7224 5th Ave.
New York, NY 11209
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Hazar +

Robert Sietsema


  • Daily 11am-11pm
  • $$
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Located in the same space as the late lamented Damascus Gate, with French doors that open onto the street, Hazar is a Turkish joint with a menu not all that different from its Syrian predecessor. That means great (and comparatively cheap) flame-grilled kebabs, of which the ground-lamb adana is the best. A second grilled specialty are the whole fish -- usually porgy, pink snapper, and sea bass -- charred to order and offered with salad and rice pilaf or fries. Other menu highlights include sigara bureka (pastry flutes filled with cheese) and the innumerable bread dips and composed salads that make this the perfect place for mixed crews of carnivores and vegetarians.

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. by Clarissa Wei

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: Robert Sietsema recommends Hazar as a place to take both your carnivore and vegetarian friends. He also crowns Hazar's falafel as the best in the city: "Pleasingly studded...

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

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    Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 4 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

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