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Samdan Restaurant

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178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
201-816-7343
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
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  • 25
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Middle Eastern Cuisine

Samdan is one of the best middle eastern restaurants in Bergen County. 20+ years in business and the food has consistently been exceptional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Matt R
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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Teaneck
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Twenty years ago or so our uncle highly recommended to us a Turkish restaurant in Cresskill, NJ, by the name of Samdan where he had recently dined. My wife and I followed his advice and were introduced to a fabulous restaurant. We have been back countless times over the years, as a couple and with friends, and have never been... More 

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Thank Mark A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

excellent restaurant with superb Turkish food. The Shepard's salad is always excellent as an appetizer, they go to such detail in preparation that they even remove all the seeds from the fresh, tasty tomatoes. The specials are always excellent, the lamb tender and perfectly cooked. The home-made desserts are a delight, and the Turkish coffee is always a perfect finish... More 

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Thank Amy C
Cresskill, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Samdan is one of the best middle eastern restaurants in Bergen County. 20+ years in business and the food has consistently been exceptional.

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Thank Matt R
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I have been eating at Samdan for many years at least once every two months. The food, owner, staff, and overall atmosphere is very pleasant and consistent. My family and I enjoy Turkish food and this is the best in the area. The decor and service is lovely and it is always a good experience.

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2 Thank GlendaNYC
Demarest, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

good for party anniversary..thanksgiven wedding food is so good recomendo to everyone that likes this kind of food mediterranean..very healthy

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1 Thank DemarestVeterinarian
Cresskill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

dinner was very nice, great wait staff, first time there . Look for bottle of wine special, it's a great deal . I would return

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Demarest, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excellent restaurant, I would recommend it for both eating in and take out. We eat there or take out at least once a month. All the dishes are very good and fresh, the service is attentive and polite.

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1 Thank raquelisabel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We come here and order from here often. The appetizers, grill and fish are always delicious. The only item that we didn't like was the chicken in wine sauce. Otherwise I crave their shepherd salad, borek, fried calves liver and imam bayildi. Anything from the grill is delicious and the branzini is fantastic. Deserts to have are the apricot, almond... More 

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Westwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to Samdan many times, both for lunch and dinner. It's a great restaurant for most any occasion. I particularly like their lunch menu! The salads are fresh and delicious, the mains are hearty and well seasoned. I go regularly with friends, and have taken several business contacts as well.

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Thank Carin C
Haworth, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I have been enjoying Samdam's Turkish/Mediterranean food for almost 20 years. Their menu items are consistently delicious and of high quality. We serve their shepherd salad at almost every family gathering since I simply can't prepare it any better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cresskill
  • Phone Number: 201-816-7343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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