09 August 2015

Turkish Café Istanbul @ Jalan Wan Kadir 1, TTDI

Price Range: Mains range from RM15 – RM20  
Cuisine: Turkish  

If you’re like us and have been struggling to find a decent Turkish meal in KL, you’re probably just as relieved when this café first opened its doors in TTDI last October. 

Our excitement was a little short-lived, however, when we glanced through the rather unimaginative menu. We’re not seeing truly authentic Turkish favourites on the menu, and we’re hoping some interesting mezes and at least the Imam Bayildi will make an appearance on the dinner menu in the near future. 

Started off with some Falafels (RM15), which admittedly would be more at home in a Middle Eastern restaurant rather than a specifically Turkish one, but they were pretty good nonetheless. Whoever first came up with the idea of deep-frying chickpea balls is a true genius.

The Spicy Adana Kebab (RM20) comes highly recommended, so we decided to give it a go. It’s one of those rare dishes that claim to be spicy and actually isspicy! Fantastic flavours, and the beef-lamb mix is nicely juicy. That garlic yoghurt it comes with is way addictive!

The Kofte (RM20) (beef-lamb meatballs) are especially good with a dollop of the mashed potatoes they come with!
The Pide (RM16) is a crowd-favourite here. The famed eye-shaped Turkish pizza is stuffed with minced meat and cheese, before being baked to perfection.

We ended the evening with a characteristically strong cup of Turkish Coffee (RM 8), and can’t help missing Istanbul all over again.

Turkish Café Istanbul
No. 12, Jalan Wan Kadir 1
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
T: + 603 7731 1644

Opening Hours:
11.00 am – 11.00 pm (Mondays to Thursdays)
11.00 am – 12.45 pm; 14.15 pm – 11.00 pm (Fridays)
9.00 am – 11.00 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

3.139291, 101.629621
Or click here for the location on Google Maps
In the day, best to take Uber. Parking at night is not too bad.

Note: Prices stated in this review are based on the menu. GST and service charges may apply.

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