Last night 6 hounds met at New Kapakokia in Redwood City. I've not had Turkish food before but have tried similar cuisines so I had some idea of comparisons. We were starved when we got there so quickly ordered several starters. Our server brought out a tray with several small plates for us to chose from but to be honest I can't come up with too much detail other than there were 2 different eggplant dishes, a red pepper/walnut spread, a chicken spread, zucchini fritters (reminded me of latkes), and others that I can't remember. I'm sure someone else will remember these dishes in far more detail; I'm not doing them justice. We decided that we'd each order an entree and share them which worked out well. The owner was generous in making each entree large enough so that we each got a good serving. The entree I chose was the Kofte Kebab "five miniature hamburgers, seasoned with Turkish spices, flame-broiled to perfection and served with rice pilaf" - choice of soup or salad and a soft drink are included with each entree. I like Kofte; they were nicely seasoned but seemed on the dry side to me. A dollop of yoghurt or some of the delicious sauce from the Manti (Turkish Ravioli) moistened them nicely. On Yimster's recomendation I had the red lentil soup - delicious. With tastes of many small plates and portions of 6 entrees, I was stuffed but still managed to eat my share of the 4 or 5 desserts we ordered! I hope one of the others in attendance will write up the desserts. I think my favorite entree was the Manti (meat version) or the Karniyarik - Stuffed Eggplant. I'll leave the full descriptions of these 2 dishes to Erin and Derek - we agreed that each of us would do a write-up on the entree we ordered. Nice, small place. All dishes are house-made; like good home cooking!
Redwood City CA 94063