I must admit this dingy, little restaurant is not only close to home, but also close to my heart (OoOoOOooo corny). I love local restaurants owned by humble families because you know you’ll be getting honest and authentic food. This restaurant is probably the epitome of a family restaurant, with the parents at the front making the food, grandmother at the back making turkish bread and the little kids hanging around. The plates were quick to come out and the lady who served us was very friendly. Delicious, consistent food for a fraction of the price! The best kebab house in town 🙂
Akasya Kebab Plate ($10.80 + extra dip $1 = $11.80 ) – lamb and chicken kebab w/ turkish bread, salad & 1 dip. I chose the beetroot (beetroot, yogurt, dill & garlic) dip and added a 2nd ispanak/spinach dip.
Both the lamb and chicken were shaved in long thin pieces, keeping the meat moist and juicy. The turkish bread was cooked for a bit longer than usual but it was still beautiful nevertheless. The bread was fluffy, chewy with a brilliantly crispy crust. Salad was nicely dressed, giving a tangy and refreshing element on my palate. All of the components together with both dips (any of the dips they have!) go hand in hand. I’ve had this meal a couple of times and it’s been consistently good every time.
Quality of the food – 9.5/10
Price (based on food quality) – cheap
Service – 7.5/10
Atmosphere – a bit dingy but so humble
Overall experience – 9/10
Akasya Turkish Kebab House (Turkish)
290 Main Road East, Saint Albans
(03) 9366 2328
Open Monday to Saturday 9AM – 10PM
Closed on Sunday
From Your Weekly Foodie,