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Family Restaurant

European, Turkish
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305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6817
(617) 277-4466
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3 of 5 stars
Large portions with good service

Large portions and very tasty and flavorful. Extremely good salads and hummus. Lots of good lamb dishes. Worth the trip and good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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English first
Boston, MA
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Ate there few times using their buffet. The lady behind the register looks very unfriendly. Buffet is $12 + per pound! Way overpriced! Meat selection is very limited to nonexistent. Overall, food is very greasy. Soup was over-salted. Plates are plastic, not very clean. Had to stop at the bathroom, - horrible! In bad need of restoration and dirty toilet!... More 

Thank traveler85_BostonMA
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166 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Large portions and very tasty and flavorful. Extremely good salads and hummus. Lots of good lamb dishes. Worth the trip and good value.

Thank Smb1600
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have come here for years. I now live out of state and stop by every time I come back to Boston. The donar kebabs, hummus, baba ganoush are all wonderfully prepared. Their bread for their sandwiches is an authentic Turkish recipe. Generous portions for $8.

Thank MinnesotaAgnes
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is not the fanciest, or the most innovative in the area, but the choices and food never fail to please, and it is very affordable! Hot dishes to take out or eat.in the restaurant, with a large variety of types of dishes.

Thank BLShep
Niantic, Connecticut
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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've been coming to this place on and off for thirty years, back when it was owned by a Greek family their Greek salads were the best in the state. Now that it's opened under a Turkish banner, we've found that ordering a shepherd's salad with their greek salad creates pretty much the best salad going. The chicken souvlaki is... More 

Thank R_Gabriel2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went there for a couple of times and liked it. So we decided to go there for my husband's B-day and invited 2 more couples. One of our guest is allergic to gluten. When she asked our waitress what she can recommend the response was: "we are not going to serve you food. Our owner -chef is not letting us... More 

Thank paprica777
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85 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

So, where to eat breakfast? We just happened to see this place on the way out of town. If you are tired of the usual omelettes, try the Turkish ones. Very tasty. The staff was very friendly. The buffet and desserts look wonderful, but we have to catch a plane. Next time, for sure.

Thank righteousdaddio
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went there with our Turkish friend and he really loved it! So I am not Turkish but since he said it is great I believed him It really tasted great to me and the portion is huge! They have great menu and it is really delicious. From restaurant name you really don't know it is Turkish restaurant but it... More 

Thank Juripanda
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It looks like a hole in the wall diner/luncheonette, but the food is far tastier. Turkish food is not about being pretty, but about flavor, a somewhat spicy rendition of middle eastern fare. It's not particularly cheap (if the room were fancier people would not complain; most Turkish entrees are $17-20, as are the rather largish Turkish Pizzas) but it's... More 

Thank Fred G
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Located in Brookline (you could say Boston except if you are from Brookline ) close to the "Brookline Village" D-Line T-Station (like 2 minutes away) you can find this Turkish place... for some people, the best in Boston. You may not notice from outside that its a Turkish place, but once inside the smell (good) tells you about it. Appetizers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6817
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 277-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish


Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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