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Imam Çağdaş

  • Uzun Çarşı 49 Map It
  • Gaziantep
  • Turkish
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/20/2006

Fodor's Review

Open since 1887, Imam Çağdaş is certainly doing something right, as the crowds that pack this restaurant in the bazaar district day and night will tell you. Besides top notch lahmucan (crispy stone baked dough topped with spiced minced meat), there's a small menu of standard kebabs such as ali nazik (minced-meat kebab served on a puree of roasted eggplant, garlic, and yogurt) and the sebzeli kebab, a skewer of grilled vegetables and lamb minced with garlic and parsley. The star however is the terrific syrupy baklava, so widely regarded as the best in the country that orders have regularly been received from Turkish presidents and from as far afield as Fidel Castro.

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Uzun Çarşı 49, behind the Bedestan, Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Published 07/20/2006


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