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Uskudar Turkish Restaurant

1405 2nd Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10021-3768
+1 212-988-2641
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Ranked #2,366 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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Devon, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

went here after a cocktail party at the suggestion of friends just for a light bite.... love their salads! fresh wonderful.... great location and nice staff... enjoy!

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Ibrahim O, Owner at Uskudar Turkish Restaurant, responded to this review

oztravelz, you'll have to thank your friends on our behalf for sending you our way! It's a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your after-party meal with us. Thank you for the kind words! I'll let my staff know they took wonderful care of you. Will you be visiting NYC again soon? We'd love to welcome you back whenever you're in... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Uskadar is a wonderful Turkish restaurant on the Upper East Side. Very fair prices and authentic Turkish food, run by people from Turkey. Delicious lamb and vegetable dishes.

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Philadelphia, PA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We stopped there for a lunch, got their fixed price menu. All of us - two older adults, two younger adults and a teenager- were happy with the food. It was authentic, tasty and well presented. Well worth a side trip from the Central Park.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Four of us recently discovered Uskudar and were very pleasantly surprised. We had great authentic Turkish food in a pleasant atmosphere. We all had the $20.00 luncheon special. The patlican, humus and spinach tarator were rich, creamy and delicious. The lentil soup of the day was also excellent. All of the entrees were also excellent. They were well prepared, moist... More

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Ithaca, NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I'm really tardy in writing this review, but it's still worth a mention. Uskudar is just around the corner from me, and it offers one of the best lunch specials I've found in the neighborhood. It's take-out only, but for about $8 you get a HUGE foot-long sandwich stuffed with meat--and a soda. There are several choices (mostly chicken and... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

There are a number of Turkish restaurants in this area. Uskudar has been around for since 1987 so there must be a reason. Firstly, don't expect the prices that are found in restaurants in Turkey. You're in NYC; the rents are astronomical along with everything else. That being said, the food is suitably Middle-Eastern, in some ways not so different... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Unfortunately, things change. This was a surprising and inventive spot until three years ago. Our last supper --April 2013,-- was just bland. OK food, but there are better choices in NYC for Turkish food...and I do love it. The bill for our party of four came to about $45 pp with one bottle of wine and coffee. The decor has... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Simple, basic decor but great food and service was excellent .... I would go back for sure. Try the fish and the moussaka was also great

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This attractive hole in the wall on the Upper East Side is just the place for a relaxing dinner after a long day. The Turkish dishes are well prepared and flavorful. I had the classic red lentil soup a special moussaka, and spun-sugar-topped kanafeh -- all were excellent. The two younger Turkish women running the place were courteous and helpful.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

A small, intimate place with delicious Mediterranean food. Three of us went for lunch - it was quiet but we were attentively served and the food was really good.

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