WWas originally the point where the main water lines from the north of Istanbul were collected and branched off to other parts of the city (hence the name). This use for the area was established by Sultan Mahmud I.
The square takes its name from the stone reservoir which is located in this area. Additionally, the word “Taksim” can refer to a special improvisational musical form in Turkish classical music that is guided by the Makam system.
Taksim is a main transportation hub and a popular destination for both tourists and the native population of Istanbul. İstiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) a long pedestrian shopping street, ends at this square, and a nostalgic tram runs from the square along the avenue, ending near the Tünel (1875) which is the world’s second-oldest subway line after London’s Underground (1863).
Taksim Square is a well-known restaurant in beautiful New York City that specializes in Meditaranian, Halal and Turkish cuisine. Taksim Square is situated in the heart of the city, only minutes away from Grand Central Station. The open dining room is decorated with mirrors and stylish artwork along the walls, large windows across the front, pendant lighting and comfortable seating.
The menu that is offered at Taksim Square is full of variety. Menu items include elephant bean salad, lamb Adana wrap, chicken shish kabob with yogurt, traditional Turkish trulu, stuffed cabbage and grilled whole branzino. There is also an extensive wine and beer menu for customers to choose from.
Although it’s an old restaurant, we maintain the quality of the restaurant by using the latest technology kitchen appliances like Refrigerators and Freezers, Commercial Grills, Dishwasher, Ice Machines, Griddles, Commercial Shelving and many more.
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at 51st St.
Turkish, Mediterranean, Halal
Beer and Wine Only
40th St. to 66th St., FDR Dr. to Madison Ave.
I really like this place! We’ve tried a variety of things starting from salads to their cold and hot appetizers to their Turkish dishes. We absolutely love their stuffed cabbage and their falafel. We have gone in to dine as well as order out and both were fine. If you order wine, it’s not the greatest wine but they give you a healthy pour! – Mathew
This restaurant was renovated and given a new name. The decor is lovely, with very efficient and friendly servers. The menu has many vegetarian dishes, including varied salads, to which chicken or salmon may be added. Also typical dishes of Turkey and the Mid-East. The Mezza-Platter, comprised of eggplant, grapeleaves, yogurt, humus, and a number of other side dishes, is accompanied by very tasty bread. Lamb dishes are a primary entree. – Luiz
The food portions are generous. The flavor is very good and the service is quick. The place is small and may be crowded on a weekday lunch. We experimented with some of the better known Turkish dishes and everything was enjoyable. You can easily share a full-size dish. – Hanna
Food : 4.5/5
Service : 4/5
Value : 4/5
Atmosphere : 4/5