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Bi Lokma

Map & Directions 212 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017
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Think of Bi Lokma as a weekday lunch hub or a cozy corner for chow just like babaanne--er, granny--used to make. Begin with hot yogurt soup, a tangy, rich bowl of herb-flecked stock that should get the rep as Ottoman penicillin, while stuffed grape leaves packed with pine nuts, rice, and currants translate to fun finger food. Appetizers lure the vegetarians, but herbivores are (mostly) out of luck come entrée time. Lamb reigns proud and loud, featured in most of the 13 options, including the smoky ali nazik and the stuffed cabbage dressed with a light tomato sauce.

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  • The New York Times on 11/29/11

    Recommended dishes: Hot yogurt soup, sautéed spinach, Coban salad, grilled lamb meatballs, ali nazik.

  • Village Voice on 11/14/11

    Winner of Best Use of Grape Leaves in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! No canned stuff here - just perfectly rolled grape leaves!

  • Serious Eats on 07/29/13

    Excellent fast-casual Turkish lunch spot with rotating hot and cold dishes. The vegetables are the highlight of the meal.

  • Village Voice on 02/03/12

    Village Voice is excited to have Bi Lokma at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ

  • ZenFoodster Eats on 05/29/13

    Chicken shish sandwich w/ tomato & greens was one of the tastiest ones I've had! ;9

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