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A La Turka

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1417 Second Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3703 (74th Street)
+1 212-744-2424
12:00 - 23:00
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 ridiculously terrible. It takes forever to just get water and, while we sit and wait,... More 

Thank Joel G
New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
Palm Beach & New York
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu, delicious food, generous portions and excellent service. Highly recommended. True neighborhood gem.

Thank Stephen M
New York City, New York
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220 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 bread at this restaurant was irresistible I must say. I tried their beef manti dish... More 

Thank Daje2
New York City, New York
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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 Thai place but when we arrived it was crowded and cramped, especially when you consider... More 

Thank ChinadollRVC
New Haven, Connecticut
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 food was so fresh, very flavorful, and well priced. We ordered Shepards salad (AKA cumber... More 

Thank Avery D
New York
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not the first time and for sure not my last time in this very good Turkish restaurant located in upper east side of Manhattan. great authentic Turkish dishes from warm starters, main course and lovely Turkish deserts along with great Turkish coffee. highly recommended.

Thank Eyal S
Vero Beach, Florida
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155 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

In a word: Great! I've passed by this place many times and have always planned to dine here someday. Well, last night five of us decided to give it a try, and I'm glad we did! The bread was amazing, the appetizers terrific, and the entrées were all very well done. We had the Plaki, zucchini cakes, a salad, and... More 

Thank Joseph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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