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Turkuaz in Riverhead

Motosport Jul 28, 2011 11:28 AM

Turkuaz moved into the old Hizir Baba spot near Atlantis (Aquarium). They glitzed up the place so it looks more like a restaurant and less like a take out joint.
Fabulous transformation!! Excellent food. Typical Turkish menu with some nice specials every day. Wraps, kebabs, gyros, felafel, hummus, babaganough, soups all fresh and tasty.
It looks like a family operation. The servers are very attentive.
They have a few outside tables where you can watch the river. Very nice!!
Highly reccomended for lunch or dinner.

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  1. coll RE: Motosport Jul 28, 2011 12:38 PM

    We ate there a month or so ago, everything was perfect...the food, the service and the riverview. We'll be back. I especially liked the flatbreads cooked like pizza (wish I knew the correct name). I could make a meal out just those, but it would be a shame to miss all the rest.

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      Motosport RE: coll Jul 28, 2011 01:29 PM

      The Turkish pizza is called Pide. We get one for a shared appetizer.

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        coll RE: Motosport Jul 28, 2011 02:24 PM

        Thanks, think I'll stop there after Mardi Gras next week, unless I find me some mighty rad gumbo!!

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          sbp RE: Motosport Jul 28, 2011 07:22 PM

          I could be wrong, but I think Pide is more like Pita: the bread. Lahmacun is more of a Turkish pizza.

      2. roxlet RE: Motosport Jul 28, 2011 08:04 PM

        Is this the same Turkish family/restaurant that used to be in the strip mall in Riverhead just before the traffic circle?

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          coll RE: roxlet Jul 29, 2011 03:38 AM

          Don't know but this is the second Turkish place to open in this spot.

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            MacTAC RE: roxlet Jul 29, 2011 04:26 PM

            Ate there once and loved it. Closed not too long after. Trying to remember the name...

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              coll RE: MacTAC Jul 30, 2011 07:03 AM

              Wasn't it called something like Turkish Kitchen ?

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                emarcus RE: coll Jul 30, 2011 12:50 PM

                Hizir Baba.

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                  coll RE: emarcus Jul 30, 2011 01:17 PM

                  I may have misunderstood but think they're talking about the Turkish restaurant that was in the shopping center on Rte 58 where Staples is now, across from the hospital. It closed about 8 years ago.

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                    emarcus RE: coll Jul 30, 2011 01:24 PM

                    Aha! Was that Sultan's Kitchen?

                    http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

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                      coll RE: emarcus Jul 30, 2011 03:51 PM

                      That's it! They were insistant that they were better than Pita House, but then they were gone. Having eaten there lately, I will say that MAYBE he was right.

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                        Motosport RE: coll Aug 1, 2011 08:02 AM

                        It was Sultan's Kitchen (in the old Pancake Cottage spot and now Ground Round) and run by the same family. It's good but the menu is not as extensive as Pita House. Then again, it is a lot closer to home.
                        We manage to get lunch there at least twice a week.

          2. Fred19 RE: Motosport Jul 29, 2011 05:06 PM

            Turquaz has good food. I liked the mixed appetizer platter.

            ~Fred19

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