Uskudar Menu

Most of our menu items are or can be done gluten-free (by substituting vegetables for rice w/orzo, for example).


Cold Appetizers

Patlican 11

(Eggplant Salad) eggplant purée, garlic


Humus10

chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice


Imam Bayildi 11

baby eggplant, tomatoes, onions, pine nuts


Tarama 10

Red caviar spread


Peynir 11

Turkish feta cheese, tomatoes, cured black olives



Fasulye Pilaki 10

white kidney beans cooked with scallions, tomatoes, garlic


Spinach Tarator 11

spinach, strained yogurt, labne, garlic, minced walnuts


Ezme 10

mildly spicy spread w/tomatoes, onions, parsley, walnuts


Yalanci Dolma 11

grape leaves stuffed w/rice, currants, onions, pine nuts


Vegetarian Platter 21

assortment of our vegetarian mezes: yalanci dolma, spinach tarator, humus, fasulye pilaki, patlican

Warm Appetizers

Mucver11

zucchini pancakes fried until golden brown


Ciger 11

pan-fried beef liver chunks, onions, parsley


Sucuk 11

grilled Turkish cured beef sausage


Borek 10

crispy filo dough rolls with feta cheese and spinach, fried until golden brown

Soup

Red Lentil Soup8


Cacik 8

chilled, refreshing cucumber-yogurt soup w/garlic, dill

Salad

Piyaz11

white kidney bean salad w/lettuce, red onions, olive oil & vinegar


Coban (Shepherd’s Salad) 12

cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, peppers, parsley, olive oil & vinegar


Marul 12

lettuce, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, parsley, olive oil & vinegar


Green Mix 11

mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olive oil & lemon

Chicken

Chicken Shish 19

tender chunks of chicken marinated & skewered with onions, peppers, tomatoes served w/ rice and vegetables


Chicken Yogurt 19

chicken Adana with sautéed pita and yogurt sauce served w/ rice or vegetables


Chicken Adana 18

chargrilled ground chicken with roasted bell peppers & spiced with paprika, grilled on skewers, served w/rice & onions


Chicken Adana Yogurt 19

chicken Adana with sautéed pita and yogurt sauce served w/ rice or vegetables



Chicken & Okra Casserole 19

chicken breast sautéed with okra & light tomato sauce served w/ rice or vegetables


Garlic Chicken 18

chunks of chicken breast sautéed with garlic, lemon & white wine served w/ rice or vegetables


Chicken & Vegetables 20

chunks of chicken breast sautéed w/vegetables in tomato sauce served w/ rice or vegetables


Shepherd’s Chicken Sauteé 21

chicken chunks sautéed with mushrooms, peppers & tomatoes served with rice and tomatoes


Seafood

Wild Branzini26

chargrilled whole branzini served with mixed green salad or rice & vegetables


Tilapia20

fillet baked with white wine, lemon, garlic sauce or mushroom tomato sauce, served with mixed green salad or rice & vegetables


Shrimp Shish 24

4-piece shrimp marinated & chargrilled on skewers with onion & peppers served w/ rice and vegetables


Salmon 24

fillet baked with white wine, lemon, garlic sauce or mushroom tomato sauce, served with mixed green salad or rice & vegetables

Lamb

Lamb Shish 22

tender chunks of baby lamb marinated & skewered with tomatoes, onions & peppers served w/ rice and vegetables


Adana Yogurt 20

char-grilled ground lamb served with sautéed pita & yogurt sauce served w/ rice or vegetables


Lamb Adana 19

chargrilled ground lamb w/roasted bell peppers & paprika, grilled on skewers, served w/rice and onions


Lamb Yogurt 22

tender cubes & patties of baby lamb served w/sautéed pita & yogurt sauce served w/ rice or vegetables


Kofte 19

char-grilled ground lamb patties w/onions, parsley and spices served w/ rice and vegetables


Chef’s Mixed Grill 29

marinated lamb & chicken shish, chargrilled chicken & lamb adana, lamb chop, and köfte, side of rice & onions



Lamb Shank21

leg of lamb stewed w/carrots & potatoes in light lemon sauce, served with rice and tomatoes


Hunkar Begendi 21

chunks of lamb simmered in our homemade tomato sauce, cooked with fresh herbs, served on a bed of eggplant purée


Musakka 21

chunks of baby eggplants with ground lamb, seasoned with fresh herbs


Tas Kebab 20

cubes of tender lamb simmered in our homemade tomato sauce, seasoned w/herbs and carrots


Etli Bamya 21

lamb cubes cooked with okra in light tomato sauce served with rice or vegetables


Shepherd’s Lamb Sauteé 22

lamb chunks sautéed with mushrooms, peppers & tomatoes served with rice and tomatoes


Manti 20

poached mini beef dumplings, served with garlicky yogurt sauce, served w/ rice or vegetables


Vegetarian

Vegetable Casserole 19

variety of vegetables stewed in tomato sauce, served w/ rice or vegetables



Vegetarian Musakka 19

chunks of baby eggplants, cooked in tomato-garlic sauce, seasoned with fresh herbs, served w/ rice or vegetables


Sides

Rice Pilaf with Orzo 6

Feta Cheese4

Okra10



Steamed Vegetables 6

Smokey Eggplant Pure 10

Homemade Pita Bread 2


Dessert

Baklava8

baked layers of filo dough, light simple syrup with a hint of citrus, walnuts and pistachio


Kadayif8

baked shredded wheat, light simple syrup with a hint of citrus, walnuts and pistachio


Sutlac8

baked rice pudding



Keskul8

coconut pudding


Cream Caramel 8

flan


Chocolate Pudding 8


Bademli Kayisi8

dried & poached apricots with almond & cream


Coffee / Tea



Espresso3

regular / decaf


Ristretto3


Cappuccino4

regular / decaf


Cafe Latte4

regular / decaf



Americano3

regular / decaf


Turkish Coffee5

black / semi-sweet / sweet


Chamomile Lemon3

Egyptian chamomile blossoms, Australian lemon myrtle, decaf


Moroccan Mint3

decaf


Ginger Lemon3

decaf, digestif


Fields of Gold3

turmeric, chamomile, lemon myrtle, decaf


White Rose3

white tea, rose buds, low caffeine


Jasmine Green3

jasmine flowers, green tea leaves, medium caffeine


Aged Early Grey™3

Assam black tea, Italian bergamot, high caffeine