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LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT, New York, NY

LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT

4.6
4.6
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Mediterranean and Turkish fusion restaurant with take-out, delivery and catering.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 729-1515
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

105 Reviews
  1. ScottoInFoHills

    New York City

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place I'd well lit, comfortable, and elegant without being ostentatious. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is fabulous! The phyllo scrolls stuffed with feta were divine and we could eat them forever. I had the lamb Adana and it was delicious! So flavorful. My friends has the falafel and the manti Turkish ravioli. Both were good but the manti was a new experience for us all. The mint flavor is strong in the yogurt sauce which we all loved. The texture and flavor of the ravioli in combination with the sauce makes you want to savor it and gobble it up all at once. Unfortunately, two of us were on medications that affect our appetites so we may have looked like we weren't enjoying ourselves as much as we actually were and this appeared to cause concern. They really want you to enjoy what you're eating and it's wonderful they take pride in what they do. What we didn't eat there, we gladly took with us! I'd you're looking for a reasonably priced delicious place to eat in that area, come here! It's wonderful!

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  2. LoriJ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu provided on the Opentable site was not reflective of the menu we were given.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everythitwas awesome. I loved the Ali nazik with chicken.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a cozy dinner on a cold night. The food was fantastic as well as the service. We will be back!

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  5. RAH1

    New York City

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent faire. Service was very polite and efficient. Value good. A place to try and save on your top ten list.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The new space is nice. And not loud for an early Saturday night dinner. There was a problem in the kitchen that took a while to get the food out, but it was delicious once served.

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  7. QueenBead

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fine as was the service. However one of the wait staff (could have even been the owner) had a huge body odor problem and it was really off putting when he came serve us - especially when he opened the wine. I would not go back there because of it.

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  8. Stan

    New York City

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appearance isn’t so extravagant but the main thing is the quality of their food . The service was good and so was the price. They get a score of a 9 out of 10. They’re like another hidden neighborhood gem.

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  9. BrettN

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great meal and pleasant service with a cozy atmosphere. Great turkish cuisine. Will be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A first visit … I was looking for a new option in Turkish food. It was really excellent both my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed and said it would be a new “regular” for us.

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  11. Janet

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    New location is quite nice. Relaxing quiet atmosphere. Food was excellent. Loved the fish, trout and branzino grilled perfectly with delicious crusty skin . Bread was fresh and service good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to the old locale and done take out. This was my first visit to new location. Food still excellent and premises, if anything, better

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  13. BSH1229

    New York City

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Trout was butterflied but not prepared as well as other grilled fish dishes in other Turkish restaurants. The salad vegetables accompanying the trout were excellent. Service was good. Will probably return to Lezzet and that fish is grilled to my satisfaction.

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  14. Sundayman

    New York City

    193 reviews

    4.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was Ok.the main problem for me is the cheap paper napkins instead of cloth. Very few restaurants with the exception of fast food places do this. Waiter has to be more in tune to what is gluten free

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  15. judyb

    New York City

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious., authentic Turkish food.. Lovely setting where you can converse without shouting over loud music. Somewhat pricey but would definitely go back.

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  16. MarkieK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What a find! Absolute best baba ganoush I ever had. The zucchini pancakes were perfectly cooked. The hummus and the spinach borek and the kebabs...all wonderful. Somebody in that kitchen really knows how to cook. There's nothing fancy about the decor but that's part of the restaurant's charm. It's all about the food and the friendly attentive service.

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  17. Abby13

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very tasty. But the portion was half the size as it has been during prior visits

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  18. WillieS

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Mediterranean dish, my family enjoyed the dining experience

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their prix fixe menu is one of the best value in NYC

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  20. MickeyR

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The grilled fish and mezze were quite delicious. The wait staff seemed inexperienced, and the timing of the dishes was off.

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  21. AngelNYer

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was incredible and the service was the worst. We didn’t have water for half the table of 6, they never came and asked us for another drink, never filled the water for the ones who did have glasses, they yelled out drink orders to the bartender because we were seated next to the bar, they never came to ask how things were once we got the food, and the ambience was that of a conference room BUT the food is the tastiest Turkish food I’ve ever had in the city. Go for the great food and if you expect poor service then you won’t be disappointed. Everyone at the table had amazing appetizers and dishes and not one was bad or mediocre, all was outstanding. The food is worth it, I’d go back for the dishes not for anything else.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Turkish food. I highly recommend the place. We were late for doner (gyro). Next time we will go for it. Arnavut cigeri and Ali Nazik was awesome.

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  23. STLDiner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found this great spot randomly on n Open Table. We are in the outdoor area. The street is quiet and it made conversation easy. The waiter had good suggestions and everything was prepared well. The focaccia is not to be missed. The olives were great. The calamari was not fried but grilled with salad—delicate and delicious.

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  24. cesny

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and slow service. They miss an opportunity by not decorating this space with the beautiful colors and culture of Turkey.

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  25. Groundhogger

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small but clean, with minimal decoration. Located below street level. Food was good and reasonably priced for nyc. Staff was polite.

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  26. hadinnyc

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m so glad that I discovered this neighborhood restaurant. We were seated in the corner and my only comment is that the bathroom door slams loudly, which was disruptive.

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  27. alim

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was not attentive - literally had to scream to get my water refilled The roasted lamb dish was disappointing - 4 bites of lamb for $29 The Maître d' kept trying to seat people at the table directly adjacent to us (tried 4 times) even though every other table within the DR was available (except one).

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  28. OT123

    Las Vegas

    299 reviews

    4.0

    299 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good Turkish/Mediterranean food on the upper east side. Good location, excellent service, good food, nice price performer for the area. Solid.

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  29. MacLean

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    good was under seasoned. We had humus , moussaka, stuffed grape leaves. All were missing important flavors. Although plating was attractive, the food arrived just warm enough. server infrequently came to pour wine into our glasses. overall, adequate but not special.

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  30. Carlito

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic, delicious Turkish cuisine a short walk from Central Park, with good Turkish wines to accompany. I have marked down on service only in that we were there at their 11 AM opening to have lunch (having skipped breakfast) - while sitting and eating the staff were pulling across the restaurant plastic garbage bins with supplies / food / etc. Not the best ambiance for lunch! Otherwise table service was just right - not too hovering, not absent, but attentive when needed.

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  31. jcjc

    New York City

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic Turkish. Pleasant atmosphere. Fair pricing

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wine!

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  33. NYfoodie

    New York City

    261 reviews

    5.0

    261 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here Excellent and tasty choices on the menu Outdoor and indoor dining.. The interior could use some “updating”…but it was still comfortable and didn’t takeaway from the overall experience

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  34. In2food

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner. Food was excellent We ate in their lovely outside area.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited them on a busy Sunday afternoon but caught us off guard to witness a practically guest free restaurant. Orders were quickly placed - falafel on a bed of hummus with rice and vegetables and lamb adana kebab platter. The falafel was crunchy which complimented the smooth hummus texture - the beet salad that came with the dish was a big hit with the kiddo. So far , I had another Mediterranean restaurant in NY hold the best rating for Kebabs etc, but I admit Lezzet is now my newest favorite. I can’t wait to try all their kebab platters on the menu. It was a cosy lunch with an impressive setting for families and a wholesome service from all their Team members. Definitely recommend !!

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  36. GeraldB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After Covid one of my favorite Turkish restaurants closed. Tried Lezzet for lunch with a friend. The food, service, and ambience were wonderful. I will definitely go back

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  37. Brooke

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is fresh, delicious, and authentic. Iskender is one of my favourite meals and even in Turkiye it's difficult to find a place that makes it well. Theirs is exceptional! We also tried their Adana shish, grape leaves, humus, eggplant, phyllo rolls and they were all incredible. The staff is great and attentive. Both the indoor and outdoor space is relaxing. Would highly recommend!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is good, food better than average.

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  39. SV2023

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The yogurt chicken Adana kebab was delicious as was the lamb asana kebab. Would have liked pita bread with the Babaghannous instead of the house bread. A very generous glass of wine. Service was attentive and nicely paced. We were able to enjoy a delicious leisurely meal. Will definitely return!

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  40. Anewyorkeater

    New York City

    151 reviews

    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoy this restaurant. Very good food and nice staff. We’ve been several times.

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FAQs

LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 729-1515.

LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT is rated 4.6 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LEZZET MEDITERRANEAN TURKISH RESTAURANT

791 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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