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Hunkar

319 Hackensack Street, Carlstadt, NJ
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Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Carlstadt
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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- Sep 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here at least 12 times in the past two years, and have never been disappointed. There's a reason you see Turkish families traveling from a 15-mile radius to diner here, despite the lack of parking. Also, I've brought friends and colleagues here from all parts of the country--California, Washington DC, etc. -- and all have said it's... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

As an appetizer I chose the zuchhini pancakes. While the sauce was tasty, the pancakes were undercooked, still very soggy and pasty in the middle. As an entree I got Hunkar Begendi with lamb, a classical Istanbul dish with lamb chunks cooked in tomato sauce, served on eggplant puree blended with cheese. The lamb and sauce were excellent, but the... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Really enjoyed this place. We had a bunch of appetizers – hummus, caviar spread, eggplant chunks – all of which were good. My wife tried the Bronzino special which was a whole fish, with head and bones and all. It was very juicy, very simple. I liked it more than my Iskender (they were out of the lamb shank, my... More

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NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My favorite restaurant by far... Lebni dip is delicious, chicken sish and kofe kote is awesome yum. I'm getting hungry thinking about it. Try it out....it will surprise you!

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We are regulars at this restaurant. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is relaxing with Turkish music to add to the mood. The service is excellent. I would highly recommend the salmon.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We went to this place 2 x within a month. The first time we were very impressed the lamb shank was incredible. We returned 2 weeks later and brought our son and his girlfriend. The lamb shank was good but the carrots and potatoes it was served with were not heated. It was painfully apparent they do not use fresh... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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128 reviews 128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and it was a winner. The food was delicious - we had lamb shish kebab and doner (lamb and beef) shish kebab, plus an appetizer. The server was very friendly. We ate on the back covered porch with a distant view of the nyc skyline. We would definitely return if in the area.

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Bergen County NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Let me start by saying that I am biased, because I love Turkish food. I am Persian, but I believe that Turkish "restaurant" food if far superior to any Persian eatery around the world, including Iran itself. I have eaten Turkish food in Turkey, Europe, and in the United States and consider myself a gourmand in the subject, specially since... More

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Wood RIdge, NJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great, authentic Turkish food. BYOB. The back porch has an excellent view of the NYC skyline.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This restaurant is a gem. The food is fantastic and fresh all the time. Excellent service and GREAT food....a wonderful treat to have so close to my home.I highly recommend it to everyone. They also have a balcony in the back of the restaurant which overlooks the city skyline..WONDERFUL PLACE

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