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A La Turka Restaurant

4.6
985 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Welcome 2021 in your heated private booth with an amazing dinner. We'll have prix fixe and regular menu until 10 pm.

What 985 people are saying
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LiliB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dined outside. Very pleasant.

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vipgloriad
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, good vibe! Highly recommend

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vipAlisha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful family owned restaurant! The food is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NY!

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Emem
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had the lunch special and enjoyed it very much. Portions were tasty and large and service was fine. But we sat outside, which was nice but very noisy being right out on the street. We will come back again soon for lunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A/C was not working well and several things from the menu were not available. This place has alway been excellent in the past and I hope they overcome some of these issues.

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vipsydb
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Turkish Food. Outside seating nice set up. Large portions. We shared Mezze trio, feta cigars, spicy cigars. Mains- lamb shank, lamb shish kabob, branzino. Too full for desert but they looked yummy.

Will be back

JM
JerroldM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I have been eating at Ala Turka ever since it opened, and before that when it was on the next block north. I always order Hunkar Begendi, my favorite. Last night it was not only seriously overpriced (about eight dollars more than it used to be) but the meat was seriously underdone and tough. Your kitchen is no longer what it was before the pandemic and $11 for a tiny glass of Raki is outrageous. I will start looking for another place in the neighborhood if things don;t improve radically and very soon. I understand that you have had financial trouble because of the pandemic. So has everyone else, and when you jack up your prices to the extent you have, it simply alienates old customers like me. Coupled with a marked decrease in the quality of the cooking, it's a bad recipe.

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Enjoy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great and appreciated the outdoor seating.

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service and nicely presented food. All 4 dishes, fish, lamb , chicken and beef were fair, nothing great but not bad.

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Tttt
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Special thanks to Umut.

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Frances
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, I've been here a few times as I live near by and love it each time. Recently took a few members of my family with me and we found a piece of a steel scouring pad in our calamari. I was shocked that all the waiter did was take it away and bring us out a new calamari plate (with much less calamari on it). As I am not one to make a scene I continued my night, but next time I advise to at LEAST apologize and remove item from the customers bill. Especially in todays times, cleanliness is extremely important and finding a piece of steel in ones mouth is very unsettling. I expected more A La Turka.

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vipDelishdish
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable. Delicious hot bread to complement the fresh A La Turka salad. Filet mignon super tender and tasty

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vipANdie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Unfriendly wait staff. Had to ask for ice three times. Had to ask the order twice had to ask for check two times. Nobody came to check to see if everything was OK. Really not a pleasant experience and I won’t be back

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vipTomG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The feta chees was the BEST!!!!

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vipkbny
New York Area
253 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love A La Turka. Especially the octopus! Shepherd salad and cacik is great as well. Friend had the special fish in parchment and enjoyed that as well. Went there twice last week since I was just back in town after 2 year absence. Will probably go again this week...

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vipAnnaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had to return w friends for a second bday dinner- that’s how much I enjoyed it. Thank you Sam and Oyku and rest of staff for a great night. I suggest ordering and sharing a few apps and salad and sharing before main cours. Evetything was delicious and fresh!

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sushi
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value and all the choices our party of 3 were excellent.

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vipRobertR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Turka has good food and good outdoor seating

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SheilaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for 8 people outside. I picked this place because it's convenient to the Q train stop on 72nd/2nd Ave. We had the perfect table as far away from 2nd Ave as possible, as I had requested. The food is reasonably priced and well prepared. The wait staff is pleasant and efficient. My friends thanked me for picking this place to have our first get-together in a long time.

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vipAnnaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday and the staff made a big celebration w sparklers a singing, very fun! Food is always delicious and ample portions, couldn’t finish. Returning next week w different friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish as always!!

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ValerieB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The stuffed chicken is the best.

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vipsbww
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent eggplant appetizers. Very ample portions. Kebabs good.

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OpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a birthday and we were well taken care of! Excellent!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is our regular go to for in house dining and take out and food has always been great.

Disappointed - however we were 7 people including 1 ten year old. we ordered 4 appetizers and 4 main courses but the waiter told us next time on fri/sat we need to order 7 main courses too. that seems unreasonable. understand if we didnt order any appetizers.

Service was slow but that seems to be the trend due to lack of staff accross NYC restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kebab were not the best.

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Janan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great staff. Had a wonderful evening, will definitely go back again.

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vipJanG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor area

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the outdoor seating.

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vipElizabethL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - large portions. Nice selection. Great for vegetarians and vegans.

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MalkeJean
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service. The portions are huge!

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vipBarryS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific choice of main courses and wonderful helpful service.

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vipKato
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The ambiance, waitstaff and outdoor seating are lovely. However, the overall quality of the food disappoints: for example, the lamb shish kabab was tough and raw on the inside, while the manti had no filling, The appetizers were tasty, the service was friendly and attentive - so a very mixed bag.

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vipNickU
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner, I wish they would bring back the brick oven dishes

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DanaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High School Graduation

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vipDelishdish
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beef shish is amazing - tender and delicious. Great salads too.

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aggies
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Turkish cuisine served in a sophisticated white tablecloth setting. Generous portions and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious salads and shish kebob. Great atmosphere outdoors with partitions between tables and Mediterranean decor.

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ARLYTHEAT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks!

FAQs

A La Turka Restaurant does offer 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 985 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.