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1986 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-540-9997
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berkeley, California
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We often come here before/after a movie or play and are always satisfied. These are the items we have tried: Lentil soup: delicious red lentil soup served with a large piece of bread Cacik: homemade yogurt, cucumber, mint, dill, garlic: very refreshing Hummus and babaghanouj: very tasty Kofte Lamb combo: combination of a skewer of lamb and two pieces of... More 

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Thank FarmerRK
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

On a hot day in Berkeley, this was one of the few that had AC on, so I dined there, and the food was very balanced with meat and veges and grain. The falafels were just right in texture and taste. Service was very courteous and my questionsabout various dishes were well answered. Some traditional Turkish music would be nice... More 

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Thank justinberrings
Oakland, California
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508 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place totally feels like a student restaurant with the affordable prices, down-market decorations and perfunctory service. The food was all right, nothing special. Not a place to pamper yourself.

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Thank Thomas V
Berkeley, California
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119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place offers decent Turkish food- not much to write home about if you're used to the real thing. Some of the dishes are very fresh, others like the burek taste reheated. I think that dishes are overpriced for a very simple quality of food. The service is slow, and the servers aren't very friendly.

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Thank BemusedBee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Good food. Had the meat cheese pie was excellent. Had the chicken beyti. Chicken a bit dry but flavorful and tomato sauce on top was great.. Staff was Turkish and Turkish people were eating. Legitimate. I recommend.

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Thank Bff N
Oakland, California
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My friend likes to take me to different places, some spicy some not and this place was refreshing as it is healthy and tasty! Located on Shattuck near University, I was happy the place was clean and comfortable! Nothing fancy but the service was attentive and food was delish! There is metered street parking available but the meters are $3.25... More 

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Thank KWong55
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We left the restaurant with a feeling of having had a low quality fast food dish for a price of a decent food. Also the Ayran drink was horrible. I will never go back.

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Thank alakia
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Casual, friendly atmosphere. Delicious food. Doner to die for. Top notch service, good wine and beer selection. Kids menu A+

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Thank 869george
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Appetizers were great and the kebab meat was tender and very fresh. The service was also very good and the place is quiet and family friendly

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Thank Carlos P
Arcata, California
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I used to love Turkish Kitchen. However, recently, I should have realized something I changed because there were very few people eating there. The lamb shish was practically not able to be cut up, it was so tough. The hummus had no flavoring at all. And my friend's chicken dish was blah. What happened? We had many happy times there,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1986 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-540-9997

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?