Tava Turkish and Mediterranean Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Unique Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant offers best dishes
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4.8
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L
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have already been to it a dozen times in the past year. A secret gem of a place. Spotless, shiny clean. A discrete and pleasantly decorated place that has a calming effect when you walk in. You start hoping the food will be good because you started liking the place. Efficient, polite waiters are surprising, compared to students working for pocket money or people in between jobs.
The cuisine is a different type of Turkish, mostly from Southern Turkey, with Arabic influence and layers upon layers of subtle tastes on your palate. This is the closest I got to what I imagine the rich and diverse Ottoman cuisine ever was. Should definitely be tried.

SO
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was phenomenal- and really reasonable. We couldn’t finish it all, which was disappointing- order less than you think you’ll need

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

generous portions of delicious food, I WILL go back. Also not a bad spot for a date night.

S
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and interesting drinks, a great addition to the neighborhood offerings.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great experience. Food was wonderful, service was great and the overall “feel” of the restaurant was right in line.

ME
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One Good neighbor restaurant I love.

b
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mixed appetizer plate was terrific as was the lamb manti.

BF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were amazing and the service was attentive. We shared so many dishes that I couldn’t count them all but we ate every bit

EF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The storefront is unassuming, but once you walk inside, the decor is lovely and ambient. It’s still a bit cold outside, but it looks like there is nice outdoor space for the summer as well. The food is good and the portions are generous (each plate was really two meals). I would recommend the dips appetizer - each option was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing authentic Turkish restaurant. Highly recommend.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good but it took some time to get our drinks / food and our water never got refilled. Staff seemed nice but seemed a bit frazzled.

AO
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was wonderful. The food was great, service attentive and ambiance was nice

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service ! Fresh food! Salad was good and meat was tender and moist. !

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleased with the service and good at this place. I'd say it exceeded my expectations and I'm glad I decided to drive there to check out this place.

DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not recommend and will not return. Food not fresh, poor service

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service and excellent Turkish food. I really hope Tava is successful!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. It was fun.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Glad to see Tava picking up steam in the neighborhood after the last two restaurants in the location closed. A liquor license will definitely help them out (saw two parties leave when they heard no drinks), but BYOB is always nice to have. Food was great. Service might still be working out the kinks. Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Highly recommended! BYOB! Will be back definitely!

MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great meal here - loved the falafel, chicken, and shrimp. Service was amaaaaaazing too, will definitely go back. And they're still waiting on their liquor license so we got to bring a bottle of wine

y
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit with friends from out of town. Food and service was really good. I would definitely return. I also like the fact the owner/manager came by to check on us which I always appreciate.

Z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was really surprised by this place! Beautiful restaurant, huge and unique. Great service and the food was not lacking anything at all. Fantastic.

LD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Turkish food in a lovely restaurant. No liquor license yet, but waitstaff enthusiastically serves the wine you bring in.