Beef Adana Kebap: Igniting Taste for Spice Enthusiasts

Discover the artful selection of accompaniments that elevate our Beef Adana Kebap – hot, spicy, and delicious. If you’re a fan of bold flavors, aromatic spices, and a hint of heat, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the delightful experience of preparing and savoring these mouthwatering kebaps, seasoned with sumac, chili, and a touch of parsley. It may sound simple but the technique in preparing them is key to getting a good result. Hand kneading and molding, the right meat cut, and the perfect charcoal temperature all play a big part in yielding a nice smoky, moist, tasty, and bouncy texture yet tender kebap.

Beef Adana Kebap

Integral to the exquisite blend of flavors is the inclusion of sumac. It is a key player that enhances the overall taste profile. This Middle Eastern spice brings a tangy, citrusy flavor that enhances the overall profile of the kebaps. Combined with chili powder, it adds a subtle heat that builds with each bite. The result is a perfect balance of spices, ensuring a memorable dining experience for spice enthusiasts.

As the plate arrives, it’s not just the aroma that captures attention; it’s the vibrant array of accompanying sides that elevate this dining experience.

Beef Adana Kebap

The fresh salad provides a refreshing balance to the robust flavors of the kebaps. The crispy, golden fries add a delightful crunch, complementing the tender meat. A generous serving of bulgur, with its nutty undertones, adds depth to the meal, offering a fulfilling and hearty component.

But the feast doesn’t end there. Delightful slices of warm, freshly baked bread accompany the ensemble, perfect for sopping up every bit of the delicious flavors. The grilled tomato and pepper, charred to perfection, offer a smoky sweetness that enhances the overall palate of the meal.

Beef Adana Kebap

Whether enjoyed in the company of loved ones or savored solo, this dish is a tribute to tradition, taste, and the delight of good companionship.

Enhance your Beef Adana Kebap experience by pairing it with a delicious appetizer. Our recommendation would be either Haydari or Baba Ganoush. Explore the art of these pairings that elevate the dining experience to a harmonious crescendo of flavors.

Indulge in the timeless delight of our Beef Adana Kebap – where each bite is a reminder that, sometimes, the most profound connections are forged over a shared love for exceptional food.

Ali Nazik – Turkish lamb with roasted eggplant purée

In the heart of our Turkish kitchen lies a dish that transcends time, a masterpiece that marries tradition with taste: Ali Nazik. This gastronomic delight invites you to savor the rich flavors and stories woven into the fabric of Turkish cuisine.

Ali Nazik represents a dance of sensations on the plate. A harmonious blend of smoky roasted eggplant and garlicky yogurt purée that lays the perfect foundation for the tender lamb pieces. Served with grilled tomato and peppers, Ali Nazik is a delicious and impressive dinner to enjoy. The marriage of these elements creates a mixture of flavors. Each note resonating with the warmth and depth of Turkish culinary heritage.

Tender Lamb Pieces

At the heart of this culinary masterpiece lies the soul-soothing tender lamb pieces. They are a testament to the authenticity of Ali Nazik. This dish has stood the test of time, carrying with it stories of generations. From the creamy yogurt to the smoky roasted eggplant, each component plays a crucial role in creating the symphony of flavors that transcends the ordinary flavors. The result is a succulent, savory topping that elevates the entire culinary experience.

Ali Nazik

How We Serve It

Ali Nazik is a delicious marriage of char-grilled smoked eggplant purée mixed with yogurt and topped with tender lamb meat pieces. We serve Ali Nazik with beautiful roasted tomato and peppers aside. It really is a feast to all senses and a special dish to share.

Pair It With the Perfect Warm Side Dish

If you prefer a warm side dish, bulgur works really well here. It’s still preferred over rice at many occasions – for good reason. The slight nuttiness of the wheat goes better with this dish than the plainness of the rice.

Ali Nazik

This dish is an ode to the past, a delightful embrace of the present, and a promise for the future. It carries with it the stories of familial kitchens, the wisdom of culinary traditions, and the enduring legacy of Turkish cuisine.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the timeless allure of Ali Nazik. Immerse yourself in the flavors that have stood the test of time and indulge in a dish that speaks volumes about the richness of Turkish culinary heritage.

Sucuklu Pide: Savor the Spice

Sucuklu Pide, a savory Turkish flatbread is a celebration of the rich tapestry of Turkish flavors. The star ingredient, sucuk, is a spicy and flavorful Turkish sausage that infuses the dish with a distinctive kick. This succulent sausage is nestled on a boat-shaped pide, a traditional Turkish flatbread that boasts a perfect balance of crispiness and chewiness.

The savory succulence of sucuk dances with the subtle sweetness of the creamy cheese. The pide itself, with its golden crust and soft interior, serves as the perfect canvas for this flavor symphony.

Sucuklu Pide

Our Sucuklu Pide is a testament to the artistry in Turkish cuisine. Each one is carefully crafted by our skilled chef. He pays meticulous attention to the details that make this dish a masterpiece.

While Sucuklu Pide is a star on its own, it’s also incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it as a satisfying meal on its own. Or pair it with a crisp, Coban salad and a refreshing Barbican Apple beverage for a well-rounded dining experience. Whether you’re sharing with friends or savoring it as a solo indulgence, the bold flavors of Turkish cuisine are sure to delight.

Sucuklu Pide

At our restaurant, we invite you to embark on a culinary adventure with Sucuklu Pide. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast of Turkish cuisine or a newcomer eager to explore new flavors, this dish promises an unforgettable experience. The spice, the warmth, and the richness of Sucuklu Pide encapsulate the heart of Turkish gastronomy.

Sucuklu Pide stands as a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Turkey, so feel free to Experience Turkey on a plate at our restaurant. Join us for authentic flavors and wonderful hospitality. Your table awaits!

Iskender Kebap with Yogurt: Revel in the Fusion of Doner Meat and Turkish Delight

Today, we shine the spotlight on a dish that has become a hallmark of Turkish delight – Iskender Kebap with Yogurt.
Legend has it that the dish was created by Iskender Efendi in the early 19th century. He combined succulent slices of doner meat, a rich tomato sauce, and the smoothness of yogurt. Created a dish that would leave an indelible mark on Turkish cuisine.

Iskender Kebap with Yogurt

The Crafting Process

We start the process with a careful selection of the finest cuts of halal beef meat. The meat is then seasoned with a blend of spices. Next comes the meticulous art of slow roasting the marinated meat on a vertical rotisserie. We ensure that each slice is imbued with the smoky, charred goodness. The process demands time and precision.
The crowning glory of Iskender Kebap lies in the preparation of its signature tomato sauce, made with fresh ripe tomatoes and a harmonious blend of spices.
The creamy, tangy yogurt serves as the perfect counterbalance to the robust flavors of the meat and the zesty tomato sauce. It adds a refreshing velvety texture.

Iskender Kebap with Yogurt

The Finishing Touch

To complete the Iskender Kebap experience, we garnish the dish with a drizzle of melted butter. The dish is then served on a bed of warm pide bread, soaking up the flavorful juices. This enhances the overall dining experience.

Iskender Kebap with Yogurt Dinner

Our beverage suggestion: Iskender Kebap with Yogurt pairs perfectly with Freshly Squeezed Carrot Juice, Raisin Sharbat, or Gazoz Original.

With its rich history, meticulous preparation, and a symphony of flavors, this iconic Turkish delight is sure to transport you to the vibrant streets of Bursa. We invite you to savor the authenticity of Iskender Kebap, a testament to the time-honored traditions and culinary craftsmanship that define Turkish gastronomy. Reserve your table now!

Beef Doner Dinner: A Turkish Meal Worth Discovering

At our restaurant, we take immense pride in offering a diverse array of delectable dishes inspired by the rich and vibrant tapestry of Turkish cuisine. One such star on our menu is our mouthwatering Beef Doner Dinner. We’re excited to take you on a tantalizing journey through this exquisite dish.

The Art of Doner

The art of crafting the perfect doner is a time-honored tradition in Turkish cuisine. Derived from the Turkish word “dönmek,” which means “to turn,” doner is a succulent, thinly sliced meat, traditionally cooked on a vertical rotisserie. At our restaurant, we uphold this tradition with utmost dedication, ensuring that each slice of beef doner is a symphony of flavors and textures.

Beef Doner Dinner

The Perfect Blend of Flavors

Our Beef Doner Dinner is a symphony of flavors. We start with the freshest cuts of halal beef, expertly marinated in a secret blend of spices and herbs. The meat is slowly roasted on the vertical spit, allowing the juices to infuse every layer. Then it is sliced very thin and served on a plate.

Beef Doner Dinner and Our Chef Ahmet

Accompaniments That Complement

What makes our Beef Doner Dinner truly exceptional are the carefully curated accompaniments. The tender beef doner is complemented by bulgur, fries, and a vibrant medley of fresh season vegetables, grilled tomato and pepper. Served with warm, freshly baked Turkish flatbread.

Beef Doner Dinner Plate

Our appetizer suggestion: This dish pairs well with Ezme, Haydari, or Cacik.

Our beverage suggestion: Beef Doner Dinner pairs perfectly with Mango Ayran, Gazoz Original, or Barbican Apple.

As you savor our suggested meal, you’re indulging in a culinary tradition that spans centuries. Each bite is a testament to the dedication we pour into every dish we serve at our restaurant.
So, come at our restaurant and experience the magic of our Beef Doner Dinner. Reserve your table now!

Lamb Chops: A Culinary Masterpiece

Our Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Turkey. Each bite of these perfectly grilled lamb chops offers a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving for more. 

Here’s why they are a standout dish on our menu:

Quality Matters

We believe in sourcing the finest ingredients, and our lamb chops are no exception. We select the highest quality halal cuts of lamb, ensuring that the meat is tender and full of flavor. This dedication to quality shines through in every bite.

Marinated to Perfection 

The secret behind the mouthwatering taste of our lamb chops lies in our special marinade. We infuse the meat with a blend of traditional Turkish spices and herbs, allowing the flavors to penetrate deep into the meat, creating a delicious and aromatic experience.

Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner

Grilled to Smoky Perfection 

Grilling is an art, and our chefs are true masters. The lamb chops are expertly grilled to achieve the perfect balance of smokiness and tenderness.

Served with Love 

Our Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner is not just a meal; it’s an experience. The dish is beautifully presented with a side of bulgur, fries, salad, and bread. The combination of flavors and textures is a true celebration of Turkish cuisine.

Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner

Our beverage suggestion: Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner pairs perfectly with Freshly Squeezed Pomegranate Juice or Salgam Juice.

Visit Us to Savor the Flavor

We invite you to reserve your table and experience the flavor for yourself. Our restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in the rich and diverse flavors of Turkish cuisine. Whether you’re a seasoned food lover or someone looking to explore new tastes, our Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Turkish Cuisine – A Symphony of Colors, Textures, and Flavors

Turkish cuisine is among the 10 most attractive cuisines in the world, more precisely, it is the third cuisine in the world if we evaluate quality and variety (after French and Chinese cuisine).
The ancient nomadic life, the area with different flora and fauna that extends through seven geographical zones, and the legacy of the rich imperial cuisine are the three fundamental elements that influence Turkish cuisine to be synonymous with gastronomic art.


The basis of Turkish cuisine is dough from wheat flour for the inevitable white bread (ekmek), simit, manti (dough), and jufka (puff pastry). In addition to bread, an important place in Turkish cuisine has pilaf – a rice dish. It is being prepared in many ways, served hot or cold, it can be a good addition to the meat, or as a main dish.



Turkey is a country with four seas and people who live there are real masters in preparing fish and seafood. One of the most famous Turkish fish is “Cupra” (Dorado). Dorado is a popular and delicious fish in Turkish cuisine, known for its delicate flavor and tender flesh. We prepare and serve it grilled, with a variety of seasonal vegetables, salad, bulgur, fries, and bread.

Dorado (Cupra) Fish Dinner


As a rule, meat is used in smaller quantities. Chicken and beef meat are used a lot, while pork in general is not popular in Turkey. Among the most famous dishes are Shish Kebap – pieces of meat strung on a skewer and Beef Doner dish.

Lamb Chop BBQ Diner
Lamb Chop BBQ Diner

Also, Turkish cuisine is known for its diverse and flavorful use of lamb meat, making it a delight for lamb lovers. We invite you to experience Lamb Chop BBQ Dinner at our restaurant.


Turkish cuisine places a strong emphasis on fresh, vibrant vegetables, and the art of crafting exquisite salads. One of the most famous Turkish salads is Coban Salad, also known as Shepherd’s Salad. It’s a refreshing and colorful salad that’s often served as a side dish. It complements a wide range of Turkish dishes, such as kebaps and grilled meats.

Coban Salad


Turkish cuisine represents a real wealth of desserts. The most famous is baklava. Baklavas are a symphony of delicate, flaky pastry layers generously filled with a rich blend of chopped nuts, like pistachios or walnuts, and sweetened with sugar syrup. Each bite is a harmonious balance of textures and flavors, making it an irresistible treat.

Cold Baklava

Another beloved treat is Turkish Delight, or “Lokum” which comes in various flavors, dusted with powdered sugar. Rice pudding, known as “Sütlaç” is a comforting dessert made with rice, milk, and sugar. Finally, “Künefe” is a delectable dessert featuring shredded pastry soaked in syrup and layered with gooey, stretchy cheese, creating a delightful contrast of textures and flavors.
Turkish desserts are not only a delightful way to satisfy your sweet tooth but also a reflection of the country’s rich culinary history and cultural diversity. They are often enjoyed with a cup of Turkish tea or coffee, making them an integral part of Turkish hospitality and cuisine.

As you explore the world of Turkish cuisine, you’ll discover a symphony of colors, textures, and flavors that are not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. At our Turkish restaurant, we source the freshest ingredients to create these vibrant appetizers and salads that perfectly complement our flavorful main courses.
We invite you to book your table and visit our restaurant to experience the true essence of Turkish cuisine for yourself.

Lahmacun: The Turkish Delight of Flatbreads

Lahmacun has been around for millennia in the Middle East, and Turks, especially the Tatars, were known to prepare thin bread with a combination of meat and veggies for their meals.

The exact manner of baking in this dish can be traced back to the 17th century when Evliya Çelebi visited Damascus and recorded it in his famous travelogue “Seyahatname.” He wrote that he ate a “lahm-ı acînlı börek,” which came to be called the lahmacun we know and love today. Çelebi first gave it the name börek in reference to the thin layer of dough.

This thin, crispy flatbread was traditionally made by local bakers and served as a quick and satisfying street food snack. Over time, Lahmacun gained popularity not only in Turkey but also in neighboring countries, each adding its own unique twist to the recipe.

With a thin dough and a layer of meaty goodness, this Turkish pizza is a different take on the one you may be used to.

The Art of Preparation

Making Lahmacun is art. The dough is rolled out into thin circles, ensuring that it’s evenly stretched to create a delicate, crispy texture once baked. The finely minced beef meat and the blend of aromatic spices are spread generously over the dough, and the Lahmacun is then baked in a hot oven until the edges turn golden brown and the meat topping is perfectly cooked.

Serving Lahmacun

The secret to a great Lahmacun lies in the balance of flavors. We serve the Lahmacun fresh out of the oven, accompanied by a garnish of fresh lemon wedges and a handful of crisp, refreshing vegetables like lettuce, parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion. They add a refreshing contrast to the savory meat mixture.

We encourage our guests to squeeze the lemon juice over the Lahmacun before rolling it up like a wrap or folding it in half for easy consumption.

The aroma of the freshly baked flatbread, the visual appeal of the colorful toppings, and the explosion of flavors in your mouth make every bite a memorable one.

Our beverage suggestion Lahmacun pairs perfectly with Ayran or Salgam juice.

While we’ve shared the magic of Lahmacun with you here, nothing beats experiencing it firsthand. We invite you to book your visit and savor this culinary delight. 

We can’t wait to share this delectable dish with you and offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere that truly embodies the spirit of Turkish hospitality.

Certified Halal Meat

Certified halal meat ensures a pure and wholesome form of nourishment for all people. So, Halal is beneficial for everyone.

Islam is not only a religion – it is a way of life. Since food is an important part of daily life, food laws carry a special significance. Muslims should maintain good health and not just live to eat.

Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible” or “lawful”. In terms of food, it means food that is allowed according to Islamic law as it is defined within the Quran. 

For meat to be certified “Halal” it needs to be slaughtered/harvested properly. Beef, lamb, goat, venison, bison, chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish can all be Halal. 

Foods that are unlawful or prohibited are “Haram.” The prohibited animals are carnivorous animals, pigs, reptiles, and birds of prey.

Before The Halal Process

Before Halal slaughtering:

-Animals must be well cared for and preferably without blemish (scars or injuries). Abuse of animals is strictly forbidden and the lives of animals are only to be taken in a dignified manner.

-The animals must have been fed a natural diet. The feeding of animal by-products is prohibited. 

-Animals should have access to drinking water until slaughtered. 

The Halal Process

The slaughter of a halal animal is called “zabihah” and there are certain guidelines to follow:

-The slaughtering process must be conducted by a practicing Muslim who is of sound mind and who has the explicit intention of performing a slaughter. The person doing the slaughter is clearly instructed in Islam to “Slaughter with mercy and slaughter swiftly.” 

-The name of Allah must be pronounced before or as the animal is slaughtered. The person doing the slaughter must recite “Tasmia” which is typical “Bismillah” – In the name of Allah and “Allahu Akbar” – Allah is Greatest. This must be done out loud during the slaughter.  

-The animal’s face should be pointed toward Makkah (Mecca). 

-The knife must be very sharp and the edge of the blade perfectly smooth, with no nicks. Also, the knife must not be sharpened in the presence of animals to be slaughtered, to be avoided potentially undue stress. 

-Halal slaughter involves one pass of the blade across the throat of the animal, severing the carotid arteries, jugular vein, and trachea. This process involves very little pain. Animals lose consciousness very quickly, yet the heart helps rid the body of blood. 

-The animal must be allowed to bleed completely out. The blood is not Halal.

Certified Halal Meat


Sultan Ahmet Turkish Cuisine always gets the freshest cuts of local certified halal meat. We never import any halal meat from foreign countries and it is never frozen. We ensure that our meat reaches your dish in the shortest period of time.


We purchase the halal meat inspected and approved to ensure it is safe, wholesome, correctly labeled, and packaged. The meat is checked for animal diseases and unseen hazards, such as microbiological and chemical contamination.

*Please note that this article serves as introductory, educational content for non-Muslim readers. We do not provide our opinion on the differences in practices worldwide or whether a certain procedure is more humane than another.