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A La Turka

1417 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703
+1 212-744-2424
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (8 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1417 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Been here. A number of times in the past. But This last time we had very uneven service. Some items came out quickly and others seem to vanish . When we asked the staff the kitchen was having issues. They should have told us ahead...More

Thank Allan S
ResponseTeamNY, Customer Service at A La Turka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you Allan for your valuable feedback. We apologize that your recent experience with us wasn't good. The points you have mentioned are well taken, moreover thank you for raising your concern. It is feedback like yours that helps us understand our customers better. We...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Service was not good. Order was not taken accurately. Zucchini pancakes soggy and undercooked. Lamb was under cooked. Was not at all what I expected nd did not enjoy my meal. Will not return as I tried this restaurant at others recommendation but have already...More

Thank Amyloidbeta
Utku S, Marketing at A La Turka, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi Amy, We are truly sorry your experience was not to your satisfaction. Our goal is customer satisfaction and we clearly failed to deliver. You deserve better and we intend to right this wrong. We would appreciate the opportunity to make this right, but can...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

A LA TURKA, as I remember, has tables on the side walk in the Summer. This is winter. The lady welcoming us was pleasant, although we were booked, she said, for later. The table was nice but the place was noisy . It became nearly...More

Thank KimHurt2017
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have been to this restaurant a numerous time, everything is great from the service to the menu and of course the delicious food. Being italian we are a little picky so take my words on how great this place is. We even hosted a...More

Thank 84Bellissima
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Whether just stopping for a drink or enjoying the great food for dinner this restaurant is a treat. Sample the appetizers, you can't go wrong with any choice. The balloon bread is a special order and worth the wait or just the Turkish bread that's...More

Thank nyladeblu
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My wife and I usually come here for dinner. Last night we stopped in for a drink at the bar. As usual the drinks were great and not overpriced. A large bourbon Manhattan for me and a large Vodka martini for my wife.Both prepared the...More

Thank dennis927
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a pretty restaurant with well spaced tables. They have white tablecloths with little candles on each table. The staff is friendly and helpful. The menu is extensive. The food is very good, starting with the most delicious bread. My sister and I enjoyed...More

Thank 83cathleenm
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The food was really good but the service was confusing. Six waitres was serving us but nobody of them had the big picture. First we waited long for the main course and in the end we get the check without being asked if we would...More

Thank annagQ3386IY
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Have walked by and decided to try. The shepherd salad with the shredded feta along with the Falafel delicious. Lamb kebab cooked perfectly. Service is good. Noise level high.

Thank Ita49
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I've eaten a lot of Mediterranean food and this plays kills it. The dolma was amazing and I don't usually like dolma. I had the mixed kebabs and that was the most succulent, moist grilled chicken and lamb kebabs I've ever had.

Thank Chris W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1417 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703
    (74th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 77th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-2424
  • E-mail
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