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Jan 14, 2012 06:59 PM

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean in Madison WI?

Any recommendations for Turkish, Syrian, Mediterranean food in the greater Madison area?

Shish Cafe (University, Madison): amazing Syrian restaurant. Try all the
Syrian items (there are a lot of Mediterranean staples like hummus, baba ganoush). The bread is amazing, especially when dipped in an order of jibne or imsaka. The iggie or kibbe balls are also very worthwhile. They have a great vegetarian selection.

Oliva (Old Sauk, Middleton-ish): I haven't ordered the Italian food here because the Turkish food is so good. Love everything but especially the soups, the kofte, and the Imam Fainted.

Husnus (State St): Turkish food. Kofte is passable. Nice lunch menu.

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