I ate there twice in the past month, both times ending up with some digestive issues. This isn't the first time that I've had turkish or mediterranean food, or even the first time in the Lehigh Valley, but the first time having food this bland. Perhaps the owner has lost his Turkish touch.
On my first visit, I ordered a falafel sandwich and lentil soup. The cook asked me what sauce I wanted. I asked that he prepare it the way he would for guests. He explained that some people want humus, some want tsiziki sauce, and some want cucumber sauce. I asked again that he prepare it the typical way. When he seemed confused, I explained that I'd like it the way he would prepare it in Turkey, or if customers didn't make a preference. He just seemed confused and gave me humus spread. The falafel did not appear to include any spices -- it could have been prepared at Wegman's. The lentil souce was likewise bland.
On my next visit, I ordered stuffed grape leaves and chicken shish kebab. The gape leaves had a bitter taste. The rice was watery, suggesting that they were sitting in cold storage for several days. (Fantastic grape leaves can be had at Elias' Farmers Market across the street for 25 cents each, but I idgress.) The shish kebab tasted like the meat was recently reheaded, perhaps in the microwave, and lacked any flair.
The service is friendly but uninspired as is the cooking. The wind blows through the entire restaurant whenever someone opens a door. If they are hoping to get eat-in traffic, perhaps they should put a barrier up as One Third does.
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