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Turkish Cuisine

4.3
265 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 - Thu 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:45 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 - Thu 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Fri 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM, Sat 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:45 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 265 people are saying
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ElliottK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined with our friends - first time at this restaurant - food and service was great - will go back again.

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vipSENEM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I am Turkish and “Turkish Cuisine” is the closest Turkish restaurant to my place where I can enjoy some Turkish food. The staff is always very kind and the service is very good. They also have a small garden at the back for outdoor dinning in summer which is cute.

I usually order only mezzes so I do not want to be unfair grading the full menu but mezzes were average (avocado hummus, calamari, cheese plate, sigara borek, dried eggplant dolma) and they definitely need a different type of white cheese as mezze. Ideally a full-fat white or Tulum cheese. The one they have is not good quality, does not go well with raki.

They offered a desert on the house this time but I was full so I could not eat it but we appreciated the gesture.

Overall, nice neighborhood restaurant with good service.

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StephenR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great friendly service. Been going there for many years before the theatre. I recommend it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was expensive for what they served. If you have plans for after dinner give yourself more time because service is slow.

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food ! Great menu and fabulous service. Cozy atmosphere and very authentic

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vipDan2H
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don't understand the great reviews this place gets. It was underwhelming to the extreme.

Service was slow and inattentive (had to wait about 15 minutes after we sat just for our table to be wiped down from the prior guests as an example)

The food was simply not good. I love Mediterranean food and have dined at some amazing places - this was not one of them. The hummus was underwhelming (as well as a paltry serving); the babaganoush was mediocre; and the falafel did not taste fresh.

But the worst were the lamb dishes. The pieces were small and way over cooked - and there wasn't many of them in either of our meals.

Will not be back

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LizP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small but perfect! The best food I had while visiting New York. The staff was extremely friendly and answered any and all questions we had about Turkish cuisine

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donna
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to get back to one of my favorite theater area restaurants. The three of us were so happy with what we ordered. The service was superb. The turkish wine was excellent. It was altogether a fabulous experience. Try the spicy hummus! So tasty! I had one of their specialties...the eggplant dish,....so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

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AdairN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 4 ranging from 78-17 all enjoyed the food, the service, and the ambience. We look forward to our next chance to be there.

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WilliamG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We loved the food, ambiance, and friendliness. We were discouraged that our salad arrive with the main dish (not before).

Our biggest surprise was the price of the pudding! $13.95 is way too much for a serving of pudding. Also, we ordered pistachio and got chocolate. Desserts should be listed on the menu, so that the price is known ahead.

Everything else is good value, but he pudding is way over-priced!

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WendyE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. We like having lunch here pre-theater.

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Adons
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was really busy but they got us out in plenty of time for the show.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very uncoordinated with reservation, had to fight for table that was held a week before on credit card. Kept pushing multiples of dishes on us. Meal took > 3 hours. Wasn’t in a rush but come on.

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vipAltb
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This was our fourth or fifth visit to Turkish Cuisine. We left feeling that the quality of the food was inferior to that of our earlier visits, the wine was of poor quality and overpriced. Two lamb chops were very good but the third was decidedly rare. Lamb in yogurt was dry, chewy and lacking taste.

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RobertJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and food is fine. Lots of warmth in this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food look is fresh and delicious… and service is very good. It’s great for ore-theatre.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, cozy spot. Great ambiance and decor, and awesome service. Will definitely be back!

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EthanE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. I got the lamb chops and my wife ordered the chef special Manti. We also got spicy hummus and the cold mèze spinach. Everything was delicious. Also tried the house lemonade which was excellent and had a pistachio dessert. We were there for my wife’s birthday and it was a complete treat. Highly recommend!

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NancyZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great find in the theatre district for fresh, good tasting food with outdoor seating.

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vipbetty
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely welcoming, with absolutely fabulous food.

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vipSFGal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Such nice people but such poor food on the night I was here, I’m sorry to say! I’ve eaten a lot of Turkish food (in Turkey and locally). My dish was overcooked, tough, weirdly seasoned, and barely lukewarm. Decent service and a warm welcome disintegrated as more patrons arrived and server chaos resulted. Maybe just an off night, I hope? (I hate to write a poor review but felt the positive reviews here had led me astray so should be countered.)

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vipASTRA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Turkish Cuisine for YEARS now and I have never been disappointed! The quality of the food is the best Turkish food I’ve ever had. It’s very flavorful and the ambiance has you feeling like you took a trip to Turkey!

Can I recommend the combo grill! You get a taste of all of their meats and they are all delish!

Everyone who works there always makes you feel at home. I believe you’ll love it!

Enjoy!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent evening!!!

JD
JimD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friend and I split a falafel appetizer. Then he ordered lamb chops (a special) and I got chicken shish kebab. Some of the items are a bit pricey, but the portions are generous, and everything was delicious. The waitress was very nice, and brought us little squares of Turkish Delight with our check.

We were going to a concert in the area for the first time in ages, and wanted something a bit special for dinner. Turkish Cuisine more than filled the bill...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little oasis in NYC near theatre district! Would definitely go again. Food and drinks were delicious and beautifully presented. Five of us had a great time and were out in plenty of time for a play... so good to be back in NYC!

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AzamS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cuisine for family dining option with decent food choices and ambience. On our visit there was a group who became very loud and was very uncomfortable. I think if restaurant can enforce noise level policy that will make more pleasant environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and overall great experience.

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foodlover
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food o have ever had, so yummy, such high quality, and the service was unbeatable

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Louie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring friends here frequently. You won't be disappointed. Food and service are excellent.

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vipBallen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food at an exceptional value for NYC. Cok hos!

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AliTexan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but prices are high and you will hear options for items not listed in menu which were very pricey. Portions aren’t big enough.

Appetizers came without any plates, asked for bread which came after we finished. Tip was added for party of five. Reserved table for outdoor through open table but they didn’t had table available so we sat inside.

Over food was delicious but there are other Mediterranean options around which will be good options for us next time.

JF
JudithF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh. We had several items from the meze menu and shared them among us. I don't think you can go wrong, whatever you order.

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vipccbnyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very charming!

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Sunny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ZotieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We arrived right at opening. But we did t have to wait long for service or for food. The food was excellent. Service was great as well.

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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
4 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.

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 4.3 stars by 265 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.