Cafe Taka in Bay Shore: Closed

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A waitress serves customers at Caf� Taka, a

A waitress serves customers at Caf� Taka, a restaurant serving Mediterranean and Turkish specialities in Bay Shore. (April 22, 2011.) Photo Credit: Photo by Agaton Strom

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Cafe Taka, the small and satisfying Turkish eatery that opened in Bay Shore last year, joins the ranks of the departed. The place received a two-star Newsday rating in May of 2011.

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Seating was tight and on some nights chef-owner Mike Sarac did double duty as waiter. Recalled from Sarac’s culinary repertoire: comforting zucchini pancakes, vibrant lentil soup and juicy grilled chicken chops.

Above: A waitress takes orders at Cafe Taka during its brief heyday.

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