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Hunkar

319 Hackensach Street, Carlstadt, NJ
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Ranked #6 of 31 restaurants in Carlstadt
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 7, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 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
Top Contributor
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I really enjoy this restuarant and visit often. The appetizers are so delicious that I often make them my meal. The Eggplant in tomato sauce and Lebni are to die for...yummy. Everything is so fresh. A vegetarian would really appreciate the menu offerings. Don't forget the Turkish tea; the perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

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