1834 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Breakfast
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10:30 PM, Friday and Saturday6 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 10:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Sigara borek; sous borek; dolmas; hummos; baba ghanoush; iman bayaldi, the classic stuffed-eggplant dish; doner kebab; iskander kebab; lamb kebab; yogurtlu kebab with beef; kuzu guvec, a lamb-and-eggplant casserole; whole roast baby lamb (Thursdays only);
Appetizers $3.95 to $5.95, entrées $5.95 to $16.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: This stylish restaurant across the street from the Georgetown Safeway is no trendy pretender: The Turkish-style mezze and kebabs would be right at home in the cafes of Istanbul.
What to get: Sigara börek, crisp feta-cheese-filled cylinders of phyllo pastry; the airy fish-roe dip tarama; doner kebab, seasoned and marinated shavings of spit-roasted lamb, either solo or Iskender-style, layered with pita and yogurt; spicy adana kebabs, made with ground beef.
Best for: Diners who don’t want to sacrifice style in their search for authenticity.
Insider tip: Thursday is whole-roast-lamb night—and it’s a treat. Delivery (within three miles) is free.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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