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Thinking Turkey for lunch...

Mayee Jan 20, 2013 07:48 AM

Any tips for good/authentic Turkish restos in Boston?

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    donlan RE: Mayee Jan 20, 2013 12:05 PM

    Sultan's Kitchen in the Financial District
    (beware, the site plays music


    It's not fancy, just a few tables, but the food is fantastic.

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      Madrid RE: Mayee Jan 20, 2013 12:48 PM

      Istanbul'lu in Somerville.

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        enhF94 RE: Madrid Jan 20, 2013 02:07 PM

        Yeah, big fan of Istanbul'lu.. I worry about this place surviving, because I never seem to get there myself, and I like it a lot, and it's the only game in the neighborhood for Turkish.

        Note to OP: it's after lunch and it's the far end of Somerville from Boston, so I'm not sure this is the best pick _for you_ today, but since Madrid mentioned it I figured I'd post for posterity.

        Specifics I liked in the past:
        red lentil soup
        mercimek kofte (lentil balls, tomatoes, mixed greens, yogurt)
        lamb burger (I can't remember if the lamb is de-felled, and it'd be an open question at a place like this I think, but I'm not a big fell fan and I liked it, so perhaps not).

        Last time I went, they were offering a red pepper spread with bread service that was delicious. I asked if it was ajvar, but they said "no, it's chef's special." Seemed like ajvar to me.

        Bonus points for a website so ridiculously bad it crosses the line into cute.

      2. libertywharf RE: Mayee Jan 20, 2013 01:14 PM

        The paramount on Charles street used to cook a fresh turkey daily. Call to see if they still do.

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          ratbuddy RE: libertywharf Jan 20, 2013 01:25 PM

          Slow down, read the OP before ya reply :)

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            greygarious RE: ratbuddy Jan 20, 2013 03:43 PM

            Perhaps libertywharf's response was a subtle hint to the OP to give more thought to titling threads. So many do not accurately reflect the actual content, e.g. the current one entitled "Maynard", One would think it was a discussion of what the restaurant choices there are, but it is an announcement that a particular business now offers take-out.

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              sr44 RE: ratbuddy Jan 20, 2013 03:48 PM

              I was thinking cranberry sauce too until I read what the OP was looking for.

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