Visited 01/20/2018 for dinner with neighbors
This Turkish restaurant was recommended to us by a Turkish couple, so not too much of a risk in going here.
To start... the ambiance is very nice... if a bit loud.
We started off with the mixed sample grill and some lebneh. All of which was excellent... even the babaganoush, of which I'm not a big fan. But the lebneh... OH my! Just wonderful.
The entrees were: Bodrum Cokertme Kebab, (served with crispy shredded potatoes in a tomato butter sauce with garlic yogurt), Lamb shank (served with mashed potatoes and green beans), Hunkar Begendi (served with a light tomato sauce over warm eggplant puree) and the Turkish dumplings (small ravioli-like dumplings handmade in our kitchen, stuffed with lamb and onions and served with house made garlic yogurt and butter). Again, everything this was terrific and every plate of each of these entrees was 'licked' clean. (ok... not really)
The waitress service was very prompt, friendly and courteous... and the prices are all very reasonable.
So, why only 4 stars? Minor things really... the loudness is one thing. (I just hate having to yell at my wife or friend sitting across the table in order to continue the conversation.) The other is, it's dark.' Additional lighting (smart phone lite) was necessary in order to be able to read the menu. I suppose the darkness helps make the 'ambiance'... but a little more light please.
My wife also complained that her dish could have been a bit hotter, but then she likes her meals REALLY hot, so there's that.
Overall, this is a pretty terrific 'new' restaurant we just found. We look forward to going back again... maybe for lunch when it's not so dark.
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