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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 #3,477 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
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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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Merrick, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had a delicious meal with a helpful, courteous, and sweet staff. The selection wasn't large but very representative of different palates. The appetizers were terrific to pass around and the wait staff doesn't rush you to finish. The atmosphere is cozy and homey and we had a fantastic time. The prices are very reasonable.

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

I've no doubt the rest of our team will be just as thrilled with your kudos as I am! Nothing makes our day more than reading that a guest felt right at home with us. Hope to see you next time you're in the city! 'Til then, Ibrahim, Owner & Chef More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A small, but comfortable, restaurant with smiling and helpful service. We went with a Living Social deal which included a bottle of wine, two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts. There were no limitations or special menus (as some restaurants have seen fit to have), and everything was delicious. If there was a criticism at all, the rice was not... More 

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

What a treat to hear from you on TripAdvisor, bobboles! Thank you for the glowing recommendation; it's common for deal site customers to feel like they're receiving a second-class experience, so I'm thrilled to hear we took excellent care of you. We'd love to welcome you back soon for more grape leaves, rice pudding and whatever you're craving. Best wishes,... More 

New York City, New York, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If the food was as good as the service we would return. Unfortunately it wasn't. There were four in our party, and none were pleased with their food.

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

Stuartg777, I'm stunned to hear our cooking struck out with everyone in your party. Please accept our apologies if your meal was unacceptable in anyway. Typically our guests rave about our rich, authentic Turkish dishes, but we understand that tastes can vary. Hopefully you caught us on an off-night, but I'll make a point of checking in with my the... More 

Devon, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ibrahim O, Owner at Uskudar Turkish Restaurant, responded to this review

Rhodeislandaccent, I'm positively blushing. Thank you for making my day with this glowing review! We'll keep up the "wonderful" work, and I hope you'll stop by again soon for enjoy more of our Turkish cooking. You're welcome anytime, Ibrahim, Owner & Chef More 

Philadelphia, PA
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Ibrahim O, Owner at Uskudar Turkish Restaurant, responded to this review

ns1991, our prix fixe lunch is a great way to enjoy a wide variety of Turkish dishes at a great price! Thanks for joining us to try it. I'm happy to hear everyone with you had a wonderful time as well. Do you visit NYC often? We're not too far away from Philly -- hopefully we'll see you again whenever... More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Ibrahim O, Owner at Uskudar Turkish Restaurant, responded to this review

It means the world to know you were so pleasantly surprised by your meal with us, Alan! Top-notch service and delicious dishes are what we're all about, so your kind words mean a lot. It's been some time since you wrote this review -- we hope you've been back plenty since! All the best, Ibrahim, Owner & Chef More 

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

Glad to hear our take-out lunch special is such a hit with you, Ithakan! If you love that, you'd love our prix fixe lunch even more. Have you tried it yet? The next time you get a chance to sit down and enjoy a leisurely lunch, I hope you'll keep us in mind. We'd love to welcome you and hear... More 

sarasota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Lima
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Additional Information about Uskudar Turkish Restaurant

Address: 1405 2nd Ave Ste 1, New York City, NY 10021-3768
Phone Number: +1 212-988-2641
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Turkish

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