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Salt baked branzino on fire - A La Turka Restaurant, New York, NY
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A La Turka Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1291 Reviews
$31 to $50
Turkish
The restaurant has been featured on Channel 4, showing how to grill kebabs on the roof of Rockefeller Center, as well as how to make salt-baked fish, and on Fox5 where Dave Price has showcased its Saturday Night kebab buffet, belly dancers and live music. A La Turka offers along with 20 different kebabs like a kebab factory, including chicken, lamb, and beef, also Mediterranean fish selections, as Branzini, in a cozy atmosphere that you and your family feel like having an authentic and remarkable meal in Bosphorus, Istanbul.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 744-2424
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We offer special menus and service for your occasions. We have the capacity to serve to over 1000 people. we have prix fix menus and also we can customize menus for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Bringing a diverse Turkish and Mediterranean kitchen into the heart of Manhattan, A LA TURKA features an exquisite menu, exotic atmosphere and friendly staff that have earned a reputation for being New York’s first choice in Mediterranean cuisine. We can add Belly Dancer and live music to your events.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (646) 944-3536
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    74th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Q train to 72nd Street 6 train to 77th Street
  • Entertainment
    An authentic dinner with pleasing tunes from Buddha bar musician Hasan Isakkut and his band with traditional instruments, every tuesday and wednesday night. Belly Dancing and live music on every Thursday night.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

1,291 Reviews
  1. LynnO

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. We always enjoy the food, the service and the ambience. Looking forward to the next time!

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  2. tasteful

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for the $24.95 lunch. You have to ask to ask for it, otherwise they give you the higher-priced dinner menu, which is not nice. The food is very good. Salad tasted very fresh, hummus and babaganoush appetizers were delicious. Bread was spectacular. One disturbing note: The waiter added a $9.50 bottle of water to our bill and immediately removed it when we said we didn't have it or order it. Check your bill carefully.

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  3. Enzo

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go regularly because the food and the service are wonderful.

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  4. AuntMaz

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit and it was excellent again. The feta cigars are amazing as was the main course yogurt kabobs. The service is pleasant and efficient. This restaurant is a keeper!

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  5. AGNYC

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have not had Turkish food in quite a while and this place did not disappoint. The liver was very good. The mixed grill (lamb shish, chicken chop, lamb iskander, kofta) was excellent. The kunife and kazandibi was very good. Will definitely eat there again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service. yagmur our server made my bday so special. Thank you !

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined at A la Turka on February 1st and again on February 3rd but, today February 18th, even though those bookings are listed as "reservation completed," I still have not gotten the points due me.

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  8. DanielleB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and presentation was excellent! Our waiter was outstanding. Will be back for sure!!

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  9. nancyw

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went during restaurant week and found this exceptional restaurant! Although very crowded and noisy, it was worth it for the selection and quality of Turkish food. Our servers were attentive and knowledgable. My only complaint is that we were not offered the Restaurant Week menu which would have been an ideal way to try this restaurant the first time.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a really good experience. I had to move my reservation once which was done with no trouble at all. Our drinks were good. We ordered lamb rolls, falafel platter, and yoghurt chicken kebab. The lamb preparation was better than the chicken one and the falafel was good. The service was excellent.

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  11. Tasnim

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Ala Turka for over ten years and love the food, the service, and the ambiance. Recently they have renovated and it also looks much nicer and clean. It has been and continues to be my 'go-to' restaurant.

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  12. JessicaF

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their restarant week menu was more expensive and more limited than their regular prix fix lunch menu.

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  13. TrishM

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner and experience was stellar. To the initial greeting to the service, value, quality and quantity of our meal, the entire evening was a pleasure.

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  14. Tony

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meats & the lentil soup is spectacular Beautiful ambiance

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  15. SavannaW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My only complaint was there was no space between tables. If not careful, someone walking past could easily knock your drink and food off the table. Very authentic Turkish food. The Espresso martini 👍🏾

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  16. 2fordinner2

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALT is a constant favorite for me and my family; service, friendliness of owner and staff, food are excellent.

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  17. CRBLI

    New York City

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish was fresh and moist--the lambchops had a bit too much pepper but all in all an excellent meal

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  18. JeffreyH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A La Turka delivers big, full-flavored dishes with quality ingredients. My friend and ordered five small plates - artichokes, a feta and spinach dish, muhammura, lamb rolls and the zucchini fritters. The portions are generous and we probably should have ordered only four- were as stuffed as the delicious lamb rolls. The muhamurra - a puree of roasted red peppers, walnuts, Aleppo pepper and (possibly) pomegranate syrup - was especially delicious - I'd make it a "must order." Service is friendly and while the drink orders took a little too long after we were seated, the martini was perfectly made and service afterwards was attentive and efficient. Authentic Turkish food at a very high level.

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  19. PamelaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Huge & perfectly grilled shrimp. Excellent steak kabob. Ev we n when crowded, the food and service are excellent. Gets noisy when crowded, though.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ive passed this restaurant many times but I finally tried it and it didn’t disappoint. The restaurant was crowded but not too noisy. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced fir the area. I would definitely go back again

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  21. CTKD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. Both times have been an outstanding dining experience. Highly recommend the falafel plate as a starter.

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  22. AmandaG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious food! The kofteh kabob and lamb chops were phenomenal!

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  23. MattD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Turkish food with generous portions. Lovely service in a bright, slightly noisy modern room.

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  24. ROBERT

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and warm, friendly service. Just Great!

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  25. commgal

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a lively atmosphere. Festive birthday sparklers and a bubble machine when the whole staff comes to sing you happy birthday. Fun night!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Knowledgeable about allergies. Highly recommend it.

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  27. Giglett

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

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  28. LynnO

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants (I was there twice in the past week!). My friends and I ordered an assortment of mezzes and a salad and the service was excellent, as was the food. The drinks were perfect. The ambiance was lovely. I will be back soon!

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  29. SdBinder

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and very good food! We had great servers and a wonderful evening! Loved it!

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  30. foodie

    New York City

    158 reviews

    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant redone and very pretty ! Food better than ever Generous portions Will be back

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  31. hippymaster

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, whether it be appetizers or main plates. Professional service. Beautifully appointed space.

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  32. AlanF

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was welcoming, attentive and friendly. The restaurant was spotless and comfortable and had a great vibe. It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back as well as recommend friends. Thank you team A La Turka!

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  33. JacquelineR

    New York City

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch and service. Drinks where Yummy too!

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  34. scott

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great. Very busy so sometimes I felt ignored by the server but overall really good. Love the new restaurant design.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Great service! Love the back ground music!

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  36. reviewer19

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and the food is very good. The belly dancer was an added bonus. It was louder than I’d have liked but would not deter me from going again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot, delicious food, great service

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  38. LisaL

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, good variety including fish, meat and vegetarian options. Service was warm and efficient. Restaurant was beautifully decorated.

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  39. stephd

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and ambiance, they were really accommodating with my rsvp! My friends loved the place

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  40. NeilM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We showed up at 7:10 for a 7:15 reservation and were told they had no table for 25 minutes. They offered outdoor seating but I had specified indoor seating when I made the reservation since they offered the option. It was a rainy miserable night and we didn't want to sit outside. Heated or not, it's not the same. Very weak showing.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A La Turka Restaurant using the Order Online button. A La Turka Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. A La Turka Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 744-2424.

A La Turka Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1291 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for A La Turka Restaurant

1417 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    74th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Q train to 72nd Street 6 train to 77th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    An authentic dinner with pleasing tunes from Buddha bar musician Hasan Isakkut and his band with traditional instruments, every tuesday and wednesday night. Belly Dancing and live music on every Thursday night.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 744-2424
  • Catering
    We offer special menus and service for your occasions. We have the capacity to serve to over 1000 people. we have prix fix menus and also we can customize menus for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Bringing a diverse Turkish and Mediterranean kitchen into the heart of Manhattan, A LA TURKA features an exquisite menu, exotic atmosphere and friendly staff that have earned a reputation for being New York’s first choice in Mediterranean cuisine. We can add Belly Dancer and live music to your events.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (646) 944-3536
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