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Istanbul Grill

310 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014 40.73984 -74.002832
nr. Eighth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-463-8626 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

nyistanbulgrill.com

Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Sixth Ave.; 1, 2, 3 at 14th St.

Prices

$8.95-$16.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 30th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

Since its renovation in 2006, this Turkish restaurant has developed a dual personality: One side says sit-down and relax; the other says get your takeout in a rush. (A thin wall divides the two thoughts literally.) At the counter to the right, fluorescent lighting and a backlit diner menu shine on trays of pre-cooked rice, fat eggplants on the grill, and wheels of lamb and chicken gyro meat. To the left, a dimly lit, narrow dining room with wood paneling, embroidered rugs, and watercolor reprints encourages patrons to linger. The clientele is split as well: NYU students take advantage of the restaurant's 24/7 hours to combat hangovers with generous pita sandwiches; Middle Eastern men sit in the dining room to read the paper, sip Turkish tea, and nosh on meze platters. As the latter diners will attest, the kitchen's self-proclaimed from-scratch methods are best sampled via appetizers. Offerings like the piyaz (white beans with onion, lemon juice, olive and egg), the tangy sigara boregi (feta-stuffed, cigar-shaped pastries), and the impossibly thick homemade yogurts greatly surpass the tough, underspiced lamb of the entrees.

Recommended Dishes

Combination plate, $12.95; baklava, $4; rice pudding, $4

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