Turkish restaurant in Paris?
Hi CH - I am going to France in about 10 days and am looking for a good Turkish restaurant in Paris. I will be staying in the 17th, and will take public transportation, so I'm flexible on location. I found plenty of information about Urfa Durum and Ozlem and they sound great, but would like to find a place that's slightly more formal. I would prefer to keep the budget around 35-40E per person or less. Thank you for any help.
according to my Turkish colleague, most of the restaurants "turques" in Paris are more Kurdish than Turkish ... but, since there is a large overlap in cuisines, not really a big concern for the non-purists.
he recommends the Restaurant Seç 2 on the rue Ordener in the 18th, the original Seç on the rue Jouffroy d'Abbans in the 17th and le Janissaire on the Allée Vivaldi near the Jardin de Reuilly in the 12th. I've eaten at all 3 and prefer (marginally) the Seç in the 18th simply because the künefe (my favourite dessert) was superior. An old uni friend who is now a Turkish diplomat in Paris insists that le Janissaire is the best and, since he lives and works on the other side of Paris, I i must take his rec seriously if he is willing to make the trek for a taste of home.
Thank you all very much for your help. I'm looking forward to trying a couple of them very shortly.