Finally there are excellent cheap eats not named The Little Chihuahua in Noe Valley!
I don’t really have time to do a full writeup, but here are the essentials:
- It’s in the former Lazeez space, but with entirely new owners (Turkish, from Istanbul).
- It’s their third location - they are also in Danville and Pleasanton
- It’s one of only a handful of places in the city that makes Iskender kebap. I gave that a try tonight as I’m much more familiar with the standard adana, shish, etc. kebaps. While most of their other kebap plates come with rice/salad/hummus/pita, the Iskender is served with a big portion of labneh and on a bed of what I thought were little squares of fried potatoes, but the takeout menu suggests might have actually been fried chunks of pita.
- It’s very good! Maybe if we’re lucky the owners will start doing more exotic specials like Urfa-style liver kebap and so forth a la the old Eden’s in the Tenderloin.