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USD 5 - USD 24
CUISINES
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Lunch with my wife first time to this restaurant so we weren’t quite sure what to expect. First off it’s located on the Enmore side of Newtown so that was great, easier for parking and less ‘busy’. Secondly we were quickly and warmly greeted and...after being seated and looking at the men had no idea on what to order as we’re not familiar with Turkish cuisine. We asked our assigned waitress to assist and suggest, or to select what she would order if she was sitting. Her choices were unbelievable and I’m embarrassed but unapologetic to say we scoffed the lot! The flavours of each dip, dish and combinations were unreal. The trio dip meze, the accompanying Turkish bread lightly oiled and grilled were a great start. The pide! Wow, thin crust, chopped lamb and tomato, capsicum and peppers. The beyti kebab equally tasty and amazing flavoursome. All up a wonderful experience and we’ll definitely be visiting again. Great staff, speedy and helpful service.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

It's not a huge place but it does fill up at different times, even on weekdays. I was able to book ahead for our group of 6 & the cutlery & water glasses were all set beforehand. I ordered a mixed shish plate, and we...ordered a few pides which we shared around. I haven't had many pides in my time but that the chicken & cheese one was the best pide I've ever tasted. Even the vegetarian one that I tried was pretty tasty. BYO charge is $2.50 per person if you're mindful of those things, as my group shared 2 bottles of wine, so it was a reasonable charge. We shared a dessert which was a sponge cake with some sort of raspberry topping, that was soft and sweet and decadent. Service was a little slow but we weren't in any real hurry. Overall it was a pretty decent experience.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

It was our first time going there as a family of 9 we booked it for Ramadan iftar. Service was so slow, no cups no water on the table, dips came we asked for bread but waited half hour just for a basket of bread...which wasnt even fresh! The main dishes came in parts 2 mains(plates) came and again we waited for other mains for at least 20 mins. So disappointed! It was our fisrt and last. Waste of money!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

Very disappointing. The waitress lied about what we were served/ordered from the menu, which was only rectified after raising it with the manager. The level of eye rolls and huffing was deserving of an academy award.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 15 April 2021 via mobile

Went and asked how long it’d take as I’m on a work break, they said 10 minutes, that seems ok; 30 minutes later I get my food while waiting in store, I politely ask them about the wait thinking I’d get a generic apology saying...they were busy ( they were basically empty this day ) but the worker says there was no wait, that it took exactly 10 minutes like he said, maybe an extra minute or two. I point out the fact that I was aware of the exact time I entered and he then starts arguing with me and trying to tell me I’m wrong and that he can go grab the docket to prove me wrong if I like; I tell him to go grab the docket as I was watching my watch the whole time; he proceeds to go over to the dockets, has a look and tells me he lost the docket ( ofcourse he did... ); reminder that it’s empty today so there wasn’t much to look through... after this he says maybe it was absolute max 15 minutes but no more then that and I tell him one last time that it was clearly over 30 and ask why he won’t acknowledge that, he then proceeds to glare at me and says “What are you gonna do about it!!” This was just ridiculous, I would have been happy with an apology, even if it was some fake excuse, just an apology would have sufficed. The business needs to review its employees!!! Worst service ever! Avoid like the plague unless you’re looking for a fight.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Restaurant was quiet on the day we visited. There was no request for Covid sign in. Ordered our meal, waited for over 30 minutes and the waitress returned to inform us the order was missing! Lost us as a customer!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Great for a group of friends (we were a group of 8). Ordered a mix of entree dishes, shish (can add extra kebabs to each serving, which makes it more economical) and some other dishes. All full of flavour, meat lean (good). I’ve had better...falafels but each middle eastern cuisine do them slightly differently (so I might just prefer the Lebanese style, versus the Turkish). Service was good and we were not rushed. Recommended for middle eastern/Turkish in Newtown areaMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

A party of 5 had early dinner, restaurant is pretty full, we loved all the different dishes and flavors. We had been to Turkey recently and seriously this place has very good food. We absolutely loved the Beyti kebab, Etly Guvec, Kofte Piyaz and Cig...Kofte. Come back for more!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

This place is always busy and we were not disappointed with the food the service our the price. We both ordered vegetarian pides and entree. Food arrived quickly and the staff experienced. Tasty food good outlook onto Enmore rd and great value too. We will...be back thanksMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2019

The meats were cooked well - generally it was good food but the kebabs seemed rather short. The adana kebab was 15cm long, the lamb one had 4 pieces and the chicken one 5 - some of the photos on here show those numbers, others...show 6 pieces or a much longer adana. So the mixed kebab plate was tasty but it wasn't good value. The pide would have been good but it was very undercooked and doughy.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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I'm pretty sure they don't serve alcohol in-house but BYO is fine. There's a bottle shop a few doors down that I grabbed some wine from.
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Taste of Turkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4