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 10

(Eggplant Salad) eggplant purée, garlic


Humus9

chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice


Imam Bayildi 10

baby eggplant, tomatoes, onions, pine nuts


Tarama 9

Red caviar spread


Peynir 10

Turkish feta cheese, tomatoes, cured black olives



Fasulye Pilaki 9

white kidney beans cooked with scallions, tomatoes, garlic


Spinach Tarator 10

spinach, strained yogurt, labne, garlic, minced walnuts


Ezme 9

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


Yalanci Dolma 10

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


Vegetarian Platter 20

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

Warm Appetizers

Mucver10

zucchini pancakes fried until golden brown


Ciger 10

pan-fried beef liver chunks, onions, parsley


Sucuk 10

grilled Turkish cured beef sausage


Borek 9

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

Soup

Red Lentil Soup7


Cacik 7

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

Salad

Piyaz10

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 11

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


Green Mix 10

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

Chicken

Chicken Shish Kebab 18

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


Chicken Yogurt Kebab 18

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


Chicken Adana Kebab 17

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


Chicken Adana Yogurt Kebab 18

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



Chicken & Okra Casserole 18

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


Garlic Chicken 17

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


Chicken & Vegetables 19

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


Seafood

Branzini25

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


Tilapia19

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


Shrimp Shish Kebab 23

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


Salmon 23

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

Lamb

Lamb Shish Kebab 21

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


Adana Yogurt Kebab 19

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


Lamb Adana Kebab 18

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


Lamb Yogurt Kebab 21

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


Kofte Kebab 18

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


Chef’s Mixed Grill 23

tender cubes of baby lamb, chicken adana, lamb adana, cubes of chicken & lamb patties marinated in special seasoning, served w/rice and onions



Lamb Shank20

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


Hunkar Begendi 20

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


Musakka 20

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


Tas Kebab 19

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


Etli Bamya 20

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


Shepherd’s Sauteé 21

lamb or chicken sautéed with mushrooms, peppers & tomatoes served with rice and tomatoes


Manti 19

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


Vegetarian

Vegetable Casserole 18

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



Vegetarian Musakka 18

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

Okra9



Steamed Vegetables 6

Smokey Eggplant Pure 9

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



Keskul7

coconut pudding


Cream Caramel 7

flan


Chocolate Pudding 7


Bademli Kayisi7

dried & poached apricots with almond & cream


Coffee / Tea



Espresso3

regular / decaf


Ristretto3


Cappuccino4

regular / decaf


Cafe Latte4

regular / decaf



Americano3

regular / decaf


Turkish Coffee4

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