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1417 2ND AVENUE, (2nd Ave. & 74th St.)(212) 744-2424
Minimum order of $15.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $15.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 35 - 50 min (more info)
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Stuffed dough dishes.
Served with your choice of side.
Welcome to A La Turka Restaurant! They specialize in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including house specialties and other customer favorites. Their cuisine is served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you, your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just want to enjoy some old favorites, they promise that their inventive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what your occasion calls for or your appetite demands, A La Turka promises to make your next dining experience a pleasant one.
Lamb Shish Kebab
Grilled Shrimp Kebab
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Excellent. Very fresh and delicious.
Posted 2 years ago by Edward J.
First order from this place - It has taken 1.45 Hours and counting. Will not be ordering again.
This is the 21st century in New York City. Either deliver food in a reasonable timeframe or don't bother delivering at all. Thanks.
Posted 2 years ago by Chase B.
Fast delivery and they threw in free dessert (Keskul - Almond pudding). Grilled calamari appetizer and red lentil soup were delicious!
Posted 2 years ago by Kira E.
Poor customer service. Our Order was late,and after calling the restaurant to ask about it, they were completely indifferent about it. Told us the order had gone out already, but they weren't even looking at our order. We finally received the food after an hour and a half, which was 40 minutes past the end of the window. It probably would have tasted good, but it was cold.
Posted 2 years ago by Stanley C.
Delivery estimate was 35-50 minutes and they delivered in 60 minutes. If the food was fantastic, I wouldn't be as annoyed. Wish I did not order the kyymali pide (lamb) as the lamb was bland. From the mixed grill, the chicken was dry as was what I assume was pork chunks. I liked the variety and amount of sauces they give you. Will not be ordering again as there are other Turkish choices in the neighbourhood and I ended up throwing away the pide (~$15). Two stars because at least the ingredients were fresh.
Posted 2 years ago by H C.
I ordered over an hour ago and the delivery confirmation email indicated 35-50 minutes. When I just called to inquire as to the whereabouts of my food (the nerve), the guy who answered brusquely said, "What's the problem??" Just terrific customer service. First and last time.
Posted 2 years ago by Justin S.
Great n tasty food
Posted 2 years ago by Ines S.
Amazing food! We got the kebab combo and the grilled shrimp. Everything is fresh and flavorful and perfectly cooked. The delivery came quickly. Worth the price. I will definitely be ordering from here often!
Posted 2 years ago by Kristina B.
RUDE. We have ordered from here countless times and always place a large order. They frequently get small things wrong, but I was willing to overlook this. However, after calling them about an incorrect order tonight, and dealing with the person over the phone, I will NEVER order again. Very rude and disrespectful. Beyoglu is was way better and worth going to pick up. More worth it than dealing with these rude people on seamless.
Posted 2 years ago by Lauren G.
Been ordering in from here for a bit and even went out to dinner at their restaurant. Always good, fast service and excellent food.
Posted 2 years ago by April G.
For the second time this ordering experience was terrible. Great good but took over and hour and a half to reach me and calling four times. This after a previous order a few weeks ago where they delivered my food to come one else. As much as I like the food we will never over here again.
Posted 2 years ago by suzy w.
Falafel, hummus, salad all tasty, portions relatively small, delivery 30 minutes late, 80 mins in total for very simple order was a bit of a shocker.
Posted 2 years ago by Mark W.
Do not order from this place. Lied ab delivery time. Order took over 90 minutes. When estimate was 35 to 50.
Posted 2 years ago by Edwin C.
The grilled shrimp(with a special sauce) with mashed potatoes and veggies is my favorite. They have the best shrimp! For vegetarians, we really love the vegetable casserole with rice pilaf. The bread and sauces that come with the order is delicious and their Coban and A La Turka salads are wonderful too. Love ordering from them as service is really quick. We order a lot from A La Turka.
Posted 2 years ago by Ellen B.
Excellent food always on time
We order once a week.
Posted 2 years ago by Lorraine D.
Finally found amazing middle eastern food! Every single item is delicious! Great food and is reasonably priced for the size of the portions. My order was perfect, arrived very quickly, and with a friendly delivery guy. Will definitely order from here again!
Posted 3 years ago by Liliya G.
Small portions, takes forever! Not worth it.
Posted 3 years ago by Jeff s.
Quantities are less than other turkish restaurants in the city. Flavor is not great
Posted 3 years ago by eyas s.
Posted 3 years ago by Michael P.
Fairly good, but a bit overpriced for what you get
Posted 3 years ago by Kelly S.
The food is spicy, I always feel there servings are plentiful. Absolutely adore did I say adore? I swoon over those spicy cigars!!! Get them tonight!! Also love the liver and cacik. Very speedy delivery too!!!
Posted 3 years ago by Sheila K.
Food is good, but they are EXTREMELY late in delivering. Do count on at least 1 hour + for delivery!
Posted 3 years ago by Philippe C.
Posted 3 years ago by Dylan A.
I ordered the cigars and mashed potatoes which were great, and I also ordered the spinach with yogurt and unfortunately it was horrible. The dish comes with rice and with rice and the rice was completely raw and un-edible. I called and I was very happy that the restaurant gave me a refund for the food, so for that I will give them another chance. Thank you A la Turka.
Posted 3 years ago by Pamela G.
We enjoy their mixed chicken kabobs and the Coban (Sheperd) salad. their Pita is excellent too.
Posted 3 years ago by marc k.
These guys serve excellent Turkish food. Try the Lahmacun with some fresh squeezed lemon, and the cacik... Yum! Food was still warm when it got here and the drinks were ice cold. Good stuff!
Posted 3 years ago by Kristi E.
Good, a bit more on the pricey side. But fast and friendly service. I'd order forom here again.
Posted 3 years ago by Katie L.
Took an hour and forget half the food!
Posted 3 years ago by Alec S.
It's been an hour and a half and the food is still not here! Unbelieveable
Posted 3 years ago by Eugene K.
Food was cold on the inside (and it was chicken), and the portion was small. Not worth the money at all.
Posted 3 years ago by Jonathan D.
I placed my first order today this evening with A La Turka and two (2) mistakes were made. I always thought that the assumption underlying Seamless is the reduction of human error. Unfortunately, A la Turka proves this assumption wrong entirely. They forgot the bottle of sparklingly water and mistook green beans for fava beans.
Posted 3 years ago by John K.
food is decent but took significantly longer to arrive than the estimate. when it did show up was missing one of the main courses. we called the restaurant and were told it would be sent right out. 35 minutes later we called again and were told it had just been sent. will not be ordering from here again.
Posted 3 years ago by David M.
Spicy red sauce spilled all over our order. We ordered 3 appetizers and extra bread but only got 2 pieces of dry bread (the menu says each appetizer comes with bread so we should have gotten at least 4 pieces).
Portions are small and expensive.
Posted 3 years ago by Jacob K.
Really liked the Mucvar.
Posted 3 years ago by Dana K.
Brought the wrong food. I ordered cigar rolls and got a salad with onion.
Posted 3 years ago by Natalia Z.
This is the second time i ate this restaurant's food. First time i went to the restaurant and second i ordered thru seamless. First time i had their food their food tasted really bad. I informed that to the waiter and he said that's how their food tasted. I thought it was just that day the food was bad. I decided to give a second chance and had it delivered. This time i ordered chicken chops and veg casserole. The chicken had BLOOD coming out of it and i reported it to the seamless customer service. The representative was really helpful and contacted the restaurant but the owner refused to give a refund but Seamless refunded the money for the chicken chop. It is the worst restaurant service i have ever came across. Mistakes happen all it takes is to say sorry and the problem will be solved but the restaurant staff and owners are really the worst in customer service and obviously their food.
Posted 3 years ago by Shenil K.
I have worked in restaurants and I eat in them a lot. This will be the last time I eat food from this one. I have eaten food from this restaurant several times and each time it has got worse and worse. I knew we were off to a bad start when I opened the bag and the top container of mystery white sauce had a giant hair in it. Garbage. Moving on. I ordered the lamb pizza appetizer. It was soggy and the lamb was obviously not fresh it tasted like a freezer. All of them were soggy yet somehow a half of one was burned to a crisp. the lentil soup was void of all flavor. you had no idea what you were eating. I ordered falaffel, which was mediocre at best even with the pine nuts in them. I ordered the shrimp with white wine and garlic sauce. It came drowning in a redish orange oil surrounded by red bell peppers. It was neither white nor garlic. The only saving grace my uber expensive dinner had was the hummus. and maybe thats because I'm a sucker for hummus. Maybe because hummus consists of 3 things. maybe because i was starving. who knows. this place sucked tonight. I am never eating here again. When I walk past it, i will frown, and tell whomever I am with of this of this story
Posted 3 years ago by Frances S.
I'm from the Middle East and this food tastes just just home, so yummy
Posted 3 years ago by Haithem E.
Best turkish in town. Lamb Kebab, Grilled fish and deserts are to die for.
Posted 3 years ago by gene k.
Ordered the chicken and veggies with rice and got beef instead. Also, there was mostly mushrooms and rice, very little meat
Posted 3 years ago by galen c.
Absolutely worst customer service I've ever experienced. I also had a delivery that was both very delayed and portions were twice smaller than they serve in the restaurant. I'm so disgusted with it I would never order or go to this place ever again.
Posted 3 years ago by liza f.
Lamb kabob is great, but they're over ambitious with their delivery range. I'm 20 blocks away. I'll occasionally still put an order in knowing it's going to be luke warm. #tradeoffs
Posted 3 years ago by Christopher B.
Delivery took 1.5 hours. I called after 45 min and was told the guy had left and would be there in 5-10 min. 20 min later, no delivery guy. I called back and kept getting the same answer. When it FINALLY arrived, I looked at the receipt and it had been printed 20 minutes before the order arrived which means they didn't complete the order until over an hour after I had placed it. Would never order from here again. I order seamless all the time and have never had such an awful experience!
Posted 3 years ago by Lynn W.
Food was delivered with in 15 min ( it is about 10 min bike ride to my house).
It tasted not fresh but reheated. Salads ware staled, I'd say at least a day old.
Grilled tomatoes tested spoiled. It's a shame as I was looking forward to a good meal.
Posted 3 years ago by elena f.
Food was cold, tasteless, and small portions.
Posted 3 years ago by Navjot H.
There are so many wonderful things on the menu, HOWEVER the only time you ever get what you ordered is if you are in the restaurant. I try and try to order and EVERY TIME I order for delivery, IT IS NEVER CORRECT!!!
Posted 3 years ago by Alisha C.
Excellent food, the grilled whole fish is delicious. And tarama and grilled eggplant not to be missed!
Posted 4 years ago by Jocelyn K.
The food here is amazing. This was truly a treat - we'll visit the restaurant for sure.
Posted 4 years ago by Chris R.
We ordered the food for delivery and it was excellently prepared. The lamb shish kabob was moist and flavorful, the rice was also just right. We had an eggplant appetizer that was delicious and a yogurt dish with cucumber that was excellent. We will definitely order from this restaurant again.
Posted 4 years ago by Dana B.
I am really surprised to see all of the negative reviews below. I always either order online or just come here for dinner whenever I feel like having Turkish food, and this is the best Turkish I have ever had. The portions are huge, and the chicken has never been dry. The service is great too. I agree that it is a bit pricey, but this is the price I am willing to pay for the qualify.
Posted 4 years ago by Zhanna K.
Really bad service and the food is average. After waiting an hour, called the restaurant and the woman said she had 'written the wrong address down'...........it was ordered through Seamless Web....that process is automated! No apology and no offer to give any deduction or provide anything extra. Kebab is pretty straightforward to cook, and waiting over 1 hour 30 mins is not worth it. There are plenty of other places. Won't be ordering from here again.
Posted 4 years ago by Erin M.
very dry chicken. They said it comes with steamed veggies and I only got half of a pink (not even red) tomato. came with a piece of flat-bread that was probably sitting out for days - hard as a stone. I will not order from there ever again. They got 1 star in my rating because I could not write a review without giving them any stars, so had to put down 1.
Posted 4 years ago by sagit g.
Mediocre pricey food. Arrived cold. Everything was fairly tasteless.
Posted 5 years ago by Matthew R.
This place has amazing kabobs! They are tender and juicy. The rice and fava beans are ok.
Posted 5 years ago by Mustafa O.
Fresh and delicious! The chicken kebabs are always amazing.
Posted 5 years ago by Leslie P.
Below average food and way overpriced!! Tiny portions.
Posted 5 years ago by Nico W.
The food is quite good, but the service leaves something to be desired. If they mess up an order, don't report it to them or to Seamless unless you want your next delivery to be late accompanied by a surly angry delivery man. Clearly they don't want to deliver to me anymore, I will oblige them.
Posted 5 years ago by Lorrie K.
Best grape leaves I have ever tried!
Posted 5 years ago by Stephanie R.
The bread is stale, but the lamb is great!
Posted 5 years ago by Trisha B.
fantastic food, but they always have issues with seamless and end up delivering late. this has happened to me 3 times.....
Posted 5 years ago by Jessica H.
Bread was stale and tossed into the bag. Food was cold. Came late. Just a bad experience all around.
Posted 5 years ago by Michael G.
The food is fine... while I like Beyoglu more than A La Turka, the food isn't bad and there are some dishes (like the eggplant) that are fairly good. However, where A La Turka falls down is around ordering.
Honestly, I've rarely seen an outfit quite as awful as A La Turka when it comes to ordering. First off, every order is SUPPOSED to come with hot sauce, yogurt, and "pide" bread. However:
- They will only send hot sauce if you actually ask for it
- They will only send you ONE tablespoon of yogurt no matter how much food you order
- They will only send you 1, maybe 2 breads, again, no matter how much you order.
Let's be clear here, I just placed a $100 order with this restaurant, 6 appetizers, two entrees, etc. I got 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, 1 tablespoon of yogurt, and 2 pieces of bread.
Now here's the rub. This has happened repeatedly, so we actually put a note in our order to make sure we get the correct amount. The result? Again, infinitessimal quantities of extras.
And do you want to know what makes this worse? After suffering through this a number of times, I called them this evening to complain about it (we have guests, and it's inexcusable that we have to deal with this with friends). The result? They sent us over, I kid you not, one more piece of STALE bread and two more yogurts and hot sauce (each one being about a tablespoon).
There are better restaurants in the area that you can order from, and it's simply not worth the incredible pain in the butt dealing with A La Turka. We won't be ordering from here again, and I recommend you don't either.
Posted 5 years ago by Deborah T.
Love every dish from this restaurant!
Posted 5 years ago by Jolanta P.
LOVE this place! Their lamb is amazing.
Posted 5 years ago by Evelyn M. N.
Posted 5 years ago by Irina L.
tasty and high quality meats
Posted 5 years ago by Jon V.
Very good food - we order from her at least once a week...It is a little expensive but no more than any other Turkish Pace in the neighborhood. The Eggplant with Tomato is delish!!
Posted 6 years ago by reagan w.
Great chicken shish w/ veggies and they serve excellent hummus. Always have speedy deliver and food arrives warm.
Posted 6 years ago by Lee R.
very tasty food
Posted 6 years ago by Anna D.
I placed a very large order at 12 noon for future delivery at 2 pm for 10 clients. When I arrived at the clients' office at 1:45, the food had been delivered and waiting there since 12:30. While I appreciated A La Turka's expedience, they failed to properly read my order and delivered it before any of the clients had arrived. The food was cold and soggy, especially the fried 'cigars.' Also, in the notes section of the order, I wrote, 'please include plates and utensils for 10 people.' as I had ordered a selection of appetizers and entrees for the group to share. No plates were provided upon delivery. For 150 bucks worth of apps and entrees, you need to step up your game. I will not be ordering from this restaurant again.
Posted 6 years ago by Matthew H.
this place has good food but is way too expensive, also last time i am not very statesfied with them because they forget to give me the BOTTLE OF soda, i called them 30 minutes later the CAN of soda arrives, i dont know what the problem is they dont have fridge to cary sodas in their restourant that they told me they had to buy it for me @ a supermarket, weird, this is last time i am ordering food from them, 5 dollar food from the street will do the same.
Posted 6 years ago by Bekim A.
It took more than one hour to come !!!
Posted 6 years ago by Alexis B.
salty and overpriced. Street meat would be a better choice.
Posted 7 years ago by Brian B.
Posted 7 years ago by Christine B.
If you are looking for over priced food with small portions you've picked the right place.
Posted 7 years ago by Lauren M.
Posted 8 years ago by Avi K.
definitely some of my favorite food - great appetizers (eggplants!) and great meat dishes. (my girlfriend loves the stuffed chicken, although I can't say I'm a big fan, you can also try that if you're feeling adventurous)
Posted 9 years ago by Ilia M.
Posted 9 years ago by Chris P.
Food is amazing. Real good beef and chicken skewers. The cop shish and mixed are the best dinners while the lahmacun is an awesome appetizer. Buckackman.
Posted 9 years ago by Daniel A.
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