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Posted by Anonymous on 01/24/2011
Only complaint is do not give me generic vinegar hot sauce that i get when i order chinese food. I was expecting real hot sauce to eat with my kebab and rice order..
Posted by Thomas Clerk on 01/13/2011
I have experienced not only tasty foods but also comfortable atmosphere. This place exactly makes you feel at home. The quality of the food is unbeatable for the price. I highly recommend you guys to give yourself a chance and try it. You should try eggplant with sauce and stuffed baby eggplant. Skewered ground meat is delicious. If you are a big fan of desserts like me, try baklava. Bonappetit!
Posted by argos on 01/02/2011
Been there many times; always fresh, always the best. l just knew it yesterday the chef is the owner maybe thats why the food is very good .)
Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2010
Walking around the city during Christmas time is always crazy, so when we found this place hidden from all of the crowds we chose it blindly hoping it to be good. The portions were huge, staff very attentive, and the food was much better than we expected. My word of advice, Get dessert!
Posted by masala mama on 12/08/2010
After braving the crowds at Rock Center in Dec, we headed 4 blocks south to Akdeniz. Wasn't expecting much but it was quite good. We ordered pre-fixe kababs (tasty even though a bit dry), hummus (velvety), spinach pankakes (a homerun!), and Sultan's Delight (rich dish, amazing tender lamb). $70 for 2 adults (who drink!) and a toddler. About as cheap as it gets in Midtown and the tourists don't know about it. Shh, don't tell them, please. I will visit again!
Posted by elaine on 07/29/2010
the tables are so close together it's almost like you're eating w/the people next to you. the food and service are always very good - i've been here a few times - but i wish they would remove a few tables. maybe going during an "off" hour is the best approach. it's really a nice restaurant.
Posted by WallFly on 07/21/2010
I regularly pass this place on my way to and from work, so, finding myself at loose ends on a hot night, I figured what the heck. The place is a bit like a military outpost in foreign territory, nestled in the heart of Little Brazil. It's also your basic step-down Manhattan restaurant - half a dozen rickety tables in a glorified basement. The portions are huge, no doubt, and the food is fresh. The cacik was a perfect way to start the meal - thick, garlicky yogurt, spiked with lemon and dill, speckled with bits of cucumber so fresh it wanted to jump out of the bowl. The ground meat kabobs were just 'meh', nicely done but uninspired, as was the Turkish custard dessert. A bottle of Turkish red wine was a nice topper. The service was polite enough, and earnest, but unpolished and a bit brusque. Akdeniz seems to do a lot of takeout business, and that is, in the end basically what it is - a slightly interesting, well-done, value takeout joint with higher aspirations, but with little evidence they can rise to the next level.