The Turk’s Inn & The Sultan Room is opening June 27 at the Jefferson stop in Bushwick. The over-the-top design will be an homage to a restaurant that was formerly in Hayward, Wisconsin. They are already serving to-go kebabs and shawarma and the music venue will open in July or August.
Two fans of the legendary, shuttered Wisconsin supper club the Turk’s Inn are opening what they’re calling a replica of the original here in New York City — in a big bi-level space including a rooftop patio, a doner kebab takeout counter, and an adjacent music venue…. The 5,000-square-foot, 60-seat restaurant will have the same kitschy aesthetic as the Wisconsin outpost, sporting much of its actual decor. Kataria and Erickson snagged items such as antique artwork, ceramic figurines, and photographs at the auction for the original location. The interior features a 1940s bar, “moody” red walls with psychedelic geometric designs, and a dining room with an alcove and skylight, according to a news release….
The original opened in Hayward, Wisconsin in the early 1930s, a project of George “The Turk” Gogian, an Armenian immigrant by way of Istanbul. Locals and visitors alike were drawn to the restaurant for its lively and welcoming staff, belly dancers, and that over-the-top decor. But it closed in 2014, following the death of the last Gogian family member.
Turk’s Inn & The Sultan Room
234 Starr Street