Turkish

 

 

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Beyoglu [1431 Third Ave. (at 81st St.) 212-650-0850]
It's relatively large, almost always crowded, and it's got good Turkish food. Better yet, it's got affordable prices. No wonder so many people come here. I would recommend that you start with the Hummus, the Cacik, or both, depending on how many people are eating (for 4 or more, get both). For main courses, I preferred the fish, as both the Striped Bass and the Swordfish were high quality options. However, if you prefer meat, the Doner Kebab is a solid alternative.

Dalga [401 E. 62nd St. (bet. 1st and York Aves.) 212-813-1790]
A nice setting and a great rotating variety of fresh fish make this Turkish restaurant a great choice for dinner. Prices are reasonable for fish, and because of the location you won't be bothered by too many other diners. A nice date spot.