Galata

4.4
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$30 and under
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Turkish
Reservations must be made 1 hour in advance.

Galata Restaurant serves a modern selection of most popular and most loved dishes of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine as well as the mouth watering desserts. We serve not only healthy but also nutritious food for you and your family.

All servings are prepared and cooked by our well-experienced and passionate chefs in our kitchen here at Galata.
Including the well designed private dining room for 30-40 people for your special occasions, such as baby showers, anniversaries and birthday parties, we serve up to 100 people with our friendly and attentive staff.

Having been in the sector actively for 15 years, we await to meet and share our favorite dishes and desserts with you.
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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was tasty, but they need to have better service. It was quite a while till we were noticed. My biggest issue was the entertainment- although the music was good- it was way too loud. Don't go on Wednesday nights if you want to talk.

CB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We walked in at 5:30 and saw the manager/owner holding a staff meeting at the bar. Someone came and seated us and left us there to go back to the bar. We picked up the wine menu and turned towards the bar so that they would see us but they ignored us. the couple we were waiting for came a few minutes later and walked them selves over to the table as the meeting was still going on at the bar. the manager saw us and ignored us. A staff meeting should’ve been moved directly to the open back room when customers are coming otherwise they should lock the door and not let people in. It was a bad unprofessional experience. We were hoping to sit at the bar for a few minutes before ordering dinner the four of us finally got up walked to the bar and they had to go find the bar chairs and move them over. Bad experience overall. Not sure if we will return.

TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was very fresh with plenty of choices. a very cozy and nice place. it was nicely decorated for the Halloween already. it was a very good choice for the family dinner.

k
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice service.

g
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We bought a groupon for galata and it was certainly worth it, the food was delicious. Mediterranean appetizers and a meat platter for the main and 4 glasses of wine for our party. Everything was well seasoned with sides and the service was very good as well. It is a pretty restaurant, so no complaints at all. If you like turkish or greek food, Galata is a great choice.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Party of 3 we had Chicken Sultan (loved) Lamb Donner: good but a bit small for the price and Seafood Guvec. Very enjoyable! Service was attentive. I would go back if I am back in the area.

FC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service lovely little spot

s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good flavorful food at reasonable prices

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Galata is a great neighborhood place. Very quaint and quiet. Very authentic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly staff who are accommodating and food is delicious!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food

d
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, chill atmosphere, good food, great service. That about sums it up!

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and so was the service. Would definitely recommend.

S
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, especially the red lentil soup and lamb shish. Very solid Turkish dishes. Only complaint is that the restaurant apparently told Open Table that we hadn't honored our reservation, even though we did (restaurant was not crowded). Had to waste time setting record straight with Open Table. Otherwise service was good.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful good, attentive service, beautiful decor, excellent value. Will be back

e
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Galata. Delicious food, consistent quality. Charming and welcoming staff.

MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall was a welcomed experience. I had 11 international teenagers and 5 chaperone adults. Food was a great experience and even the teenagers enjoyed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. They were so accommodating for such a large group. The food was also amazing and there is a lot of variety. All 18 of us enjoyed it. Would recommend it highly

RG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Father’s Day family dinner. The food was exceptional. We will definitely return

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is definitely has absolutely great flavor every time we go. The rice is the best part. Never had a bad dinner

JG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Quiet, good service and tasty food. Lamb was moist and flavorful. Milk custard dessert was a bit gelatinous but baklava was sweet and nutty. Apple martini was big and yummy.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were good. I would only wish for more vegan options. I had mixed vegetables (potato, red pepper, green pepper, onion) that were stewed in a tomato-based sauce with rice on the side. Tasty but not exciting. The baklava and coffee were delicious. Drinks were good. We felt very comfortable sitting and getting caught up on that Tuesday afternoon that turned into evening...

HD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dishes were all excellent. The wait staff was very good, especially helpful in guiding my wine selection.
My only concern was the chilly temperature. I wish we had been seated in the back room but couldn’t have anticipated this when we sat down. My guests were ok.
It was a birthday celebration, and we really enjoyed ourselves. We’ll be back!

KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and service.

GS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was okay but being seated across from the restroom was not cool

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Secret find. Have eaten here several times. Friendly service. Never rushed. Delicious food. Very accommodating. Gold star!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding, great flavors and portions, highly recommended

s
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Great $17.95 3 course weekend lunch. Food is excellent and service staff is wonderful.

TR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I used a groupon. Felt it was a RIP off. No bargain!

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have gone to Galata many times and have always been satisfied. The last time, although still good, the cubed lamb was overcooked and a bit dry, even tho I asked for medium. Service is always nice.

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant restaurant. Very convenient to NYU Langone Hospital. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our dinner was good but the restaurant marked us as a no-show even though we were on time for our reservation. Apparently other diners have had similar experiences with Open Table reservations with them.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent. Will return in the future

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with family

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions, great quality, and great value.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was average as far as Turkish fare goes. My chicken was a bit tough, but my granddaughter's Chicken Kabob was very good and not tough at all.
The service was excellent and the price is good, not overly expensive.

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. The staff was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious! The mixed vegetarian appetizer platter was amazing. Overall great experience. Would definitely recommend!

RH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Service was good. Overall, a great place.

E
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very good food and service. Outstanding value.

LI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and wine at Galata. We were nervous that the price of the Groupon would result in average or low-quality food and service; but this was not the case at all! We were warmly greeted and attentively waited on during our entire visit. The Turkish wine recommendation was excellent, and the wines by the glass that were part of the Groupon deal were delicious. The food selection offered with the Groupon was plentiful for our group of 4, and it was eclectic and mouth-wateringly good. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation, even without the Groupon deal. This is exactly how Groupons should be - create a positive experience for the customer, so that they want to return again and again...