Like swallowing fire, eating food from a skewer can be a dangerous affair but always leaves a pleasant, smoky aftertaste. Eat on the delectable edge with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Mediterranean cuisine at The Urban Turban in Cary.
The Urban Turban blankets tongue buds in a savory duvet of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. The eatery’s skewer-wielding foodsmiths expertly stake marinated chunks of beef, chicken, and lamb, creating a legion of meat-laden javelins ready to launch into hungry maws ($9.49+), and homemade soups ($2.99–$4.99), falafel ($7.99/doz.), and baba gannouj ($7.99/lb.) prime palates for the evening’s main entree event. Platters of tandoori chicken and sizzling beef lounge on beds of warm pita and basmati rice ($11.99 each), while pita wraps, such as the curry chicken with provolone and garlic sauce ($5.49) and the beef balsamic with lettuce and feta ($5.99), provide handheld sustenance for those with severe fork phobias.
Nestled among the cozy tables, terracotta walls, and abundant flora of The Urban Turban’s dining room, patrons can polish off their meals with a piece of baklava ($1.39) or soft-serve ice cream topped with fresh fruit ($2–$3) while they gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows for glimpses of low-flying pterodactyls. When the weather is cooperative, patrons can sip and sup outdoors, and when it isn’t, patrons are free to eat their fattoush standing in the rain ($4.59+).
- If you looking for a place to get a great, well balanced meal, the Urban Turban is the place that should be on the top of your list. With its clean dining area and extra friendly owner, you will not be disappointed. – wylieWoody, Citysearch, 10/14/10
- I like it because the food is really fresh and the taste is unique and good. There are lots of choices including veggie dishes. – Dennis, Urbanspoon, 11/17/10
2757 NC Hwy. 55
Cary, North Carolina 27519Get Directions