The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon at Anatolian Kitchen in Palo Alto. Choose between two options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of dinner-menu fare (beginning at 5 p.m.)
- For $7, you get $15 worth of lunch-menu fare (11 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Owned by Turkish native Dino Tekdemir, Anatolian Kitchen skewers juicy meats and veggies to create dishes authentic to the central and eastern regions of Turkey. Curious diners witness the culinary commotion taking place in the open kitchen, the source of many alluring aromas including scents of fresh-made bread, dolma, and kunefe. Mood-lit tables make a comfy spot to munch on dinners such as the Doner kabob—rotisserie-cooked ground lamb and beef ($12.95)—or the Manti, which conceals meaty treasures inside homemade ravioli-style pasta ($13.95). For lunch, intrepid stomachs conquer Alexander’s Favorite—a mighty mix of ground lamb and beef slices over tomato-sauced bread cubes, accompanied by melted butter and yogurt ($12.95). During both lunch and dinner, Anatolian Kitchen's healthy wine and cocktail list allows guests to indulge in spirited celebrations over life's tiny and tasty moments.
- The Mediterranean cuisine compliments [sic] the inviting atmosphere with a respectable offering of vegetarian options that would allow most herbivores to be fairly happy. – Josh Glucoft, The Stanford Daily
- Very fresh, simple, authentic and delicious! Everything was homemade from the pita bread to all the sauces and dips. Even the cocktails were made from fresh and simple ingredients. – Allison R., Yelp, 12/16/10
2323 Birch St.
Palo Alto, California 94306Get Directions