Ali Baba

Restaurants, Turkish Midtown East
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Ali Baba

The highlight at this midtown stalwart is the divine yogurtlu kebabs, juicy lamb served with a tangy tomato, garlic and yogurt sauce. Kebabs are accompanied by rice, pickled cabbage, spiced red onion and a fiery, charred fresh chili. Cool it by downing a glass of salgam, a tart red carrot juice not often found outside Turkey. Warm homemade pide (flatbread with black and white sesame seeds) partners perfectly with labna (a thick yogurt dip of walnuts, garlic and dill) or with piyaz (white beans and onion dressed in a zippy lemon vinaigrette).


Venue name: Ali Baba
Address: 862 2nd Ave
New York
Cross street: between 46th and 47th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price: Average main course: $11. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Ali Baba is fun and festive Turkish restaurant in the United Nations area of New York City. This area of Manhattan is somewhat lacking in restaurants, so good thing Ali Baba serves fantastic Turkish cuisine. They use only the best quality ingredients for the very reasonably priced food. The mouthwatering extensive menu includes, soups, salads, hot and cold appetizers, entrees and lots of vegetarian choices. The hummus, cacik and babaganush are great to start with. Be sure to try a Turkish pizza called a pide which can be vegetarian or include lamb, sausage or pastrami. The falafel dinner is a delicious vegetarian main course that comes with hummus and veggies.