Monday, September 11, 2017

Oskar Kebab

Location: Oskar Kebab
Turkish flag ahoy!
***Update 6/11/2018***
This place is closed and has been replaced by another restaurant that I will probably never review.

Rating: Very good
Meal: Lunch for 2
Price:  1400 yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Two kebab special plates, minus rice
English Menu: Yes
Smoking: Yes

My wife and I stopped by an Indian spice store near Ueno station on the way home from church on Sunday.  We were famished and turned around to see a most welcome sight:  a turkish flag!  Our experience with donner kebabs in Japan hasn't been that great, but these people looked legit and we were hungry for meat (low carb diet at the moment), so we gave it a shot.

It's a small place with some bar seating inside and small tables outside.  When we placed our order for two kebab plates with no rice, the cook said he would make us some extra salad to go with it, much to our delight.  Then he gave us two small hummous bowls and a bowl of tzatziki to go with it.  The hummous wasn't the best but the tzatziki was good and all of it mixed together with the salad and meat was delicious and hit the spot.

The shawarma meat wasn't quite spiced the same as it is in the Gulf countries, so we've never been as fond of Turkish donner kebab as we are of Gulf shawarmas, but this was still better than most that we've had in Japan.  And the generosity of the owner definitely was a plus, as was the price.  Looking forward to returning when we can eat bread again and trying his pide!

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