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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (21 reviews)
“hummus” (20 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (11 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
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 2 weeks ago

Inexpensive good food. Lamb well done. Eggplant salad above average. BYO. Liquor and wine down the street

Thank pdg719
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch special was excellent value, fresh ingredients, prepared and plated well. Also fairly good choice for special as well as complete full menu. SERVICE, was great! Attentive and all seemed to have a good knowledge of serving etiquette. Something so lacking in NYC, even in...More

Thank mirtone
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was in NYC meeting up with well travelled somewhat foodie friends and they chose ABA. Excellent well spiced food and rather generous portions! Servers were efficient and we were not interrupted by multiple questions to check everything ok. Only one concern my chicken dish...More

Thank Aldeby
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner on thanksgiving at ABA’s. The food was really great and the waiters were very friendly.

Thank oost-vm
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Went here with a bunch of friends. Very nice waitstaff. The owner very friendly! The food was delicious. Enjoyed turkish coffees and teas. The appetizers were also very fresh and delicious! Will definitely go back!

Thank Xtinaki
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We were warmly welcomed here after getting snubbed by a snobby nearby restaurant, and what a great place this was! The host and staff were welcoming and competent, and the food was very good. We had good standard hummus, and outstanding lamb Adana kebab and...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant and though the food was authentic. Everything was very fresh and the prices are reasonable for the quality of food we got. I was there with my 10-year old son and we both had out plates cleaned out in no...More

Thank Inga M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The egg plant was great and so wasa the red bean salad. But the meatballs were off as were the lamb. We liked the calamari also..It was a very busy Saturday night so maybe the Kitchen and staff were pushed to the limit.

Thank StevePaula
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

After reading so many reviews that raved about “authentic Turkish food” I expected flavorful food seasoned with the usual spices. We both order lamb chops - they were tough and tasteless! An extreme disappointment! They were accompanied by cold red cabbage, rice, and a cold...More

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We were in NYC on a beautiful weekend so we were looking for a place to eat outside. We enjoy Turkish food and this was a great choice. It reminded us of the food we had when we visited Turkey. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank ctmom200
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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