I can't say enough good things about this place - delicious food, nice atmosphere, and reasonable prices, all in a great location right off of South Street. I went there for the first time recently and was pleased to find that not only the prices were very affordable, but also that the restaurant offers a great prix fixe lunch menu for something like $8.95 during the week. The prix fixe includes an appetizer, entree, and beverage. I ordered the spicy Turkish salad, and was surprised to find that it wasn't a salad but rather a vegetable spread served with warm pita bread. Regardless, I wasn't complaining, since it was absolutely delicious. Next came the spicy chicken kebab served with rice, bulgur pilaf, and charred tomatoes. I really enjoyed the marinade on the chicken, and the richness of the buttery bulgur pilaf. Since my meal had been so good, I decided to splurge and order dessert. Most of the desserts are similar to those you would find in a Greek restaurant, but there was one I hadn't seen before - the kunefe. It consisted of shredded filo dough stuffed with mozzarella cheese and soaked with a very rich sauce of butter and honey. When I read filo stuffed with cheese on the menu, I assumed the cheese would be a farmer's cheese or ricotta, so the first bite of mozzarella came as a bit of a shock. While it may sound weird, the combination of the saltiness of the mozzarella and the sweetness of the honey actually works. It's one of the best ethnic desserts I have ever had. Overall, I was delighted to discover this restaurant and will definitely be back the next time I go to South Street.
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