoln Center events.

viprfew (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

We loved everything we ordered: tomato/cucumber salad, smoked eggplant salad, lamb and chicken kebabs, cacik, desserts-- everything was fresh and delicious!! We will definitely come back.

Alice (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2015

Perfect find for going to concerts and meeting before show. Great for every type of eater---I loved the whole trout and many unique apps.

vipRobCNYC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

Hanci Turkish is now my favorite Turkish food in the City. Each time I've been, service has been nice, food has been very well prepared, wine has been properly chilled & served, and my friends have always enjoyed it as much as I have. They do a very good job on an absolutely consistent basis, which goes so far with me in this City, where ups & downs seem to be more the norm.
My only wish: the stuffed grape leaves had more per order... they're too good to have just one per person at a table of 4.

LizzieB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2015

I love this little Turikish place on 10th Ave. and 56th St. You might miss it if you walk too fast. Stop and go in. The staff is welcoming and warm. The owner often comes out and talks to customers, and has a warm smile for everyone. The food is good - solid Turkish grilled fish/kebobs/mezza plates,, etc . The many times I've been there the service has always been excellent, and the food reasonably priced. Introduced to me by a musician friend who plays frequently at Carnegie Hall and loves to eat there before concerts.

vipUWS63 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Appreciated a quiet place with satisfying meal - not extraordinary, but very good. Fish was well prepared. Have had better hummus.. would skip this, but plan to go back.