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Uskudar Turkish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1405 2nd Ave Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-3768
+1 212-988-2641
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Washington, Ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are biased toward Turkish food after an extensive travel in Turkey. For us it was a new place, though in existence for almost thirty years. It is a very basic place in a rich neighborhood. The appetizers: an eggplant in a tomato sauce and borek were not bad but what followed: beef dumpling for me and Turkish musaka for... More 

Thank Przeglad
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood place. The food is good and the service is prompt and pleasant. The dining room space has been doubled recently adding substantially to capacity, so there is little risk of having to wait for a table. My reason for a 3star rating is that while everything is good, I have had better versions of every... More 

Thank MoisherOysher
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty Turkish food with a good selections of Turkish wines and desserts. We shared the Vegetarian Platter along with three other entries of chicken and lamb. For dessert we shared Kadayif and Kayisi. Yum! The place is very small but is in the process of expanding. Well worth the experience!

Thank Phyllis K
New York City, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Whether we order in, or go out to eat, 7 out of 10 times Uskadar is our first choice. Their slow roasted leg of lamb dinner for $20.95 is as good as it gets, followed by the grilled bronzino with a salad for $24.95. Both dishes are outstanding. There are a variety of Turkish appetizers and entrees but these two... More 

Thank Mo W
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a small Turkish restaurant located in upper east side. We ordered eggplant salad, Coban salad and yogurt kebap. Food was good, the place was clean. The prices are average.

Thank Meral D
New York City, New York
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Uskudar is a small Turkish restaurant located on the upper east side of Manhattan. Had lunch there this afternoon. Restaurant is small nicely decorated and very clean. Greeted by the waitress and service was efficient. Thei lunch menu is quite extensive and if you are ordering the prix fix cash not a credit card is accepted. As of this review... More 

Thank Yorkiemom520
Whitefield, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We've ordered in from here once before and it was quite good so, visiting the same friend, who is a regular, we decided to go there for a 7:30 dinner, and made reservation, a must, as it is tiny (6 tables for 4 and 3 for 2). The table was waiting and the waitress (one of two), very helpful and... More 

Thank FredRAnderson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Authentic, delicious Turkish cuisine in a matchbook sized restaurant. Family run, very reasonably priced and superb healthy turkish dishes, featuring lamb, yogurt, eggplant, kebobs, make this a destination to savor. If you haven't been to Turkey, try a glass of Raki, you'll enjoy the food even more and leave with a pleasant buzz. The restaurant is small and intimate, the... More 

Thank Peter T
UP Michigan
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

My wife and I typically share items, so we get to try new more things without overeating. They serves a basket of very thin bread, with 3 wonderful and different sauces. Then we treid the Fasulye Pilakis appetizer, which was white kidney beans cooked with scallions fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs. The entree was the Chef's Mixed Grill, which was... More 

Thank BaydeNoc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We popped into this restaurant off chance on our way back to the hotel after a night shopping, we were seated straightaway, we bought a bottle of red wine & had a mixed grill with chops, chicken & other grilled meats on... The meat was so tender! The rice was fluffy/sticky and the bread accompanying it was fab! It wasn't... More 

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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
$30 - $30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-988-2641
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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