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A La Turka
Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2014
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.
Posted by uppereast sider on 11/04/2013
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
Posted by Mick Jack on 10/02/2013
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!
Posted by CuisineCrazy on 11/20/2012
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!
Posted by foodie doc on 11/08/2012
Medicore food, small portions unreasonable prices, Skip it!! Would never go back.
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.
Posted by eb289 on 07/25/2012
Completely agree with the reviews below. The portions are small, and the service is poor. I ordered take out few days ago and received an incomplete order. When I called and spoke to the woman that that took my order she told me that they were out of some items (like mashed potatoes and pickled cabbage) so they substituted those items without even checking with me if that was okay. The worst part was that they substituted one of the items with lettuce and onions (which I guess was supposed to be a salad) and no dressing. The bread that was sent was as hard as a rock. When I was finally able to get through to a manager, he told me that they were not out of any items. The girl that took my order made a mistake, and instead of correcting it she lied to me. I have been living on the UES for 4 + years, and eating and ordering take out from many many restaurants, but I never had an experience like this. I do not recommend this place for anything.