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98 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.724728 -73.981611
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-1166 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, Turkish
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

Houston St. to 14th St., Ave. C to First Ave.


This venue is closed.

Like any good meyhane, or Turkish meze house, Maia offers a great variety of cold meze (up to 35, enough to satisfy a hungry pasha), all arranged on a tray the size of a satellite dish. The more dishes you order, it seems, the more complimentary meze you get. It’s a tactic that works: For every familiar standby like cacik (cool cucumber-and-dill-laced yogurt), muhammara (excellent red-pepper-walnut-and-garlic paste), or patlican tava (melting fried eggplant with tomato and yogurt), you might discover a new favorite like topik (spicy chickpea balls stuffed with black currants and pine nuts) or a tangy Turkish goat cheese. The bar serves a slew of newfangled martinis and a few rustic Turkish wines, but for the true meyhane experience, opt for raki, the traditional—and strong—anise-flavored liqueur.

Meze Special

Sun., all-you-can-eat cold meze, $17.95

Live Music
Every Tue.—Thu., and occasionally other nights of the week; live DJ and belly dancing Fri.—Sat. nights; check the website for further details

Happy Hour
Tue.—Thu., 5 p.m.—7 p.m., $3 beers