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Turkish Restaurant in Montco

crazyspice Jul 14, 2009 04:51 PM

We have a client working in Blue Bell looking for Turkish food in this area. I am not aware of anything noteworthy. What am I missing?

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  1. thehungrything RE: crazyspice Jul 14, 2009 07:09 PM

    The only Turkish places I know are in Bristol or Center City.

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      Hungryin theBurbs RE: crazyspice Jul 14, 2009 07:23 PM

      It's not Turkish, but Yalda Grill, the Afghan place in Willow Grove is close. The kebabs especially are very similar to those you would find in Turkish cuisine.

      1. Den RE: crazyspice Jul 15, 2009 01:59 AM

        Although they may not be specifically Turkish, you may want to look into 2 places in Lafayette Hill, Caspian Grill and Persian Grill that may have similar cuisine.

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          Chefpaulo RE: Den Jul 15, 2009 05:53 AM

          Where is the Caspian Grille? Never heard of it. Any reviews?

          Ever since the original owners sold Persian Grill, I've lost interest in it.

          CP

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            Den RE: Chefpaulo Jul 15, 2009 08:47 AM

            Caspian is in the strip center right down from Persian. Ali the guy who runs it is very pleasant. It's more of a take out place but they do have some table to eat in.

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              Den RE: Chefpaulo Jul 15, 2009 08:47 AM

              BTW, hea also has a stall in the Flourtown Farmer's Market.

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            feklar42 RE: crazyspice Jul 15, 2009 07:17 AM

            If they are willing to come into the city, Divan is very authentic. I loved Iskender kebab in Turkey and Divan is the only place I've seen it in the US. They also have a very high quality of lamb ingredients and a nice setting if you want to have a pleasant evening with a customer. http://www.divanturkishkitchen.com/

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              PattiCakes RE: feklar42 Jul 15, 2009 08:20 AM

              I just checked out their web site. It looks like it's definately worth a try. Their menu is a little strange, though. I don't think I've every seen a menu where there are two prices listed for every item -- a cash price and a credit card price. What's up with that? If you pay for your dinner with a credit card, you could end up with quite an accumulation of additional "fees".

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                feklar42 RE: PattiCakes Jul 15, 2009 12:27 PM

                Wow. That pricing thing is new. And weird. I'm not even sure it's legal, though gas stations get away with it.

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                  PattiCakes RE: feklar42 Jul 15, 2009 01:13 PM

                  Yeah. There's a $1 up charge on apps, but the entree's have up charges of as much as $3-4 each. That could really add up for a party of 4. Maybe I'll start a thread on thye "not about food" board.

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                    DaisyM RE: PattiCakes Jul 15, 2009 03:21 PM

                    We haven't been to Divan in quite awhile, but it was always very good. Can anyone compare it to Konak?

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                      crazyspice RE: DaisyM Jul 15, 2009 07:22 PM

                      You guys are the best! thoughts on Konak would also be appreciated.

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                      PattiCakes RE: PattiCakes Jul 16, 2009 08:52 AM

                      I posted a thread about the differing prices.

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636881

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                        Chefpaulo RE: PattiCakes Jul 16, 2009 06:36 PM

                        Did you ever! Forty seven replies in the first day. Hot topic!

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