1030 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.757509 -73.966262
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)
Good food, affordable price – We loved this place on our last visit. Good food at an affordable price with excellent service. I don't get what other people are complaining about. The appetizers, especially the smoky eggplant, was to die for. Portions were good and no one at our table left hungry. I would like to see some, gasp, American coffee on the menu though. But still a great alternative to some of the stuffier Med places in town.
Mid-Town Hell – I wish I could give this place 0 stars but it seems one is the minimum. I just went here with three friends and we had a terrible experience. The food was decent, but the prices were high. In addition, two of the four of us found multiple hairs (absolutely not our own) in our food, and another one of us had a dirty wine glass (lipstick stains all over it).
We brought our own wine because we had read that this was a relatively inexpensive BYOB place. Instead, there was a $12 corking fee, per bottle! Slightly overpriced considering the $1-$5 fees elsewhere in the city. Additionally, the service was horrendous. It took forever to take our order, we were offered neither an apology nor a reduction in the bill for the hairs in the food/filthy wine glass.
Then, to cap off a disappointing meal, we were told that they their credit card machine had broken and we needed to pay with cash. They did not tell us this when we first arrived, which we found rude, so several of us had to walk to a bank, in the rain, and take out cash.
All in all, this combination of unfortunate events made for a disappointing meal at best. Don't give this restaurant your business. If you must, try to order carry out, ask them to place the doggy bags outside the door, and run away, so that you don't have to deal with the indifferent, unapologetic waitstaff, slow service, and filthy utensils and food.
The best Turkish food in NYC! – I simply loved it there!
The food tastes really like a homemade one, so delicious!!!!! Every single dish that I tried surprised me and the best thing, the price was very very good.
I always go with my baby in a stroller and they treat us nicely and very kindely. I feel at home there!
Try the baked rice pudding, it is amazing! And to finish, order a turkish tea, because even a simple tea is special in this place!
Boo! – I was told so many things about this place but i could not satisfy myself.Food left me overtaste and the service makes you feel like you are in a diner.
Decent food, but tiny portions and high prices. – Taksim has some pretty good dishes, but for the price, the portions are minuscule. An entree here is the size of an appetizer elsewhere. It's a pity, because I live in the area and like the food, but they basically give you a sandwich's worth of meat, add rice, call it an entree and charge $12+ for it. We order out all the time and would love to add taksim to the usual rotation, but its not enough even for my wife, who's a very light eater. For that matter, their sandwiches are incredibly expensive too.
If you like this type of food, head downtown to Bereket on Houston. Better food, lower prices, generous portions, and open 24 hrs. Taksim won't last long here.
Great! – I love Turkish food and i can say that this restaurant is the one of my favoritte.I highly recommend this restaurant.
Affordable Turkish, amazing setting and service – I really loved this place. It was affordable and good and the wait staff was delightful. So bright!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Warm Mediterranean atmosphere and authentic dishes make this inexpensive Turkish restaurant a favorite for quick lunches, casual dinners.
Affordable Turkish – Whenever I am in this area, I go to Taksim. It has a great vibe. The staff will talk with you, not just take your order and run. The food is simple and delicious. Try a few small dishes to get some variety. Great Turkish beer. Definetely my fav Turkish place in the city.
Fresh and Friendly – If you have never eaten there, you have to give it a try. This place has become one of my favorites! Everybody knows everybody, the staff is always so friendly. the food is always fresh and they have the BEST falafel sandwich in new york for $4 dollars! This place makes you feel like family. Can't say enough about it...
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