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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
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Very very good. Try Ezme, Adena Kebab and salad. They don't have gyro... guess it's cheap food. Don't try house wine not good. Everyone is nice. I would say Turkish is better than Greek. No offense.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Justin Y
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cresskill, NJ
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cresskill, NJ
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very very good. Try Ezme, Adena Kebab and salad. They don't have gyro... guess it's cheap food. Don't try house wine not good. Everyone is nice. I would say Turkish is better than Greek. No offense.

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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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Englewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well prepared, fresh and authentic. There's something for everyone on the menu that includes amazing appetizers that should not be missed. This is well run establishment that can get crowded....but worth it. Prices are fair and the lunch special is a great deal

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Scarsdale, New York
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have eaten in this restaurant several times and every time I came here I just cannot stop eating. The food from appetizers till the Turkish coffee is absolutely amazing. Juicy, tasty, flavorful...just amazing. The service is great too. You will not be disappointed!

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New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They have great value lunch special Monday to Saturday. Even if not during lunch hour, price is good and taste even better. At times can be crowded. I believe they do take reservations.

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Cresskill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place and amazing food with outstanding service. My family eats there or takes out at least 10 times a year. Staff and owner are the best I have encountered! I would highly recommend samdan.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Last time I went, was pleased with the food and quantities, but underwhelmed by service. On this visit the food was universally bad. The food all seems to be made ahead and kept on hot tables. It was late in the evening and everything we ordered was limp and overcooked and oversalted, even the zucchini pancakes we enjoyed on a... More 

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Cresskill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

More of a lunch type place to me but the place does a great dinner business as well. Great for ordering last minute take out when the party gets bigger than expected!

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you like grilled steak and Turkish gyro, this is the place. Their lamb shish kebob and adana kebob are the best. The ambiance is very elegant and the service is very good, wine list is large enough, I truly recommend this established restaurant.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have visited many times especially for their excellent shish kebobs. Love most of their appetizers but everything in the menu is very good to excellent. Service is friendly and atmposhere warm. Strongly recommended for good Turkish food.

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Address: 178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
Phone Number: 201-816-7343
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cresskill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern

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  • 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, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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