Mediterranean small plates & a patio
Turkish · East 80s · $$
The Zagat Review
A “lively crowd” descends on this UES Turkish “standby” to graze on “irresistible meze” at an “oh-so-reasonable” cost; it can be “rushed” , “cramped” and “loud” , but the upstairs room is “quieter” and come summer the sidewalk seats are a “big draw.”
hours Open Today · 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 1431 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA phone +1 212-650-0850 directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Beyoglu
Google Reviews
I have to admit that I'm not an expert on Turkish food nor claim to be. As such, I came here very curious as to what would be on the menu as my taste palette is a delicate thing. I was relieved that there was a variety of meat products to choose from such as chicken and lamb. I had a meatball kebab dish as it sounded a bit tasty and unlike what I would normally get. The food was solid, but the prices were a bit higher than what they should be. Yeah, it's New York, but that aside, I feel you can get more value out of a dollar. I also thought our server was a bit of a prude - don't ask us how the food tastes when we've already been done for ten minutes! So minus one star for the price and one star for the service.
Anton Borja · February 15, 2018
Good Turkish restaurant - they have some rarities that you wouldn’t even find in a restaurant in Istanbul like the classic okra Turkish style. Unlike Indians Turks make okra whole so the texture remains slimy. If you like interesting vegetarian options than you will find it in the Turkish cuisine as we have some Mediterranean delicacies probably influence of Greek and Italians. There are of course the classics that everyone knows like the kebabs but this you find in any Turkish place. The servers were nice and we were happy to find some Turkish wines as well. Though not with as much character as old world wines, Anatolia has been a wine region for thousands of years. Sadly the craft never matured due to many abolishments but alcohol is still quite prevalent.
E S · January 6, 2018
One of my favorites. Great Mediterranean food. The cold mezze is beyond addictive and the fresh bread is amazing. Service can be lacking at times but the food makes up for it.
Brian Premo · February 17, 2018