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Old 13.04.2010, 22:00
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Klein Istanbul, Niederdorf, Zurich - a mini review

Well, the girlfriend and I tried out Klein Istanbul, a restaurant I've noticed often, only 30 seconds from my door, but never entered. Klein is an understatement - there are only around 7 tables and the Turkish kitch covering the walls and ceiling make it seem only that much smaller. The menu is small, and split evenly between Lebanese/Turkish mezes and meat-based main courses. I ordered the Beyti - a minced lamb dish with tzatziki and fried potatoes. The lamb was excellent, well herbed and spiced. At 30 chfs for the main course (they're all within 2 chfs of this) it's what I'd call expensive for a neighbourhood restaurant in central Zurich although it's better quality and more refined eating than a similar restaurant in Çanakkale for example. All in all quite a pleasant surprise with everything from my uttlerly flat "sparkling" mineral water to the excellent Turkish coffee at the end, almost completely authentic (the only thing I noticed was the bread, while being the same sort of bread you get in Istanbul, was chopped up small and daintiliy rather than given in almighty sheets, stacked up in a holder on the table).

I give this one econo-star: "a very good restaurant in it's category"
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Any observations on the service aspect of your sojourn (other than the water) ?
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Re: Klein Istanbul, Niederdorf, Zurich - a mini review

Service was by a single Turkish/Swiss-Turkish girl. She was friendly and smily but (as translated by my girlfriend) "her head was everywhere because she had been fighting with her boyfriend" which we both found quite amusing.

Rating: 6/10. Rating for Zurich: 9/10
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Sounds like a great little place, i'm going to add it to my Nomlist™. I'm determined to try something new at least once a month.

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This is a great place! Highly recommened, however please note only cash! Credit cards not accepted.
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Re: Klein Istanbul, Niederdorf, Zurich - a mini review

This is a great little restaurant - love the lentil soup! Only thing I found a little funny is that there is no toilet in the restaurant - you have to go to a room next door.
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