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Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine

862 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2902
+1 212-888-8622
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Pizza, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
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862 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2902
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This two-level restaurant has friendly service, a big wine and food menu and is home to a lot of both Turkish and non American customers, given its location by the UN. The upstairs is brighter and a lot nicer so ask to sit up there...More

Thank rnarisetti
Freeda J, Marketing at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hello Rnarisetti! Hope you are doing great! We're happy to learn that you liked your meal and the overall experience with us. We're glad you stopped by and gave us the chance to serve and we appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

After touring the UN, we were just walking with the hope of finding a reasonable place to eat, and Ali Baba appeared. Delightful. Good range of Mediterranean food. Lamb, eggplant, delicious. Excellent service. Very reasonable price for each meal. Big window allowed view of all...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Freeda J, Marketing at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi! Hope you are doing great! We're happy to hear that you liked your meal on your recent visit. We're glad you stopped by and gave us the chance to serve you and we appreciate your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I ate in this place because it was the first place open after a meeting at the UN. I was fascinated by the quality of their food. I would even take a date to this place. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank rwurbina
Freeda J, Marketing at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hi Rwurbina, Hope you are doing great! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve. We appreciate you for taking out time to write such kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 January 2018

After perusing the menus of tired and OVERPRICED restaurants near our hotel - Pod51, we discovered that Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine was around the corner from us. The food was delicious and indeed reminded us of our adventures travelling in Turkey years ago. Everything we...More

Thank Intrepid_Pursuit
Freeda J, Marketing at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hello, Thank you for stopping by and taking out time to write a feedback for us. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal and can't wait to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

I was walking down on second avenue looking for a place for lunch when we noted Ali Baba and we stepped in. Could not have been a better choice, the service, selection of turkish wines and selection of traditional turkish fare could have been better....More

1  Thank Bokassa2014
Freeda J, Marketing at Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hi, We're happy to hear that you liked your meal. What do you think you'll try next time you're here? You can always follow us on Facebook for constant updates and specials that we have as well!

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Wow This is a very very good Turkish restaurant in the middle of New York , the food is Halal and is wonderful , the crew are very polite and helpful and are with Smile always ... really enjoyed our dinner there

1  Thank Hisham A
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I was invited for a dinner with a fixed menu including salad, salmon and a traditional Turkish desert. We tasted the Turkish tea and it's good. The roof top is excellent and if you eat there, eat on the roof

1  Thank Saad A
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great food - I'd recommend the lamb, and a Turkish red to go with it. Better to go upstairs to the roof terrace if you can. Friendly and attentive service.

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I was impressed by the enclosed rooftop terrace, where the dining visuals are superb. The food has improved greatly over two years ago, when I last dined there, when the entree was almost inedible.

1  Thank sobeneweyork
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal at Ali Baba on the upstairs deck overlooking 2nd avenue. Food was excellent. Service was even better. Servers were very professional. Order the more traditional dishes and you won't be disappointed! Highly recommended!

1  Thank PJA09
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 862 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10017-2902
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-8622
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