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Sip Sak

4.4
4.4
145 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish

Situated in Turtle Bay, Sip Sak Restaurant is the acclaimed establishment of leading chef Orhan Yegen. Indeed Orhan, the chef, has been credited with changing the way New York enjoys Turkish cuisine through the creation of this lively, atmospheric restaurant. Sip Sak restaurant’s styling is classic-meets-contemporary while the food is elegant and refined. Drawing on the vast culinary influences of the Ottoman Empire, the authentic Turkish menu brings together both mezze and a la carte style dining with a unique, sunshine-infused combination of flavors that will utterly change your opinion of Turkish dining. Sip Sak restaurant has garnered rave reviews from all the most important and knowledgeable critics. The atmosphere is always lively and warm here, just like Orhan Yegen himself.

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Menu

Appetizer

  • Borek$9.00

    Crispy phyllo rolls, crumbled feta cheese & dill

    • Dry Aged Beef Borek$12.00

      Pastırma

      • Cacik$8.00

        Creamy yogurt, shaved cucumber, garlic & mint

        • Eggplant Salad$8.00

          Garlic oil & fresh lemon

          • Fried Eggplant$8.00

            Sauteed tomatoes & garlic

            • Humus$8.00

              Pita crisps

              • Muhammara$9.00

                Roasted hot red peppers, walnuts & cumin

                • Braised Artichokes and Fava Bean$13.00

                  Fresh dill & lemon

                  • Braised Red Kidney Bean Pilaki$13.00

                    Carrots, yukon gold potatoes & celery root

                    • Curry-Crusted Pan Fried Calf's Liver Cubes$16.00

                      Onion-parsley garnish

                      • Cig Kofte$12.00

                        Hand-kneed raw beef tenderloin, complimented with bulgur, parsley & spicy harrissa lettuce wraps

                        • Grilled Lamb Sausage$14.00

                          Hand cut fries

                          • Tarama Salad$11.00

                            Caviar spread

                            • Grilled Portuguese Octopus$24.00

                              Plum vinaigrette

                              • Sizzling Shrimp$23.00

                                Crushed garlic & lemon butter

                                Soups

                                • Hot Yoghurt Soup$8.00

                                  • Red Lentil Soup$8.00

                                    • Soup of the Day$8.00

                                      Salads

                                      • Shepherd's Salad$13.00

                                        Chopped tomatoes, cucumber, green peppers, parsley, onions, olive oil & fresh lemon

                                        • Greek Salad$19.00

                                          Romaine hearts, artichokes, seasonal vegetables, pickles, sheep's feta, tomatoes, olives & oregano vinaigrette

                                          • Fresh Spinach Salad$15.00

                                            Grilled halloumi, lemon & olive oil

                                            • Grilled Chicken Salad$15.00

                                              Crispy greens, lemon & olive oil

                                              Main Course

                                              • Manti$24.00

                                                House made beef dumplings & garlic spiced yogurt

                                                • Grilled Lamb Chops$38.00

                                                  Aromatic rice pilaf & mesclun greens

                                                  • Spicy Hand Chopped Lamb Kebab$25.00

                                                    Home made lavash bread & onion-parsley

                                                    • Grilled Turkish Meat Balls$23.00

                                                      Coarse bulgur pilaf & mesclun greens

                                                      • Baked Lamb Osso Bucco$27.00

                                                        Smoked eggplant puree

                                                        • Braised Tender Beef Short Ribs$28.00

                                                          Buttered noodles with caramelized onions

                                                          • Ali Nazik$24.00

                                                            Sauteed ground beef, tomato, peppers & garlic over smoked eggplant with creamy yogurt

                                                            • Buttered Noodles with Sauteed Mushrooms$17.00

                                                              Fresh tomatoes & caramelized onions

                                                              • Buttered Noodles with Sauteed Ground Beef$19.00

                                                                Tomato, peppers & garlic

                                                                • Braised Organic Spinach with Sauteed Ground Beef$19.00

                                                                  Tomato, peppers & garlic

                                                                  • Free-Range Chicken Kebab$24.00

                                                                    Charred onions, green peppers & coarse bulgur pilaf

                                                                    • Jumbo Shrimps From Gulf of Mexico$27.00

                                                                      Casserole dish with mushrooms, fresh tomato & garlic

                                                                      • Grilled Atlantic Salmon$25.00

                                                                        Fresh lemon & crispy greens

                                                                        • Grilled Whole Mediterranean Sea Bass

                                                                          Fresh lemon & crispy greens

                                                                          • Market Price
                                                                        • Fish Of The Day

                                                                          Market availability

                                                                          Sides

                                                                          • Rice Pilaf$6.00

                                                                            • Sauteed Spinach$12.00

                                                                              • Cracked Wheat Pilaf$7.00

                                                                                • Buttered Noodles$8.00

                                                                                  Desserts

                                                                                  • Almond Pudding$8.00

                                                                                    • Baklava$8.00

                                                                                      • Rice Pudding$8.00

                                                                                        Last updated: May 28, 2019

                                                                                        What 145 people are saying

                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                        4.4
                                                                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                        • 4.1Value

                                                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                                                        87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                          Nancy

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          20 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Charming small place—excellent fresh food. Good value servers were very personable, highly recommend !!

                                                                                        2. M

                                                                                          Matthew

                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                          Intimate. Excellent, authentic food. Reasonable portions.

                                                                                        3. RM

                                                                                          RushilM

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The most amazing Turkish dining experience in NYC. The staff was extremely courteous and sweet and the food was just sublime. The and the cheese sticks were really good to start us off. Followed by the beef lamb mix on the flat bread. All of this accompanied by some ayran and the meal was superb. I just felt that it was wayyyy too pricy for Turkish food. If you compare the prices to locals prices in the best establishments in Istanbul, you can have 4 meals there in the same price. But definitely go here.

                                                                                        4. MT

                                                                                          MaryT

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                          We were very sorry to hear that the beloved chef/owner of Sip Sak had passed away in January. This undoubtedly has had an effect on the food and the service, but that said, we had the most unpleasant, unsmiling waitress I have encountered. She doesn't do the restaurant any favors. Other staff were pleasant and helpful but she kind of ruined the experience for us. Quite a contrast to the reputation for friendliness and attention that Sip Sak is famous for. Food was sadly mediocre. I wish them well, though, and hope they can pull through this difficult period.

                                                                                        5. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on February 13, 2020

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Came here by a recommendation from a friend; it was quiet enough to discuss work but the food was so phenomenal, we almost didn’t discuss a word. Glasses of wine are a bit pricey but the pour is worth it

                                                                                        6. S

                                                                                          Susie

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on January 16, 2020

                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                          Expensive and mediocre food quality. Failure to advise Open Table that I did honor my reservation.

                                                                                        7. UN

                                                                                          UNplazagirl

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          123 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          123 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                          Always Great Fabulous octopus, grilled whole fish, lamb with rice onions and currents—lamb roasts. Shepherd salad to share, great wines. A little crowded but always wonderful

                                                                                        8. m

                                                                                          maryg

                                                                                          New England

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          I plan tripS to NYC just to dine here! Outstanding service and food!

                                                                                        9. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Love this place. Best Turkish food in NYC.

                                                                                        10. f

                                                                                          foodie

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          129 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          129 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                          Not as good as cousin in Astoria

                                                                                        11. ME

                                                                                          ME001

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                          Authentic Turkish food and great service. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Love the mussels (specials) as a starter and the Adana for main course. Save some space for dessert too!

                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New England

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                          Rushed out

                                                                                        13. m

                                                                                          merylnyc

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                                          overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                                                          Food was good. I'd like to return to try more items on the menu, but hesitate because the service was not good. I'd be happy to go into greater detail with the restaurant if they'd like to know what went wrong. I mentioned it to the hostess in a very nice way when I was exiting the restaurant. Instead of saying she was sorry, or asking what was the problem, she got very defensive and was almost yelling at me. Honestly, I've never had an experience like that before. In addition, there was a very large party of approx 20 seated nearby and they were very boisterous. Had I noticed the large party before sitting down, I would have either asked for a table away from the noise, or would have rescheduled my visit. This was my first time at Sip Sak.

                                                                                        14. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The free range chicken kebab and lamb chops were unbelievable. The rice or grain that is served beneath the chicken is heavenly. The service was excellent. We just came from the gym and they filled up our water glasses constantly. I felt bad about how often they came to the table to fill us up. Will definitely be back again soon!

                                                                                        15. s

                                                                                          supriseme

                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Exceptional food, great service

                                                                                        16. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                          Dined on November 13, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          The food was delicious!

                                                                                        17. QE

                                                                                          QuEp

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 11, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Completely delightful. Warm and personable service. Every course was delicious: tender octopus appetizer, special baked zucchini pancake; perfect tiny manti, succulent lamb, unusual and surprising desserts.

                                                                                        18. JE

                                                                                          JES1

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                          overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                          This is the second time I had trouble receiving my points. They are not very organized.

                                                                                        19. WL

                                                                                          WineLawyer

                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                          The food was outstanding. We recommend anything with smoked eggplant puree. This is a friendly, pleasant restaurant with nice decor and a moderate noise level. The wine selection is a bit limited and pricey. Our only complaint is that the service was too fast. Our appetizers arrived within a few minutes of placing our order, and the entrees arrived before we were done with our appetizers.

                                                                                        20. L

                                                                                          Lalaland

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 6, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                          All good. Just not excellent.

                                                                                        21. C

                                                                                          Chelseadiner

                                                                                          London

                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          19 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                          Food was very good. Wine was very expensive. Service was average, they forgot to order one of the appetizers. Noise level was high when it got crowded.

                                                                                        22. j

                                                                                          jerryw

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 30, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                          This is a nice place to have lunch and I have done so a number of times over the years. The food is tasty. And you can actually converse at a normal conversational level. Really the only thing I take issue with is the price of wine by the glass--absurdly and unfairly expensive. When I said so, I was offered a glass of Turkish wine (not on the menu) for ONLY $15. It was good enough--but I'm sure the whole bottle did not cost more than $15....

                                                                                        23. S

                                                                                          Sefi

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 29, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          This is at least my third time. Great food, nice service and atmosphere.

                                                                                        24. S

                                                                                          Sylviec

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 24, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                          Good service et very accommodating.

                                                                                        25. h

                                                                                          hungrydiner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          198 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          198 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          We enjoy going to this wonderful Turkish restaurant. The menu offers many well prepared choices.everything is delicious .

                                                                                        26. GZ

                                                                                          GulZ

                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Great service and wonderful food

                                                                                        27. YR

                                                                                          YaelR

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          30 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 18, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                          A gem in the neighborhood. Very good food, friendly service, a good place to talk over a meal

                                                                                        28. M

                                                                                          Mookie

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 17, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                          Great food, fabulous, friendly service. We enjoyed the evening and would go back.

                                                                                        29. NY

                                                                                          NYer

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                          The food was AMAZING! I came with a friend from out of town and we really enjoyed it. Service was nice, decor was ok, noise level was low which we really appreciated. I am eager to go back.

                                                                                        30. G

                                                                                          Gus1

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on October 3, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Great tasting!

                                                                                        31. C

                                                                                          Cookaholic

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          61 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on September 25, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                          This a good Turkish restaurant in my neighborhood which consistently delivers on good. I had the Lamb over roasted eggplant, my husband had the Adana Kebab & our friend had the shrimp casserole. All three dishes were delicious & I would recommend them without any hesitation.

                                                                                        32. O

                                                                                          Oberfoerster

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on September 23, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                          Nice Turkish place in Midtown East. Food was well prepared and tasty, with many interesting choices on menu. Attentive, friendly, prompt service. Pleasant ambience.

                                                                                        33. EN

                                                                                          ENOFILE

                                                                                          Seattle

                                                                                          173 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                          173 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                                                          overall2food4service2ambience1

                                                                                          The food was good and the dishes tasty at Sipsak, but the prices are ridiculously high for what you get at this Turkish restaurant. $168.00 for two people including 2 glasses of wine, 2 weak Vodka cocktails, two appetizers and two entrees, is a shocking reminder of how careful you have to be dining in NYC. The room is plain and shabby at best. Service by two attractive women is more eye candy than professional. The ambiance is kind of sad and not urbane at all. In Turkey, design and cool are an integral part of the culture. Not at Sipsak. The food was good, but not worth the pricing and the experience. Sipsak was a great disappointment.

                                                                                        34. MA

                                                                                          MamdouhA

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Amazing as usual, it's my #1 spot to dine and have a wonderful time

                                                                                        35. YR

                                                                                          YaelR

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                          Great neighborhood restaurant. Casual and friendly with excellent food, freshly prepared

                                                                                        36. JH

                                                                                          JohnH

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          36 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Our party of 6 all had an outstanding meal and are looking forward to a return visit soon. All of the various dishes we ordered were superb from appetizers through desert. The service was very professional and added to the great experience we enjoyed.

                                                                                        37. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                          Good Turkish food without being pretentious. Attentive service.

                                                                                        38. C

                                                                                          Catmando

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                          I have never had a bad meal at Sip Sak! It towers over any other Turkish place I've ever tried in New York.

                                                                                        39. OT

                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          vip
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on July 26, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          Food and service was great :)

                                                                                        40. JS

                                                                                          JaeS

                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                                          Dined on July 16, 2019

                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                          After hearing about Sip Sak from so many of my friends, I finally had an opportunity to go there for lunch. The food was absolutely amazing! The freshness of the flavors and the deliciously tender Adena kebabs were unforgettable. I will definitely go back.

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                                                                                        Sip Sak is rated 4.4 stars by 145 OpenTable diners

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