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Bi Lokma is the Groupon Deal of the Day: If you woke up this morning with a craving for Turkish food, you're in luck. Bi Lokma (45th St. between 3rd and 2nd Ave.), Midtown East's recently reopened fast casual Turkish joint, has a Groupon deal available today. The deal gets you $60 worth of food for only $30, so you might want to grab a few friends for this one.

New York Mag’s Cheap Eats Singles Out Bi Lokma: This week's New York Magazine is dedicated to Cheap Eats, and once again Midtown is practically ignored.  But we did get one Midtown mention, and it's a good one... Bi Lokma, the casual Turkish place on 45th btw. 2+3rd.  NYM recommends the yogurt soup, the lamb doner with rice, and the ali nazik ($9.50), "a lush deposit of mashed eggplant topped with ground lamb, yogurt, and garlic sauce."

Bi Lokma: Sip Sak’s New Fast Casual Concept

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Turkish food is a mystery to me. I know my Chinese food, I know my Japanese food, I know my Italian food but if you ask me what sort of food they serve in Turkish restaurants, I would draw a blank (or I would just check the internet). So to change that I decided to go eat at a Turkish restaurant.

The (apparently very opinionated) Chef and owner of Sip Sak, Orhan Yegen, recently opened a new spot called Bi Lokma (on 45th btw 2+3rd). It’s a tiny Turkish restaurant with a very ambitious menu for a where all the food seems to be made in advance. There are soups, salads, desserts, over a dozen appetizers and over a dozen main courses. And the best part about the menu is that almost everything on it is under $10 with the exception of 3 items.

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