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319 Hackensack St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072-1043
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to live in East Rutherford and we frequently this restaurant. Most of their appetizers are vegetarian - and I recommend getting the platter. You will not find falafel here, just FYI. There are many more entree options for meat-eaters, just one veggie entree. Their bread is fantastic! This is a family owned business - family members cook and... More 

Thank KSKapoor
South Jersey
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

One of my customers has been bugging me for two years to go to lunch. So we went Wednesday. Late lunch. We sat "out back" in their little enclosed deck with a great view of the NYC skyline over the Meadowlands. Since the whole place is staffed by an extended Turkish family, I asked him to order. No idea what... More 

Thank wilburthebud
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

love it here have been many times friendly family run place. the hummus is so good you will never buy store bought again. the mixed platter is amazing i love the fact that its mixed i could never decide what i want.

Thank mom0610
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Was surprised to see the restaurant almost full inspite of a very cold winter evening with snow banks still on its street. You can always tell a good restaurant when its own people (Of Turkey origin) patronize the place. Had the panned eggplant and chicken Shish kebab and was not disappointed. Would go back to try their other dishes.

Thank RashidMarwat
Maywood, New Jersey
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Eight friends went to Hunker last night for dinner. This was not the first time that individual members of the group had been to this restaurant so we were fully aware of the high quality of the food. We were not disappointed at all. We started with Shepherd's Salad and moved onto hummus, stuffed zucchini, and fried Calamari. All were... More 

Thank amyhhs
west caldwell
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were very disappointed with the food was just fair but the service was very slow and inattentive. There were several large parties so other tables were being ignored

Thank jack r
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our dinner experience is very good. The place is low key and friendly. There are street parking even on Friday evening, which is a real treat for those of us traveling from Manhattan and Westchester. All appetizers are great and we like Calf Liver a lot, and the Zucchini Pancake is a must try. We order a bunch of appetizers... More 

Thank Henry C
Troy, New York
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Very impressed. Wow. Excellent food, excellent value. An extensive menu. The service was good, polite, attentive but not overbearing. I ordered Lentil Soup and a chicken, yogurt dish - excellent. I can't wait to go back and explore other items on the menu and I'm looking forward to introducing a few friends to Hunkar. I really like seeing so many... More 

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Juiz de Fora, MG
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The proof that the food is authentically Turkish is the fact that Turkish families from all over the area eat here. The soups are marvelous, as are the cold appetizers. My main course was the stuffed cabbage, which was among the best I've ever had. I skipped dessert, as I find them too sweet. Alcohol is not served, but you... More 

Thank riquecohen
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Parking is tough in this area, but the many Turkish patrons prove how authentic the food is. I've been lucky enough to visit Istanbul ten times over the years, and the food here is just excellent. Great service, very knowledgeable about what is good and not on the menu. Try to get a seat in the new enclosed porch in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Hackensack St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072-1043
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Carlstadt
  • Phone Number: 201-507-0606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?