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Taksim

#3,052 of 11,353 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Mediterranean, Turkish
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1030 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
(212) 421-3004
Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Gem

If you like Turkish food, as I do, it's a pleasure to have a restaurant like Taksim in my neighborhood. Warm, Friendly, casual service and atmosphere, the food is exactly what it's supposed to be. Well prepared and authentic Turkish dishes all prepared perfectly and consistently good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Mark S
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New York, New York, United States
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have eaten here several times. This time was "OK", but not as good as in the past. The wait staff are nice, but seem a bit of in a hurry (they really do hustle to keep up). We were seated right on time according to our reservation. The place was pretty full too. We started with a nice selection... More 

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Marietta, GA
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the years as it is near my parents apartment in midtown. We had the Combo Appetizer which was plenty for sharing for the whole table. On the appetizer was a lentil past that was amazing. We had the shish kabob, Grilled Whole Branzino, and Traditional Turkish Turlu (a stew of lamb and veggies).... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you like Turkish food, as I do, it's a pleasure to have a restaurant like Taksim in my neighborhood. Warm, Friendly, casual service and atmosphere, the food is exactly what it's supposed to be. Well prepared and authentic Turkish dishes all prepared perfectly and consistently good.

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New York City, New York
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Taksim is a reasonably priced, no frills Turkish restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, on the East Side. The food is very good, the service is friendly and menu choices are numerous. You can dine as exotically--or not--as you like. Tip: try a dry Turkish red wine as a perfect accompaniment to the meal.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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371 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

On a rainy afternoon we stumbled on this restaurant and noticed a Trip Advisor sticker. The menu is extensive, service friendly and accommodating and most of the food very good. The décor is dated and the space is small. We dined on Lachmacun lamb topped pizza (good), Zucchini pancakes a bit salty and smothered with Cacik, Red lentil soup (excellent),... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stopped in for a quick lunch of felafel, a lamb Adana kebab wrap and a glass of ayran (a tangy yogurt drink). All very nice and a wonderful reminder of Turkey. Israelis and Arabs argue over who makes the best felafel, but Taksim represents the Turks well - nice and crispy with a tasty hummus sauce. The Adana was... More 

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USA
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

As a Turkish cuisine enthusiast, I’ve successfully sold the rest of the family on its merits and we are working our way around the city. This was our first visit to Taksim, named after a major city square in Istanbul. In keeping with the Taksim vibe, the interior is Turkish cosmopolitan, rather than appealing to a rural aesthetic. Playing on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent lunch! Friend and I shared the Meze Platter (A combination of Hummus, Babaganoush, Taboli, Ezme, Cacik, Lentil Balls, and Grape Leaves) as well as the Artichoke Special. The wine our waiter suggested was perfect: Majestik Sauvignon Blanc of Sultaniye Very much appreciate that our service was attentive without ever being over overbearing, and I'll be back to try the... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We found this restaurant by walking the streets We have been back at least four times in three different years . It is one of our best stops, because of the quality, price and staff

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Palm Springs, California
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268 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Tick it off: the food is ok and plentiful, the service is fine, the atmosphere is not so hot, the price is acceptable. That's the problem with Taksim; as one reviewer said, 'no bombs went off', and I would agree.It's fine as a choice, but i would not go out of the way to get here, nor would i miss... More 

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Additional Information about Taksim

Address: 1030 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: (212) 421-3004
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 421-3004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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

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