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!
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 figure...in the states, i've had frozen turkish lachmajun, and fresh lebanese lamajun but no fresh lachmajun.
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.
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