We've been going to this place for years now but hadnt been there in a long time (over 6 monthes)
no dissapppointments 0 the food was fabulous, simple and delicious at reasonable prices
fried calamari with garlic sauce - meltingly tender and geniuinely crisp with a delicious thin lemon garlic sauce (maybe an aioli type sauce thinned out?)
the fried liver cubes with raw red onion and lemon. Again meltingly tender - one time I asked and the owner explained that they soak the liver in milk overnight. What ever they do this is an amazing dish there. We had it last week at what used to be Kazans and I liked it but felt something was missing - this rendition was 120% perfect.
the patlican salad = turkish version of smoky babaganoush. Really for baba fans this is in the top 5 city wide and rivals Atlantic Avenue and in my book beats Ali's which is a huge statement.
fried eggplant salad - tomato sauce with sauteed eggplant, peppers and spices = the only so so dish of te lot. Not that it was bad but just didnt hold up to he other dishes
Coban Salad perfectly dressed with zingy fresh lemon juice and EVOO. It glistened on the plate and in our mouthes. Fresh, delicious and bright.
Grilled Swordfish had been chargrilled on skewer with bay leaves, some onion and lemon quarters. The lemon and the bay leaves left a wonderful impression on the fish and they were fun to eat along with the rest of the meal- again meltingly tender
St. Peters Fish- nicely cooked with salad and rice
Shrimp Kebab - Very Large Skewer with 5 jumbo shrimp and lots of charred veggies in between - I didnt taste it but it looked great
Lamb Kofta Kebabs - Real lamb flavor not diluted - nice sized portion served with rice and very sweet strips of red onion.
Dinner for 5 $105 including tax but not tip.
Its in Little Neck on Northern Blvd a block or two east of Scobees Diner.
It's nice to come back to a place after a long absence and find the quality still there. we have no affiliation with them, other than being a satisfied customers. our 85 year old aunt lives in the neighborhood so we go there as a family. I asked the owner how business was, and he commented that it was fine, but not as good as before. New York restaurants are still really hurting from the aftershocks of 9-11 and the recession.