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New Kapadokia

Judith Hurley | Apr 30, 200510:39 PM

We were looking for somewhere to have early dinner on the peninsula, heading back from SF, and I remembered having read about New Kapadokia somewhere on this board recently, so we gave it a try. It's a very welcoming and pleasant place.

The appetizers were delicious. They're not on the menu, rather offered on a tray, so I can't begin to say what they were in detail, much less spell them, but we had a pepper (and tomato?) spread and something like flautas, rolled up, fried and filled with cheese. Delicious. There were also dolmas, chummus, baba ganoush, another mashed eggplant spread, and a couple of others I can't recall.

I had stuffed eggplant and my husband had lambchops. My entree was the more interesting and I'd recommend it. We didn't have dessert, but I enjoyed my Turkish coffee, and it's fun to watch the waiter twirl the tray with the coffee on it.

We both drank Efes, a light Turkish beer. I think the restaurant would benefit from a good wine selection. All we were offered were a chardonnay, a cab an a merlot by the glass, without much other information about them.

Given the many Middle Eastern options in our area, I wouldn't call New Kapadokia extraordinary or unique, but I'd go back any time.

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