Turkuaz Restaurant

4.5
24 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Turkish
Turkuaz takes its name from the turquoise colored sea in Turkey and Mediterranean and brings both a culinary experience and an ethnic one to NYC. We started twenty years ago, in the Upper West Side and moved to Midtown West in 2019.

Our food is healthy and flavorful, with a lot of Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean delicacies, our service is friendly and professional and our atmosphere is romantic and transporting. Our location is ideal for theater crowd and tourists. Whether you are on your own and are looking for a quick bite, or you want to spend time with your sweetheart or friends, you will have a great time at Turkuaz.

If you are one of our previous patrons, please come and check us out at our new locations. If we have never met, try us out, we have been in this business long and strong and have built a good brand. Enjoy!

Specials

50% off of Wines by the Glass weekdays 2-4pm

Pay only half a price of the wines by the glass weekdays between 2-4pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 8, 2019

Ends: April 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 2:00PM-4:00PM

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S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the 7 appetizer platter very much - enough for a meal! Although the restaurant lists a prix fixe menu on the website we were told there is none. We had 2 lamb dishes - one with okra and the other was called Sultan’s Delight. The Baklava was excellent and we finished with Turkish coffee, though the medium sweet was hardly sweet at all, next time I’d order the sweet version.

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s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy quiet restaurant with delicious food. Ambience was lovely! Service was phenomenal. Extra attention when waiter found out it was my husband's birthday, he came out with b'day dessert even though we hadn't ordered any. He went beyond his duty of service. He showed compassion and interest! Would highly recommend this Turkish gem of a restaurant. Outstanding!!!

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EC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food brought happy memories of our trip to Turkey. Nice ambience and attentive service made for a lovely lunch.

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a
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, terrific service, a new neighborhood gem.

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DP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great dinner here with friends. We actually thought our reservation was at their other location, where there is a full bar; this site only offers wine and beer. Nevertheless, the food and service were amazing! Nicely paced, well prepared. The waiter boned our whole branzino fish at table, which was so nice. We will return.

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SW
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We selected Turkuaz from reviews of restaurants convenient to Studio 54 and were extremely pleased with our pre-theatre dinner. Based on excellent suggestions from our waiter, three of us shared an appetizer of delicious babaganoush, an order of incredible grilled octopus (a special of the day — perfectly prepared) and two orders of stuffed cabbage. We would highly recommend Turkuaz to others and look forward to a return visit.

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my granddaughter's 8th birthday. They were extremely friendly when entering and we were seated at a table in the back of the restaurant. We had chicken kabobs and chicken sultan and they were both excellent. When we return to NYC, we will definitely go back.

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T
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were superb! Definitely will go back.

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s
New York Area
469 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

since the last time we were here a couple of weeks ago, the service has somewhat improved and the place does not seem to have its act together as yet. and waiting for courses seems rather long. the food is very good as is the wine so we will come again albeit at a future time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

First time eating Turkish food. Very glad we went there. All food was delicious. Hummus, lamb, and chicken were so good. Would definitely return in the future.

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RV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Nice ambience and good service. We would go back DEFINITELY!

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyable experience - ambience, service, food.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious soup and grilled chicken. Vegetable casserole not as good!
Excellent service & ambiance!

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UW
New York Area
213 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

So good to find Turquaz again since it left the UWS. It was so nice to have my “regular” salmon in grape leaves. The food was a bit dry, otherwise I would have awarded 5 stars. The ambiance was s very pleasant— quiet and attractive.

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S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Turkish restaurant in the theater district. It was crowded so people know about it. A varied menu with many choices. The meal was excellent. Do not order too much as the portions are quite large. Nice ambiance, but not too many indoor tables. In the summer, they have an outdoor patio which will ease the overflow. They do have a downstairs section which they needed to use on Saturday night. Make your reservations and try this nice addition to the area around Studio 54.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was simply outstanding. Excellent. Cozy environment, nice lit candles and the food was extremely delicious. Better than what was expected...I will surely visit again.
Great Ambience!

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New York Area
469 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

we went for many years to the Upper West Side location and always enjoyed it and so we were very much looking forward to coming here in the theatre district. I understand they have only been open for 3 months so I am making some allowances but I must say that the service was very poor and they could not get the timing right even though we told them that we were going on to a show so it spoiled the experience a bit. the food was okay but I think the kitchen needs some work as well. and they only had one bottle of red to offer which was happily pretty good. we will come back but not for awhile.

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HJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had a lovely lunch at Turkuaz, where they have a very reasonable lunch special. I would highly recommend it!

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GB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Turkuaz mid-day on a Sunday, prior to seeing a Broadway show. The atmosphere was inviting. Turkish music was played softly in the background and we felt transported to a different country. The food was delicious. The service could not have been better. We were given personalized attention. We will certainly return.

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AD
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to come back to Turkuaz in our visit to NYC. Not anymore in a tent but close to Times Square, this place is quiet and the food is amazing. Very nice for a romantic dinner. Service was extraordinary also.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is consistently delicious and service is amazing. Highly recommended.

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YZ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh salad with special mix of olive oil goes well with the pita.
Ground beef and lamb chop were really fresh and tasty.

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g
New England
92 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal from start to finish at Turquaz! Excellent food, lovely customer service, and a beautiful space for dinner. If only I still lived a few blocks away I would go once a week!

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We missed Turkuaz on the UWS so decided to try them at their new location. Quite pleased with the easy reservation procedure, extensive menu and good service. Not quite the ambience of the "old place", but the new has a warm feeling. Menu is about the same--no liquor license yet. Excellent food at a good price. Would recommend and certainly will visit again.

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