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El Turco Grill, Hackensack, NJ

El Turco Grill

4.8
4.8
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

Welcome to El Turco Grill. A Turkish Restaurant in Hackensack, NJ. We look forward to serving you!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 880-7450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Cold Appetizers

  • Mixed Appetizers$14.95

    Combination of grape leave, humus, babaganush, soslu patlican and acili ezme.

    • Hummus$5.95

      Pureed chickpeas, tahini, yogurt and garlic.

      • Yaprak Sarma$7.95

        Grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions, currants and pine nuts.

        • Soslu Patlican$6.95

          Cubed eggplant sautéed with onions, green peppers in homemade tomato sauce.

          • Acili Ezme$6.95

            Spicy red pepper dip with coarsely chopped walnuts, onions, hot peppers, tomatoes and lemon juice.

            • Babagannush$6.95

              Charcoal-grilled, pureed eggplant with tahini, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

              • Lebni$6.95

                Thick strained yogurt mixed with coarsely chopped walnuts, mint and garlic.

                • Tabboleh$7.95

                  Bulgur wheat, parsley and tomatoes mixed in olive oil and lemon juice.

                  • Cacik$5.95

                    Tzaziki. Yogurt sauce with cucumber, garlic and mint.

                    • Imam Bayildi$7.95

                      Stuffed eggplant. Whole baby eggplant stuffed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, pine nuts cooked in olive oil.

                      Hot Appetizers

                      • Mucver$7.95

                        Zucchini pancakes. Grated zucchini, carrots and parsley mixed in flour.

                        • Sucuk Izgara$8.95

                          Turkish sausage. Turkish spicy grilled beef sausage cooked with grilled tomatoes and hot peppers and onions.

                          • Arnavut Cigeri$7.95

                            Calf's liver coated with flour and seasonings, pan-fried in olive oil.

                            • Sigara Boregi$7.95

                              Cheese rolls. Yufka pastry sheets stuffed with feta and parsley, rolled into cigar shape and pan-fried.

                              • Falafel$7.95

                                Grounded chickpea patties blended with fresh vegetables and spices.

                                • Ispanakli Borek$7.95

                                  Spinach pie. Phyllo pastry stuffed with sautéed onions, spinach, and feta cheese, baked in oven.

                                  Soups

                                  • Mercimek Corbasi$5.95

                                    Lentil soup. Red lentils cooked with vegetables and herbs.

                                    • Sehriyeli Tavuk Corbasi$5.95

                                      Chicken noodle soup. Chicken and orzo cooked in homemade chicken stock.

                                      Salads

                                      Add protein for an additional charge.

                                      • Sef'in Marul Salatasi$9.95

                                        Romaine salad. Tossed romaine lettuce, carrots, red cabbage served with lemon-olive oil dressing.

                                        • Coban Salatasi$12.95

                                          Shepherd salad. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and parsley mixed in olive oil and vinegar. Served with feta cheese.

                                          • Arugula Feta Salad$12.95

                                            Arugula, red onions, fresh tomatoes, candied pecans served with feta cheese.

                                            Main Course

                                            • Mixed Kebab$24.95

                                              Combination of shish kebab, chicken kebab, Adana kebab and doner kebab. Served with rice, fries and salad.

                                              • Lamb Shish Kebab$16.95

                                                Marinated cubes of lamb grilled on skewers served with rice and salad.

                                                • Adana Kebab$14.95

                                                  Grilled minced lamb mixed with red bell pepper and paprika cooked on skewers served with rice and salad.

                                                  • Chicken Kebab$14.95

                                                    Marinated charcoal-grilled chicken on skewers. Served with rice, fries and salad.

                                                    • Doner Kebab$14.95

                                                      Marinated lamb and beef mixed together, cooked on a vertical grill. Meat is shaved off and served as thin slices. Served with rice, fries and salad.

                                                      • Shrimp Kebab$16.95

                                                        Marinated charcoal-grilled shrimp on skewers. Served with rice and salad.

                                                        • Combination Kebab$16.95

                                                          Any 2 combinations of shish kebab, Adana kebab, chicken kebab and doner kebab. Served with rice and salad. Choose kebab: Shish Kebab, Adana Kebab, Chicken Kebab, Doner Kebab.

                                                          • Inegol Kofte$14.95

                                                            Turkish beef meatballs with seasoning served with french fries and salad.

                                                            • Pirzola$23.95

                                                              Lamb chops. Seasoned lamb chops cooked on charcoal grill served with rice and salad.

                                                              • Kuzu Sote$20.95

                                                                Sauteed lamb. Cubes of lamb sautéed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers in a homemade tomato sauce. Served with rice.

                                                                • Tavuk Sote$18.95

                                                                  Sauteed chicken. Cubes of chicken sauteed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers in a homemade tomato sauce. Served with rice.

                                                                  • Ispanak Sote$16.95

                                                                    Sauteed spinach. Cubes of spinach sauteed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers in a homemade tomato sauce. Served with rice.

                                                                    • Karides Sote$20.95

                                                                      Sauteed shrimp. Large shrimps sautéed with onions, tomatoes and green peppers in a homemade tomato sauce. Served with rice.

                                                                      • Karides Guvec$21.95

                                                                        Shrimp casserole. Shrimp cooked with onions, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cream and kashari cheese in a casserole.

                                                                        Side Orders

                                                                        Add sauce for an additional charge.

                                                                        • Pilav$2.95

                                                                          Turkish rice.

                                                                          • French Fries$3.95

                                                                            Desserts

                                                                            • Baklava$6.95

                                                                              Layers of buttered yufka filled with crushed walnuts and served in syrup.

                                                                              • Kazandibi$6.95

                                                                                Creamy milk pudding with caramelized crust.

                                                                                • Stuffed Apricots$7.95

                                                                                  Dried apricots cooked in syrup served with cream and almonds.

                                                                                  • Kunefe$8.95

                                                                                    2 layers of crispy shredded kadayif stuffed with sweet cheese and served with hot syrup and pistachio.

                                                                                    Cold Beverages

                                                                                    • Ayran$3.00

                                                                                      Yogurt drink.

                                                                                      • Visne Suyu$3.00

                                                                                        Sour cherry juice.

                                                                                        • Can Soda$2.00

                                                                                          • Bottled Water$3.50

                                                                                            Hot Beverages

                                                                                            • Turkish Coffee$3.50

                                                                                              • Turkish Tea$2.50

                                                                                                • Latte$4.00

                                                                                                  • Espresso$3.00

                                                                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                    What 20 people are saying

                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                                    4.8
                                                                                                    4.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                                                                    • 4.8Service
                                                                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                    • 4.8Value

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                                                                                                      tomg

                                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                                      80 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      80 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Excellent food and service. A great experience overall.

                                                                                                    2. DK

                                                                                                      DmitryK

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Good food and service.

                                                                                                    3. KV

                                                                                                      KVoce

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The food was excellent. Best of all, they accommodated my diet restrictions and provided a delicious meal without garlic or onion! We'll definitely eat there again.

                                                                                                    4. GG

                                                                                                      GrumpyGourmand

                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                      83 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      83 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Joseph and staff were very attentive. Lamb was succulent. Phyllo spinach pies are exquisite. Will absolutely return when in town again.

                                                                                                    5. TT

                                                                                                      TarikT

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      44 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      44 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Excellent flavors, one of the best examples of Turkish cuisine in New Jersey. The appetizers are excellent and would be enough for sampling good Mediterranean food.

                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Great- owner and host were on point. Made us feel welcome

                                                                                                    7. H

                                                                                                      Harriet

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      What a nice find…..we will return. The food was nicely presented and delicious! (And byob was a plus.)

                                                                                                    8. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      El Turco Grill never disappoints. Consistently wonderful service and delicious meals.

                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      27 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Ate here twice and was not disappointed. Food was excellent and service was very good with the right amount of attention. Great local place to go to. Family friendly.

                                                                                                    10. T

                                                                                                      Treenotes

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on September 20, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                      A most pleasant dining experience! Can’t wait to return!

                                                                                                    11. f

                                                                                                      foodtaster

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                      Overall a very good meal yummy lamb kebabs could have more vegetable options versus rice of salad. Service was excellent ! BYOB always a plus.

                                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

                                                                                                    13. N

                                                                                                      Nestle713

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2021

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                      appetizers - sampler was great. dinner we shared the mixed grilled meat and ordered 2 desserts which was more than enough for 2 people It was mostly empty on a friday night which I felt comfortable with as not to be in a crowded space Service was great.

                                                                                                    14. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      If you are looking for homemade good food and a byob this is the spot. The food is delicious and always so fresh. The service is amazing and the owners are extremely friendly. My family and I love coming here and it never disappoints.

                                                                                                    15. ST

                                                                                                      STEPHENM

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      86 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 26, 2021

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Excellent good. Freshly prepared and served with pride and joy. Friendly service - efficient and conversational. The mixed cold appetizers and mixed grill were real highlights!!

                                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on November 27, 2020

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      This place is great. Food is amazing and staff is wonderful. Our first experience in a Turkish Restaurant and we enjoyed to the most. Highly recommended!!!

                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on November 1, 2020

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      The food is incredibly good.

                                                                                                    18. M

                                                                                                      Maggalee

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Was searching for a Turkish restaurant and this came up. What a great find. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food presentation was great and the food was delicious. They were very accommodating and easy to adjust items to our dietary needs. We even shared a delicious dessert. Will definitely be returning soon

                                                                                                    19. m

                                                                                                      michaelp

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      My wife and I have a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding, service was perfect. and it is always a nice touch when the chef makes his rounds.

                                                                                                    20. W

                                                                                                      staceyW

                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on December 17, 2019

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                      Great home cooked Turkish food. The waitress was lovely. Prices reasonable. Nice local neighborhood choice

                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                    El Turco Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. El Turco Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 880-7450.

                                                                                                    El Turco Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                    Booked 1 time today
                                                                                                    Google Map for El Turco Grill

                                                                                                    270 Main St. Hackensack, NJ 07601

                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      Hackensack

                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                      Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout

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