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1030 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4031
+1 212-421-3004
12:00 - 23:30
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New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Eat in or take out this place is consistently five stars. Tonight it was take out of the whole grilled Branzino and babaghanouj. How do you get bread to stay warm on a delivery order? This is fresh baked bread that arrived warm to my home. Pair that with the creamy smoky garlicky super delicious babaghanouj and you're in heaven.... More 

Thank nediva_in_nyc
New York
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Closest food to Istanbul and very reasonable. Love the Turkish pizza and any kebab dish. Lentil soup is very good. All in Avery attractive room.

Thank NewYorkHeather
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful restaurant. Turkish Food at it's finest and very well priced place. We like the stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage. Small restaurant and very casual, always tasty.

Thank Lisa S
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have started to make this a regular spot for when I crave Turkish food. I live in the neighborhood and the service is always very friendly. The food is well-prepared and the traditional Turkish dishes are reliably good. I tried the lamb and eggplant stew and it was delicious, along with the bread they offered before and during the... More 

Thank drigo_nyc
Nyack, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We recently took a trip to Manhattan and ate at Taksim. What a fabulous treat. The food is lovingly prepared from scratch and you can taste the care taken in preparation. The choices are perfect for meat eaters and vegetarians. Not disappointed in anyway. The appetizer plate was made of hummus, grape leaves and several other wonderful treats. 1The pita... More 

Thank DMKB
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

They had delicious lamb koftë and Lamb Adana. Their tabouli, hummus and baba ganoush were also delicious. Their pita were warm and clearly just out of the oven.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
New York
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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were in Manhattan for the day and just happened by Taksim Square at lunch time. Service was very good and the food delicious and very fresh. We shared a mezze appetizer that had 7 different items, including hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouli, grape leaves, etc. Each one was tasty and the bread they served were warm rolls rather than the... More 

Thank VoyageurNewYork
Upstate New York
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is a nice, small, family run restaurant specializing in Turkish food. The menu is expansive and covers the gamut of Turkish specialties. The food was well prepared, tasty, and nicely served. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was not full, so we had a pleasant, quiet evening. I have to say that I didn't think the... More 

Thank SophiesMom4
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We have been coming to this neighborhood Turkish for years and have never had a bad meal. The food is always good and fresh --- and the menu is varied, from starters to mains. The space is small and always full. Highly recommend it for a simple, quick but different meal.

Thank WhereNext2NYC
Nairobi, Kenya
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175 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

On a cold night, we ordered salmon and vegetables from Taksim, well reviewed by others. There were no veggies; the salmon was passable at best. Finished it because I was hungry. A one-off? I hope so, but am not trying the Taksim again.

Thank constanttraveler71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4031
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-421-3004

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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