Ali Baba

212 E. 34th St.
New York, NY 10016
212-683-9206
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  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Beer, Wine
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
What looks like a fast-food joint from the outside turns out to be an excellent and rather formal restaurant inside, a perfect date spot with its convincing fake fireplace. The ambitious menu takes some time to read--there are 10 lamb entrées alone--and includes plenty of Ottoman stuff you've probably never heard of, like balik kofte (fried torpedoes of minced fish). The iskender kebab is heartily recommended: cubes of buttered pita bread topped with slices of doner kebab sauced with tomato and yogurt. There's even a section of vegetarian entrées, rare in a Turkish restaurant.

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