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A La Turka

1417 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.770032 -73.957503
at 74th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-744-2424 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Turkish
  • Price Range: $$

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    5 out of 10


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Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

65th St. to 84th St., York Ave. to Park Ave.


This candlelit corner restaurant brings a bit of authentic Turkish spice to the Upper East Side. The house’s warm, pocketless pita bread makes an ideal vessel for devouring creamy hummus topped with a generous dash of paprika. Well-seasoned kebabs don’t disappoint: Chunks of chicken breast are enriched by their yogurt marinade and come perfectly charred, accented with large croutons soaked in a savory garlic sauce; tender and juicy lamb gets lighter sides of chopped tomatoes flecked with parsley and a salty red coleslaw. Meat may be the star here, but the kitchen also succeeds with an appetizer of roasted baby eggplant stuffed with red peppers and served cold; it’s soft enough to eat with a fork without being mushy. Big plates of tasty food will steal your focus from the lackluster and narrow setting, which quickly goes from sort-of-cozy to cramped at the height of service.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken yogurt kebabs, $20.95; lamb shish kebab, $20.95