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Taksim - East Village (short review)


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Taksim - East Village (short review)

carbonara | Jan 24, 2007 01:52 AM

In brief, it was fantastic. Even better than the midtown location, since they've opted for candles in lieu of glaring cafeteria light. The medium-rare lamb shish kebab was fantastic (tender, flavorful), the mezes were great (they have some of my favorite taramosalata in the city), and the waiters could not have been more helpful with our BYOB ensemble of a six-pack of beer, a bottle of wine, and a bottle of port. I was less enamored of the borek (too greasy for my tastes, though others may disagree) and the lentil balls (too starchy). It seems they intend to stay BYOB, without a corkage fee, even after they get their liquor license. Hooray!

This older review encouraged us to go:

It was bizarrely empty, though I guess it was a Wednesday night. I would recommend going now before the hordes descend.

Location: 2nd Avenue below 6th Street

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