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New Turkish Restaurant discovery in South Bay!

Ahmet Toprak | Nov 23, 200304:22 PM

I learned a few weeks ago about a Turkish owned restaurant on Murphy St. in Sunnyvale. 133 South Murphy to be exact.

Since then I visited the place, and discovered that I know the cook from a previous (now closed) restaurant in Redwood City, up from where New Kapadokia is located.

The name of the restaurant is "Taverna Gyros", and the owners are Emrah and Ayfer Gures.

There is plenty of near by parking, I parked at the Sunnyvale Towncenter shopping center, behind Macy's and just crossed the street and walked down the Murphy Ave.

I have arranged a get-together by my program's listeners on Wednesday Nov. 26. evening starting aroung 6:00. All Chowhounders are also all welcome to stop by.

They make döner kebap (they are referring to it as "gyro") from scratch and it is yummy. They have two types: Beef+lamb combo, and chicken.

They also have an extensive selection of other meat dishes, vegetarian plates, and desserts.

They even have "pastirma", the original pastrami. As a restaurant, they do not have to do much with it other than slice it up and serve. Pastirma is not cooked and served like pastrami. But it is unusual in that I have not seen it in restaurants here much.

Incidentially, I also got the news a few days ago, two Turks also opened a hairdresser --Istanbul-- accross the street from them. So you can get your Turkish hairdo or haircut and walk across the street and get your Turkish chow!

Ahmet Toprak
Director, San Francisco Turkish Radio



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