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“Authentic, delicious, reasonable and near UC campus” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Turkish Kitchen

Turkish Kitchen
Ranked #187 of 690 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $10 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oakland, California
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious, reasonable and near UC campus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2009

For a foodie capital, the immediate surroundings of Berkeley's UC campus have some pretty grungy blocks and restaurants that aren't that good. But as you head north to the Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue, one of the first signs of improvement and better food is the Turkish Kitchen. Unassuming as it looks, this is a very authentic Turkish restaurant. Get in the mood with the goofy hand-painted map of the Mediterranean spread across the ceiling, piped in Turkish TV, and pick some of the dishes you might not know from the display case and photo menu above. The friendly young staff will also help with suggestions. Doener, kebabs, lamb, hummus, you name it, they do it well and reasonably. Definitely worth a couple of visits.

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  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New England
1 review
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2009

We had the lentil soup (traditional American lentil soup just does not compare) and it was creamy and very tasty. The sutlac (rice pudding) is worth a trip to California (from Maine!!!) We loved this restaurant. The family owners were warm and welcoming. We will go back immediately when we return to CA.

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Berkeley, California
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Falafel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2009

You cannot go wrong with getting the falafel sandwich at this place. It's reasonably priced at a little more than 6 dollars, and it tastes great! It is huge, so make sure you are hungry. The platters are also of very good quality and are delicious. The ambiance is not great, but it's a good take-out place. The staff are friendly and nice. I go a few times a month and it has always been good.

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“Authentic! Simply worthwhile!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2008

Authentic! Simply worthwhile!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2008

I love manti :)

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