About AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant & Catering

Newsweek defines our menu as "refined Turkish with a twist".

Our down-home dishes such as char-grilled Shish Kebabs and Seafood to oven-baked dishes are executed with finesse and sophistication, keeping our customers coming back. Save room for our home-made Baklava and oven-baked Rice Pudding!

Turkish Cuisine is largely the continuation of Ottoman cuisines, which in turn borrowed many elements from Balkan, Greek, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines (such as Gyros and Falafel). The Ottomans fused various culinary traditions of their realm with influences from Levantine cuisines, along with traditional Turkic elements from Central Asia (such as yogurt and Manti), creating a vast array of specialties.


Birnur Siren-Itil

I grew up in Istanbul, began my career in the hospitality sector at the Istanbul Sheraton Hotel & Towers as Banquet Manager. I then founded a food business in Munich, Germany, and finally moved to New York. Out of my love for food and service, and also to partake in promoting the Turkish culture here, I founded AlaTurca in 2014.

I love all that is creative, and am an afficionado of the Arts. I also believe in charity, giving back to my community.

Here, at AlaTurca, we strive to give you an experience to remember. First and utmost is the quality of fresh and healthy ingredients we use in our kitchen. We are happy to recommend dishes and tell their tales as well.

–Looking forward to meeting you-

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  • ”Food is outstanding - no place on long island with food this good!„ -Robert Schuppin
  • ”Love, love, love!!! Food was amazing and really fresh. Baklava was out of this world!!!Owners and staff were super nice. Can't wait to go back!„ -Kerri Redzematovic
  • ”Great food! Thanks for always answering my gluten free questions Exquisite food, fresh and well prepared. The owners are kind and always offer new daily specials. I would eat here every day if I could! Amazing! Terri M„ -Krista Lynn
  • ”Outstandingly delicious food and healthy too. The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. Definitely a new favorite for me and my husband!„ -Krista Vinogradov
  • ”Run, don't walk to this neighborhood standout. The food is delicious, fresh and masterfully flavored. Best and most healthy food we've had in a long while hands down and they deliver too - we'll be back again and again.„ -Georgie Ray
  • ”My first experience was ordering take out appetizers for a small party I was having. OMG! Their Babganosh is to DIE FOR! Big hit and the bowl was scraped clean! Their food is fresh and delicious.„ -Deborah-Ann B
  • ”The food here is delicious. i came here after reading the review in newsday.  the chef and his wife are both lovely people.  if in doubt about what to order ask theyre more than happy to help.  the hummus was out of this world!„ -Barbara D
  • ”This is probably one of the best new restaurants in the lindenhurst area. The food is impeccable and the service is outstanding. Came here for a business meeting and they took great care of our group. if your unfamiliar with the food they take the time to explain and recommend things to try. They never steer you wrong! I had the Iskender Kebab ( on my second time back) and it was amazing! You have to come to this place... As a foodie, just trust me on this! Great people, great food , great service!!„ -Bethuel T
  • ”OMG I can't stay away from here! Everything I've had is phenomenal. From the zucchini pancakes, falafel and hummus, calamari, chicken shish over salad to the spinach and feta pide, Turkish coffee and baklava, and rice pudding. Excellent!„ -Carmelita Downey
  • ”Had dinner here tonight for the first time after driving passed a few times, all I can say is I wish I had come in sooner! I had pan seared seabass that was to die for. The babaganush and hummus were so delicious, I wanted to lick the plate. Everything was so fresh. I highly recommend this restaurant, and can't wait to go back again and again„ -Sharon Howley-Mullinax
  • ”My favorite restaurant.  Every dish I order becomes my new "best". Authentic meals...freshly made to order. How does Akin and his beautiful wife,Birnur do it?Easy..they love what they do... It shows. Bravo to chef Mehmet and Sous Chef-Ayse. Prices are great, restaurant cozy.. you are treated like family. By all means... GO!!!„ -Alicia C

Restaurant Hours

Location691 Route 109, West Babylon, NY 11704 (Closed on Monday)

  • Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm