Sonal C •
15 Oct 2013 • 29 reviews • 0 follower
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.
 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.
 Hummus: The texture not to smooth, spices perfectly balanced... just simple and savoury...
 Coban Salata: This cold salad comprising of cucumber, feta cheese and tomatoes is extremely tasty and refreshing.
 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).
 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...
 Lavash: A balloon bread with sesame seeds sprinkled generously served hot with the meze platter…
 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.
 Kunefe: Although their kunefe isn't the best I have ever tried... it is really good.