A taste of Istanbul in the heart of Dubai

You really wouldn’t give this place a second look! It looks like one of those corner cafeterias that sell shawarmas and quick bites. But trust me, this is a place you want to find. Harput is an authentic  Turkish Restaurant, situated in the hustle bustle of Barsha close to the Novotel Hotel.  I found this hidden gem almost two years ago, and each time i go, it feels like the first time! Its that good, plus their hospitality is like no other ! I have been a bit of a snob after tasting food in Istanbul but this place has restored my faith in good food.b8a93ba1df50611dda1da720bb80b492_1399199985

The interiors are simple and unassuming.

20160311_182041As always, we were greeted very jovially by the waiters, they have the biggest smiles I have come across. The chefs working behind the open kitchen are forever jovial and smiling as they go about passionately creating tantalizing dishes.20160311_182052



See they gave me some meat to try, the smells were overwhelmingly delicious.
We had for starters the Russian salad with the warm Turkish bread. The bread is complimentary and baked fresh and tastes like mamas baking.


The turkish pizza with meat cubes and capsicum is the nearest thing to heavenly.51d5c1bfb21695220876c66476ea5f29_1458114138

The mixed Turkish grill is my usual order,  It is more than enough for two. It is made up of  an array of fried mince in herbs, lamb kofta, chicken kebabs, lamb chops and beef kababs served with onions tomato and sour cabbage and Arab bread. eeb2b5a35b232ab857b1d25ea95b3418_1458114187I am fussy about fresh meat but seldom worry here.Their meat is always perfectly grilled and spiced and literally glides off the bone the freshness of the food is unparalleled.

I also tried the Iskander, which is  prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread and generously slathered with melted sheep butter and delicious yogurt.  IMG_20160311_162911The succulent, juicy slices of meat literally melt in your mouth. This meal was perfection. The schwarma is also a hit if you want to grab a quick nibble on the go.


The food here is tasty and so filling due to their generous portions. Thier turkish tea is strong and simply divine.66e52689cd94659b6b2fe1665f155f04_1458114021

The next time you are in Al Barsha be sure to be on the look out for Harput. Guaranteed satisfaction. The prices here are very reasonable considering the excellence of the food. Keep up the great work guys.
Harput Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 Comment

  1. March 30, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Je mangerais bien une pidé, j’adore !

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