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ABA Turkish Restaurant

325 W 57th St, Between 8th and 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3105
+1 212-655-9368
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
325 W 57th St, Between 8th and 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3105
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Come for dinner while visiting NYC for the weekend. The restaurant was not too busy on a Sunday night. Loved the Adana Kebabs- tired both the Chicken and the Lamb varieties. Finished up with pistachio baklava and Turkish tea - perfect! Service was friendly -...More

Thank ImranJee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to eat Turkish, after several days of big American breakfasts and haute cuisine for evening meals. What a lovely experience at ABA. From the unassuming waiters, who ensured we were always topped up with water, to the nice but not glitzy surroundings of...More

Thank Damien M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummo!!! The best thing about being on holidays is you get out of cooking... you also get to eat the opportunity to try everything and anything! On our 4th week of holidays we were tired, busy sight seeing and shopping BUT we were so lucky...More

Thank ScottandJo_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was a positive one. The service was attentive, the food was nice , we were able to bring some wine and a birthday cake from outside .It was no corkage charged .The atmosphere was pleasant , we were not rushed off so...More

Thank oli602014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, attentive service coupled with a variety of tasty, generous dishes made a memorable family dinner.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never had Turkish food before. What a treat. I had a wonderful dish of spiced lamb chunks over a Greek yogurt spiced mix. My husband had the best stuffed cabbage I’ve had since my grandmother passed. The bread was fresh with thick crust and...More

Thank DianeB1933
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had decent meal here. The service was very friendly and attentive. We were directed to the wine store across the street to pick up a bottle of wine that they served to us at no cost. The food, however, was not...More

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From over cooked meat, to "eggplant" that tastes more cheese than the vegetable, and up to using canned tomatoes, it's not worth the trip. There's so many BYOB options in NYC nowadays, don't waste your time.

Thank Resort775284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to ABA Turkish with family visiting from out of town, and while the place isn't large, they were able to accommodate our reservation for 8 with only about a 5 minute wait (which the apologized for multiple times). The service was friendly and...More

1  Thank Shanette B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

As I was trying to fight my jetlag and walking around about 8 blocks north west from Time Square I ran into this Turkish Restaurant. Boy, am I happy that I decided to push my luck and have dinner here, simply terrific food, it tastes...More

Thank ThomasEMM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 W 57th St, Between 8th and 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3105
    (8th and 9th)
  • Public Transportation: 59 St - Columbus Circle (1, 2, A, B, C, D) 57 St - 7 Av (N, Q, R) 7 Av (B, D, E)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-655-9368
  • E-mail
At ABA Restaurant, you will instantly feel as though you walked into the city of Istanbul. We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The cafe provides generous portions, while maintaining modest prices. ABA Restaurant provides an authentic atmosphere to their customers with its decoration. The cafe furnished by a private Decoration Company from Turkey. All the rugs, carpets and furniture are imported.
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