Turkish Cuisine

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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.


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New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food
Good service
Good price

The trifecta in New York

BC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite our reservation, they had no table. Tried to set us up at a non-dining table in the rear -- between the manager's area and the restroom. We left without eating.

SC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal with family, a bit high priced on the desserts.

RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was chosen randomly, but I was so pleased with my experience I went back the following day for a post-theater meal. The food was fresh, flavorful and authentic. The service and atmosphere stellar. I will definitely make this as one of my stops on my next trip to NYC.

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and delicious food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love eating at Turkish Cuisine, the food is amazingly tasteful and full of surprise flavors.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely food, service and ambience.

HB
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our second visit for a pre-theater meal. Overall, the food and service were excellent. Even the "no-name" chardonnay was reasonably good. The lamb shish was very tender, properly cooked and delicious. There were two disappointments. The first, to some extent beyond their control, was the outside noise from ambulance and police sirens, which was accentuated by leaving the door open. The more important issue - and completely their fault - is that the lamb chops dinner special, which was extolled by our server, was not available. That was not made known until after they began delivering our starters. The substitute lamb dish was a bit tough but still tasty.

HG
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared, attractively presented, very tasty and warm, friendly service. We the bosses' grandmother's lamb recipe that was outstanding. What more can one want?

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here many times, it doesn't disappoint, ever. Food is varied and always delicious. I try new things every time I go and I am always happy with choices. Wait staff is very friendly and accommodating. Just a very good place to go before a show or just because you are in the nabe.

P
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for excellent Turkish food. Portions are large.

GS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 16 was greeted with open arms and treated as royalty. The appetizer platters were outstanding and the mains included the Bronzino, Lamb, Chicken and Vegetarian dishes which were fresh, perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The multiple options served for dessert with the Turkish Coffee topped the evening's meal. I can't think of a better place for us to celebrate our 35th anniversary with friends. I would highly recommend Turkish Cuisine for a truly wonderful authentic NYC culinary experience.

JG
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great value. Like visiting Istanbul in mid-Manhattan.

OT
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS great food and friendly service. Highly recommended.

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've visited here several times and have been delighted with the food. It is fresh & deliciously prepared. Well worth a visit!

PD
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Turkish Cuisine in this cozy restaurant. Also allow a modest BYOB corkage fee of only $15 bottle. Will make this a go to when in town.

M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time!

JU
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Turkish food was good. Fish was over cooked

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the service, our waitress was attentive yet not intrusive, wonderful food

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food. The service was excellent. The wait staff was delightful, professional and vey patient while we were deciding. We arrived early but were seated and offered drinks pita bread and hummus. Our friend is vegan and he was thrilled with the numerous choices on the menu. WE will be returning for another terrific dinner

JW
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant if you want a place that is not too loud and with excellent food.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years when we visit NYC. It never disappoints.

E
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place that had character, good food, was intimate, and could accommodate a few different dietary needs. We found Turkish Cuisine and couldn't be happier. This is charming, tastefully-decorated gem and the food was delicious. Members of our party who had various dietary needs were also very pleased (Gluten & dairy-free, Keto, etc.). The best part of our experience was the service. From the time we arrived the staff was friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. Our waitress was friendly, informative, and attentive. We were even given a complimentary dessert for the table and a round of tea on the house. Whereas a lot of dining experiences near theaters can feel anonymous, this was a unique experience that added its own charm to our evening. I'd definitely recommend it and will return!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place.

A warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant. Delicious Turkish food. Steps,away from the theatre district, but away from the insanity of Times Square.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Way overpriced. Meat was super tough and dry. Flies all over the restaurant.

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great find and perfect for pre theater!! Authentic Turkish cuisine since we had just returned a month prior from Turkey!

MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is a fine choice if you're looking for an ok experience. Food is ok. Service is ok. It's close to theater district, which is perfect. It is ridiculously noisy when it's full. Very loud (not "energetic," just too loud.) On a recent hot Saturday night the a/c wasn't working that well so we literally schvitzed into our meal. There are much better Turkish restaurants in NYC and NJ, so seek them out and go (Dayi’nin Yeri - Cliffside Park, NJ). There's nothing wrong with this restaurant, it's just not an amazing restaurant worth 4 or 5 stars.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little too pricey for me.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal in the garden. The food was very good.

CH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic family dinner at Turkish Cuisine. The traditional Turkish decorations and music were the perfect backdrop for the delicious food we enjoyed. The lamb and eggplant dish was amazing and the branzini has my daughter dancing in her seat! Their lemonade was also very good. But perhaps most of all, the friendly wait staff really made our night. We bonded over Turkish culture and left feeling like we were leaving friends. We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend for a pleasant dining experience!

FG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I eat here when I'm in NY 4-5 times per year. Always great food, rarely too crowded. It works well for meat eaters as well as vegetarians. The fresh mint tea is great BTW.

PL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best restaurant experience in NYC during my stay!! Food, prices, service, ambiance and courtesy are top notch!!

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

There was a very large party in the restaurant -- at least 20 persons. This made the smallish restaurant quite noisy and the service very slow. I would assume that under normal circumstances it will be quieter and the service will be quicker. The food, however, was superb. We'll definitely go again. p.s. Be sure to try the Turkish beer.

TM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely ambience and service. Delicious food. My lamb kabob with yogurt came on a base of pita which was unexpected as I try to eat gluten free. The dish description did not mention this. All they said was that it did not come with rice or vegetable. Next time I will need to ask more questions. The stuffed small egg plants were delightful.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The location of Turkish Cuisine is excellent for before the theater. The food was very good, with good sized portions. We shared two appetizers and one main course. One appetizer and a main would have been enough. The service was excellent and the pita was delicious. The only small complaint was the noise level. It was quite loud. Nevertheless, I would recommend it and I will eat there again.

MG
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like this restaurant very much, have been going there for years. It was much noisier than usual this time, though.

SS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with friendly staffs, great ambiance and superb, authentic food. We have been coming here for years and will continue to come back.

MA
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious Turkish Food. Way better than Kashkaval Gardens.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Good prices. Relatively quiet. And the staff were friendly and yet left us to our conversations

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate here for lunch on a Sunday. The portions were far too large for lunch -- we would have preferred to pay less for smaller portions. Most of the items on the menu were basically the same (with a choice of chicken or lamb). However, the waitstaff was very prompt and accommodating and the restaurant decorations were delightful.