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Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant

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Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant is located at Shaw Towers and specialises in Turkish cuisine.

Daily: 12:00 - 21:30

$24 based on 75 submissions
Dinner (25 votes), Lunch (20 votes), Quiet (19 votes)
Jeremie Bodin

A great Turkish restaurant

went there for a work lunch. The place doesn't look trendy and doesn't try either. The menu is simple yet all the dishes were good. I had the Sofra Kebap and it was excellent, the cheese was lovely, the lamb and beef really flavoursome and the aubergines perfectly cooked, the bread was light. Proper turkish food. It is one of the too rare restaurants in Singapore when you feel that the owners and the cooks actually care about the food they serve, rather than creating a pathetic hype to justify stealing from their customers. The service was a bit chaotic and it took a bit too long to get the deserts and the bill. and don't expect a smile. I will definetely come again though, for great food sold at a great price.

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22 Feb 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

AWARDED: Worst Restaurant Service Ever

Save you money on food and service that you can get here at Sofra. My worst experience on Turkish food and beyond that the SERVICE. 

The restaurant was totally empty (have always seen it like that especially during lunch) and you'd see signs of Reserved on every table. You can't get a table of your choice more so nobody came up while we were there and the stewardess very smilingly said a big party is awaited ...lol

Crew REALLY REALLY gives a d*** to whether you like the food or not. We left 90% of what we ordered and they were shameless in giving us vouchers of 10$ discount on next time. They didnt even care to know if the food was under expectations.
Veg Kebab - Unluckily we ordered veg Kebab, which is no where near to Kebab, it was a vegetable mixture looking like rissoto
Soup - No where even miles lose to how Turkish soup is.
Chicken Kebabs - Tooo spicy
Service - Crew would stand on your head and keep staring at you, laughing, (found that wierd) 

No doubts this restaurant is a defunct place and no wonder if they are making any money considering the HORRENDOUS SERVICE and food they are offering.
Having food there might as well give you a not so good impression on what Turkish food, and might not be fair. 

Turkish food is to die for, go to a better and known place.

14 Aug 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

very slow service!!!!

Had to go to the counter to request for a menu and waited for a long time till the waiters stopped their chit chat to come over and take out orders.
25 Jun 2013 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

A great Turkish restaurant

went there for a work lunch. The place doesn't look trendy and doesn't try either. The menu is simple yet all the dishes were good. I had the Sofra Kebap and it was excellent, the cheese was lovely, the lamb and beef really flavoursome and the aubergines perfectly cooked, the bread was light. Proper turkish food. It is one of the too rare restaurants in Singapore when you feel that the owners and the cooks actually care about the food they serve, rather than creating a pathetic hype to justify stealing from their customers. The service was a bit chaotic and it took a bit too long to get the deserts and the bill. and don't expect a smile. I will definetely come again though, for great food sold at a great price.
24 Oct 2012 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Portions are small nowadays

I've been to sofra once in a while since 2004. Agree with the previous reviewer that the portions have gone down.  I was disappointed the last time I went in 2010.
Quality of food is quite nice, better than the turkish restaurant at the nearby suntec city.  Recommended.
28 Apr 2012 • 40 reviews • 1 follower

Don't let the quality drop!

I've been going to Sofra for years, and continue to do so. Great food, reasonable prices, good service, good variety.

A couple of disturbing things though, and I'm mentioning this so that the management can do something about it:

Portions and prices: Recently the prices went up slightly, that is understandable. But when one of my favourite dishes, the Chef's Plate, became smaller at the same time, that is Not A Good Thing. At the very least it should be the same size if you're charging more.

Used to be that I could barely finish the Chef's Plate; the last two times I had it I came away still hungry.

Management - your response please.

Cleanliness: Sofra is a clean place. However, one time I went, probably around November of 2011, I went to the cash register to pick up my change, and I saw on the wall behind the register, which leads to the kitchen, 4 or 5 cockroaches scrambling around. It was shocking, and as that was in plain sight where the staff are all day, they had to know.

As a result I as really put off on the place and didn't return for a few months.

Last time I went, a couple of weeks ago, I checked and didn't see it, I just hope they did a good job of getting rid of them.

Management - your response please.