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Served with traditional rice & onion salad.
Served with garlic yogurt and tomato sauce over crispy croutons.
Agora Turkish Restaurant is well known on the Upper East Side for offering delicious and authentic Turkish food. Agora Turkish Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner so that no matter what time you are craving a delicious meal, they can satisfy your hunger. Hearty salads, kebabs, seafood dishes are all prepared quickly and delivered to you right away. Agora Turkish Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients around, ensuring that every dish is of the highest possible quality. Not sure what your in the mood for? Try the Turkish meatballs, made from lamb, tomatoes and hot peppers and rice; it’s the perfect bite to satisfy your hunger any time of day. Order online or stop by Agora Turkish Restaurant today!
I used to order from Agora once a week, and while the new location is nicer, the quality of the food has gone down drastically. I just ordered the 4-course lunch special. For $17 the portions were pitiful. The salad wasn't good and the chicken was extremely overdone. I also ordered a hummus which they forgot. After calling back twice they sent it over. It is the worst hummus I've ever had. Next time I want Turkish food that's actually good, I'll get off the couch and go to Beyoglu.
Posted 7 months ago by Fred B.
Love love the chicken shish. The rice is AMAZING!!
Posted 7 months ago by Tracey K.
Very Authentic, unexpensive, good quality trukish food. Love the cold mezze platter and the lamb meatballs in yogurt sauce!
Posted 7 months ago by Tatiana D.
Definitely among the best Turkish places ive been to in the city. I order from here all the time as their prices arent idiotic either. You cant go wrong with Agora, especially its yogurt kebab options
Posted 8 months ago by Syed A.
Get the lamb yoghurt Adana!!!
Posted 8 months ago by Kate H.
I absolutely LOVE Agora -- favorites are the Spinach Tarotar, the Hunkar Bengedi (with Lamb), Yogurt Shish Kebab (chicken or lamb) or just the Chicken Shish or Lamb Shish Kebabs. Basically it is hard to go wrong. And it's great at the restaurant itself (BYOB) but delicious to order in too - you'd think it wouldn't travel well but it totally does!
Posted 8 months ago by Daniella B.
Food was fresh and tasty. Delivery was prompt. No complaints!
Posted 8 months ago by Deborah A.
Decent Turkish food except for the very stale
Pita bread that accompanied our dishes. Overall quality
Of food is good yet not exceptional.
Posted 8 months ago by john n.
Posted 9 months ago by Brian F.
A lot of $$$ for little
Was great before they moved to bigger space
Posted 9 months ago by merry t.
Lamb meatballs were very good. I would definitely order it again. The shish, less so - the meat was too hard to bite through.
Posted a year ago by Gian F.
The ingredients were fresh and that is the only good thing I can say about my Agora order. Lamb Adana came with about a stick an a half of meat and a portion of rice fit for a child. Absence of cacik (a standard condiment in good Turkish restaurants) underscored the bland saltiness of the meal. Plenty of shredded onions and other fillers. Calf's Liver was in tiny bits, some of which were strangely chewy. Again, fillers were not spared.
Posted a year ago by Zaur I.
Excellent chicken shish and the babaganush is to die for..
Posted a year ago by frank f.
amazing hummus and bread.
Posted a year ago by Velma W.
Not enough sauce. Portion was small. Good flavor.
Posted a year ago by Angela C.
Delivery was super fast and the food was delicious! Ordered the babaganoush, shepard salad and lamb Adana. Everything was delicious! I'll be ordering again for sure!
Posted a year ago by jessie c.
Food is very good and delivery is generally on time. But man have they increased prices recently.
Posted a year ago by Andrew G.
Food was very good. Had the lamb shish and lamb meatballs. Both were excellent, accompanying salad was very fresh. Solid offering and would wholeheartedly recommend to other upper east siders.
Posted a year ago by Anthony N.
GREAT food. Have tried a bunch of items on the menu and each has been a treat and consistently good from order to order. Healthy portions at a reasonable price. Hands down our favorite Turkish place and one of our favorite restaurants.
Posted a year ago by Chris P.
I've had several of the lamb dishes, and they've all been decent and arrived quickly. However, I was disappointed to see they raised their prices in the past couple of days by nearly 30%. Coupled with the fairly small portion sizes with their former prices, I won't be ordering here any longer :(
Posted a year ago by Ryan M.
Solid Turkish/Med option on UES. We enjoy the diverse menu options to start. The apps may very well be the best in class as there are not simply with little effort but with great complex flavors and satisfying. We have enjoyed the chicken and lamb kabobs often and find both are our "go-to" dinner main courses. The price point is also a standout for this delicious food (low price/high quality.)
Posted a year ago by vincent z.
Pricy for the amount of meat. Other turkish restaurants offer more for the same price.
Posted a year ago by eyas s.
Chef's Borek and Cream Caramel - to die for!
Posted a year ago by Pramila D.
Ordered the chicken with vegetableentree and crushed eggplant salad- SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!! I order from here every week!!!!
Posted a year ago by Yelena A.
Posted a year ago by Jerome W.
Absolutely LOVE Agora! My boyfriend and I make a point to order from Agora at least once a week! Can't imagine not having them in the neighborhood, the food is always perfect! :)
Posted a year ago by Erin G.
would not order from here again. mediocre food.
Posted a year ago by julie l.
Took over an hour to deliver. When food got here it was cold and bland.
Posted a year ago by Stacey G.
Very delicious, on time and quality of chicken adana kebabs are delicious! We usually get a ton of bread too - yummy sesame squares. order from this place at least once a month
Posted 2 years ago by Kazarae L.
That's delicious food delicious soup and when you order delivery,it's on time!just excellent.if you wanna eat nice food,do not think!just get it.5 stars from me.
Posted 2 years ago by GOKHAN T.
Decent food but small portions, no sauce, and left out hummus on first delivery.
Posted 2 years ago by Sam L.
amazing. lamb meatballs!!
Posted 2 years ago by Ashley G.
The wait for delivery is long. The food portions are very small for what they charge!
Posted 2 years ago by Dan C.
Giving 5 for the Manti (Ravioloi) : was delicious!
The rice that came with the Chicken SHish Kebab is also sooo good! Next time when I order though I will ask for some tomato sauce. Turkish food just begs for it !
Overall very pleased.
Posted 2 years ago by Anastasia B.
Very high quality Turkish food. Great mezze!
Posted 2 years ago by Andrew H.
AMAZING!!! entrees come with rice already.
Posted 3 years ago by Aaron O.
The food is fine, but I'm giving this restaurant two stars because I waited so long. The estimate was 20 - 35 minutes, and it took an hour and 20 minutes for me to get my food.
Posted 3 years ago by Lydia M.
The food was average. Also we had to wait 1 hour and 40 minutes for the food. I would encourage people to consider other Turkish/Middle Easter options on the UES.
Posted 3 years ago by Erin M.
kofte is great!
Posted 3 years ago by max m.
Delicious food. Fresh, warm, delivered quickly. Great value for great food. This is awesome.
Posted 3 years ago by Michael G.
There is an old Turkish saying that a cook who can make good pilaf will be good at cooking everything else. Unfortunately Agora may be the exception to this rule, because their rice was the only good (aka "edible") among the several dishes I sampled today. The rest was highly unpalatable as follows:
Zucchini pancakes: tasted more like dough than zucchinis. They were greasy absent any kind of real feta cheese flavor.
Stuffed vine leaves: DRY. Not acceptable, period.
Adana Kebab: The rice was OK and so were the vegetables. But the meat was of very low quality (with chewy pieces of cartilage) and the yogurt was sour.
To sum it all up, they need a new cook who can manage the pilaf as well as the rest of the Turkish cuisine.
Posted 3 years ago by Fatih O.
Quality food, friendly service, low prices. A gem on the UES. walk into this place and you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for trendy atmosphere don't go here. only real foodies who are looking for an amazing meal will come here.
Adana Kebab, Shepherd Salad, ALL OF IT! Five stars. Thank you for opening this place. Officially a Turkish food addict, and I have tried plenty of Turkish places.
Posted 3 years ago by Olivia T.
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