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Turkish Cuisine

4.7
229 Reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish
As far as authentic Persian experiences go, Turkish Cuisine in the Hell's Kitchen District really cannot be beat. Once you step foot in this place you will feel that you have been transported direct to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. The donor kebabs are highly sought after, as is the Turkish coffee for lunch. With the abundance of fresh vegetables served with every dish at Turkish Cuisine, you really cannot go wrong.

For a cultural experience, consider taking the family to Turkish Cuisine for your next gathering. The menu contains a bit of everything, so even the most discerning of taste buds are likely to find something that appeals. Consistent", "tasty" Turkish fare at "reasonable" rates make this Theater District veteran a "delightful" choice "pre-curtain". Full review Zagat. Turkish cuisine has a beautiful heated backyard seating area .

Offers

  • Happy hours

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    ENJOY ONLY $6 DOLLARS BEER MOJITO SUNGRIA
  • HAPPY HOURS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    $6 DOLLARS BEERS,MOJITO ,SUNGRIA

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 229 people are saying
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Sunny
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here were amazing. Best Turkish food we’ve ever had!! Will definitely be back!!

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vipSJPark68
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual with generous servings, tasty foods, and friendly service. Love the Shrimp Shish Kebab!

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Local
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant with an awesome outdoor patio located in the back. Quiet, relaxing, and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Good, not great. Food was fine. Atmosphere could use a little work. We were hearing only ourselves for a little while til others shuffled in.

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vipFrancesP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful assortment of grilled specialties that come with salad, seasoned rice, vegetables. Each dish was enough for leftovers. We started with the combination platter of cold appetizers, and each of the eight selections was wonderful. The restaurant has so much character with all kinds of Turkish paraphernalia adorning the walls. The tables were well separated and there were free masks as well as large pumps of hand sanitizer at the entrance. The service was great. The server made us feel very special and was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes. We had a lovely time...

SJ
vipSJPark68
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turkish style quesadilla special was delicious. It should be included in the regular menu.

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Huda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for the 1st time even though we usually go to restaurants in Hells Kitchen. Best. Food. Ever. My sister LOVED her birthday lunch with our friends. Their meat dishes are great and definitely try the specials and the lemonades which were very refreshing. Also, this place has some beautiful turkish ornaments hung all around the restaurant. Definitely coming here again!

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vipCoryS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!! I already can’t wait for my next meal here.

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vipfraterzeus
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely find. Never ate Turkish food before. It is a mix between Greek and Middle Eastern. Food was very tasty. Hostess was very accommodating. Get different appetizers and share with your friends to broaden the experience

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BentleyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always love Turkish Cuisine and the Branzino special was amazing!!

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pesp81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary food and excellent service!!!

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vipRocky
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty lamb entrees. Price of chocolate/yogurt dessert was a bit much at $13.95; however, very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Came here for my husband’s birthday. Unfortunately this restaurant is not following Covid protocols for indoor dining. Every table inside the restaurant was full. Tables were placed less than 6 ft apart. People were getting up from their tables and walking around without masks. There was no temperature check upon arrival.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice covered and heated back patio.

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Agnes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a very cute backyard! We felt warm, safe, and well served.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, we booked this place for NYE 2021. We ordered dolma, kofte, adana kebab, and rasi vodka shots. Everything was accounted for COVID-19. Will come back again!

SJ
vipSJPark68
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keeping generous and wonderful in this difficult time... thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing- very good accommodations with covid. Very pleased with this dinner ! Highly recommend.

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GeoK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambience of the heated back patio was delightful for lunch on a slightly chilly day. the waiter Nick was exceptionally attentive but never intrusive. The stuffed eggplant special was delicious as was the always reliable Manti. The pistachio pudding was excellent. All around an wonderful outdoor dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distanced tables. Attentive service & food. Definitely a neighbour hood gem!

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vipMoMoney
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must have for the authentic Turkish food lovers. I felt like i was back in Istanbul gorging on the delicious adana and behati kebab. The host was amazingly gracious and made sure our experience was special.

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vipDonnaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, great for vegetarians, and the service is truly kind and warm. They do all the Turkish favorites, with obvious care. Love their lentil soup and falafel.

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vipQualityFrugality
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the garden, quiet and lovely location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here about half-dozen times and it never disappoints. Each time I try to get something difference and have enjoyed everything. The eggplant/Turkish salad was delicious, as was the okra entree. My only complaint is that I wish they had latte/cappucinos, but I realize that is not Turkish :)

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vipkmpap23
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy little place with great food and excellent service

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PaulDoug
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated promptly at this cozy little place by the polite and friendly staff. Dishes were served quickly (the appetizers came out in a matter of minutes). I enjoyed the grilled branzino special, which was perfectly prepared. My wife did not favor the chicken and yogurt sauce dish.

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vipMattK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A wonderful find on 9th, by the Theater District. Very small, with friendly, attentive service. The food is terrific. Highly recommend. We'll be back!

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NYCLocal
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food. Staff kept trying to upsell more expensive menu items

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theater spot

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Pawleysgirl62
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is truly a hidden gem! The staff was amazing from the moment we walked in. The food was fantastic! We both had the lamb chop special and the lamb was cooked to perfection. We had the pistachio cake dessert and it was like nothing I had ever had before. I found this restaurant on OpenTable, having no idea how good it would be. All the reviews I read were satisfactory but it definitely exceeded our expectations. The decor was warm and inviting. We will return to Turkish Cuisine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd time at this restaurant and the best yet. The portions are very generous (especially at lunchtime as there is no lunch menu, at least not on Saturday). Three of us split the Turkish salad with feta (yummy), grilled lamb chunks over spinach special (delicious!!) and grilled bronzino (well prepared). A few “treats from the chef and manager” as well. Super for pre-theater lunch.

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RayM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turkish Cuisine was recommended to me by a friend in Brooklyn when I asked for suggestions in the Theatre District. We were in NYC from VT for a play and couple of days of R&R. Coincidentally, another couple we knew from NH was in town the same weekend. We wound up adding them to our reservation, which was very simple.

The restaurant was unimposing from the outside, but as soon as we walked it, we anticipated it being a special night. Our young wait person was extremely personable, knowledgeable and only too happy to make recommendations. When he learned we were from VT, he became very animated as he was coming up the following weekend to go skiing for his first time.

From the appetizers to the main dishes, everything was a delight for the taste buds. Between the 4 of us, we had three different entrees and shared around the table. The wine recommendation was perfect and quite a nice house red. Although my son is a winemaker and we have had dozens of different labels, this was a first, having Turkish wine.

Our server was very attentive, but did not hover, nor did he rush us. Service was prompt, the meals were hot and there were lots of "ohs" and "ahs." We had a tiny bit of leftovers to box up.

Desserts were unique to us and another chance to explore and expand our palettes. Sharing is caring and we did a lot of that.

Complimentary sweets went just right with our Turkish tea and coffee to top off the meal.

Turkish Cuisine is on our "must return" list and we hope our young server will have some tales to tell of his first skiing experience. We have already recommended this restaurant to other friends and I sent a thank you to the friend who recommended it to us.

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vipBruceK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun, out-of-the-way place with excellent Turkish food. We stopped in by accident one afternoon when it started raining, and we've been back several times since.

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Alkandari
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, nice staff, halal and yummy food. Not too far from the time square NY.

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Buttons
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary prior to seeing an 8 PM show on a Saturday. The place was packed leading up to the 7:00 showtimes. We had a reservation, and still had to wait a bit, because the quality is good and the space is small. The waitstaff, though few, are hard-working, friendly and attentive. The food is very good. I thought that the falafel appetizer was good but lacking a bit of flavor. The lamb entrees--we tried several--were all very tasty. We recommend Turkish Cuisine if you are looking for Mediterranean food in Hell's Kitchen.

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Shafe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Menu Changed with different dishes that weren't very good and increased costs.

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vipBobP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate unpretentious little gem. Good food, friendly service. A nice find.

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vipCough2
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, this is our go to pre-theatre dinner place. Everything is always delicious. The kebabs are soooo good!

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Paul
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to come for dinner before the theater. Well prepared food.

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vipAmelia
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

So good! To me zucchini pancakes are the 'test' of a Turkish restaurant the same way a good egg roll is the test of a good Chinese restaurant. Fabulous zucchini pancakes. Soft inside. Crunchy outside. Wonderful eggplant dish. Fresh salad. Not in my neighborhood but worth the subway ride to get there and it is close to the theater district.

FAQs

Turkish Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Turkish Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 397-9650.

Turkish Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.