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Sofra Edmonton - alcohol?

KayceeK Feb 5, 2010 01:43 PM


Just wondering if Sofra in Edmonton serves alcohol?

Thank you, Hounds.

  1. KayceeK Feb 16, 2010 07:09 AM

    Just thought I would post a quick review of Sofra. We had reservations but, for whatever reason, they did not have it recorded in their book. No matter, although the restaurant was nearly full, there was a table available close to the kitchen. Normally this wouldn't be a prime seat, I know, but we were actually happy with the spot since we could watch the chef preparing all of the dishes, shoving the pita bread into the oven, brushing the dough with oil, etc. etc. Later, he would come around to all of the tables to wish us a nice evening and hope for a return one day. Very nice.

    Hubby started with a bowl of lentil soup. Well, he asked for the soup in a bread bowl but only was delivered a cup. The server apologized, but the side of pita bread was more than enough food anyway. My spinach salad with garlic-yogurt dressing was the highlight of the meal, which I had to share since I didn't want to be the only one with overwhelming breath. Very pungent and very good.

    Hubby had the Adana kabob and I had the swordfish as our mains. Again, my dish was the better of the two, cooked very well. The sides were lacklustre though; a few grilled veggies, mixed greens and, yes, mushy rice cooked in tomato juice described by someone else is a good description. I also found the mains to be overpriced - $24 for one kabob with said sides is too much, in my opinion.

    We did not have dessert, but enjoyed turkish coffee and tea, and the turkish delight delivered with the bill was a final sweet treat to send us on our way.

    So, overall, a fairly good evening but I probably won't be returning soon.

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      odee Feb 5, 2010 02:11 PM

      They have a pretty good assortment of imported and domestic beer and wine. Last time I was there they had EFES pilsner from Turkey.

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      1. re: odee
        KayceeK Feb 10, 2010 06:15 PM

        Thanks Odee! Any input on quality of the food and room ambiance would be appreciated also.

        1. re: KayceeK
          Dan G Feb 10, 2010 07:27 PM

          Ambiance is nothing special...I kind of remember the chairs being not too comfortable. Kind of stark, plain, like design wasn't really a focus.

          Food, generally very good. The only disappointment I've had was a rice pilaf that seemed like simply rice boiled in tomato juice, to the point of being mushy. I've eaten there 3 times and that is my only complaint.

          1. re: KayceeK
            odee Feb 10, 2010 09:42 PM

            Rack of lamb was pretty good when available. Adana kepab top notch as well. The appetizer of fresh pita bread with various dips (red pepper, humous, garlic yogurt) is a real treat. Ambiance is totally Pamuk ... Prairie metropolis meets Turkish confusion

            1. re: odee
              anonymoose Feb 11, 2010 07:08 AM

              I would also recommend the adana kebab.

              If you want to see some pics of the food, I posted some on my blog: http://bruleeblog.wordpress.com/2009/...

              1. re: anonymoose
                KayceeK Feb 11, 2010 07:12 AM

                Thanks anonymoose; I have actually checked out your blog before. Great photos!

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