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A La Turka

1417 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703
+1 212-744-2424
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (8 reviews)
“lamb kebab” (6 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
1417 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always good here but this time it was amazingly delicious. Waiter was attentive and accommodating. When I mentioned it was my dad's birthday, they surprised us with delicious complimentary tea followed by almost the entire staff singing happy birthday with sparkling candles and...More

Thank rach216
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Disappointed in dinner at A La Turka. I walk by this restaurant often so I wanted to try it for dinner. The restaurant is uncomfortable and much too noisy. The menu is interesting and the food was good; however, the fileted fish was filled with...More

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect choice for those who want to try turkish foods.The food, service and the ambiance were great.Staff were very friendly, helpful.Prices are reasonable.I recommend you try the local dishes. You will not regret!!

Thank İlknur Ö
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

First time at this restaurant service was suspect but the food was top shelf. My wife had trout excellent. I had the veal shank OH MY GOD. Grilled octopus as appetizer was outstanding.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I have been going to this local Upper East Side restaurant for several years and always enjoyed it. For the past several months, though, our experiences at the restaurant have been terrible. While the food is still good, the service has become...More

Thank Joel G
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It's a nice restaurant with good food and service. Reasonably priced and decent ambiance, good for celebrations or meeting with friends. For a date I'd recommend some place a little more romantic.

Thank crharrington
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A La Turka is located right next to another excellent Turkish restaurant (competition must be fierce!) Before we got our appetizers, we were given warm bread with 3 different delicious spreads. I don't usually eat bread at restaurants to avoid losing my appetite however the...More

Thank Daje2
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were meeting friends (they were bringing two small children) for lunch on the Upper East Side. The Thai restaurant they chose happened to be closed for lunch when we arrived, forcing us to change plans quickly on a cold, rainy afternoon. They chose another...More

Thank ChinadollRVC
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My husband and I were on our way to a Burmese restaurant but found that it had gone out of business. We contained to walk and stumbled upon A La Turka. We were very happy mohave found it. The place was pretty empty but the...More

Thank Avery D
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

It was a average place, average food, good service average prices. Wine is expensive, but overall you have better options. Good for small get togethers not great for date nights

Thank crharrington
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 Second 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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