Merhaba Turkish

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 April, 2009, 12:00am

Fare Turkish snacks, main meals and desserts.

Ambience A festive-and-fun themed restaurant and bar where you can order snacks or drinks until late every night of the week. It has low ceilings and the space is divided into different areas which creates a snug feel. The walls are decorated with Persian carpets, mirrors with arches reminiscent of minarets and pretty lamps. There is an outdoor terrace at the front and back, suited to hookah smoking. A belly dancer performs from Tuesday to Sunday.

Cost HK$150 to HK$200 each.

Who to bring A group of friends looking for a lively time.

Turn-ons The mint 'cigars' (spinach, cheese, mint) with mint yogurt were nicely chewy and not too greasy, while the deep-fried lamb spare ribs with mint yogurt pulled off the bone easily. The Turkish delight came in assorted flavours while the Turkish pastry was a platter of cute sweet treats made with pistachio nuts and pastry.

Turn-offs The hummus could have had a little more lemon and oil to lift the bland flavour of the chickpeas.

Drinks The wine list has a few reasonably priced choices from each of the world's main wine-growing regions, in addition to beers, spirits, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Seasonal cocktail promotions are also offered.

G/F Yiu Pont House, 12 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2367 2263