340 CALIFORNIA AVE, PALO ALTO
Baked casserole with minced lamb, beef, eggplant, onion, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, topped with Kasar cheese, and served with rice pilaf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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] 15
Served with lettuce, pickles, and paprika oil.
MUHAMMARA [V] 14
Spicy dip made of walnuts, red bell peppers, and pomegranate
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.
PAN-FRIED LIVER 17
Pan-fried calf liver served with a side of house salad.
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.
Steamed bulgur balls filled with seasoned minced meat,
and semolina served with yogurt.
SIGARA BOREGI [V] 14
Deep-fried cigar-shaped filo dough, stuffed with feta cheese,
FALAFEL PLATE [V] 16.95
Deep-fried falafels served with hummus and salad.
Soup & Salad
RED LENTIL [V] 12
SHEPHERD’S SALAD [V-G] 15
Diced tomato, cucumber, red onion, and parsley.
GRILLED OCTUPUS SALAD [G] 23
Grilled octopus, tomatoes, arugula, and red onions tossed in red
MIXED GREEN SALAD [V-G] 15
Romaine lettuce, arugula, cucumbers, sliced oranges, and lemon.
CHEF’S SPECIAL KOFTE 25.95
Grilled ground lamb patties served with rice pilaf, house
salad, tomato, and bell pepper.
CHICKEN ADANA KEBAB 24.95
Chopped and seasoned grilled chicken served with rice
pilaf, and house salad.
CHICKEN SHISH KEBAB 24.95
Grilled marinated cubes of chicken served with rice pilaf,
and house salad.
MIXED GRILL 34.95
Kofte, Chicken & Lamb Shish, Doner, and Adana kebab
served with rice pilaf and house salad.
ADANA KEBAB 27.95
Grilled hand-minced lamb served with rice pilaf and house
LAMB SHISH KEBAB 27.95
Marinated cubes of tender lamb grilled on a skewer served
with rice pilaf, and house salad.
DONER KEBAB 27.95
Slices of rotisserie-cooked layered lamb and beef served
with rice pilaf and house salad.
RIBEYE STEAK [G] 44.00
Served with house made truffle mashed potatoes, grill
asparagus , souted cherry tomatoes
GRILLED SALMON [G] 30.95
Steak-cut grilled salmon served with smoked eggplant purèe,
thin potato chips, and sautéed vegetables.
BRANZINO [G] 34.95
Grilled whole sea bass served with house salad.
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 27.95
Baked casserole with eggplant, onion, zucchini, red bell
peppers, and tomatoes, topped with Kasar cheese and served
with rice pilaf.
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.
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
11:30 AM–4:00 PM DAILY
MON–THU & SUN 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
FRI, SAT 4:00 PM–9:30 PM