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Hunkar Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

A hidden gem of Turkish restaurant, on main street Hackensack St. Carlstadt. Delicious food, Great selection. Comfortable dining room, pleasant outdoor back deck. (Can be enclosed)

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

I've won my family over for Turkish food at this restaurant. We get a sample of dips and then the chicken hunkar and it is soooooo good.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Hunkar restaurant offers a unique experience every time. Choosing from an exquisite Mediterranean cuisine menu you can enjoy flavors that will awake you senses! Hummus, babaganush, or kabobs flavors and aromatics will leave you asking for dessert...my favorite baklava!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Visited 01/12/2019 Ah, yet another wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant for us to visit. We are trying to cut back on portions and servings, which isn't easy with all the amazing appetizers Middle Eastern restaurants often have, but we did manage to settle on 3. The...Hummus, the Tarama and the Lebneh (Lebni?)... All wonderful. The mixed grill for 2 (lamb shish kebab, chicken shish kebab, adana kebab, kofte kebab and chicken adana or doner). Wonderful and plenty to eat for 2. The service was prompt and attentive and it is a BYOB!! (YEA!!!)More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Love sitting on their outdoor deck overlooking Meadowlands and in the distance NYC. always get chicken ka bab although last time I had it chicken wasn't as tender. My granddaughter loves this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We stopped in for an early dinner before seeing Ed Sheeran at MetLife Stadium, having been intrigued by the menu online. We picked a bunch of starters and a kebab and grazed our way through it. The food was delicious, the service efficient and the...atmosphere was pleasant. We had Shepard Salad, Cigarette Börek, Zucchini Pancakes, Panned Eggplant and Chicken Shish Kebab. We thought the Cigarette Börek was particularly good. Pastry sheets rolled around feta with herbs. The feta was melty and the herbs enhanced the flavor. We also loved the chicken kebab which was done perfectly. We liked the other dishes as well. I will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Food is amazingly delicious and so is the view. Had been to Istanbul a few years back and just love the Turkish food. This place brings back that memories with their food. We were seated on the back patio with...a great view of Manhattan, the meadowlands and part of Newark airport. This is a byob restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018

What an amazing restaurant, the atmosphere is amazing the restaurant itself is very good, but in the back they have an outside dining area that is awesome and very cozy. The food is also traditional and excellent. My fiancé and I enjoyed the whole experience....For starters, right after we ordered, we were served with some of the most delicious bread with sesame what I have ever had in a restaurant and it was right out of the oven hot. As an appetizer we had the Zucchini pancakes and the stuffed eggplant both were very good. The stuffed eggplant came with green peppers these pepper are very spicy and just be cautious. I was fortunate that I can handle the heat but many will not. For the entrée the lamb shank and Hunkar Begendi were both very good. The lamb shank portion was huge and half if not more had to be wrapped. This will definitely be eaten tomorrow for lunch. My fiancé and I were able to finish off the Hunkar Begendi but after that we were full. We still managed to order desert and some Kadayif was also very good. I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My husband and I eat at Hunkar very often. It's also one of our favorite places to bring friends and family. The food is delicious. The service is a wonderful blend of comfortable and skilled. Every server we've ever had has been friendly and accommodating....We feel incredibly at home at Hunkar and we've had many, many delightful meals there. I also have an allergy to soy oil and they are always very careful to tell me what has any soy in it (which is usually only food prepared in the fryer.) Not only is the service wonderful and the food delicious, the prices are incredibly reasonable. You can't go wrong at Hunkar. I'm so glad they're there and I hope to enjoy their food and ambience for many years to come.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Have been a frequent visitor of this BYOB charming, cozy, family-run and child friendly restaurant for many years. Very good spread for vegetarians. Excellent service most of the times.

Date of visit: October 2017
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