I visited this restaurant as it was included in a Culinary Backstreet Tour. Since there was one price for this awesome tour, I did not see a menu, so I do not know the prices of items. But the food was amazing.
We started with the perde pilav, which was rice, shredded chicken, raisins, pine nuts, salt and pepper and a bit of cinnamon. It was wrapped in some thin dough and baked in a very hot oven. The result is that it arrives in this crispy outer shell. When you cut into it, all the goodness tumbles out. It is moist, flavorful, and not greasy at all.
Next, we had the pit roasted lamb. Now I have to confess to not liking lamb at all. But for the sake of learning about new cultures, I tried it. They have an amazing way of preparing the pit, and lowering the lamb down into it, so that the fat runs off. The result is melt in your mouth lamb that falls off the bone. Really good. It is served on some thick bread that soaks up the juices from the lamb.
Lastly for desert we had irmik helva - a toasted semolina desert with ice cream in the center. When it arrives and you break it open, the ice cream pours out. It has a toasted, hazelnut-like flavor, and is drizzled with a bit of chocolate. The perfect ending to a meal.
The service was brisk and efficient. Warning: the men's bathroom is 1 floor up, the women's is 2 flights up. Very clean bathrooms.
It was very interesting to visit this Kurdish neighborhood, and taste their version of foods. Very eye-opening, and something I would never have experienced otherwise. Our tour guide did mention you should get there early, before the good cuts of meat run out. We got there about 1:00pm, and the place was full.