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“Take Out is better than sit down” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samdan Restaurant

Samdan Restaurant
178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
201-816-7343
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Cresskill
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Bergen County, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Take Out is better than sit down”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Their food is very fresh, and always perfectly prepared. We love the meat combo which comes with grilled veggies and rice. And the shepard salad with diced tomatoes and feta is awesome! Their desserts, especially the puddings, are nice. Eaten here dozens of times, and the food is deliciously consistent. My only gripe is THEY REFUSE TO HEAT THE TURKISH BREAD for takeout customers; it is an extra charge, fat and delicious and takes ten minutes at home to heat, while your takeout cools. I have asked them to heat it, and they say no ! They also send store bought pitas vs locally made. BUY A TOASTER OVEN! And I don't care for sitting in the restaurant, service is not friendly and always slow, even at lunch. Lunch BTW is a deal here, you can eat great for $10-12. Stick to takeout, and enjoy!

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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Why there is no wi-fi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Food is not very smilar to what they have in Turkey but very satisfactory. Overall atmosphere is superior. Prices are higher than avarage. Only thing that I do not understand is why they don't offer free wi-fi even small coffee shops have it.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Norwood, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Authentic Turkish food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Samdan has never disappointed me or any of my friends. Great appetizers, entrees and delicious desert. We have always had attentive service. Tables have space between them, so it is easy to have a conversation. The Shepard salad is a favorite-with or without cheese!

Visited June 2012
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New York, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“very tasty kebabs, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

this is place that we go regularly. the food is always very tasty and the service is good. last time, we went there on October 30th, we were a group of 15, so they opened us private room which is on the parking lot side, it was very convenient for the children as they've been able to play and run around without disturbing other guests. The service is somewhat slow but this okay with me as I go there to have a nice time and I don't have a rush. Overall, it is a good restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cresskill, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Ok for Mediterrean Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Prices were a little higher than I expected - but dishes were huge (too big for one to eat comfortably). The menu is terrible at explaining what the dish or what it includes. Service is basic and matter of fact ie. water pitcher and a bowl of ice is brougfht to the table to serve yourself. Food was ok with meats being a little dry (probably made far in advance) however the cuisine was authentic, close to home and I would come back. Cost about $30 pp with out drinks or dessert for dinner.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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