|Address:||677 Palisade Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010, USA|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Monday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday:||11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
Cinar Turkish Restaurant is located in Bergen County of New Jersey state. On the street of Palisade Avenue and street number is 677. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (201) 941-5650. You can get more information from their website.
The coordinates that you can use in navigation applications to get to find Cinar Turkish Restaurant quickly are 40.825379 ,-73.98307
the atmosphere is great, most of the food is good to really good, but one chicken dish I got had chicken and bread -- odd and not tasteful. But the classic Turkish dishes are classic.
We had Christmas dinner here! I ordered an appetizer - cigar-shaped phyllo dough filled with feta cheese and parsley. Served hot. Oh, my, melt-in-your-mouth goodness! Have never seen these on a Middle Eastern restaurant menu before and adored them! The feta cheese is less tangy and more mild when heated. This is a keeper of an appetizer. There were 4 of them and we ate every bite!
My main course was a vegetarian appetizer platter, and my husband had the lamb and chicken kebob combo.
I enjoyed the appetizers - you could choose 5. Heavy on the eggplant choices. Fortunately I like eggplant. Chose regular baba ganoush, smoked eggplant - pureed like baba ganoush, sauced eggplant with green peppers and a tomato-ey sauce, hummus, and spinach in lebneh. Came with tomato slices.
Everything was good except the hummus, which I usually enjoy. This hummus was very bland. No zing of lemon or taste of garlic or tahini. Very smooth texture, though, which was nice. Both my husband and I preferred the other 4 dishes.
The sauced eggplant was fantastic - it was both my husband's and my favorite. I have never had quite this dish before and am still thinking about it. I loved the smoked baba ganoush. In fact, I want to be able to smoke my own eggplant and make baba ganoush that way from now on! The regular baba ganoush, which I have always liked, paled in comparison. The spinach/lebneh combination was fine, but I used it as more of a condiment to add on top of the other things that I put on the lovely, thick and crusty, hot bread they served.
My husband didn't care for the lamb and thought it tasted gamey, but he had never had lamb before, so live and learn. He LOVED his chicken kebob and would order it again.
For dessert I ordered baklava and my husband ordered Turkish coffee with the Turkish delight. The baklava was very good but not great. It was tasty but I have had better in other Middle Eastern restaurants. I'm not saying it was bad - maybe a 3 out of 5. Certainly edible and a nice, sweet finish to the meal.
My husband loved his coffee. He said it was more like espresso, and had a lot of grounds in the bottom of the cup. It was almost too strong for him, but he enjoyed it.
The Turkish delight was something I'd never had. The waitress described it as a gelatin, but it was more dense and far more flavorful than gelatin, almost like a nougat, but not quite. Covered in some sort of white, powdered sugar, but not like the powdered sugar I have eaten. It was small, but you need only take very small bites because it is incredibly rich and flavorful. Heavenly. It seems to only be served with the Turkish coffee, but I MUST have one the next time we visit, because it was a delightful taste sensation.
Altogether a lovely, tasty, satisfying meal.
Only 3 tables full when we were there. It's a nice room with beautiful, mosaic, stained glass lamps.
Our waitress was very nice but somewhat distracted. She had to package the delivery orders and they seemed to have a lot of those. We sat in the back at the table next to the table where she put the packaged delivery orders. It was hard to get her attention because she was so busy with them, but when she waited on us she was very pleasant and answered all our questions. I suppose they may have felt one waitress was enough for a slow night, but between the 3 tables (one had 6-8 people) and the delivery orders, she was very busy.
We had been here 2 Christmases before and remembered the food was good, so decided to go again. I think we will be back again before Christmas 2019!
It's a pretty small Turkish restaurant. Great ambiance here. Food was great.
Very nice food and service.
All meals nicely prepaired and the "cinar" salad with mint is, a, delight.
First try on Turkish food, I ordered at random and got a Adana kebab on the menu. Ver little spicy, even people who don't enjoy hot spicy food can handle. After eating I asked for a Turkish coffee and tasted very good, but at the end of the cup there was too much ground coffee. Still getting used to the money value here but I think it is not that cheap. At least is a good portion of food on the meal, I left satisfied.