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Kervan Update

Rachel Perlow | Oct 31, 2000 01:34 AM

Kervan is still wonderful. Jason and I went to the one in Cliffside Park a couple weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed. Delicious homus (their spelling), babagannosh and lentil soup were enjoyed with their special bread (somewhere between really thick pita and focacia) followed by Iskender Kebab (gyro served over garlicy pita chips with yogurt & tomato sauce) ordered by Jason, and Adana Kebab (ground beef & lamb served over rice (no sauce) with grilled tomatoes and onion salad) by me, we each preferred the other's dish but both were excellent. We swooned over their baklava and turkish coffee & waddled home!

How come we didn't know about this place when we lived in Fort Lee?!!!

I was pleasantly surprised to see the Tenafly location advertised on their check folder, so after house hunting in the area on Sunday (cross your fingers for us, I think we found something!) we went to Kervan II for dinner. It is almost as good as the Cliffside Park location, which is high praise!

Kervan II's menu is slightly expanded, probably to account for the more suburban taste of the neighborhood, with more fish/shellfish dishes and a dinner salad (sounds like diner standard greek salad with grilled chicken breast to me) on the menu. The prices are about the same, but interestingly the mezes are slightly more expensive while the entree's are slightly less expensive (I emphasize slightly, I'm talking 50 cents to a dollar differences).

Also, this location has falafel (brown and crunchy on the outside, very green on the inside, quite good, served as an appetizer) while the other didn't. And, although we didn't order it (it came unbidden complements of the house) because we were too full and tired and had to drive an hour home, once again we enjoyed their baklava (this time the rolled kind).

Kervan Kabob House, 201-945-7227/7228
360 Lawton Avenue, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Kervan II, 201-871-4550/4568
37 River Edge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670

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