Casual, attractive Piedmont hangout serves a nice selection of Turkish specialties plus a few Cal-Med salads, pastas, and seafood. Kick off the meal with grilled calamari on a bed of arugula or filo-wrapped cylinders of smoked cheese and parsley. Yummy entrées include imam bayildi (eggplant with roasted spinach and artichokes), manti (beef-filled dumplings draped in yogurt, mint, and tomato), and a particularly tender, smoky sis kebab of cubed and minced lamb. The brief wine list includes two Turkish vintages. Get the creamy coffee custard for dessert.
Hours: Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5-10:30 p.m., Sun. 4:30-10 p.m.