Help me feed my dad
My dad is coming to visit next week. He loves food. A lot. Where should I take him? I want to stay in and around South Brooklyn — Coney Island to Prospect Heights, say. No fancy 5th Avenue stuff. I want to impress him with awesome Pakistani or Greek or Thai or Russian or Indian or African — food he can't get where he lives. And I'd like it if the places weren't total dives, but weren't super-fancy. Anything on the order of 5 Stars Punjabi (but in Brooklyn) would be about the minimum level of niceness.
Pizza? Totonno's or Difara
Chinese: World Tong, Avenue U in Bensonhurst
Chinese/Fujien: Sheng Xiang Seafood Restaurant 5318 8th Avenue
Vietnamese: Pho Tay Ho on 86th St in Bensonhurst
Caribbean on and near Church Ave.
The ol' man might enjoy great Turkish at Taci's Beyti on Coney Island (Ave U vicinity). Lots of threads in here review it. It's glaringly lit and has cheap formica tables but is quite clean and the cosmopolitan patrons provide great ambiance for out-of-towners. BYOB.
Afterward, you might head down the street to the somewhat more upscale Güllüoglu (1985 Coney Island) for Turkish coffee and fab baklava that is flown straight in from Constantinople.