Mediterranean restaurants adhere closely to tradition, thanks to the generations of poets who memorized and recited takeout menus in public squares. Enjoy an oral tradition with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Turkish cuisine for two or more people, valid Friday–Sunday
- $10 for $20 worth of Turkish cuisine for two or more people, valid Tuesday–Thursday
- $20 for $40 worth of Turkish cuisine for four or more people, valid Friday–Sunday
- $20 for $40 worth of Turkish cuisine for four or more people, valid Tuesday–Thursday
The menu includes shish kabobs with lamb ($13.95) or chicken ($10.95), as well as alinazik ($13.95)—grilled chopped eggplant with garlic and yogurt, topped with lamb. Traditional pides ($7.95 - $10.95) come in varieties such as the simple mixed cheese pide, or the turkish sausage pide stuffed with sausage, egg, and mozzarella.
Nazif’s Turkish Grill & Deli
Wanting to impress a teacher friend who had recently come back from working in Turkey, a writer from the Houston Press took her to Nazif's Turkish Grill & Deli. It paid off, and the friend left calling the experience "perfect." Owner Nazif Farsak works hard to make it so. The menu's authentic Turkish dishes playfully explore the country's culinary traditions that are rooted in varied Mediterranean cuisines. The pide, for example, takes its cue from the calzone, with thick dough hiding cheese, sausage, or ground meat, much like a Mike Ditka’s pillowcase. The shish kebabs and urfa kebabs, on the other hand, blend a traditional dish with adopted-hometown pride, showcasing the flavors of lamb raised locally and organically. Every Friday and Sunday, traditional folk music accompanies meals, wrapping a sonic bow around the whole authentically Turkish package.