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Uskudar Turkish Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1405 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-3768
12:00 - 22:30
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Albany, New York
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new 2nd Avenue Subway stop lands you close to Uskudar, a narrow storefront on 2nd Ave. with some great Turkish cuisine. The menu has a wide variety of choices, mostly reflecting traditional Turkish cooking. Everything we were served was fresh and well seasoned. The eggplant spread appetizer was a stand out with a terrific smoky taste. The lunch menu... More 

Thank lupaglupa
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I would like to say thank you all guys in uskudar restaurant. I came over here with my wife and friends and tasted some turkish food, all meals were delicious, especially İbrahim chef is a brilliant people. Thanks again guys, if we go nyc again we would like to see and eat something again.

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Thank Oguzhan A
New York City, New York
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265 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a small, charming Turkish eatery on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The four of us began with the Vegetarian Platter including Yalanci Dolma (vine leaves stuffed with rice, onions, and pine nuts), Spinach Tarator (spinach, strained yogurt, garlic, and minced walnuts), Humus, Fasulye Pilaki (braised white kidney beans, scallions, tomato, and garlic), and Patlican (eggplant salad, garlic, yogurt, and... More 

Thank RBJoelson
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Bread olives and dolmas great but other dishes fresh but bland friendly place. moussaka was not distiguished but grilled meats better. Baklava was good.

Thank wrischmi
Rockford, Illinois
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My adult daughter and I had dinner here and were pleased that we did. The seating is crowded since there is a fairly small space (as restaurants go) in which to fit small tables, generally for two diners, although the tables can be joined to accommodate a larger group. Service was prompt and pleasant, although not as attentive as one... More 

2 Thank Bill W
Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Small restaurant that was highly recommended by friends, unassuming from the exterior. Very nice menu at reasonable prices. Everything I ordered came very fresh and hot.

1 Thank Stuart S
New York City, New York
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was the go to Turkish restaurant in this neighborhood since the late 1980s until A La Turka opened up on 74 the and 2nd. Unfortunately it has not kept up the spirit of the original owners. The present proprietor, who has served me many times, is not friendly to the customers. He is not rude, just affectless and this... More 

1 Thank ronaldfairbairn
New York City, New York
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was locked out of my apartment and had to wait until my husband got home. I decided to go to Uskudar for dinner while I waited. Best decision! I waited for 40 minutes before my husband joined and the staff did not bother me at all as I sipped on wine. They were incredibly understanding which I appreciated. When... More 

Thank Daje2
Brighton, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past few years when we visit New York. We have never been disappointed . The lamb is superb; this time we had the tandir, which was moist and well seasoned. Other favorites are the koban salad and, of course for desert, the kreme caramel and rice pudding. They also have some good... More 

Thank jmm341
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

By arriving early we were able to get a table without a reservation. Food was excellent and there was no pressure to buy drinks or wine. Service was attentive, and dessert of apricots with cream and almonds hit the spot.

Thank JGM24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-3768
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-988-4046
Traditional, authentic Turkish cuisine in the heart of the Upper East Side-- look no further than Uskudar Turkish Restaurant a delicious meal!

Our Hunkar Begendi is known throughout the city and beyond-- Chunks of lamb simmered in our tomato sauce, cooked with fresh herbs, and served on pureed eggplant. We also offer more familiar dishes such as Chicken Shish, Musakka, Yaprak Dolmasi (stuffed grape leaves), Kofte, Baklava, and much more.

Uskudar Turkish Restaurant is the place to go in Manhattan for delicious and authentic Turkish food. How authentic? Our recipes are traditional Turkish family recipes that are over 700 years old. Fuse our time tested techniques with the freshest ingredients and the warm & friendly atmosphere and you have a winning (and delectable) combination.

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