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A La Turka

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  • Turkish, Mediterranean
  • 1417 2nd Ave, New York NY10021 40.770128 -73.957734
  • (At 74th St)
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  • (646) 205-0904
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User Ratings (Based on 57 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 3.3
Service 2.9 Atmosphere 3.1

Other Restaurant Info

(646) 205-0904
Place Order:
Order From A La Turka for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Daily: 11am-11pm
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
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User Reviews

  • A La Turka

    Posted by Elaine Flask on 09/23/2014

    Not recommended

    Avoid at all costs. Food mediocre at best. We tried a la turka when they first opened and were dissatisfied. Tried again several years later and were again dissatisfied. Never again....bad food, bad service, bad experience.

  • A La Turka

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2014

    Dependably good

    I don't understand the many poor reviews. I've eaten here many times and always had a good meal. It's not gourmet food, but very well-prepared and tasty food.

  • A La Turka

    Posted by uppereast sider on 11/04/2013

    small portions

    I just ordered from there and cannot believe i got barely 1 skewer for $17. Overpriced for what you get. I will not be ordering from them again

  • A La Turka

    Posted by Mick Jack on 10/02/2013

    I know this place well

    I can't believe the reviews I'm reading. I live in the neighborhood and this is one of the best Turkish restaurants in NY. True family run business (at least if feels like it). Food DELICIOUS! The real deal. You can always get a table-no matter how many people. They have excellent service. If you know anything about Turkish food, you will know this is good. Try the okra when you're there. It's my favorite!

  • A La Turka

    Posted by CuisineCrazy on 11/20/2012

    Great food and service

    High quality cuisine utilizing very fresh ingredients. Our female waiter was excellent and had great attention to detail. The homemade yogurt with cucumber and garlic. an eggplant salad, crispy "cigars" a pastry with ground lamb and shrimp "kabobs" were all terrific. We'll return!

  • A La Turka

    Posted by foodie doc on 11/08/2012

    Shocked when bill came!!

    Medicore food, small portions unreasonable prices, Skip it!! Would never go back.

  • A La Turka

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/03/2012


    Received the most appalling service here. We've dined all over the City and all over the world, and were basically kicked out to accommodate a large group of about 15 people that apparently showed up unexpectedly. I understand that it was right after Hurricane Sandy and space in uptown restaurants was at a premium. However, we had a reservation--there were 5 in our group and 3 of us were "refugees" from Lower Manhattan also. Everything started off fine, we had several appetizers, even ordered a bottle of wine, they didn't seem to be in any rush as they didn't take our order for our main course until we were done with our meze. All of a sudden a very strange group of people showed up, half of them were seated in a large table next to us, the rest of them proceeded to glare at us--there had to be at least 10, maybe 15 of them total--doubt they had a reservation for that many people. Before they even cleared our main dishes, there they come with our check! No question as to we wanted coffee, dessert, etc.--and I could have gone for a Turkish coffee. This was extremely insulting--to me being brought a check before you ask for it and not being offered anything else is akin to being asked to leave unless you're at a very informal diner or something and you're told "whenever you're ready." We had done nothing to offend anyone, we did not complain about anything, we were not difficult when we ordered our food, we were not overly loud, we hadn't overstayed a welcome--we were there maybe about an hour total. and even ordered wine! There was absolutely no reason for us to be kicked out. When we asked what that was all about we were given the excuse that there were a lot of hungry people from lower Manhattan to feed--never mind that 3 of 5 of us were from there as well--and two nights before we had gone to 6 different uptown restaurants before we could get a table --no one was evicted for us--so we made sure to have a reservation that night.

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