Daily, 11:30am-11pm; Jun-Aug: Sun, closed
6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
39th St. to 59th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.
According to Orhan Yegen, the passionate, pony-tailed chef-owner of this Turtle Bay café, Turkish cuisine gets no respect. It's misunderstood and mangled—by everyone but him. Having tasted his hot yogurt soup, we're inclined to agree. The menu is extensive and varied, but after following the guy around town from kitchen to kitchen, we've come across a foolproof ordering protocol: the appetizer sampler, followed by the invariably lamb-based special of the day.Note
Reservations are only accepted for parties of four or more.