Dervish Turkish Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 146 W 47th St

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-997-0070

About Dervish Turkish Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 11:30pm

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Service was brisk. Our waiter couldn't wait to take our order. Our water glasses were continuously refilled. Tried the 2-course lunch special. The traditional red lentil soup was a puree and does not contain whole lentils, as I was

3
★★★★★

Service was brisk. Our waiter couldn't wait to take our order. Our water glasses were continuously refilled. Tried the 2-course lunch special. The traditional red lentil soup was a puree and does not contain whole lentils, as I was

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The menu was different at the restaurant than the one online, so beware of making a decision to go here based on what you see on their website. The food was not especially bad or good, the service was energetic, but a bit frantic. All in

3
★★★★★

The menu was different at the restaurant than the one online, so beware of making a decision to go here based on what you see on their website. The food was not especially bad or good, the service was energetic, but a bit frantic. All in

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I have worked near this location for almost 8 years and can say that the food is consistently good, but cannot vouch for the service.

I dined here for many years for lunch or dinner and found these gems on the menu:

Appetizer: could skip all apps, they are ok
Salad: Cappadokia Salata (AMAZING)
Entree: Don't remember the name but it's chicken (no dark meat) with mushrooms and a yogurt sauce - One of the best meals in NYC, If you like lamb I hear this is also very good (lamb kebabs)
Dessert: Poached Pear with Cloves ...best desert ever, but share because it's super sweet

After raving to family and friends about this place, I had some out of town guests who demanded I take them here. Much to my disappointment the service was terrible to the point of having a VERY rude waiter who was practically telling them what he thought they should order and then having the worst attitude if they didn't (practically through a glass of water at us). I had never seen this person nearby but I can say that I haven't been back since because of this embarassment.

I used to go here a lot more after work and never had this issues - conclusion: food is well worth the trip but try to stick to weekdays for friendly service.

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★★★☆☆

I have worked near this location for almost 8 years and can say that the food is consistently good, but cannot vouch for the service.

I dined here for many years for lunch or dinner and found these gems on the menu:

Appetizer: could skip all apps, they are ok
Salad: Cappadokia Salata (AMAZING)
Entree: Don't remember the name but it's chicken (no dark meat) with mushrooms and a yogurt sauce - One of the best meals in NYC, If you like lamb I hear this is also very good (lamb kebabs)
Dessert: Poached Pear with Cloves ...best desert ever, but share because it's super sweet

After raving to family and friends about this place, I had some out of town guests who demanded I take them here. Much to my disappointment the service was terrible to the point of having a VERY rude waiter who was practically telling them what he thought they should order and then having the worst attitude if they didn't (practically through a glass of water at us). I had never seen this person nearby but I can say that I haven't been back since because of this embarassment.

I used to go here a lot more after work and never had this issues - conclusion: food is well worth the trip but try to stick to weekdays for friendly service.

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Food is very tasy. The lamb kabab over rice is very good. The baklava is a little on the sweet side. Overall, I would come back to this place.

2
★★★★☆

Food is very tasy. The lamb kabab over rice is very good. The baklava is a little on the sweet side. Overall, I would come back to this place.

Pros: Good location. Good food.

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Stuffed grape leaves, lamb with yogurt, kebab and rice are some of the items you'll find on the menu at Dervish. This restaurant is in walking distance to the theater district (Broadway) which makes it a great place to go before a show. It is less crowded than some of the more popular restaurants in the area; there is rarely a wait to sit down at Dervish, while at other theater district restaurants you can easily wait one - two hours. I recommend this restaurant, it's a great place to try at least once.

4
★★★★☆

Stuffed grape leaves, lamb with yogurt, kebab and rice are some of the items you'll find on the menu at Dervish. This restaurant is in walking distance to the theater district (Broadway) which makes it a great place to go before a show. It is less crowded than some of the more popular restaurants in the area; there is rarely a wait to sit down at Dervish, while at other theater district restaurants you can easily wait one - two hours. I recommend this restaurant, it's a great place to try at least once.

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My wife and I ate here the other night and it was as fantastic as we had heard. The menu is complex, full of flavor and extremely reasonable. It feels like you are fine dining until you get the check which is never a bad thing in New York! The Shish Kabobs were the best I have ever had (sorry Greeks) and there is just something a little different about how turks do lamb that is so delicious. Great place!

2
★★★★★

My wife and I ate here the other night and it was as fantastic as we had heard. The menu is complex, full of flavor and extremely reasonable. It feels like you are fine dining until you get the check which is never a bad thing in New York! The Shish Kabobs were the best I have ever had (sorry Greeks) and there is just something a little different about how turks do lamb that is so delicious. Great place!

Pros: Romantic, Great food, Good Value

Cons: none

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Placed an delivery order today, the food was dlivered an hour later cold, over-cooked. Arugula salad wasn't washed well, still contained dirts, and roots attached. Kabab from the stand on the streets are much better choice.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Placed an delivery order today, the food was dlivered an hour later cold, over-cooked. Arugula salad wasn't washed well, still contained dirts, and roots attached. Kabab from the stand on the streets are much better choice.

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When my friend first introduced me to the Turkish culture a few years ago, I wasn't sure what to expect regarding cuisine. After a few and misses of restaurants we found Dervish and it has become one of our favorite places for dinner - when the mood for Turkish food

Turkish food is favorful, tasty and healthy. One of my personal favorite entrees is the CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB which is Hand Chopped Chicken meat, seasoned with spicy red pepper, onion, and garlic. Flavored with cumin than char-grilled on a skewer, served with bulgur pilaf over pita bread. It is absolutely wonderful. And when a TURKISH SALAD (which contains chopped tomato, cucumber, pepper and onion; tossed with lemon, vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil) is added...it makes for a complete, satisfying and mouth-watering meal.

Due to the restaurant's location, it makes for an excellent pre-theater dinner restaurant, and, Dervish even offer's a three course special for $22.95 per person running from 4pm - 7:30pm

The restaurant is clean with an upscale feel. The decor is simple with Turkish touches throughout the restaurant. Reservations are recommended on weekends.

What You Might Not Know: There is a parking garage right across the street, unknown to many, Dervish offers a discount parking rate to those who park at the ICON Park garage and dine at Dervish.

2
★★★★★

When my friend first introduced me to the Turkish culture a few years ago, I wasn't sure what to expect regarding cuisine. After a few and misses of restaurants we found Dervish and it has become one of our favorite places for dinner - when the mood for Turkish food

Turkish food is favorful, tasty and healthy. One of my personal favorite entrees is the CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB which is Hand Chopped Chicken meat, seasoned with spicy red pepper, onion, and garlic. Flavored with cumin than char-grilled on a skewer, served with bulgur pilaf over pita bread. It is absolutely wonderful. And when a TURKISH SALAD (which contains chopped tomato, cucumber, pepper and onion; tossed with lemon, vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil) is added...it makes for a complete, satisfying and mouth-watering meal.

Due to the restaurant's location, it makes for an excellent pre-theater dinner restaurant, and, Dervish even offer's a three course special for $22.95 per person running from 4pm - 7:30pm

The restaurant is clean with an upscale feel. The decor is simple with Turkish touches throughout the restaurant. Reservations are recommended on weekends.

What You Might Not Know: There is a parking garage right across the street, unknown to many, Dervish offers a discount parking rate to those who park at the ICON Park garage and dine at Dervish.

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Excellent Dinner
I was celebrating my birthday at Dervish. We found this restaurnt on the menupages this is really great restaurant with a great food and great service. They known for their fish, so we tried the fish and it was the best fish I ever had. Also as an appetizer we tried grilled Octopus, it was wonderful and fresh. All food was very fresh and tasty. I really recommend this restaurnt for a date or for a small group of people. I will defintely come back again and

2
★★★★★

Excellent Dinner
I was celebrating my birthday at Dervish. We found this restaurnt on the menupages this is really great restaurant with a great food and great service. They known for their fish, so we tried the fish and it was the best fish I ever had. Also as an appetizer we tried grilled Octopus, it was wonderful and fresh. All food was very fresh and tasty. I really recommend this restaurnt for a date or for a small group of people. I will defintely come back again and

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Beautiful and delicious
This is the best restaurant! There are two side by side but are the same. One is smaller and seems trendier, the other larger and brighter. The food is fantastic. Lamb chops are good. Their whole grilled fish are superb as is the appetizer for two which features many urkish options. Delicious! The baklava is good, The rice pudding and kunefe is the best!

2
★★★★★

Beautiful and delicious
This is the best restaurant! There are two side by side but are the same. One is smaller and seems trendier, the other larger and brighter. The food is fantastic. Lamb chops are good. Their whole grilled fish are superb as is the appetizer for two which features many urkish options. Delicious! The baklava is good, The rice pudding and kunefe is the best!

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I have been a regular of Dervish for a number of years.One thing that i noticed,besides the tasty food about the restaurant was its cleaniness. I even had a chance of meeting the owner and he told me that they leave the kitchen door open on purpose, proudly to show customers how clean their kitchen is at all times.So your review contradicts my observations and does not realy sink in as a fair or honest review.I don't think that insects wichever kind they maybe(since you did not specify) would be easily flying or crowling around in the middle of operations hours.

2
★★★★★

I have been a regular of Dervish for a number of years.One thing that i noticed,besides the tasty food about the restaurant was its cleaniness. I even had a chance of meeting the owner and he told me that they leave the kitchen door open on purpose, proudly to show customers how clean their kitchen is at all times.So your review contradicts my observations and does not realy sink in as a fair or honest review.I don't think that insects wichever kind they maybe(since you did not specify) would be easily flying or crowling around in the middle of operations hours.

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Its service and its staff is very bad.It seems so luxury and clean but if you go to the kitchen you can see lots of insects.I don't plan to go again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Its service and its staff is very bad.It seems so luxury and clean but if you go to the kitchen you can see lots of insects.I don't plan to go again.

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We go to this restaurant everytime we visit Manhattan. The service is always excellent, as well as the food. This last visit, I had the Sultan's Chicken Delight with pureed eggplant...it was delicious.

2
★★★★★

We go to this restaurant everytime we visit Manhattan. The service is always excellent, as well as the food. This last visit, I had the Sultan's Chicken Delight with pureed eggplant...it was delicious.

Pros: delicious food, attentive staff

Cons: the TV is distracting

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Dervish is truly one of those amazing NYC restaurants, and not just trendy hype. The food is absolutely phenemonal. In our party of seven, we had an opportunity to try many items on the menu and every single dish we ordered, from appetizer to dessert was fantastic! The dishes have plenty of food on them, the restaurant is gorgeous, the service is great (although we waited a while for our drinks). Our party of seven was seated comfortably. The service was professional, friendly and helpful! Except for the restaurant being just a bit too dark, and a little noisy (probably because everyone at their table is raving about the food), this was a truly fantastic evening out all around. I have not been to a restaurant in NYC in a while which exceeded my expectations in every category

2
★★★★★

Dervish is truly one of those amazing NYC restaurants, and not just trendy hype. The food is absolutely phenemonal. In our party of seven, we had an opportunity to try many items on the menu and every single dish we ordered, from appetizer to dessert was fantastic! The dishes have plenty of food on them, the restaurant is gorgeous, the service is great (although we waited a while for our drinks). Our party of seven was seated comfortably. The service was professional, friendly and helpful! Except for the restaurant being just a bit too dark, and a little noisy (probably because everyone at their table is raving about the food), this was a truly fantastic evening out all around. I have not been to a restaurant in NYC in a while which exceeded my expectations in every category

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I think this is the best Turkish restaurant in the city. Everything from service to food was flawless. The place is beautiful and full of class. You must go and try it for yourself. They also provide a Excellent wine list. The only word I can think of for this place is "perfection".

2
★★★★★

I think this is the best Turkish restaurant in the city. Everything from service to food was flawless. The place is beautiful and full of class. You must go and try it for yourself. They also provide a Excellent wine list. The only word I can think of for this place is "perfection".

Pros: Great Value

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I love coming here the Food and Service are outstanding, Dervish is a treasure. We will return here every time we come to NYC. The Meals are like my Wife`s mother Israel`s cooking.

2
★★★★★

I love coming here the Food and Service are outstanding, Dervish is a treasure. We will return here every time we come to NYC. The Meals are like my Wife`s mother Israel`s cooking.

Pros: Outstanding Food & Service

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We found you on internet.
Food was very good, Price was resonable, Wait staff very good, Kitchen and Restrooms very Clean, Atmosphere nice. Thank You
Mark Levi
Hudson, NY

2
★★★★★

We found you on internet.
Food was very good, Price was resonable, Wait staff very good, Kitchen and Restrooms very Clean, Atmosphere nice. Thank You
Mark Levi
Hudson, NY

Pros: Very Clean Restaurant

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1 st Time visitor, Liked so much, took the family for 2 nd visit to your restaurant.Fantastic Food, Great Service... Your Place is true hidden Jewel
Kind of Professional.
Thankyou

2
★★★★★

1 st Time visitor, Liked so much, took the family for 2 nd visit to your restaurant.Fantastic Food, Great Service... Your Place is true hidden Jewel
Kind of Professional.
Thankyou

Pros: Great Food & Service

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Our First experince with Turkish food, and it was truly pleasure.. very impressed..Great Food &Service at a very fair Price !!!!
we will back.

2
★★★★★

Our First experince with Turkish food, and it was truly pleasure.. very impressed..Great Food &Service at a very fair Price !!!!
we will back.

Pros: Great Dood with fair Service

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Great Food + Service, Also Price is very cheap.French Music was pleasant but i would like to hear some Turkish to make the experince more complete.
David

2
★★★★★

Great Food + Service, Also Price is very cheap.French Music was pleasant but i would like to hear some Turkish to make the experince more complete.
David

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Excellent.. Turkish Coffee as god as at Topkapi Place.. We loved the Dessert. You need to send us the recipe!!

Great job

2
★★★★★

Excellent.. Turkish Coffee as god as at Topkapi Place.. We loved the Dessert. You need to send us the recipe!!

Great job

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This restaurant very good for shows, food is really good and service is excellent.
we will back thank you

2
★★★★★

This restaurant very good for shows, food is really good and service is excellent.
we will back thank you

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Turkish food is definitely delicius, Very Clean Restaurant. And yogurt Suop is Great

Tony & Judy

2
★★★★★

Turkish food is definitely delicius, Very Clean Restaurant. And yogurt Suop is Great

Tony & Judy

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Wonderfull Dinning experince guys.
I do not get enjoy NYC as much as iwould like, but When i Do dervish is Always on my list..
Also Manager Sam is very friendly. Than you so much again sam. Good Work..

2
★★★★★

Wonderfull Dinning experince guys.
I do not get enjoy NYC as much as iwould like, but When i Do dervish is Always on my list..
Also Manager Sam is very friendly. Than you so much again sam. Good Work..

Pros: Discount parking Cross the street $ 12

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Excellent Food , Outstanding Service. $ 23 pre - fix menu with discount parking great deal..
Thank you.

2
★★★★★

Excellent Food , Outstanding Service. $ 23 pre - fix menu with discount parking great deal..
Thank you.

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I love your food. This was my first time eating Turkish Food, and there will be more. We will keep you in mind for our next visit . Thank you so much that wonderful meal and service,

samuel and lane Cohen

2
★★★★★

I love your food. This was my first time eating Turkish Food, and there will be more. We will keep you in mind for our next visit . Thank you so much that wonderful meal and service,

samuel and lane Cohen

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It's handily located - ideal for theatre enthusiasts - but the food here leaves a great deal to be desired. I've been to Dervish twice (the second time in the hope that my previous experience was a once-off) and have both times been left cold by this dreary approximation of Turkish fare. In addition, on both occassions I left the restaurant with a very troubled digestive system, probably as a result of the dodgy looking doner kebab, which looked like something pilfered from a street vendor in Times Square. To make matters worse, the restaurant is empty, overly air conditioned and charmless with far too many shifty looking waiters hovering around. And what's the deal with the huge televisions constantly tuned to Fox News at both ends of the restaurant?!

1
★★☆☆☆

It's handily located - ideal for theatre enthusiasts - but the food here leaves a great deal to be desired. I've been to Dervish twice (the second time in the hope that my previous experience was a once-off) and have both times been left cold by this dreary approximation of Turkish fare. In addition, on both occassions I left the restaurant with a very troubled digestive system, probably as a result of the dodgy looking doner kebab, which looked like something pilfered from a street vendor in Times Square. To make matters worse, the restaurant is empty, overly air conditioned and charmless with far too many shifty looking waiters hovering around. And what's the deal with the huge televisions constantly tuned to Fox News at both ends of the restaurant?!

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, service

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this is the only place that I ate in the city, actually I commute th city just to eat there.. Best food, elegant atmosphere, friendly service... Parking is convenient. I don't know whether it's because they know me but they all the time make discount at my check.. I took all my guest there..

2
★★★★★

this is the only place that I ate in the city, actually I commute th city just to eat there.. Best food, elegant atmosphere, friendly service... Parking is convenient. I don't know whether it's because they know me but they all the time make discount at my check.. I took all my guest there..

Pros: best best best food, ambience, parking

Cons: close to time square: too much traffic, at rush hour service can be slow

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This place has good food but the service is really bad. The manager is the biggest jerk and they will decieve customers. We ordered a 3-course special that included desert (as the waiter told us and was explicilty written on the menu, but they refused to serve us desert and said we had to pay more. In addition, they have refused to deliver at places where the claim is within their delivery range. The manager and staff are extremely rude and unfriendly. Their arrogance is not worth the food they have.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place has good food but the service is really bad. The manager is the biggest jerk and they will decieve customers. We ordered a 3-course special that included desert (as the waiter told us and was explicilty written on the menu, but they refused to serve us desert and said we had to pay more. In addition, they have refused to deliver at places where the claim is within their delivery range. The manager and staff are extremely rude and unfriendly. Their arrogance is not worth the food they have.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Terrible Service, Rude management, Lie to customers

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i am from Boston, When we come to NYC we always go to this restaurant. Food is really good and service was excellent.
Also they have discount parking cross the street $ 12, its really good deal. Managementis excellent. Keep it same...
John O'neil

2
★★★★★

i am from Boston, When we come to NYC we always go to this restaurant. Food is really good and service was excellent.
Also they have discount parking cross the street $ 12, its really good deal. Managementis excellent. Keep it same...
John O'neil

Pros: inexpensive, Discount Parking

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my favorite restaurant. They have great deal pre-fix menu $ 22. And U will have a lot of choices. Fish and All kebabs are yummyy. Its look like my mom food.
You Should try. But Dont Forget Make a Reservation.

2
★★★★★

my favorite restaurant. They have great deal pre-fix menu $ 22. And U will have a lot of choices. Fish and All kebabs are yummyy. Its look like my mom food.
You Should try. But Dont Forget Make a Reservation.

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Our first and last visit- the waiter was rude from the first words out of his mouth until we left. I was told to "hurry up, i'm in a rush" before I opened my mouth. It went on like this for the rest of the meal. If they wanted us out of there to turn the table over, they could have been a little more attentive & gotten our meals to us before they had time to go cold.

Service was sloppy, glassware was unclean, and the food that is served hot was mostly cold by the time it arrived at our table. If you do eat here, skip the prix-fixe, the appetizers are just "ok" and the dessert- instant pudding with a few almonds, isn't worth it. I don't know if they validate parking, there was no mention (verbal/written), and the parking lot across the way isn't cheap.

1
★★☆☆☆

Our first and last visit- the waiter was rude from the first words out of his mouth until we left. I was told to "hurry up, i'm in a rush" before I opened my mouth. It went on like this for the rest of the meal. If they wanted us out of there to turn the table over, they could have been a little more attentive & gotten our meals to us before they had time to go cold.

Service was sloppy, glassware was unclean, and the food that is served hot was mostly cold by the time it arrived at our table. If you do eat here, skip the prix-fixe, the appetizers are just "ok" and the dessert- instant pudding with a few almonds, isn't worth it. I don't know if they validate parking, there was no mention (verbal/written), and the parking lot across the way isn't cheap.

Pros: location

Cons: rude waiters, room temp food, unimpressive

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Wonderful Food and athmosphere. Food and was excellent. Try Lunch Special $ 13.95
or Great Pri-Fix Dinner $ 20.00

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★★★★★

Wonderful Food and athmosphere. Food and was excellent. Try Lunch Special $ 13.95
or Great Pri-Fix Dinner $ 20.00

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Good food at a decent price.
The chicken kababs are excellent.
No pressure to finish up quickly - good service.

2
★★★★☆

Good food at a decent price.
The chicken kababs are excellent.
No pressure to finish up quickly - good service.

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Not only is the food, and service wonderul, the pre show dinner price fix is delicious and reasonable. To add to this, they validate paking across the street and you only pay $8.00, what could be better?

2
★★★★★

Not only is the food, and service wonderul, the pre show dinner price fix is delicious and reasonable. To add to this, they validate paking across the street and you only pay $8.00, what could be better?

Pros: Inexpensive, great food, validate parking

 

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