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Permanently Closed - Turkuaz

4.0
174 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Turkish
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Nestled on the Upper West Side, Turkuaz is a fusion between authentic Turkish cuisine and Mediterranean flavors, served in an ethnic ambiance. Turkuaz opened in the fall of 2000 with a vision of creating Upper West Side's finest authentic Turkish cuisine experience. Ever since, our unique decor and friendly servers have hosted many pleasant evenings, lunches and brunches. Turkuaz is as close as you can get to an escape.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Brunch Mon - Sat 11am - 3:30pm Lunch 12pm - 5pm Dinner Sun - Thur 5pm - 11pm Fri - Sat 5pm - 12am
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Phone number
(212) 665-9541
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What 174 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.0
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4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSKB400 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 9, 2017

I have been to Turquaz many times over the last ten years and it is always good, with excellent service. Authentic Turkish meals can accommodate vegetarians as well as meat lovers. The quiet atmosphere with well spaced tables makes it easy to carry on a conversation. The lentil soup, made without cream, is a favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 29, 2017

Everything was great...Thanks

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Lighlover (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been here a number of times in the last few weeks and the food, ambience and service are always very good. The food is delicious and there are several vegetarian options.

What is puzzling to me is why isn't it packed on a Saturday night when lesser quality restaurants are full?

Perhaps the decor needs a bit of TLC but food is great. It speaks for itself.

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AdamV (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2017

Very good food, I was surprised it wasn't more full (maybe because it was mid-week). The kebabs were juicy and tasty, the vegetarian food had very nice flavors. The service was a bit slow, but friendly and charming. Very nice and peaceful ambiance. Overall, a great find and I will definitely be back.

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ascomember (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on May 28, 2017

Ordentliches türkisches Essen aber nichts besonderes und leider hierfür dann überteuert. Das lieblose Ambiente hat da leider dann gepasst.

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SCnyc (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm not sure what was going on, but the service was absolutely terrible. We were left in the back "tent" and had no regular waitstaff. Bread would come, but not water. It took almost an hour for the cold appetizer plate to come out -- but by that point, we had no bread. While the food was tasty and they were apologetic, even when we brought the problem to the attention of the waitstaff and the manager, nothing changed and there was no acknowledgment that there had been a problem. By 7:30, the restaurant was 1/2 empty and there should have been no reason why there were no waiters available to check on us.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on May 14, 2017

Very chill dining experience with great ambiance and even better food.

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Julia (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious, as always! We love the buffet and will continue to come back again and again.

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CarlosAvazquez (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 15, 2017

Excellent as always. We also had a belly dancer life show. Very good dancer. Food was delicious. We had a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on April 13, 2017

The service was absolutely terrible .. don't think I will ever go back

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Brunch Mon - Sat 11am - 3:30pm Lunch 12pm - 5pm Dinner Sun - Thur 5pm - 11pm Fri - Sat 5pm - 12am
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Cross street
100th
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 665-9541
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Entertainment
Turkuaz Restaurant offers Belly Dance shows on Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:30pm.
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Catering
We offer social and corporate catering. We can arrange trays passed hors d'euvres, food stations, sit down dinners and beerage & bar setups.
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Public transit
1 Train stops on 103rd street, 2 and 3 trains stop and 96th street.
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests and is an ideal venue for weddings, birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah's, baby showers. We have many years of experience in large party preparations.
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Private party contact
Deniz Kocak: (212) 665-9541
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Our restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests and is an ideal venue for weddings, birthday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah's, baby showers. We have many years of experience in large party preparations.