Sahara's Turkish Cuisine
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff is vaccinated
Food & service very good but since there were very few diners it was wonderfully quiet. They do have music playing but it was at the right level and the appropriate type of music for a turkish restaurant.
What a gem. Authentic food, served generously and graciously, with softly lilting Turkish music in the background. Very fair prices. Simple but lovely decor.
So pleased this neighborhood restaurant has received their liquor license and finished their remodeling. All of these improvements have not affected the exceptional quality of their food.
The food here was terrific and the service excellent. Tuesday was a great evening to come.
We loved our experience here. We came in for lunch after visiting some friends in Manhattan. We began with zucchini pancake, cigar rolls, and hummus. The zucchini pancakes were so soft and yummy. The cigar rolls were filled with cheese that was delicious. The hummus was also unique and served with olive oil and Turkish pita bread. For our meals, my friend ordered the lamb shish and I ordered the chicken shish kebab Which came with rice and grilled vegetables. Both meals were excellent, perfectly cooked. They also have wine selections, and the price is reasonable. We were amazed by the flavors, beautiful dishes, and excellent service. Also, Their decoration is so cute! Overall, such an amazing restaurant. We will be back for sure, without a doubt.
I ve been going to Sahara for many years whether it’s for dining in or takeout. Food is great, staff is so friendly and accommodating, it is clean, and the prices are reasonable, totally worth it. A great place for a big party too.
I have been a big fan of Sahara’s for a few years now. It was again another pleasant experience and the food is always absolutely delicious. Service was excellent and my business guest was very impressed and stated he will visit this restaurant with his family. It was a quite lunch experience for a business meeting. I plan to request catering here as well in the near future. Thank you so much.
I had a great experience eating here. The food was fantastic. We had the lamb shank and it was delicious and authentic. This is definitely an Instagram worthy place with the decor. The staff was really kind. Our server Busra was hilarious and attentive. Definitely worth a visit!
It was a perfect night for us. I had mix grill which was delicious and my friend got a sea bass that looked mouth watering. Also we shared a eggplant salad, actually we shared everything because all of them were delicious😋. Also I loved the pillow ceiling 😍. The playlist was authentic and I really enjoyed it 😌.
I preferred Sahara’s Turkish Cuisine for the lunch with my colleagues . I had mediterrian salad and grilled salmon .The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the nice and cozy atmosphere and wonderful staff. They are so helpful and kind. I warmly recommend this place. Try mix appetizer plates and mixed grill too and of course the tea afterwards.We will surely visit here next time.
I am glad that Sahara’s is back to open table. It was a lovely family gathering with delicious food (as always), and I must say the new atmosphere made us so happy- kilim decor on a ceiling was a nice touch ✌🏼
Loved the new atmosphere! it makes such a difference. staff was friendly as always, offered their fresh Turkish semavar tea after a delicious meal. my friends were really into the new decor. fun night!
With the new ambiance and decor Sahara’s offers stunning dine in experience. Especially the Turkish & Anatolian themed pillow decor on the ceiling is worth to see. The food was delicious and plenty. I highly recommend their mixed cold appetizer plate and lamb chops. Would definitely come back very soon.
We're soon visiting Turkey and, though we've eaten Turkish food, have never been guided through the cuisine. The food was as good as the extremely helpful service!
Right across from Kips Bay movie house, so it's a nice pre- or post-movie place.
Amazing Lamb shank and lamb chops.
I have already written that I had a problem with the restaurant acknowledging my Open Table reservation.
Very good Turkish food. Lamb is great! Salads are great as well.
I love Turkish food and i seek it out when traveling as it is rare in Florida. This is hands down the best Turkish meal that I have had in the US. In fact the food compared favorably to many of the Turkish restaurants in London and even Istanbul. Do not miss the sliced lamb or the lamb meatballs. They are VERY flavorful and well prepared. The lamb chops are not to be missed either. If you go hungry, the mixed grill is well worth while. I was there on a Thursday night and it was very quiet, but in talking with the owner, I found that weekend reservations are prudent. As far as service went, I could not have asked for better. Again, it was a slow night so the staff was not heavily taxed, but when I needed something, there they were.
This is a favorite place of mine for fresh food and good every time. It is a place where you can have a conversation and actually hear people talk with you.
We keep coming back because you can sit as long as you like and it is not noisy. The food is super fresh and priced very reasonably.
I love the food at Sahara's Turkish Cuisine. This is a great spot for the neighborhood. Service, while typically good, was a little spotty the last time I went (even though it wasn't very crowded). But overall, I highly recommend if you want good Turkish food. The lamb kebabs and the shwarma are wonderful.
You can order delivery directly from Sahara's Turkish Cuisine using the Order Online button. Sahara's Turkish Cuisine also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sahara's Turkish Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 532-7589.
Sahara's Turkish Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 23 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.