August 22, 2005

New York: Pasha

When Michael and I went to see Emily Bezar in New York we tried out Turkish restaurant Pasha at 70 West 71st Street.

Sigara Boregi: pan fried filo dough filled with feta, parsley and dill

Main Dishes
*Etk Yaprak Sarma: grape leaves stuffed with lamb, rice, tomatoes, mint and herbs, served on a homemade yogurt sauce
*Chicken special, marinated and stuffed with rice and currants


I must admit our favorite Turkish restaurant, and still current champion, is the Istanbul Cafe in New Haven. Their sigara borek (an alternate spelling?) is lighter and crisper. And I have to admit that I wasn't enamored of the main dishes (especially since nowhere on the menu did it mention that there were bell peppers in the rice dressing). The food was still satisfactory, the prices reasonable for the West Side, and the decor was comfortable. We weren't entirely impressed with the service, nor with the difficulty in getting our bill since we had somewhere we wanted to be. Overall, I'd give it 3 out of 5 forks.

Posted by Jennifer at August 22, 2005 7:57 PM | TrackBack

I'd pretty much agree with that review. The food was fine, but not as good as the food at Istanbul Cafe, and the service was often quite annoying. It's not a bad place, it's just not great.

Posted by: Michael at August 26, 2005 8:50 PM

This is the best place in the world.

Posted by: Radoslav at November 16, 2006 6:17 AM
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