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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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Decided to try Akdeniz because it was so close to my job. The lentil soup arrived cold and had an overcooked taste to it. I also normally enjoy stuffed grape leaves, but this version I wasn't too fond of for whatever reason.
On a plus, the food arrived really quickly.
Posted 3 months ago by Kylene K.
Excellent! Love their calamari salad, grilled shrimp w vegs, oh just yummy! Delivery is quick. Many other great meals here, definitely try it
Posted 3 months ago by Alison M.
I order here for lunch often. Very good food. I particularly like the hummus, lentil soup, and Mediterranean salad. Note that their falafel contains gluten.
Posted 4 months ago by Heather C.
Mediterranean salad was simple but so fresh and light
Posted 6 months ago by Thamina S.
Great food. Favorite is chicken chops, always consistently made. Salmon can be a little on the dry side sometimes. Delivery is very quick, but to be fair my office is located on the same block so I can't speak to delivery times if located further away.
Posted 7 months ago by Mitali K.
Love their Baba ghanoush! I've ordered just for that alone!
Posted 8 months ago by TayCRSS A.
REVIEW OF DELIVERY EXPERIENCE: Food is good every time. Chicken Salad with order of Cacik is one of my go to delivery orders on seamless. HOWEVER, It can't be that, on a dry evening - rain excuse, the typically sturdy paper bag that is inside the plastic bag (typical delivery method) is so messed up and wet on the bottom from the food being tossed around during the delivery trip that the paper bag breaks when taking it out of the plastic bag. Happened to me TWICE already. One time the cacik all over the carpet behind my desk. Just earlier this evening all over the marble and shoes in the lobby of the office building.
I'm going to miss it but can't go back here. Can't have this happen a third time.
Posted 9 months ago by Hiskias S.
I only had the chicken shish kabob it is very good and more importantly their delivery guys came up to the office rather than make me come down which is a huge pet peeve of mine.
Posted 9 months ago by Joshua L.
Fast delivery (Quicker than the estimate). Food arrived hot, and in a bag with many staples for safety, with the food in perfect condition (not squished). Tasty. Will order again.
Posted 10 months ago by Kristopher P.
This place has never disappointed me. I have occasionally ordered from here since 5 years ago, and I still order from them. Clean and tasty, not saggy nor oily nor too salty. And always fast!
Posted 10 months ago by Nobuko N.
I order from Arkendiz a lot. Their food is always good with very quick delivery. I particularly like the humus, chicken shish and great bread that comes with everything. Happy to recommend.
Posted 10 months ago by James S.
Food is great, we order from here all the time. Their lebne is amazing...amazing. No shame how frequently we order it. No shame.
Posted 11 months ago by Caitrin F.
If they could only lower the min amount for delivery (that's why I give them 4 stars), I would definitely order from here more often. I'm crazy about their Greek Salad, and they have the best grape leaves I've tasted in Manhattan. Quick delivery. Great lentil soup.
Posted a year ago by Marisol B.
Food is ok but bad attitude from staff and delivery guys. Stopped ordering.
Posted a year ago by Gaston M.
This order was tremendously disappointing! The food arrived cold, falafel was soggy and the tahini bland. If Mediterranean food is really this bad it's no wonder my ancestors left.
Posted a year ago by adi k.
Very good quality food. Hummus is excellent. Delivery is always fine.
Posted a year ago by Carina R.
Akdeniz is always fast and they've got a great selection of fresh food. I love the white bean salad
Posted a year ago by Vanessa J.
Really really good food. Came hot and on time.
Posted a year ago by Brendon R.
Very good standard Mid/Med food.
Posted a year ago by Mike D.
The Chicken Shish is delish, also the mediterranean salad and the Cacik!!! The bread is perfect also. Very good food!
Posted a year 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 a year ago by Lauren D.
Best Tarama for delivery. Delivery is always fast.
Posted a year 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 a year 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 a year ago by Lydia A.
Best gyros. Super fast delivery and portions are very generous. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Posted a year ago by Laurie D.
Amazing flavor, very fast deliveries. I love ordering from this place.
Posted a year 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 a year 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 2 years ago by Tom L.
I love Akdeniz - they have the best shishkebobs, gyros & babaganoush. Big portions, too.
Posted 2 years ago by Lizzy K.
The classic gyro platter is awesome. Worth the slightly higher prices!
Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago by Autumn M.
Posted 2 years ago by Chloe W.
Great Salad. Great Bread. Great Falafel
Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago by ROSEANN P.
Consistently great food. Deliveries are always quick.
Posted 2 years ago by Oz M.
Excellent quality, large portions, and packaged well so food arrives hot.
Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago by Kristin G.
Consistently excellent, some of the best Turkish food around, and speedy delivery.
Posted 2 years ago by Nicolas S.
Always very good. Fresh ingredients. Simple food done very well. Good value.
Posted 3 years ago by Christian L.
Very good food. It's by far my favorite place to order from when working late. Grilled salmon is exquisite.
Posted 3 years ago by Matt K.
Absolutely delicious! Came quickly and piping hot.
Posted 3 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 3 years ago by Kevin R.
really deceiving, the gyro a flour tortilla and not pita bread.
Posted 3 years ago by Ashley B.
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 3 years ago by Carmela D.
It was great. Hot sauce had kick
Posted 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago by Philip L.
i've only ordered the grilled calamari salad and its very tasty and yummy!
Posted 3 years ago by Nancy T.
The grilled calamari salad is great!!!
Posted 3 years ago by Elissa S.
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 4 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 4 years ago by Jonathan C.
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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago by Jonathan S.
Amazing kebobs, rice and bread..get it!!
Posted 4 years ago by Luke S.
Adana kebab was good. Portions were generous and came with a free serving of fresh turkish bread.
Posted 4 years ago by Laela P.
Absolutely the worst food I have ever ordered through SeamlessWeb. 4 dishes went directly into the garbage!
Posted 4 years ago by Jeff B.
Took them just over 90 minutes to deliver.
Posted 4 years ago by Ed C.
fresh, fast and friendly
Posted 4 years ago by Inna L.
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 4 years ago by Emilie W.
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! When I called with a problem, they were rude as can be. AVOID!
Posted 4 years ago by Anna S.
not bad but completely mediocre. iceberg lettuce-y.
Posted 5 years ago by Ben F.
Hummus was awesome. Sandwich had dry hard to chew chicken
Posted 5 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 5 years ago by Fawaz A.
good, but not terrific.
Posted 5 years ago by Slimane A.
Great Grilled Salmon and Hummus!
Posted 5 years ago by Michael L.
The okra tasted rotten.
Posted 5 years ago by Aaron M.
great food and fast delivery.
Posted 5 years ago by Young K.
Great Chicken Shish Kabob
Posted 5 years ago by Ruplu B.
30 minutes late on the delivery.
Posted 5 years ago by Russell G.
Very good. Large portions at a great price! Would recommend to a friend.
Posted 5 years ago by Mike G.
The lentil soup was really good.
The doner was terrible, couldn't eat it.
Posted 6 years ago by Ayse M.
Felt ill after I ate my meal.
Posted 6 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 6 years ago by Mallory B.
food was great, but closed on sundays :(
Posted 6 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 6 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 6 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!
Posted 6 years ago by Genevieve R.
great baklava and good food. Very Quick
Posted 7 years ago by Ted P.
The foods great.
Posted 7 years ago by Suhan P.
The food is fine. Some of the folks at work LOVE the kebabs and chicken chops. The delivery was fast and accurate.
Posted 7 years ago by Melanie C.
Akdeniz is not immodest in their claim to be "The Best Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine".
Posted 7 years ago by Jean-Louis S.
Lamb was good. Calamari made me sick.
Posted 7 years ago by Michael S.
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