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One Turkish meal in Chicago - which should I choose?

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One Turkish meal in Chicago - which should I choose?

AnneInMpls | Apr 21, 2009 02:13 PM

Is there a noble soul who has tried all/most/several Turkish restaurants in Chicago and can advise me?

The hubs and I will be in town next month for 2 nights (Fri-Sat). We desperately need Turkish food for dinner on one of those nights. On our last visit, we went to Cafe Orchid and loved it - I would definitely go again - but is that my best bet in Chicago?

Note that I just want stellar food - I don't care about decor or entertainment. And it's gotta be true Turkish food, not pan-Middle Eastern or Mediterranean. Price is no object, which means that really cheap food is fine, as long as it's great.

So, here are all the Turkish restaurants that I know about:

- A La Turka ( http://www.alaturkachicago.com )

- Arkadash ( http://www.myarkadashcafe.com )

- Cafe Orchid ( http://www.cafeorchid.com )

- Cousin's/Efes Cafe

- Nazarlik

- Sortie ( http://www.sortiechicago.com )

- Turkish Cuisine and Bakery ( http://www.turkishcuisine.net )

- Turquoise Cafe ( http://www.turquoisedining.com )

Which should I choose? Are they any others I should know about?

Thanks,
Anne

P.S. My info was gleaned from CenterStageChicago.com here:
http://www.centerstagechicago.com/res...
http://centerstage.net/restaurants/ar...

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