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Turkish Kitchen, Berkeley report w/ pics

hhc | Jan 26, 200808:03 AM

Three of us decided to try Turkish Kitchen for dinner because I read good things about this place. It's relatively new, friend said it used to be a Fish 'N Chips place.

Nice murals on the walls & ceiling. Nice & bright inside, good for photos. We picked the table by the window & they brought menus quickly.

We ordered:

Combo appetizer (for 2) $10.95-dolma, hummus, ezme, babaghanouj, kisir. It was all good, Recommended. Comes w/ bread good for dipping into the appetizer.

lentil soup $3.75-just ok. I prefer to actually see the beans w/ more spice. This was very smooth,creamy, & bland.

sucuk & cheese pie $7.95-spiced beef sausage w/ cheese. Like a calzone, thought the beef sausage was kinda dry & too chewy, cheese average, dough just ok. Comes w/ a boring salad on the side.

Beyti $9.75-ground lamb wrapped in lavash, served w/ special sauce, yogurt & butter. It looked great, but didn't taste that good. Pretty average.

Adana kebap platter, $9.75. Only 1 kebab w/ scoop of white rice & side salad. Kebab was dry & not very good. Ask for sumac for your rice!

Credit cards taken, our total was $45.84 before tip. One unisex bathroom in the corner up front. Can be very loud inside w/ the music & high ceiling.

To try next time: manti, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee, Kazandibi "bottom of the pot" that hounds like:

It's about 2.5 short blocks from Downtown Berkeley Bart Station. Across from Zatar & Brazil Cafe.

My pics:

Turkish Kitchen
1984 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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