A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Greek-Turkish fusion fare from the dinner menu at Sultana. Reservations are required, and this Groupon is not valid for lunch.
Sultana serves up savory fare for Mediterranean masticators of all palates. During dinner, al fresco diners fill the open-air patio with warm discussion and fill their glasses or hollowed-out CRT monitors with a range of waft-worthy wines. Start with a combo appetizer, which plates together ezme, hummus, baba gannouj, tabouleh, dolmas, kizartma, and garbanzo salad ($13.95), to soothe the culinary wars of a tonguehouse divided. Move on to a coban salad (diced tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and chopped parsley with a lemon and olive-oil dressing, $5.95), or opt for the sweet-and-sour taste duo of the pomegranated kebab, which combines the meaty juiciness of grilled lamb and beef rolled in spinach with the savory zest of garlic yogurt and pomegranate sauces, all served with rice ($18). Vegetarians can savor the flavor of meat-free options such as the imam bayildi (stuffed and fried eggplant with rice, $12), and pescatarians can rejoice with the Mediterranean sea bass, a refreshing fillet marinated in olive oil, stuffed with lemon and onions, and served aside light rice and a salad ($22.95).
Whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors beneath the twilight, Sultana's ever-attentive veteran serving staff will happily complement your meal with knowledge bits and recommendation chunks. Staff members will quell your curiosities regarding the contents of baba gannouj, and if you need a fresh napkin, they will provide one that has the contents of baba gannouj written on it with baba gannouj.
- It is home cooking, everyday food, well prepared, with bargain-basement prices, in a cozy atmosphere. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and take time to explain the food. – Dale F. Bentson, Palo Alto Online
- Best, most authentic tasting Turkish restaurant in the area. I went with a native Turk and he swears some of the items taste like his mother's cooking. – L C., Yelp