ABA Turkish Restaurant near Columbus Circle

So Istanbul Cafe is now “ABA Turkish Restaurant.” The menu is pretty similar to what it has been with some slight (better) alterations to the dishes. Take the manti for instance:


The dumplings are little smaller, but they added more spices and no longer just dump a messy dollop of yogurt on top. I think it’s the first time I’ve had their chicken yogurt kebaab, but it was also much better than the kebaabs alone that I had when they first opened (which a lot more dry):

Yogurt chicken shish

The good thing is they still kept the Turkish decor, and friendly service. The meat is also halaal in case you’re wondering! The prices increased a tad, but they also now serve Turkish Breakfast which I’m looking forward to trying now. I never had Turkish food for brunch but the authentic Turkish Breakfast I had in Istanbul (with fried halloumi cheese, mixed vegetables, and olives) is something I crave pretty often! We’ll keep you posted on how it compares…

Restaurant Info:
ABA Turkish Restaurant

325 W 57th St
between 8th Ave & 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West


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Recent Comments


  1. Chris wrote:

    Looks great and I bet it tasted great too!

    Posted 5.9.11
  2. Shazia wrote:

    LOVE their food. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. can we also talk about how their lebni is amazing. bc. it’s amazing.

    Posted 5.9.11
  3. Didem wrote:

    OMG I lOVE THIS PLACE! Let’s have an aba date!

    Posted 3.23.14

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