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Apr 8, 2013 04:15 PM

New Turkish restaurant in San Mateo: Aspendos

[Re-posting to comply with an issue that the Chowhound moderator kindly pointed out]

I got a phone call from Remzi a few days ago who proudly announced that he opened a restaurant. He used to be the owner of a grocery market that I heard was closed.

I stopped by yesterday on the way back from the SF airport to see the operations.

He has an impressive place. He brought two chefs from New York. The menu looks good. He even has "simit", the sesame rings.

He does not seem to have a web page yet, but I saw some references on internet already to his restaurant named after the 2000-year-old Roman theater in southern Turkey: Aspendos Theater. (It is the best preserved Roman theater in the world.)

Thanks Wally for posting the address, you reminded me of other details:

As Wally posted, the address is:

514 Peninsula Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Telephone: (650) 344-3595.

Parking: Limited parking in front, plenty of parking around the corner at Safeway parking lot on Delaware Ave.

Ahmet Toprak
Director, San Francisco Turkish Radio
Host, Orient Express

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  1. Nice to know - I am a HUGE fan of Turkish food and will definitely drive to try this...

    1. Did he used to own the Turkish grocery store in Burlingame that closed a couple years ago?

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Yes, he did. The store is closed but the web site is still open :)