top of page

513 Second Ave, New York, NY 10016

Mon - Fri: 9am - 11pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 11pm


The Most Authentic Turkish Food in NYC

Sahara’s serves traditional Turkish Cuisine with the touch of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ethnic ingredients and styles. We deliciously cook everything from scratch and offer it with complimentary homemade bread and Aegean olives.


Our menu provides plentiful food, wine, and beer that speak for our guests’ particular tastes. Our staff is part of our family that shares the same energy with our guests.


Our newly decorated place with the touch of multi-ethnic details of Turkey makes our guests and their friends feel comfortable and unique. The restaurant’s characteristic ambiance is designed to give a sense of artsy home that shares the cultural aspects of our heritage, and it offers a beautiful decor for our guests and their photographs.

more sausages.jpeg
About Us


"How is it possible I've never reviewed my favorite east side Turkish spot? I have been here and ordered from here so many times and every time was a hit. I've also hosted parties in their restaurant and they've done outside catering for me. They always delivered 100% literally and figuratively.

The most delicious thing on their menu is so many things. But the best-best is Ishkander kebob. I've had it at many places and it's the best here. The salads are always great, too, especially the Shepard and Mediterranean salads. The salads are so good, they're actually better than the fried appetizers, like falafel and zucchini pancakes. All are wonderful.

Do yourself a favor and order one custard and one rice pudding for dessert. Don't ignore the baklava, either. And compliment these amazing desserts ONLY with a Turkish coffee or tea."

— Gigi A.

bottom of page