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Sip Sak, New York, NY

Sip Sak

4.4
4.4
153 Reviews
$30 and under
Turkish
The Turkish experience at SipSak is both straightforward and refined. Our primary concern is the quality of the food we provide, and we strive to provide you with the tastiest and most recently prepared items possible.

SipSak is a restaurant in which you can indulge in a meal and, while there, allow the aromas and bustle of the establishment to take you to the Mediterranean. We are confident that you will acknowledge that nobody else does it quite like we do. We are excited to be of service to you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 583-1900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    49 & 50th

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 153 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 recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    SafiaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Très bons plats, du goût, dommage la carte n'est pas à jour, pas mal de plats non disponibles. Le service est agréable. Les prix sont corrects pour New York.
  2. KS

    KatS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!
  3. b

    bobby

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The old Sip Sak was a far better restaurant. I thought the food was just ok. There are far better Turkish restaurants in the area. Some like Ali Babba have closed but their food was better than what we had at Sip Sak. If you are looking for Turkish food look further than this restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    The service by the only waiter that was there this past Sunday was poor. Despite the place being virtually empty, he was slow to come to my table to take an order, and had to be asked twice for tap water. The red lentil soup ($9) was in the form of a lentil broth, it had little flavor. It had no noticeable thickness. The lamb shank ($29) was moist and tasty, it came with eggplant puree, which was also good.
  5. F

    Fishbone

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very authentic and delicious Strongly recommend hunkar Begendi
  6. LK

    LK13

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to return to SipSak after its covid closure. The food was as good as its ever been. I can never get enough of the warm bread & olive oil. Lamb shank was fall off the bone tender. Can’t wait to eat there again.

    Sip SakResponded on November 6, 2022It is our great pleasure to be able to make you happy again. Looking forward to see you guys again.

  7. UE

    UES1

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We are so happy that SipSak has reopened with a fresh new look. The food was great and the service was too. We will be back for sure.

    Sip SakResponded on November 1, 2022We are very pleasure to be with you again. It was our honor to serve you. Hope you see you again. 🙏🏻

  8. l

    localmom

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    great food. service a little awkward. I am not sure our server was fully fluent in English or perhaps we just didn’t understand each other well cross culturally. a little expensive but very good food that you don’t find everywhere. would return to try more dishes.
  9. A

    Allison

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    A serious Turkish restaurant recommended by Turkish friends. Not the trendiest / most romantic spot, but it's (relatively) quiet and the food is exceptional. Try the manti and the fava beans and the hummus.
  10. DL

    DonaL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    we brought friends here and everyone was happy with the food. Unfortunatlely, the service was off. The waiter got envolved in a long conversation with patrons and we had to go to him to remind him that we had ordered wine. He did apogize but... We also had food packed up to bring home and no one gave it to us. I had to ask and finally got it. Maybe it was bad night, yet it wasn't crowded.
  11. M

    Mpsp

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food at reasonable prices for NY. A bit- menu said kebab is “lamb meat” but staff said it is only beef- a little strange. Wait staff attentive when not too busy (waitress almost too attentive- like she was rushing us to order)but when a group of 7 came we had to seek people more than we would have liked. All very pleasant and well meaning though.
  12. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming small place—excellent fresh food. Good value servers were very personable, highly recommend !!
  13. M

    Matthew

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Intimate. Excellent, authentic food. Reasonable portions.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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
  17. S

    Susie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    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.
  18. UN

    UNplazagirl

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 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
  19. m

    maryg

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I plan tripS to NYC just to dine here! Outstanding service and food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Best Turkish food in NYC.
  21. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    142 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Not as good as cousin in Astoria
  22. ME

    ME001

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Rushed out
  24. m

    merylnyc

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    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!
  26. s

    supriseme

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, great service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  28. 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.
  29. JE

    JES1

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    This is the second time I had trouble receiving my points. They are not very organized.
  30. WL

    WineLawyer

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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.
  31. L

    Lalaland

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All good. Just not excellent.
  32. C

    Chelseadiner

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 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.
  33. 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....
  34. 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.
  35. S

    Sylviec

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service et very accommodating.
  36. h

    hungrydiner

    New York Area

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 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 .
  37. GZ

    GulZ

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food
  38. YR

    YaelR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 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
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sip Sak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 583-1900.

Sip Sak is rated 4.4 stars by 153 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 14 times today
Google Map for Sip Sak

928 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    49 & 50th

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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