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ABA Turkish Restaurant

Map & Directions 325 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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212-655-9368
  • 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

Description

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.

 
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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.

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