Turkish cuisine, the cuisine of the Ottoman empire has its own fan following. Years have passed but their authentic taste remains the same. Once you have been to Turkey and try their food, whether a top restaurant or street-style food, nothing can beat those delicious mouth-watering delicacies.
Turkish cuisine has a variety of food choices. They mostly use lamb meat, mild spices, and olive oil to cook food. The serving style is very traditional, known as Meze. This is a big metal platter with small round bowls of different dishes that offer unique flavors.
The people of Pakistan are fond of trying new eateries and they enjoy food. For them, it is a source of entertainment and togetherness. Currently, due to the ongoing popularity of the television drama Dirilis Ertugrul, Turkish cuisine is becoming famous in Pakistan. Here is the list of top Turkish cuisine restaurants in Pakistan for you to try!
Nisa Sultan is a restaurant that will make you feel like you are eating in Istanbul. Located in the heart of Lahore, Gulberg, it is the first love of a person who has taste buds for Turkish cuisine. If you have visited Turkey, you will definitely recall your amazing memories of wandering in the beautiful Istanbul streets and trying out Istanbul street-style food.
Nisa Sultan tastes like authentic Turkish cuisine. They have indoor and outdoor sitting areas. You can choose according to your preference. This is a project of Nadira and Safa. Safa has spent her life in mostly Pakistan but her roots belong to Turkey. She perfectly knows the tantalizing taste of Turkish cuisine. They have international professional chefs.
Head chef Mr. Talat has vast experience in cooking. In his culinary career, he has served Turkey, Ukraine, Iraq, and many other countries. The best thing about this restaurant is that they have an open kitchen. You can see what they are cooking for you and interact with chefs. The owner speaks Urdu and can help you in communicating with the Turkish staff.
Their menu has many options. Starting from doner kebabs to kunafa, name a dish and you will get it. They have multiple options to choose from Chicken, Lamb, or even you can go for the mixed option! Don’t miss out on Ottoman sharbat(Turkish Yogurt Drink) to quench your thirst. Their price range is very economical starting from 500 Rs and depends upon your choice of meal.
Location: M.M. Alam Road, Gulberg III, Block C-1, Lahore, Pakistan.
Turkish Restaurant opened its doors to the public in 2016. They are situated in the hub Gulberg, Lahore. It is a big place for gatherings. If you have friends or family members who love Turkish cuisine, you can bring them here. They offer a variety of Turkish doner kebabs, Sultan, Lamb tikka, and many other dishes.
Their most demanding food is Turkish Baba Ghanosh and Turkish Adana Kebab. Turkish Baba Ghanosh is made of eggplant blended with lemon, tomatoes, and other olive oil. They do serve complimentary fresh oven-baked soft bread and tomato paste as appetizers. Their servings are generous. Food does not only taste delicious but the rates are also budget-friendly.
They have a lot of fun activities going inside the restaurant. Don’t miss out on the photo booth too!
(Turkish Adana Kebab)
Location: 102 MM Alam Rd, Gulberg III, Block B-2, Lahore, Pakistan
Doner Kebab restaurant is known for its taste similar to the original Turkish cuisine. Their location is ideal for students of nearby universities. This is why their rates are pocket friendly. Ranging from Lahmacun to sweet Baklava, their food is very tempting. Lahmacun is becoming popular in Pakistan as well. It is a form of pizza but without cheese! Lahmacun is prepared with lamb soft meat, tomato, garlic, and ginger with rich green chilies to give it a little spicy flavor.
Begin your order with hummus as an appetizer. Humus is a renowned creamy dip made up of chickpeas, garlic, ginger, and sesame paste. Then, order Tavuk Shish or Turkish pizza as a main dish. Complete your dessert desire by having Baklava. Enjoy Turkish coffee served in a traditional way!
Location: 72 GCP Housing Society, near Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore.
Looking for Turkish food in Karachi is now not a dream! Zeytin is the place you can rush to fulfill your craving for Turkish cuisine. It is a big place with dine-in and dines out options. The ambiance is breathtaking and you will feel like a royal. Their uniqueness lies in serving traditionally Meze style. Their delicious food is supervised by head chef Ali who is a master in the culinary industry for 15 years. Belonging to Hatay, Antakya, his passion for cooking makes him an extraordinary chef.
Their menu has different varieties of Turkish and Middle Eastern food. Their most promising dish is Mutton Inegol Kofte, Tuzda Tavuk, and Barbeque platters. Mutton Inegol Kofte are made with minced mutton, marinated in chef’s special Turkish spices, and are grilled. Tuzda Tavuk is whole chicken and a bit salty in taste. It is cooked in a different way. Chicken is marinated overnight. It is stuffed with rice. Chicken is baked in an oven. Soft chicken, juicy and rich in taste, is then presented with aromatic rice, sauce, and saute tomatoes.
Location: Safa Residency, Shaheed-e-Millat Rd, Karachi.
Taste Carousel is a new eatery in town. They rose to fame in a short time due to their awesome service and pure Turkish Cuisine taste. Their specialties are Turkish Kunefe, Kumpir, and Turkish Pide. Basically, kunefe is a kind of sweet pastry while Kumpir is a stuffed potato. Potatoes are baked in the oven. When they are ready, they are cut in the middle. The topping includes melted cheese, mushrooms, olives, corn, sauces, and the list goes on!
Their rates are economical. You can drop them a call and place an order. They also offer home delivery. You can give them a try and thanks us later!
Serving Time: 12 PM-10 PM
Location: Currently Home Based due to COVID-19