Best Turkish restaurants on Long Island

Adana kebab, a long, hand-minced meat kebab, is

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Some days, nothing quite hits the spot like a juicy kebab straight off the spit. These Turkish restaurants have a way with skewered meats, as well numerous other regional specialties.

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    Azerbaijan Grill $ | Mediterranean 1610 Old Country Rd. Westbury If, a few weeks ago, someone had asked my impression of tabbouleh, I would have ...

  • Critic rating 2.5

    Ephesus $$ | Turkish, Restaurant 514 Park Blvd. Massapequa Park When Funda Duygun took over as chef-owner of this simply appointed Turkish restaurant, she elevated ...

  • Istanbul Cafe is located on Middle Country Road

    Istanbul Cafe $$ | Turkish 2139 Middle Country Rd. Centereach Vibrant and satisfying Turkish food in a modest storefront restaurant. ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Adana kebab, a long, hand-minced meat kebab, is

    Mavi Grill & Deli $$ | Turkish, Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern 749 Mt. Sinai-Coram Rd. Mt. Sinai Situated within a charming white house, Mavi specializes in kebabs; try the Adana or beyti (lamb done different ways) or chicken. Other good bets include the appetizer assortment (hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush and stuffed grape leaves), red lentil-carrot soup and spinach pie.

  • Pita House in Patchogue.

    Pita House $ | Kids, Turkish, Restaurant 680 Rte. 112 Patchogue Family-friendly Turkish. The house-made gyro, turkey or lamb outclasses the commercial stuff often served elsewhere. ...

  • People dine at the Pita House in East

    Pita House $$ | Turkish, Mediterranean, Kids, Restaurant 100-27 S. Jersey Ave. East Setauket This classy, family-friendlyTurkish restaurant is hard to find but worth seeking out. House-made gyro, turkey ...

  • Critic rating 2
    The spicy beyti kebab is wrapped in lavash

    Turkuaz Grill $$ | Turkish 40 McDermott Ave. Riverhead An airily pretty little place, Turkuaz scores with its pied, a type of pizza; lachmacun, a baked disc topped with ground beef; gyro; kebabs; salads, including a vegetable-studded green lentil; and rice pudding.

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