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869 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7217
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Ranked #1,056 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Larkin
Transit: Bus #38 stops 1 block away from our restaurant (Larkin & Geary)
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English first
Delmar, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

An accidental find, I was visiting SF for a conference and my girlfriend and I walked into here ( she is a Vegan ) because it was close to our hotel. The atmosphere was friendly, the bill more than reasonable. While not haute cuisine (we didn't sniff the cork or sample the wine before drinking a very fine chianti, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Some of the best Turkish Food I've had outside of Turkey. Everything was perfectly prepared and the tastes and presentations were absolutely authentic. The service was friendly and attentive; they didn't even laugh at my feeble attempts to remember my Turkish from 40 years ago. Not much on atmosphere, just a typical neighborhood place with great food.

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San Angelo, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stumbled on this nice little Turkish restaurant. Having been spoiled many years ago with awesome Turkish food in Alice Springs Australia, my expections were high. I ordered the Lamb Shish. The server brought out some pide bread to start the meal. The lamb was cooked perfectly and had the wonderful red bell... More 

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Dana Point, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Authentic, colorful, no-frills Turkish food that I keep going back to over and over ! Don't go here for a nice setting and surrounding. In fact, this hole-in-the-wall eatery is in a rough area of SF downtown but the quality and authenticity is second to none. We discovered this place accidentally while driving in SF and have been back there... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I have been to this restaurant about times, food is always delicious. Always been there at off hours when not crowded. Always fed too much and eat it anyhow because its so delicious. But this time at 8:30 on a Sunday was a letdown. They said hello and gave a menu and I ordered the special on the board, I... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We always stop here when in the city. The food is authentic and the service wonderful. The neighborhood s not as scary as it looks. Give this place a try.

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Washington, DC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A La Turca is not fancy. It's a neighborhood joint with authentic home-style Turkish food. Great grilled meats, nice fresh vegetables, Efes beer--and you can easily get out for less than $20 person.

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San Francisco, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a whole-in-the- wall and location borders Tenderloin which does not look very tempting to the tourist...though it is safer that it may look! They have a variety of Turkish dishes - try pide, a Turkish pizza, crusty and filled with vegetable and/or meat, cheese, etc. They also serve the traditional skewers, donner, etc - everything comes with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was a real find. The mixed appetizer platter and the iskender kebab with chicken (a new combo for me) were both terrific. Friendly service and modestly priced wines. The decor is nothing fancy, but the mural of Turkish motifs is charming. We enjoyed it so much we returned for Sunday dinner when the special is manti, small lamb-filled dumplings... More 

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north bend oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

our second day in san francisco we decided to eat a different food. we asked the taxi driver and he recommended a la turca. this is a nice restaurant. with display salads and dessert cooler. we ordered 4 appetizers, i recommend the eggplant salad. and we ordered lamb chops, and lamb kofte. both delicious. for dessert try the coconut cake... More 

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Additional Information about A La Turca

Address: 869 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7217
Phone Number: 415-345-1011
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Turkish

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