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“Authentic Turkish Food in Friendly Shop”
Review of Cafe Turko

Cafe Turko
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Ranked #187 of 4,248 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fremont Ave.
Description: Cafe Turko in its amazing decor and athmosphere offers an extensive, authentic menu of Seasonal Dishes and Traditional Turkish Favorites with rich: Vegetarian Vegan Gluten Free Halal meat only. (Halal = meat: cut and prepared according to Islamic traditions) Kid / Family Friendly Atmosphere. Chef Sureyya Gokeri offers dishes ALI NAZIK, BEYTI KABAB ... that made Cafe Turko popular all around Seattle. Our goal is to provide you a unique environment to dine and enjoy the legendary Turkish tastes and hospitality while smelling the tantalizing aromas coming from our open kitchen. Stop by for an exceptional experience .
Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband was in Turkey in the mid-80s, and he was so pleased to find a restaurant with food like he remembered from Adana. There wasn't a thing that we tried that wasn't great - from the spinach hummus to the baklava and Turkish coffee. The owners are friendly, enjoyed talking about their homeland. The shop has a variety of foods for sale, along with handmade cups, plates, and other items. There are also scarves, rugs, and other decor available.

We had the spinach hummus, and, as good as it was, the bread was even better. The freshly-made flat bread was hot and full of flavor. We had the Abdullah Kebab and Sultan Kebab plates. The lamb was fresh and tender. The rice had chick peas in it, and the salad had a pleasing balsamic vinaigrette. There was a variety of fresh desserts, and we tried a few. The baklava was nothing like I was used to. It was light and slightly sweet, nothing like the honey-drenched pastry I have had. It was wonderful, with pistachios on top of a light, flaky piece of heaven. The Turkish coffee was authentic and powerful, with the requisite grounds in the bottom of the cup. It was fun watching my husband savoring his, enjoying the memories along with the freshly-made, robust flavor.

We will definitely return, possibly on a Sunday when we can enjoy the Fremont Sunday Market and the stop here for lunch. We about three hours south, but will be a short drive when we have Cafe Turko to look forward to.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

café turko, located inside a non-descript exterior in hopping fremont neighborhood, is like going to your neighbor's house for a meal. wife & husband owners are friendly & involved. she cooks, he serves, both watch over the place & chat up the customers. used to be his rug shop, now converted into a turkish eat & shop. atmosphere is casual. food is fresh, delicious ingredients pop on your palate. everything is tasty. servers are casual too... usually have to be flagged down. easy on the budget, you can sample a few dishes to share or not. authentic food, authentic desserts, authentic owners!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went to Cafe Turko for lunch. Lovely mom and pop place in the heart of the funky neighborhood of Fremont. The cafe is on the same street as the Waiting for the Interurban sculpture. I felt like I had walked into a cafe in Turkey !! I had really yummy lentil soup. There are 5 versions of humous on the menu - yam, spinach, beet, eggplant and regular !! I will be going back there sometime soon.

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Reviewed September 27, 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2015
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