340 CALIFORNIA AVE, PALO ALTO
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Dinner Menu

Moussaka

Baked casserole with minced lamb, beef, eggplant, onion, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, topped with Kasar cheese, and served with rice pilaf.

Adana Kebab

Though Adana Kebab is best served at the place of origin in the city of Adana – grilled hand-minced lamb served with rice pilaf and house salad. Now you can enjoy it in Palo Alto.

Suryani

Like cold counterparts, hot mezes like Suryani are shared at the table, steamed bulgur balls filled with seasoned minced meat, walnuts, and semolina served with yogurt.

Alexander

Alexander, the most sought-after Turkish dish is made of slices of layered ground lamb and beef served over cubes of pita in a bed of tomato sauce and yogurt, topped with sizzling butter.

Appetizers

Hummus [V-G] 13
Mashed chickpeas seasoned with tahini, and garlic.

Cacik [VG] 13
Yogurt, cucumber, and garlic.

Eggplant with Tomato Sauce [V-G] 14
Fried eggplant topped with tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers.

Eggplant Purée [V-G]  13
Grilled eggplant purée, garlic, lemon, and yogurt.

Girit [V-G]  16.95
Sheep’s Ezine cheese, and pistachio spread.

Dolma [V-G] 14.95
Grape leaves stuffed with rice pilaf, currant, and pine nuts.

Feta cheese Platter [V-G] 14
Served with lettuce, pickles, and paprika oil.

Muhammara [V] 13
Spicy dip made of walnuts, red bell peppers, and pomegranate molasses.

Artichoke stew( a la polita) [V-G]  16.95
Artichokes, potatoes, carrots, peas, lemon, and dill.

Mix appetizers platter 34
Cacik, hummus, muhammara, eggplant purée, eggplant with tomato sauce, and dolma.

Hot Appetizers

Pan-Fried Liver  16
Pan-fried calf liver served with a side of house salad.

Calamari 17
Fried calamari rings served with garlic and pine nut sauce.

Icli Kofte 14
Deep-fried bulgur balls filled with seasoned minced meat, walnuts, pistachio, and semolina.

Suryani 13 
Steamed bulgur balls filled with seasoned minced meat, walnuts, and semolina served with yogurt.

Sigara Boregi [V]  13
Deep-fried cigar-shaped filo dough, stuffed with feta cheese, and parsley.

Falafel Plate [V]  15.95
Deep-fried falafels served with hummus and salad.

Soup & Salad

Red Lentil [V] 12

Shepherd’s Salad [V-G] 13
Diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, and parsley.

Grilled Octopus Salad [G]  23 
Grilled octopus, tomatoes, arugula, and red onions tossed in red wine vinegar.

Mix Green Salad [V-G]  13
Romaine lettuce, arugula, cucumbers, sliced oranges, and lemon.

Entrées

Chef’s Special Kofte 24.95
Grilled ground lamb patties served with rice pilaf, house salad, tomato, and bell pepper.

Chicken Adana Kebab [G] 23.95 
Chopped and seasoned grilled chicken served with rice pilaf and house salad.

Chicken Shish Kebab [G] 23.95
Grilled marinated cubes of chicken served with rice pilaf and house salad.

Mixed Grill [G] 33.95 
Kofte, chicken, and lamb shish kebab served with rice pilaf and house salad.

Adana Kebab [G] 26.95 
Grilled hand-minced lamb served with rice pilaf and house salad.

Chicken Wings [G] 23.95
Served with rice pilaf, tomato, bell pepper, and house salad.

Lamb Shish Kebab [G] 26.95 
Marinated cubes of tender lamb grilled on a skewer served with rice pilaf, and house salad.

Mantı 27.95
Minced beef stuffed dumplings topped with melted brown herb butter and garlic yogurt sauce.

Grilled Salmon [G] 29.95
Steak-cut grilled salmon served with smoked eggplant purèe, thin potato chips, and sautéed vegetables.

Branzino [G] 33.95
Grilled whole sea bass served with house salad.

Moussaka 29.95
Baked casserole with minced lamb, beef, eggplant, onion, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, topped with Kasar cheese, and served with rice pilaf.

Veggie Moussaka [V] 27.95 
Baked casserole with eggplant, onion, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, topped with Kasar cheese, and served with rice pilaf.

Doner Kebab 26.95
Slices of rotisserie-cooked layered lamb and beef, served with rice pilaf, and house salad.

Alexander’s Favorite (Iskender) 28.95
Slices of layered ground lamb, ground beef served over cubes of pita bread, in a bed of tomato sauce, and yogurt, topped with sizzling butter.

Turlu 27.95
Stewed tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, and peas served with rice pilaf.

Sides

House-made rice pilaf 4.95  |  Yogurt 4.95  |  Shredded Feta 4.95  |  Falafel 4.95  |  Truffle French fries 7.95  |  Mediterranean Olives 5.95

Hours of Operation

LUNCH
11:30 AM–4:00 PM DAILY

DINNER
MON–THU & SUN 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRI, SAT 4:00 PM–9:30 PM