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Dec 6, 2006 12:20 AM

new turkish in cliffside park...

i was staying with a friend in fairview and walked by this restaurant that just opened.

nazmi's turkish kitchen
442 anderson ave. ste. 1

i ordered the labne...mixed with walnuts, garlic, and a touch of dill. pure heaven!

hummus....i've had better, but i prefer israeli kind of hummus. so i'm sure to someone, this would be delicious. ;)

kofta with tomatoes, eggplants, and chilis. wonderful. perfectly cooked and in a lovely slightly spicy tomato sauce. served with a perfect rice pilaf.

and the salad. typical salad of cucumbers, tomato, onion, vinaigrette. HUGE and perfectly fresh and well seasoned.

i would highly recommend this little gem on anderson ave!

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  1. Wow! You get around! About 10 years ago I took a bus from Port Authority out to Union City to eat at a Turkish restaurant there. It was worth the trip. It was mentioned recently in the NY Times so I guess it's still around.

    BEYTI KEBAB, 4105 Park Avenue, Union City; (201) 865-6281

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    1. re: Brian S

      i was staying with a friend out in fairview until i got my apartment. we took the bus from fairview through union city to get to manhattan and i noticed so many delicious looking colombian and mexican places. someday i want to go back and try them!

      1. re: junglekitte

        Yes I saw them too, lots and lots! Someone once mentioned Mi Bandera in Union City as having great steak. ((201) 348-2828 address: 518 32nd Street UNION CITY,NJ) His paean of that restaurant is in the middle of this long post:

        1. re: Brian S

          Hi! I'm actually trying to get in touch with Brian S. If you see this post, can you email me at nicole at communitymediallc dot com? I would love to talk to you for a possible story.

      2. re: Brian S

        A couple of weeks ago, I went to Beyti Kebab with a large group of people and it was excellent.

        Now if only Union City (or, even better, Essex County) had some Sichuan food as good as the places in Flushing that you post about, Brian, then I'd be REALLY happy.

        1. re: Ike

          Well, there's now a Manhattan branch of a Flushing restaurant Szechuan Gourmet that's a five minute walk from the 33 St PATH station. I've never been there but a few people have given it high marks.

      3. question about the turkish: do they make lachmajun (turkish pizza) fresh there?? For that matter, do you know anywhere that does (with salad, yogurt, etc.)?

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        1. re: sixelagogo

          There are places in Sunnyside, Queens and also I think way out in Brooklyn along Coney Island Av. Check the Outer Boroughs board.

        2. no i didn't see the pizza there. that's turkish? i thought it was armenian...... *shrug* i guess they both fight over own invented it.

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          1. re: junglekitte

            With the bitter feelings that exist between the two, it's not surprising both claim it. The lachmajun that i grew to love was in Germany, home of the Turks who like to make it easy on the westerners by calling it "turkish pizza"..go the states, i've had frozen turkish lachmajun, and fresh lebanese lamajun but no fresh lachmajun.

            1. re: sixelagogo

              The last time I was buying some frozen ones at Olympia Foods in River Edge the guy mentioned that they sometimes have fresh ones to go. It might be worth a call to verify. If you want fresh ones in a restaurant setting you may have to travel; I don't know of any in Bergen County, sadly.