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Turkuaz

2637 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 40.797168 -73.970109
at 100th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-665-9541 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

turkuazrestaurant.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 96th St.

Prices

$14.50-$35

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation
  • Buffet

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

75th St. to 125th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

Entering Turkuaz is like walking through the wardrobe and finding yourself in another world: Brisk Broadway vanishes and a grand tented banquet hall appears beyond the dark wood-paneled bar and the sensually inviting lounge, set with low-slung sofas. Turkish music plays in the background and, to complete the scene, the wait staff wears traditional garb. Like the dramatic setting, the food is rich, opulent, and prepared with an eye to style as well as to comfort—and it's also halal. Grilled spiced meats and thick yogurt sauces, accompanied by soft, glazed Turkish bread, are the mainstays, but Turkuaz offers other gems, presented with ceremony: The tarama, a whipped caviar appetizer, is sumptuously decadent; sigara boregi pack a creamy cheese filling inside tightly rolled tubes of phyllolike pastry. Mains are still more extravagant. Hünkar Begendi delivers moist chunks of grilled chicken or lamb on creamy eggplant purée, and the many-layered iskander kebap provides a taste of just about everything—beef and lamb and toasted bread, smothered in thick tomato sauce. After generous helpings of a few of these delicacies, the belly-dancing seem almost puritanical.

Belly Dancing

Fri.–Sat., 9:30 p.m.–10 p.m.

Extras
Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., there’s an open buffet.

Recommended Dishes

Tarama, $7.95; sigara boregi, $8.50; iskender kebap, $19.95; Hünkar Begendi, $19.95

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