Turkuaz Restaurant

4.6
141 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 141 people are saying
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EugeneJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

How does a restaurant run out of Baba Ghanush??

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vipSusanA
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal and fabulous service at this lovely Turkish restaurant. Superb quality fresh ingredients. It was our second time there while visiting NYC this summer and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely date night with delicious food and service.

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vipSusanB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very disappointing. The service was atrocious. We waited 20 minutes watching waiters and the owner walk back and forth past our table as if we were invisible. We finally got up and asked the owner if we could order food and drinks. She looked surprised as if “why would you want that?” But then took our orders. The ship had no captain. The food was good but the mezze platter (a small dinner plate with 5 small spoonfuls of hummus, tzatsiki etc) at $45 was a complete ripoff. The bathroom was FILTHY and had no toilet paper. I was so excited to eat here but I will likely never again due to the poor service and filthy state. They won’t survive a NYC Health Dept inspection. 🤮

Turkuaz Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2021

For your reservation of 6 at 6:30, 4 arrived at 6:33 , menus were on the table and water was served immediately. 6:42 the last 2 arrived and got water. 6:48 I came to your table. (I got surprised not for your intent to order, I was humanly reacting to the tone of voice where I sensed anger and I couldn't place it). Your drinks and food were serviced promptly and warmly, and at 8:08 your party left. NYC Health Dept granted us an A. Sad to hear that we couldn't satisfy your expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very wonderful atmosphere, food is a bit pricey for quality but all in all definitely worth a visit.

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vipJoanneF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a lovely patio out back. Service was phenomenal. Food was fresh and tasty. We had patio to ourselves as we dined quite early. Lovely restaurant with friendly, attentive staff.

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AliceB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for service and delicious food. Very nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful and amazing place

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RobbieN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes we chose were delicious and fresh and the wine selection was very good. Both management and wait staff were attentive and welcoming. The decor was inviting and not overdone. We will definitely return to try out more selections.

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vipSaraH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was surprisingly slow considering the facts that there was almost no one there, but the food was very good and the back patio was nice.

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DianeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good Turkish food. The prices may seem higher than average but it includes the tip regardless of size of party so we thought it was very reasonable. The ambiance is a bit romantic which was great for us but there were families there as well so good for any occasion. We will definitely be going back.

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vipJ555
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent. The Adana Kebobs are a highlight in a menu of deliciousness.

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service and delicious food.

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YusufA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food, ambience and service. Jesus who was the host, server and waiter was excellent. He was working non-stop to make sure everyone had an enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! I rarely come across a 4.9 rated restaurant and this is one is for sure one. Wow wow wow.. the food, the service, the authentic flavors of the Turkish cuisine! It was an amazing experience. I truly recommend this restaurant! 5 stars!

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FatoumataC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very easy to make a reservation and restaurant was nice food was amazing

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vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner at Turkuaz. The restaurant is EXTREMLY CLEAN - so I felt very safe. The red lentil soup with pita bread was fantastic. And the branzino with fries and salad was just superb. The service was outstanding. Prices include hospitality - but I left a tip because my server was so awesome. Great dining option in Hell's Kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding dinner here. It’s always warming to come to this restaurant.

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NinaKabardian
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant dinner. Service was passable. Chairs were not comfortable, but were replace by a more comfortable option at our demand.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal! The service was terrific. Can’t wait to return for fresh and delicious food.

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badgalmina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was very nice!!! Will definitely dine here again.

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vipWonderful
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased that you've reopened. The garden is a delight. The food is still as good as it's always been

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is very good but there have been curious service lapses during several visits. I’d still go back but have lowered my expectations somewhat because of the spotty service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful and cozy space. The waiter was professional and friendly. The food was delicious. Had the creamy hummus and zucchini pancakes for apps and grilled shrimp kebab for entree.
Highly recommend!! :)

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MohamedA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. The employees were very nice and helpfull.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are pleased to find such a beautiful restaurant in the heart of Miltown Manhattan. We enjoyed the delicious food and the upscale elegant service. The appetizer plate was superb, all the choices were fresh, tasty and perfectly prepared,. The Chicken shish kabob was perfectly marinated, tasty and tender. My friend had the traditional dish called Sultan's delight with lamb, she loved it. Great value restaurant and very authentic taste. Make sure you leave some space for the desert.
It is a NO TIP restaurant. That makes it really more attractive and convenient.
We will come back. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating Turkish food and it was so good! Everyone we encountered there was so nice & friendly. They were helpful with decision making and super accommodating when we told them we were limited on time since were seeing a show after. We look forward to going back when we visit NYC again & I definitely recommend!!

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RosemaryS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at the restaurant far earlier than our reservation because the play we attended didn't have an intermission. We asked if this was a problem and that we could return at the appropriate time. The hostess told my girlfriend and I that it was no problem and they could accommodate us. From the moment we entered the establishment to the moment we exited we had a delightful time. The waitstaff was most attentive. We both had a 3 course meal and it was absolutely delicious. This is the restaurant to attend if you are looking to eat authentic Turkish cuisine prepared in an exquisite manner, you absolutely will not be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food.

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GenarroG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentines Day dinner, spectacular staff, loved the all inclusive bill. Hope they bring back the Lamb Shank!

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Turkish food! Was recommended to me by a friend and I will definitely be coming back. Fantastic Food!
Very classy management and establishment

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RobertG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty Turkish food, a relaxed pleasant atmosphere & great service. Within walking distance of theater district.

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amandal
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Sunday 2/9 and ate an early lunch. It was a nice enjoyable dining experience. Food was excellent, service was attentive, ambience was calm and quiet as only a few tables were taken.

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vipFrequentDiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and timely served when told we had a show within the hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant experience with good service and comfortable seating.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere were excellent. Very authentic Turkish cuisine. Our waiter was actually too attentive however and we felt rushed even though we had a reservation. I am never happy when my entree arrives well before we finished our appetizers.

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William
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the food! The spinach pastries and cheese pastries were great. Barbecued lamb meatballs and chicken shish kebab were also delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It feels like you’re at a family dinner table. What a welcome we received from these complete strangers that run this restaurant! Excellent food, reasonable prices and it doesn’t feel like your typical theater district restaurant. We happened to be going to the theater this particular evening but as I have the misfortune to work in the area I’m very familiar with how hard it is to find a good restaurant anywhere nearby that isn’t a business lunch type of place and this place is excellent!!! Great for families or couples. Warm and welcoming vibe and decor

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vipdowntowndoc
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty food in nicely sized portions. Attentive and friendly service. Very pleasant atmosphere. A real find on the western edge of the theater district. I will return.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Turkuaz Restaurant using the Order Online button. Turkuaz Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Turkuaz Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-5500.

Turkuaz Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 141 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.