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Alaturka

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Alaturka is a Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant located at Bussorah Street.

Daily: 11:00 - 23:00

+65 62940304
$23 based on 60 submissions
Dinner (30 votes), Quiet (17 votes), After Work (16 votes)
The City Nomad

Ok Turkish food...

Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... Alaturka is one of Singapore's few Turkish restaurants (as the name suggests). Located in the Arab Street area, they serve up reasonably authentic Turkish cuisine which is somewhat of a rarity in Singapore. This place is no frills but the interior is actually pretty cool. A decent place if you've got a hankering for some grilled meats.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • moussaka6 votes
  • Meze Tabagi4 votes
  • Tavuk Sis (Chicken Skewer)3 votes
  • Bread2 votes
  • cucumber an yoghurt salad2 votes
  • lavash bread2 votes
  • Any of the grills1 vote
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10 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice place, food is disappointing.

We ordered Falafels, they were over fried and under seasoned, very bland and lacking flavor. The kebabs were also lacking flavor, they were served with "brown sauce". I don't think there is anything Turkish about brown sauce. Moussaka was also cooked in brown sauce and the only tomatoes to be found were 2 small slices resting on top as a garnish. We hoped for a nice dessert to end our meal, unsurprisingly, the baklava was as disappointing as the previous courses. If you want a Turkish meal experience, don't eat at Alaturka
12 Sep 2014 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Ok Turkish food...

Review first appears here on CityNomads.com.... Alaturka is one of Singapore's few Turkish restaurants (as the name suggests). Located in the Arab Street area, they serve up reasonably authentic Turkish cuisine which is somewhat of a rarity in Singapore. This place is no frills but the interior is actually pretty cool. A decent place if you've got a hankering for some grilled meats.
11 May 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Poor service, really bad tomatoes

When we arrived we ignored for a very long time. Even when we grabbed someone they were reluctant to serve us...they said the kitchen was very busy. Clearly they don't understand that, even if the kitchen is busy, you acknowledge your customers. We ordered the Caprese salad, knowing it was a gamble as the quality of tomatoes in Singapore is very poor. I figured a nice Italian Trattoria would figure out how to get good tomatoes, but no, the tomatoes were even worse than you find in Fair Price. The pasta took a long time coming due to the slow kitchen, and was not bad, but not fantastic.
Hummus
15 Oct 2013 • 29 reviews • 0 follower

Alaturka: Turkish / Middle-eastern Delight

This cozy little restaurant, situated on 16 Bussorah St, off Arab street has a charm of its own. Right from the purple flower theme decorating the brick walls, to the various artifacts adorning the walls, the place has an appeal of its own. Then it could be the beautiful ceiling lamps, or simply the evil eye or the blue ceramic clock suspended in the middle of the restaurant. 

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Coming down to food... I have been to this restaurant so many times now, that I don't even look at the menu anymore... These are a few of my favourites at Alaturka.  [1] Meze Tabagi: Whether you are in a large group of small, this dish is really a must try. It is an assortment of various mezzes or dips.  [2] Hummus: The texture not to smooth, spices perfectly balanced... just simple and savoury...   [3] Coban Salata: This cold salad comprising of cucumber, feta cheese and tomatoes is extremely tasty and refreshing.  [4] Vegetatian Mousakka: The dish comes in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. We opt for the vegetarian... the dish comprises of diced potatoes and eggplants served with vegetables and melted cheese. The dish is served on a hot stove... the dish is quite heavy... and oily too, for those counting calories, for there are a number of fried elements within... Having said that, it is equally scrumptious and vegetarians will surely enjoy it (provided you actually like eggplant).  [5] Lahmacun: The Turkish pizza is one of my favourite... and while meatlovers can opt for the non-veg (usually lamb) lahmacun, try Alaturka's vegetarian lahmacun... it's quite well made...  [6] Lavash: A balloon bread with sesame seeds sprinkled generously served hot with the meze platter…  [7] Shish Tawook (Taouk): Beautifully marinated chicken is grilled to perfection (not dry, nice and juicy) and served on a skewer with pilaf, the middle-eastern rice and assorted vegetables.    [8] Kunefe: Although their kunefe isn't the best I have ever tried... it is really good. 

28 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Disappointing lunch.

I went to this place for lunch today with my wife. Unfortunately it was very disappointing. We started with hummus and felafel. The hummus was so-so the felafel were 'pappy' - just dense and claggy in the mouth, not light and fragrant as they should be.
We ordered two mains - both labeled as house specials - a lamb and beef kofte and a grilled chicken kebab. We ate about 4 mouthfuls of each and then asked for the bill. Neither were nice and both were covered in a sweet, gooey, sauce. I can only think that this appeals to Singaporean sweet teeth.
To their credit, the manager enquired if there was a problem when we asked for the bill with barely touched plates and I told him that we didn't like the food. He was gracious and without us suggesting, removed the cost of the kofte from the bill.
I wouldn't recomend.