Taksim

1030 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-421-3004

Details

  • Daily 11:30am-10:30pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Beer, Wine
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Named after the Turkish Times Square, this newcomer excels at the small vegetarian plates called meze: herb-dusted artichoke hearts, leeks cooked to silkiness, green salads and bean stews, and bread dips like hummus and cacik, which are not quite garlicky enough. Best is the made-to-order borek: four fried pastry flutes oozing feta. Meat-bearing mains (pick the chopped-lamb adana kebab) are less voluminous and less interesting. Like the food menu, the wine list has some good deals, particularly some diverting Turkish wines.

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