Open in Hewlett: Istanbul Grill & Bar

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Adana kebab is one of many Turkish specialties

Adana kebab is one of many Turkish specialties at the new Istanbul Grill and Bar in Hewlett in August 2014. Photo Credit: Istanbul Grill and Bar

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Istanbul Grill & Bar is serving hummus, falafel and shish kebab in the Hewlett space that formerly hosted Mermaid.

According to owner Aydener Aykanat, the place has a liquor license and also offers local delivery. In charge of the kitchen is chef Yasar Ilik, who formerly cooked at Chicken Kebab in Roslyn Heights.

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Here's some items from the menu: Babaganoush, or eggplant salad ($6.75), shepherd salad ($9.75),  Adana kebab, or grilled skewered spiced chopped lamb ($14.95),and jumbo shrimp kebab ($17.95).

Istanbul Grill & Bar is at 1230 Broadway, Hewlett, 516-218-2690,

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