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Baklavacı Güllüoğlu (gulluoglu) Turkish in Midwood

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Baklavacı Güllüoğlu (gulluoglu) Turkish in Midwood

Lambretta76 | Apr 17, 2005 10:34 AM

Last night, after a surprisingly good dinner at Sahara Palace on CIA (due to Taci's Beyti being way too packed), I decided to check out the new Turkish chain that popped up on the Ave. called Baklavacı Güllüoğlu.

This place, which was apparently founded in 1871, is famous for its baklava and definitely doesn't disappoint. The two kinds on offer - walnut and pistachio - are both made in Istanbul and flown in to the store. Light and flakey, not like most baklava that is drenched in syrup and honey, this is quite possibly the best version of this dessert I've ever encountered. Price seemed reasonable for takeaway (around $8-$10 a pound), though sitting in the (quite nice) dining room will result in a charge of around $2 pp for two small squares. A great cup of Turkish cofee to go along with it (I opted for a pot of tea, but the coffee was strong, yet mild) and, with a box of their Turkish Delight (also quite good) - the damage was $12.50.

Definitely a worthwhile addition the neighborhood. They also have a number of other options, as well as a couple of savory pies, but it's mostly a dessert joint. Nice room full of wood, gas fireplace, and a quiet soundtrack of Turkish music - definitely a nice place to relax after sampling one of the other Turkish options in the neighborhood.

Link: http://www.gulluoglu.com/

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