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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.

Girit

Made of sheep’s milk ezine cheese, roasted ground pistachio spread with extra virgin olive oil, and oregano, this meze is perfect by itself or paired with a drink such as Raki.

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.

Kebabs

Adana, grilled hand-minced lamb, and Alexander, slices of layered ground lamb and beef over loasted pita, bed of tomato sauce, yogurt, topped with sizzling butter, make delicious kebabs.

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Girit

Made of sheep’s milk ezine cheese, roasted ground pistachio spread with extra virgin olive oil and oregano, this meze is perfect by itself or paired with a drink such as Raki.

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Moussaka

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

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.
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Kunefe

Traditional Middle Eastern dessert, Kunefe is made with spun pastry called kadayif, soaked in a sweet, sugar-based syrup, and typically layered with cheese or with other ingredients such as clotted cream called kaymak, and pistachio. It is popular in the Middle East.

Appetizers

HUMMUS [V-G] 14
Mashed chickpeas seasoned with tahini and garlic.

CACIK [V-G] 14
Yogurt, cucumber, and garlic.

EGGPLANT with TOMATO SAUCE [V-G] 15
Fried eggplant topped with tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers.

EGGPLANT PURÉE [V-G] 14
Grilled eggplant purée, garlic, lemon, and yogurt.

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

FETA CHEESE PLATTER [V-G] 15
Served with lettuce, pickles, and paprika oil.

MUHAMMARA [V] 14
Spicy dip made of walnuts, red bell peppers, and pomegranate molasses.

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

MIX APPETIZER PLATTER [V] 36
Cacik, hummus, muhammara, eggplant purée, eggplant with tomato sauce, and dolma.

Hot Appetizers

CALAMARI 18
Fried calamari rings served with garlic and pine nut sauce.

ICLI KOFTE 15
Deep-fried bulgur balls filled with seasoned minced meat walnuts, pistachio, and semolina.

SIGARA BOREGI [V] 14
Deep-fried cigar-shaped filo dough stuffed with feta cheese and parsley.

FALAFEL PLATE [V] 16.95
Deep-fried falafels served with hummus and salad.

Soup & Salad

RED LENTIL SOUP[V] 12

SHEPHERD’S SALAD [V-G] 15
Diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, and red bellpepper.

GRILLED OCTUPUS SALAD [G] 23
Grilled octopus, tomatoes, arugula, and red onions tossed in red wine vinegar.

MIXED GREEN SALAD [V-G] 15
Romaine lettuce, arugula, cucumbers, sliced oranges, and lemon.

Entrées

CHEF’S SPECIAL KOFTE 25.95
Grilled ground lamb patties served with rice pilaf, sautéed vegetables, tomato, and bell pepper.

CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB 24.95
Chopped and seasoned grilled chicken served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

CHICKEN SHISH KEBAB 24.95
Grilled marinated cubes of chicken served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

MIXED GRILL 34.95
Kofte, Chicken & Lamb Shish, Doner, and Adana kebab served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

ADANA KEBAB 27.95
Grilled hand-minced lamb served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

LAMB SHISH KEBAB 27.95
Marinated cubes of tender lamb grilled on a skewer served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

DONER KEBAB 27.95
Slices of rotisserie-cooked layered lamb and beef served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

BEEF SHISH KEBAB 28.95
Marinated cubes of beef grilled on a skewer served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables.

GRILLED SALMON [G] 30.95
Steak-cut grilled salmon served with smoked eggplant purèe, thin potato chips, and rice pilaf.

BRANZINO [G] 34.95
Grilled whole sea bass served with house salad.

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

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

MANTI 27.95
Tiny dumplings stuffed with minced beef topped with melted brown herb butter and garlic yogurt sauce.

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

TURLU [V-G] 27.95
Stewed tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, and peas served with rice pilaf.

Sides

House-made rice pilaf 5.95 | Yogurt 5.95 | Shredded Feta 5.95 | Truffle French fries 10.95 | Mediterranean Olives 6.95 | Sauteed Veggies 6.95

Hours of Operation

OPEN
11:30 AM–9:00 PM DAILY
11:30 AM–9:30 PM FRI & SAT