There is no shortage of greek food in NYC, especially falafel. But it’s rare to find an affordable, quick, delicious one in the Theatre District that you can actually eat in without a reservation. With those pre-qualifications, Akdeniz (on 46th Street between 5th and 6th Aves) never disappoints. I have gone there with quite a few people, and it is usually a crowd pleaser.
Mike chose the Sultan’s Delight this time which is “a classic ottoman dish made with chunks of chicken or lamb over smoked eggplant puree.” He said it was good, however, see that lovely piece of death on the side of the plate? That kept me far away due to my pepper allergy.
I went pretty simple and diet friendly with the Mediterranean Sea Bass (de-boned since I’m a wimp) which was served with arugula and shredded carrots. For such a “plain” dish, this was really delicious! And I estimated only about 6 points! WOO!
Overall, Akdeniz is quite reliable, fresh, and relatively inexpensive for Times Square (less than $20 per entree and some dishes on the menu for less than $10).
Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10