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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the go to Turkish restaurant in this neighborhood since the late 1980s until A La Turka opened up on 74 the and 2nd. Unfortunately it has not kept up the spirit of the original owners. The present proprietor, who has served me many times, is not friendly to the customers. He is not rude, just affectless and this... More 

Thank ronaldfairbairn
New York City, New York
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184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was locked out of my apartment and had to wait until my husband got home. I decided to go to Uskudar for dinner while I waited. Best decision! I waited for 40 minutes before my husband joined and the staff did not bother me at all as I sipped on wine. They were incredibly understanding which I appreciated. When... More 

Thank Daje2
Brighton, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the past few years when we visit New York. We have never been disappointed . The lamb is superb; this time we had the tandir, which was moist and well seasoned. Other favorites are the koban salad and, of course for desert, the kreme caramel and rice pudding. They also have some good... More 

Thank jmm341
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

By arriving early we were able to get a table without a reservation. Food was excellent and there was no pressure to buy drinks or wine. Service was attentive, and dessert of apricots with cream and almonds hit the spot.

Thank JGM24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Very friendly staff that go out of their way to feel at home. Celebrated my 60th birthday in style. Attentive staff. Highly recommended.

Thank NEEL K
Washington, Ct
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190 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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82 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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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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