just checked out Turquoise Grill (Amsterdam Ave between 122 and 123) for the first time last night on a recommendation from an Israeli friend of mine. she gave the food (esp. pita, shwarma, schnitzel, and halvah ice cream) a big thumbs up. i tried the falafel myself, and it was absolutely delicious. there's a little to-go area in the front (with pita pocket sandwiches) and a sit-down restaurant area in the back. great addition to the neighborhood!