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About Us

Nar was conceptualized by partners Andy E. Arkun, Erhan Bahceci and Zeynep Tansug, who together, have brought their food industry expert knowledge and comprised a team of Turkish chefs to execute their vision of reimagined regional Turkish cuisine for New York City diners. The restaurant sources produce from the Union Square Farmers Market and proteins from Amish Country in Pennsylvania to
serve clean, organic,  halal-certified food.
 
The restaurant also offers a thoughtful wine list of 100+ selections curated by owner Andy Arkun and Karim El Sherif (Former Wine Director for Daniel Boloud), which focuses on Mediterranean producers from Spain, France, Italy, and Turkey, as well as a well-selected list of American wines.
 
An innovative Turkish-inspired cocktail menu that uses all house made juices and syrups and Turkish ingredients headlines the Bar Program that also includes an extensive selection of craft beers on tap and by the bottle.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY
 

At Nar Restaurant, our culinary philosophy is deeply committed to honoring and celebrating the vibrant local food culture. We take immense pride in sourcing and utilizing only the finest, highest-quality ingredients available to craft exceptional dishes that not only tantalize the taste buds but also uphold our values of sustainability and community support.
 

DEDICATION TO QUALITY INGREDIENTS

Central to our ethos is the unwavering dedication to sourcing premium ingredients. We meticulously select each component of our dishes, ensuring they meet the highest freshness, flavor, and nutritional value standards. By prioritizing local produce, organic options, and sustainable seafood, we deliver unparalleled taste, contribute to the vitality of our local agricultural community, and minimize our environmental footprint.

 

EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES


At Nar Restaurant, sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's a way of life. We believe in responsible stewardship of our planet's resources, prioritizing sustainable seafood and naturally-raised meats and poultry. By supporting ethical farming practices, we aim to foster a more harmonious relationship between food production and the environment.
 

COMMITMENT TO DIETARY DIVERSITY
 

We understand that dietary preferences and restrictions vary widely among our guests. We go above and beyond to accommodate diverse needs and preferences. Whether you follow a gluten-free or vegan lifestyle, rest assured that our menu offers an array of delicious options crafted with the same care and attention to detail as our other dishes. Everyone deserves a memorable dining experience, regardless of dietary restrictions.
 

THE ESSENCE OF FLAVOR
 

In our kitchen, flavor reigns supreme. We believe that exceptional cuisine begins with the freshest, most flavorful ingredients. That's why we rely on locally sourced produce, house-made desserts, sauces, and organic virgin olive oil in all our cooking and frying. Every dish is thoughtfully crafted to showcase the natural essence of each ingredient, resulting in a symphony of flavors that delight the senses.

 

CONCLUSION

At Nar Restaurant, we invite you to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of local flavors, honors the earth's bounty, and embraces the diverse dietary needs of our guests. Join us in savoring the essence of quality, sustainability, and community as we redefine the art of dining. Welcome to a place where every bite tells a story of passion, integrity, and culinary excellence

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