• Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

ABA Turkish Restaurant

Map & Directions 325 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
  • Turkish, Vegetarian
  • Daily 7:30am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Necessary
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Istanbul Cafe is a warm, comfortable Turkish restaurant and bakery. In the afternoons, tables of men linger over glasses of sweet mint tea and a dessert or two. Although lamb and beef are cooked every which way here--in kabobs, as kofte, stuffed into manti dumplings--the substantial salads and boreks are a vegetarian's feast. And the display case up front holds a dizzying array of Turkish sweets that appeal to anyone with a pulse. Each of those appetizer salads taste fresh and vibrant, but the lebni, so rich you could stand a spoon up in it, and the tomato salad are uncommonly good. The stuffed grape leaf contains rice mixed with currants, onions, and raisins to savory-sweet effect.

Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Fikri T. on 04/07/13

    New York'ta nefis Turk kahvaltısı

  • Eric G. on 02/20/13

    Excellent lentil soup and they give you lots of yummy bread.

  • Marina L. on 07/09/13

    Large entree portions, appetizer platter was delish!

  • Will R. on 01/10/13

    The ali nazik with lamb is amazing!

  • Aleks J. on 12/13/11

    Sip delicious Turkish coffee over a baklava on a couch while watching the clueless queue across the street in Starbucks.

Check out ABA Turkish Restaurant on Foursquare


More Vegetarian Restaurants in New York

  • Banana Leaf

    Banana Leaf is the third in Manhattan's gradually expanding collection of Sri Lankan restaurants, offering one of Gotham's most comprehensive... More on Banana Leaf >>

  • Lali Guras
    Jackson Heights

    This cafe, which must have once been a small Chinese carryout, is not the most comfortable place in the world, but the trans-Himalayan fare... More on Lali Guras >>

  • Southern Spice
    Floral Park

    Presenting food principally from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and eschewing the dosa-based cuisine we generally associate with southern... More on Southern Spice >>

  • Roman's
    Fort Greene

    Brought to you by the Diner and Marlow & Sons folks, Roman's is a summation of the restaurants that have gone before it: market driven, wood oven,... More on Roman's >>

  • Sapthagiri Indian Restaurant
    Jersey City

    Sapthagiri means "Seven Hills," and this India Square spot mounts the most diverse and tasty vegetarian menu anywhere in the... More on Sapthagiri Indian Restaurant >>

  • Balaboosta

    Mulberry Street used to mean suffering through bland penne alla vodka or lackluster veal Marsala. But now it"s an oasis for omnivores, in part... More on Balaboosta >>

See More Vegetarian Restaurants in New York

Reviews and News

Best Of Awards


More Turkish Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

E-Cigarette Ultra Kit ($50 value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby