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Turkuaz Restaurant

4.7
4.7
209 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!

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-5500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We have 20 years of experience in the corporate and residential catering business. The richness of the menu makes it available to create a colorful and delicious presentation. Chafing dishes and stereos, silverware and plates are also available to be ordered for finer catering orders.

  • Private party facilities

    Our team is experienced and we have hosted many small and medium sized private parties. Our lower level can accommodate private events of up to 40 guests and the Cave Room downstairs can accommodate 14 guests. Ideal for business meetings, birthday parties, book club meetings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 253-4046

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    53rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    We have live oud and guitar music on Mondays between 6-8pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Turkish

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Perfect Pre-theater dinner! Food was excellent and we loved being able to try all the different Mediterranean dishes. Left there full, satisfied but not sluggish. We will definitely go back again!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience. The food was fresh, tender meat, perfect portion sizes. The only critique a little more seasoning for the lamb chops, but it was grilled perfectly. Desserts were delectable definitely order the rice pudding. Staff was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time.

  3. D

    Diane

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was fantastic!

  4. O

    robertO

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Excellent meal will definitely return

  5. L

    Laaaaaa

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  6. RB

    RevekkaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, great food and lovely service. Highly recommend

  7. S

    Staci

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently wonderful! Turkuaz is my favorite midtown restaurant.

  8. EH

    EdieHermes1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went twice this too! Delicious and delightful! Atmosphere charming. Authentic from what I recall from living in Turkey when young. Great service!

  9. MR

    MohonaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, and ambience. Went with my family, they absolutely loved it.

  10. CF

    ClosetFoodie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I've been meaning to try this restaurant, which relocated to Hell's Kitchen from the UWS not long ago. I was very pleased with the quality of the food, which certainly places it among the better Turkish restaurants in NYC. The mantı, stuffed cabbages, and mixed grill are all excellent choices.

  11. M

    Maryam

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    cute Turkish resturant, food was delicious .

  12. J

    Jerseygirl

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very very delicious and the Turkish server (who I have a feeling may have been an owner) was absolutely wonderful and took the time to discuss some of the food items with us. This was a wonderful find.

  13. JL

    JaniceL

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We will definitely be back! Every dish, including Turkish coffee at the end, were delicious and new to us.

  14. TS

    ThreeSticks

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding mezze and mains -- especially the eggplant dishes. Homemade bread was terrific. Service above and beyond. Although many of the dishes appear to be standard Turkish fare, the quality -- subtle flavors, fresh ingredients, textures -- were far above the average Turkish restaurant.

  15. LD

    LittleDoga

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal at Turkuaz. We sat in the patio which was lovely. The food was so well prepared and delicious. The bread- absolutely outstanding. The waitstaff was friendly, professional and knowledgable. We'll definitely be back!

  16. KP

    KathleenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Turkuaz was excellent. The food was superb and the service exemplarly, the staff could not do enough for us. Highly recommend; we will be back soon!

  17. BD

    BroadwayDiner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food! Would definitely recommend for before a show.

  18. S

    Staci

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently wonderful food! My favorite midtown go-to restaurant.

  19. NJ

    NJvisitor

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go every time we are in New York. Great location , wonderful food, excellent service.

  20. G

    Greyman

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Temperature of food not hot enough. Had Turkish dumplings for appetizer- was barely warm and very expensive- $28 for app! Also had stuffed cabbage this was good and hot , portion too small only 4 small rolls nothing else included . Asked to be seated upstairs - arrived 20 mins early for reservation at 6:30 pm . Said we would wait for table / they insisted we sit downstair in order To be seated right away.Very dark hard to read menu. Also had table of 3 across from us the guy was very loud (drank too much wine?) and spoke for 20 mins + about his dental work - root canal etc . Really??? This is dinner for Christ sake who wants to hear about your oral problems!! Would I return? Yes probably but will insist on a table upstairs where it is brighter and more cheerful

  21. v

    vocid

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Expensive not impressed presentation of main dish awful. Hummus was very good though. Slow service when complained about food told that's what it is, no offer of anykind.didnt care assumed we were tourists.

  22. TG

    TheGazz

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Service was great. food was OK at best, nothing special. Bread was great, but they charge $5 if you want more!! Prices were ridiculous, especially for what you received. There are much better Turkish restaurants in the same neighborhood for much more reasonable prices.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good good and service

  24. MG

    MarcelaG

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Excellent service and all the food was delicious, specially the meatballs on clay pot.

  25. MS

    MehmetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    great food. Great service. Wait staff is very efficient.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. A hidden gem.

  27. JH

    JoelH

    Little Rock

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! The best food we ever had in NYC. Cozy. Great service.

  28. TG

    TGsView

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We recently wanted to celebrate a birthday with our immediate family and we made a reservation at the Turkuaz Restaurant located on W. 53 St. This was our first visit to the restaurant and this neighborhood eatery exceeded our expectations and is a “hidden gem”. Due to the size of our group, they offered us the relatively private Wine Cellar space in their basement. Fantastic, like being in your own residence. The excellent relaxed service was very professional and friendly. Most of the Turkish dishes were shareable, fresh and tasty. This is the type of restaurant you visit often! Thanks.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went with my wife to celebrate our 25th anniversary. One of the coldest nights in March. The restaurant was very cozy and comfortable, and the food was delicious. I’m definitely bringing my family next time.

  30. WM

    WilliamM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife, grandson, and I enjoyed delicious dinner and attentive service for dinner. The lamb kabobs were of generous portions, tastefully seasoned, and attractively presented. My wife enjoyed the plate of grilled vegetables. Thank you for an excellent pre-theatre dinner.

  31. FT

    FrankT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambiance and authentic decorations. Food was excellent as well as attentive service

  32. DM

    DavidaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The lam was really delicious! We also had to be in and out as we were going to Carnegie hall and the lovely staff accommodated our timeline easily. Great restaurant.

  33. JY

    JocelynY

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was awesome! Service was great.

  34. RR

    RobertR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food very nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

  35. W

    Wineaux

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I have high standards and have eaten at some of the greatest restaurants in the World, so the fact that I do not give a restaurant five stars doesn't mean I was disappointed. This restaurant far exceeded expectations and I will return. The Babaganoush was excellent, perhaps the best I have ever had. The grilled meat, a simple presentation, could not have been better. My wife's appetizer, a cross between Spanakopita and Crispy Spring Rolls, gets 6 stars out of 5. We were going to the theater and wanted a meal without a lot of brain damage so we could relax before the show and Turkauz definitely delivered.

  36. A

    Angelina

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Surprisingly excellent food! Fresh ingredients. The Baklava was just perfect!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Very attentive and polite wait staffs. Decor is simple but beautiful. The place was full but it was quite, friendly & cozy that one just like to stay and dine. Good & dessert were scrumptious. Will definitely go back again and will recommend this restaurant to friends & families.

  38. LC

    LisaC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant has it all! Amazing food , service and ambience.

  39. DB

    DebbiB97

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    We had reservations then we arrived they put us in the basement. Low ceilings and well I felt like we were bad and that is where they put us, fake candle on table was nice. Upstairs was much brighter and lots of people having fun. Food was ok. We have been to Turkey and was expecting lots of spices and sauces. Had cheese rolls for appetizers, needed some kind of sauce. Our meal was very bland with just plain white rice, for the price it was very boring and blah.

  40. CK

    CraigK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a real gem of a restaurant. Very good food, polite staff, nice setting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Turkuaz Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Turkuaz Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 265-5500.

Turkuaz Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Turkuaz Restaurant

310 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    53rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We have live oud and guitar music on Mondays between 6-8pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 265-5500

  • Catering

    We have 20 years of experience in the corporate and residential catering business. The richness of the menu makes it available to create a colorful and delicious presentation. Chafing dishes and stereos, silverware and plates are also available to be ordered for finer catering orders.

  • Private party facilities

    Our team is experienced and we have hosted many small and medium sized private parties. Our lower level can accommodate private events of up to 40 guests and the Cave Room downstairs can accommodate 14 guests. Ideal for business meetings, birthday parties, book club meetings.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 253-4046

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