Most Ottoman restaurants fall into one of two categories: fast-food kebab shack or sit-down fancy place. Ali Baba bridges the gap. Visit the front of the restaurant for casual dining and carryout, where you can get a fiery ezme salad on a pita, or pizza-style pides festooned with ground lamb, Turkish pastrami, feta, or potatoes. Or venture further inside to the starchy formal dining room—a perfect date spot—and enjoy lamb, lamb, and more lamb, from a list that runs to yogurt-gobbed doner, flame-grilled chops, and, best of all, beyti kebabs wrapped in flatbread and sauced with yogurt, tomato, and garlic.

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212 E. 34th St.
New York NY 10016
212-683-9206

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