From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011Not altogether dissimilar from the Arabic fare you may find around town, the menu staples are salads and meat – namely chicken and lamb, mostly served in some form of kebab. Given the location inside this age-old supermarket on the edge of the city’s arterial Sheikh Zayed Road, where most other eateries tend to deal exclusively in deep-fried fast food, it’s a pleasant surprise to find hearty, traditional Turkish fare at decent prices, in welcoming surroundings.
After you’ve sampled the piping hot and diet-breakingly delicious breads which the cheery staff bring to your table fresh from the oven, it’s straight into salads – we recommend the tabbouleh, which is slightly heavier on the onions and bulgar wheat than local versions, but just as tasty, and a nice light accompaniment to the heavier meat dishes. Try the chicken iskander, composed of shawarma meat, a rich tomato sauce and a dollop of yoghurt, and in this instance, served with a gargantuan portion of rice. If you’re scouting for a place to fill up on a good square meal (that is, if you go easy on the liberal carb portions and the free desserts they’ve been known to hand out) along the Sheikh Zayed Road, look no further.