I love that Canberra is such a multi-cultural city. We are spoilt for choice and have the option of eating so many different cuisines! Turkish food is no exception and you’ll find Turkish restaurant in lots of Canberran suburbs as well as several in the city. I can’t eat a lot of pide because I get too full so a piece or two is enough for me. I love the tender grilled meats and fresh dips with Turkish bread! There are quite few other Turkish dishes that I really love too…
You might be familiar with Kebaba, the kebab shop on Bunda St. Well, Kebaba have recently opened Canberra’s newest kebab and Turkish restaurant serving up fresh, modern Turkish food in the heart of civic. Their second location is a bigger restaurant with a bigger menu! We were recently invited to check it out and this is what Eat Canberra contributor, Trent Harvey, had to say.
“Kebaba is a family run business specialising in traditional Turkish cuisine using recipes that are centuries old, with a modern Kebaba twist. It’s easy to see that everything the friendly staff serve is made with true passion and love.
Open for lunch, dinner and later into the evening, they also provide a catering service and boast a 35-seat function room for larger groups.
If you’re eating in then my advice is to definitely try something off the traditional wood-fire grill. If you have room after all the pides, salads, breads and dips, get one of their housemade Turkish desserts.
The Kunefe (sweet cheese wrapped in kadayif pastry baked and soaked in sweet syrup) with a glass of hot tea is the best way to finish off a truly unique Turkish dining experience right in the heart of Canberra!”
The new Kebaba restaurant is located at 11 East Row St, in the city. They will have professional belly dancers performing on Friday nights and eventually on Saturday nights. Check with the restaurant about exact times and days if you want to see the performance.
We were invited to dine at Kebaba but all opinions are the author’s own.