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19 WEST 46TH STREET, (46th St. between 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)(212) 575-2307
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Served with bread.
Served with bread. Salad dressing is mixed into salad.
All sandwiches are served with lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sauce on the side.
Served with bread. No substitutions available. Thank you for your cooperation.
The word Akdeniz means Mediterranean, or the sea in Turkish so by knowing this, you’ll know exactly what to expect from this “jewel in the sea" of Midtown restaurants.
Akdeniz was opened two years ago by Mike Kocak, Murat Aktas, and Suleyman Yeniler. Each member of the trifecta brings something “to the table.” Mike is an established restaurateur, owning Sahara’s Grill, Sahara’s Turkish, and Pasam (in Brooklyn). Murat has worked as a waiter and manager in several restaurants in the city. He immigrated from Istanbul, Turkey in 1999, and works at Akdeniz for more than fifteen hours every day from nine in the morning until closing. Suleyman is behind the scenes producing the delicious cuisine and has more than seven years of chef experience.
If you visit Akdeniz on a weekday, especially for lunch, don’t mind the wait (as the restaurant is usually “filled to the gills”) because you’ll soon realize why this little place has such a following.
Octopus Salad—Lightly char-grilled octopus, tossed with tomatoes, onions and parsley in our special chef dressed on top of romaine lettuce
Mediterranean Salad—Lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh mint, corn, parsley, green pepper, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, feta cheese on top
Greek Salad—Grape leaves, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, olive oil, and lemon juice
Eggplant with Sauce—Small cubes of fried eggplant, green and red peppers in a fresh tomato and garlic sauce
Skewered Ground Meat—Hand chopped beef and lamb seasoned with red bell peppers and char-grilled on skewers served with rice and vegetables
Chicken Shish Kebab—Marinated chunks of chicken, char-grilled served with rice and vegetables
Sultan’s Delight—A classic Ottoman dish made with smoked eggplant puree mixed with flour, milk and mozzarella cheese, served with chicken, or lamb on top
Baklava—Baked thin layers of filo dough stuffed with pistachios, flavored with lemon and orange zest light syrup
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Akdeniz is always fast and they've got a great selection of fresh food. I love the white bean salad
Posted a month ago by Vanessa J.
The Chicken Shish is delish, also the mediterranean salad and the Cacik!!! The bread is perfect also. Very good food!
Posted 2 months ago by shellee k.
I HATE when the delivery guy calls 5 - 10 mins before he is downstairs and I go down and have to wait for him to arrive (after my food was already late). That's the reason I'm giving 1 star.
Posted 3 months ago by Lauren D.
Best Tarama for delivery. Delivery is always fast.
Posted 5 months ago by Nathan W.
Ordered food at 7:15 PM. I received a confirmation that my order was 'out for delivery at 7:50 PM.' At 8:25 PM, I called Akdeniz and they told me that my food was no longer coming because there was a problem in the kitchen. I was disappointed by the slow service and by the fact that I wasn't offered anything in compensation.
Posted 5 months ago by WILLIAM B.
Good food, not too greasy. I ordered the Ground Chicken kabob entree. The bread and meat are the best part of the meal. The rice is basic and tasted like parboiled/boil-in-bag rice. The vegetables they gave me were shredded iceberg lettuce, half of a mushy tomato, half of a fire-roasted jalapeno pepper and some shredded, pickled red cabbage. For almost $20 an entree, they vegetable should have been better, like grilled seasonal vegetables or at least offer people some options.
Posted 7 months ago by Lydia A.
Best gyros. Super fast delivery and portions are very generous. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Posted 7 months ago by Laurie D.
Amazing flavor, very fast deliveries. I love ordering from this place.
Posted 9 months ago by Yacine B.
This is the first time I've ordered from here and I couldn't have been happier! I got the grilled shrimp and they were so tasty and fresh. I was a little skeptical ordering shrimp from a place I'd never been to but it was definitely the right choice. The portions are large and delivery was very fast! Definitely will be ordering again! Thanks
Posted 10 months ago by jessica w.
I've been ordering from Akdeniz for a while now, and each time I'm satisfied with my meal. Highly Recommend it!!
Posted 10 months ago by Tom L.
I love Akdeniz - they have the best shishkebobs, gyros & babaganoush. Big portions, too.
Posted 10 months ago by Lizzy K.
The classic gyro platter is awesome. Worth the slightly higher prices!
Posted 11 months ago by Rachel B.
Everything I have tried here is good. Their hummus is incredible - I have tried a hundred times to recreate it at home and there's just no way to compete. The lamb is also really good - not too fatty, and cooked just right. The wraps are fresh and everything is awesomely tasty. Also, I have put in really large orders for an office party and the food was delivered on platters and the presentation was great. Thanks, Akdeniz!
Posted a year ago by Elizabeth J.
do not order delivery from here. delivery guy basically carried my meal upside down. the whole tin was bent and all the sauces were leaking everywhere.
Posted a year ago by Barry K.
Love the food, and have been ordering regularly for well over a year or two. Due to success of Seamless orders, prices have gone up 25-30% in 2012, with the most popular items. Owners should be made aware (through this review and others to come) that this has not gone unnoticed. We have been ordering less frequently due to the outrageous price hikes (now costs more than $20 per person with just one entree including tax and tip).
Posted a year ago by KAREN I.
Too expensive what it is. I ordered a mediterran salad and it came with 4 small cube of feta for $20 with tax & tip
Posted a year ago by Autumn M.
Posted a year ago by Chloe W.
Great Salad. Great Bread. Great Falafel
Posted a year ago by Jonathan N.
love the feta cigars and teh babagonoush and the falafel.. i keep ordering these three over and over.. great bread too
Posted a year ago by ROSEANN P.
Consistently great food. Deliveries are always quick.
Posted a year ago by Oz M.
Excellent quality, large portions, and packaged well so food arrives hot.
Posted a year ago by Andrew M.
Truly one of my favorite turkish restaurant in NY - the Kababs are delicious. The Food was also delivered on time with great packaging.
Posted a year ago by Ratish N.
They have the BEST Turkish dishes ---the servings are great and they make 'em as you want 'em (like meat as medium well or well done). Plus they deliver ASAP. I give them 5 Star.
Posted a year ago by Hanneli D.
Amazing bread, my favorite place to order from. I even dine in from time to time. Everything is always fresh, generous portions, and delish. Thank you for always making me happy!
Posted a year ago by Kristin G.
Consistently excellent, some of the best Turkish food around, and speedy delivery.
Posted a year ago by Nicolas S.
Always very good. Fresh ingredients. Simple food done very well. Good value.
Posted a year ago by Christian L.
Very good kabobs, including the ground chicken and beef lamb. Fast, and prompt delivery. Food came hot and well prepared. Try the hummus - it's delicious as is the bread.
Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan Z.
Very good food. It's by far my favorite place to order from when working late. Grilled salmon is exquisite.
Posted 2 years ago by Matt K.
Absolutely delicious! Came quickly and piping hot.
Posted 2 years ago by Jennifer G.
The food is good. On (salad) Mondays we order the Mediterranean Salad with chicken. It's a good start to the week. The amount of bread that they send along with the delivery is insane. Same goes for the utencils.
Regarding the other entrees: I wish they cut off the fish heads.
Posted 2 years ago by Kevin R.
Amazing as usual.
Posted 2 years ago by Kevin V.
really deceiving, the gyro a flour tortilla and not pita bread.
Posted 2 years ago by Ashley B.
Fantastic food, great service!
Posted 2 years ago by Steven M.
Best hummus in the city. Love the calf's liver as well. Good, well seasoned and prompt in delivery.
Never had an incorrect order.
Posted 2 years ago by Carmela D.
Had the lamb chops...fantastic. Delivery was pretty quick too...came in about 20mins but I also ordered at 6:15pm.
Posted 2 years ago by Amber B.
It was great. Hot sauce had kick
Posted 2 years ago by Selwyn T.
Good food consistently and good customer service. Delivery very fast in mid-town. When there was a mix up with our delivery manager offered refund promptly.
Posted 2 years ago by gloria i.
Akdeniz's food is the perfect combination of healthy and tasty.
The order took longer than we expected (1hr) but, I'm not marking them down for that as we ordered at 11:30am on a Sunday - to be expected.
Posted 2 years ago by Chris K.
Good meat, lamb shish especially. Decent prices, fast delivery. Hot sauce is terrible and so are the dips. Hummus is abhorrently bland.
Posted 2 years ago by Philip L.
i've only ordered the grilled calamari salad and its very tasty and yummy!
Posted 2 years ago by Nancy T.
The grilled calamari salad is great!!!
Posted 2 years ago by Elissa S.
Very tasty and fresh. Fairly fast delivery time as well.
Posted 2 years ago by Christine T.
Fun, fresh food fast! The Gyro Sandwich is perfect for lunch and the entrees are filling especially the Chicken Shish Kebab and Skewered Ground Meat.
Posted 2 years ago by Chantal S.
Menu says that the sandwiches are made with pita bread, but ours came in flour tortillas. Fries were soggy. The hummus was really good though.
Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan C.
Great food! Large portions and reasonably priced.
Posted 2 years ago by Arlene Z.
You can't go wrong with anything there. Food is amazing. Def can't wait to go back there again soon.
Posted 2 years ago by Larry K.
our favorite delivery place. we love the greek salad, grilled chicken, hummus, smoked eggplant puree. it's a must eat in our house once a week. my 6 year old asks when we can have turkish food for dinner.
Posted 2 years ago by Nicole k.
The portions are huge, the food is fresh and the delivery is always fast. The pictures on the site are true to form. They use wraps (instead of pitas) for their sandwiches, which I am not a big fan of, but all in all it is a great place!
Posted 2 years ago by Eric G.
Local favorite and best Turkish food in the area. They make their own bread and you can't go wrong with any of their dishes.
Posted 2 years ago by Aylin R.
cheap decent food, though i would pay more to go to naya mezze instead of this place...
Posted 2 years ago by Bharat S.
Akdeniz is simple, fresh, and reliable. Delivery is usually quite fast as well.
Posted 2 years ago by Eric R.
In general, the Sultan's delight was very average, and very thick and floury. We found Akdeniz to be okay in a pinch, but there are better Turkish restaurants out there. Try ABA Turkish, for instance.
Posted 2 years ago by Stuart S.
High quality food that is always yummy...
Accurate delivery... great pita bread (and lots of it)...
Posted 2 years ago by LIZ S.
very good traditional Turkish food; excellent Greek salad; fresh and prompt delivery
Posted 2 years ago by Michael S.
I really like Akdeniz and especially like how quick they are. Their salads are surprisingly fresh, as is all of the food I've eaten there. I will definitely order more food from them in the future!
Posted 2 years ago by Amanda L.
what a huge disappointment!!! sandwich comes in a flour tortilla with old iceberg lettuce and no meat! & yogurt sauce was inedible.
will never order from here again
Posted 2 years ago by erika k.
My Favorite Place !!
I got a green paper on the delivery bag today. It say's that Seamless Web selected them as number one delivery restaurant last February. I believe that they deserve more than that. Great food and great service all the time... If you want to try some Turkish food you definetly go there and check ...
Posted 2 years ago by Anthony G.
If you like lettuce and tortillas, order the lamb shish sandwich. If you like lamb and pitas, do not. Also ordered the red lentil soup - once I located a spoon to eat it with (only a fork, knife and chunk of stale bread were provided - maybe that's customary), it was...underwhelming.
Posted 2 years ago by Jonathan S.
Really good food (i am not Turkish) at reasonable prices. I order from them often (my favorite is the Sultan's Delight). Today I decided to write a review becuase initially they messed up my order (I ordered lamb and i got chicken) but they promptly sent me the correct order and a free dessert :). I've just become a loyal customer :)
Posted 3 years ago by Valentin C M.
I had the chicken kabob platter, lamb gyro, and salad. The side bread that they give you is warm, crusty and better than the usual pita halves places normally give. Chicken kabobs were fresh and lean (white meat), the rice pilaf was flavorful. Included picked red cabbage and slided onions which gave an interestig contrast to the kabobs and an alternative to salad. They were fast (20 min) as well. If you feel like eating Middle Eastern for lunch, this should be one of your options. Would definitely get again!
Posted 3 years ago by Kim N.
Amazing kebobs, rice and bread..get it!!
Posted 3 years ago by Luke S.
This was outstanding. We ordered babaghannous and it was delicious, served with fresh bread to die for. Barbecued meatballs and chicken Shish kebab was also fresh and tasted like it came right from the grill. The Mediterranean salad was also fresh, crisp and delicious. We ate like kings for under $45 for two. We love this food.
Posted 3 years ago by Nina DiSesa G.
Adana kebab was good. Portions were generous and came with a free serving of fresh turkish bread.
Posted 3 years ago by Laela P.
Go to choice for midtown. Big fan of this place.
Posted 3 years ago by Matthew B.
Superb! Consistently fresh and flavorful.
Posted 3 years ago by Priscilla S.
Try the Royal Dorado (Cupra) - a whole grilled fish that travels surprisingly well; order a side of rice to go with it. Nomnomnomnomnom.
Posted 3 years ago by Ben K.
You guys are doing really good job!! The Best Turkish food that I've had!
Posted 3 years ago by Joseph D.
Excellent food...If you want some good Turkish food, this place is for you... And I also tried their new oven baked seasonal mixed vegetables it is so delicious, will recommended...
Posted 3 years ago by Genco D.
Good food and decent portions. Better quality and larger portions than most delis in the Rockefeller center area. The gyro sandwich, grilled chicken kebab sandwich, Hummus, red lentil soup, and homemade bread are excellent. The gyro sandwich needs a little more salt, but its better that they keep on making it as is, and put the salt on yourself. They used to make a good yogurt sauce but its too watery now.
The lamb kebab sandwich doesn't taste enough like lamb for me. But overall this place is an excellent choice.
Posted 3 years ago by Frank D.
Always a great choice! Never disappointed!
Posted 3 years ago by Edward R.
Absolutely the worst food I have ever ordered through SeamlessWeb. 4 dishes went directly into the garbage!
Posted 3 years ago by Jeff B.
The best Turkish food
Posted 3 years ago by Apostol N.
Took them just over 90 minutes to deliver.
Posted 3 years ago by Ed C.
fresh, fast and friendly
Posted 3 years ago by Inna L.
just love it! The meat is excellent and their Humus fabulous. The bread is also fantastic.
Posted 3 years ago by Nicolas N.
I ordered the appetizer sampler, and it was much worse than I remembered. The taramosalata tasted like mayo, the hummus was bland, the flavors were off. I won't be ordering from here again.
Posted 3 years ago by Emilie W.
amazing food, huge portions, delicious bread with every order!
Posted 3 years ago by Margaret E.
Posted 3 years ago by Tobe J.
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! When I called with a problem, they were rude as can be. AVOID!
Posted 3 years ago by Anna S.
not bad but completely mediocre. iceberg lettuce-y.
Posted 3 years ago by Ben F.
Hummus was awesome. Sandwich had dry hard to chew chicken
Posted 3 years ago by Harsh K.
bad experience. ABSOLUTELY not authentic middle-eastern food. the hummus?? are you KIDDING ME? so bland ... order naya and see the difference in authenticity!
Posted 3 years ago by Fawaz A.
I want to give this place more than 5 stars - it was absolutely off the charts!
We took a chance ordering delivery to our room and boy, were our socks blown clean off! We started with the Greek Salad (grape leaves, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, olive oil and lemon juice)and Lebni (thick home made yogurt with walnuts garlic and dill). Both were great but the Lebni tasted better than crack - I couldn't get enough. I had serious thoughts of hoarding it as soon as I tasted it, but alas in a hotel room there's nowhere to hide.
On to the main course, Grilled Salmon (grilled fillet of wild king salmon served with arugula and shredded carrots). So simply prepared and yet it tasted amazing.
For dessert, Rice Pudding (home made baked creamy casserole rice pudding with cinnamon). Since it was baked and thus had a texture similar to flan, the beau wouldn't touch it. Hmmmm, more for me! It made for a great breakfast the next day as well.
Can't recommend this place enough, GO! GO! GO!
Posted 4 years ago by Lawrence H.
good, but not terrific.
Posted 4 years ago by Slimane A.
Very, very good food and a decent amount. They estimated delivery time to be between 45 & 60 minutes and they took 60 minutes to deliver but the food was hot so no complaints. I would absolutely order from them again. Even the bread was nice and crusty but soft.
Posted 4 years ago by Ruth A.
Great Grilled Salmon and Hummus!
Posted 4 years ago by Michael L.
The okra tasted rotten.
Posted 4 years ago by Aaron M.
great food and fast delivery.
Posted 4 years ago by Young K.
Great Chicken Shish Kabob
Posted 4 years ago by Ruplu B.
Excellent Food quality and quantity! Must Try it. Authentic Turkish! :-)
Posted 4 years ago by Mujeeb A.
Delicious BBQ Meatball sandwich - fresh and tasty.
Posted 4 years ago by Mahria A.
Good food! second time in a week I'm ordering from here!
Posted 4 years ago by MARGARET T.
I must have ordered over a dozen times from this place and the food never fails to impress me. My 2 favorites are the Chicken Shish Kebab platter and the Greek salad, and if order a side of chicken, they REALLY add chicken, lots of it! The food always tastes delicious and fresh and the delivery is pretty quick. I like the food from this place so much that I actually took my husband there for dinner and he loved it too. The could work on lowering the minimum delivery from $15.00 to $10.00 though!
Posted 4 years ago by Cristina S.
30 minutes late on the delivery.
Posted 4 years ago by Russell G.
Very good. Large portions at a great price! Would recommend to a friend.
Posted 4 years ago by Mike G.
This is the best, freshest Middle Eastern food I have found from about 6 other "middle eastern" restaurants mid-town. Perfect roast eggplant salad (and the Babaganooj was very good, too) and an excellent chicken kebab sandwich. They have dishes (lebni, etc.) not typically found elsewhere.
Posted 4 years ago by Lane T.
Generous portions, fast delivery, good food.
Meditterenean salad and ground chicken kebab highly recommended.
Posted 4 years ago by Serkan K.
Tasty fresh food delivered hot and always within promised delivery window. Thanks!
Posted 4 years ago by Kinga B.
Posted 4 years ago by Nicole G.
The lentil soup was really good.
The doner was terrible, couldn't eat it.
Posted 4 years ago by Ayse M.
As a person from Turkey with expience with turkish food. Its one of the best Turkish Restaurants in NY
Posted 5 years ago by Stavros K.
Very good food! Delivery was quick.
Posted 5 years ago by Chantel N.
Felt ill after I ate my meal.
Posted 5 years ago by Andrew D.
taste was alright (not great but not awful), but we both got really bad tummy aches for a few hours after! never again!
Posted 5 years ago by Mallory B.
5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!!
Posted 5 years ago by Anthony V.
food was great, but closed on sundays :(
Posted 5 years ago by ILISA H.
I was expecting a lot better from this Turkish restaurant on the flavor of grilled lamb cubes since it had received good reviews a couple years ago. Lamb was extremely mild, to almost bland and tasteless. I ordered the kabob wrap which was also nearly void of any salad greens. Not worth money spent, but perhaps it was a bad day for this restaurant - might also be willing to give it a "2nd chance".
Posted 5 years ago by Maria H.
I love this place. We order at the office all the time. The servings are huge and you really get a lot for you money. Pretty fast delivery too.
Posted 5 years ago by Natalie S.
Delivery was SUPER fast! Didn't wait more than 15 min. Portion size was great - I ordered the mixed cold appetizer platter and had plenty left over to keep for lunch the next day! The apps were delicious, everything was fresh and tasty, and the bread accompanying was good too - and they gave a good amount of it, enough for the large apps portion. Overall excellent experience, will definitely order from Akdeniz again!
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Posted 5 years ago by LEO G.
great baklava and good food. Very Quick
Posted 5 years ago by Ted P.
all hummus should melt in your mouth like akdeniz's.
Posted 5 years ago by theresa l.
The foods great.
Posted 5 years ago by Suhan P.
The Baklava was beyond delicious and the chicken chops were soo juicy that I ate them faster than I could chew. This food brought out the pig in me.
Posted 6 years ago by BilQis C.
Salmon delicious, so was the meatballs ... was very pleased
Posted 6 years ago by Adam P.
You can't go wrong with Akdeniz, definitely the best in portions and mediterrean food on seamless. Lamb shish dinner is a fully loaded plate of rice, salad, and juicy meat. The bread is amazing, always ordering extra to bring home. Delivery time is always fast too.
Posted 6 years ago by Avi N.
The food is fine. Some of the folks at work LOVE the kebabs and chicken chops. The delivery was fast and accurate.
Posted 6 years ago by Melanie C.
Really nice quality and good portions
Posted 6 years ago by Nishant C S.
This by far one of the best restaurants I have ordered from (I order 3-4 times a week). Their food is ALWAYS of the highest quality and the delivery is very prompt.
Posted 6 years ago by Alexei D.
The Lamb was tender and flavorful. The homemade bread alone is worth the order.
Posted 6 years ago by David S.
Akdeniz is not immodest in their claim to be "The Best Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine".
Posted 6 years ago by Jean-Louis S.
Lamb was good. Calamari made me sick.
Posted 6 years ago by Michael S.
The portions of the meal that I order continue to get smaller and smaller every time I order.
Posted 6 years ago by Sherrick W.
Wonderful food... simply wonderful food as far as takeouts go. And delivery time was minimal so if you're in the mood for middle-eastern meat and rice style food-- this is is the way to go
Posted 6 years ago by Mikhail R.
Delicious food, large portions, and fast, friendly delivery make this my new favorite restaurant to order from.
Posted 6 years ago by Randi F. K.
Excellent grilled fish, and very reasonably priced. Have ordered from them several times and each time has been excellent.
Posted 6 years ago by Joel M. R.
Shockingly good bread and the Lamb Shish sandwich is actually better described as a lamb burrito. This place was fantastic.
Posted 6 years ago by Jamie L.
Very well sized portions at cheap prices. Food is of excellent quality and tastes fresh.
Posted 6 years ago by Alexander H. B.
The delvery was very fast and the food was great! Not greasy and flavorful!
Posted 6 years ago by Anjanette C.
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