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Cazbar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cazbar.pro
  • Phone: (410) 528-1222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Haluk Kantar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two very unique and beautiful banquet rooms that can accommodate an intimate dinner for 2 or a gathering for 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Haluk Kantar (240) 593-6929
  • Entertainment: Belly Dancing on Friday evening at 9pm and 10pm and Saturday evening at 10pm and 11pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saratoga Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking and Street Parking are available.
A word from Cazbar
The Cazbar is Baltimore’s first and only Turkish Restaurant located at the heart of the Historic Charles Street District. We feature authentic Turkish cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. We are open daily for Lunch and Dinner. Join us on Friday or Saturday nights for our exotic Belly Dancing shows and our new lounge. In addition, we have two very unique and beautiful banquet rooms that can accommodate an intimate dinner for 2 or a gathering for 100. If you’re in the mood for something light, visit us at our Kebap House in Columbia, Maryland. For corporate, residential, or hotel catering, please contact me at chef@cazbarbaltimore.com I invite you to join us for a unique dining experience at the Cazbar. -Haluk Kantar Chef / OwnerContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Someday we will come watch the belly dancer on Fri and Sat nights. The extensive menu offers great food with the Turkish flair, although some folk would say there is a Greek 'touch', too, which makes sense if one looks at the European / Asian maps! We've introduced this café to many persons and they all like it."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we enjoyed the variety of offerings available so we were able to try a wide range of menu items. Our waitress was helpful and "fun," her description for several of the items. Our main complaint was the noise level. The group at the next table seemed "overly rambunctious." Hard to control from the restaurant's perspective. We did feel pressure to leave as well, with a waiting line to come in on a busy Friday night and looks from those waiting. We'd give it a second try since the food was some of the better Turkish we have eaten but we won't rush back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food. Great service and great location! Good for gluten free option!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I found this restaurant through open table and decided to give it a try. Was very happy overall. The place is very nice, friendly staff, great food. The only bad thing I can say is that when I looked at the menu through open table, it showed a lot of vegetarian options. But once at the restaurant, there was really only 2 options to choose from."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "While the decor of the restaurant could be more enticing (the art work on the walls was not that great), the food is quite yummy, and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was quite delicious at Cazbar and was prepared very quickly. We had 3 different people waiting on us. I know they are trying to be attentive but it really felt bothersome and rushed. It's annoying when you are trying to have a conversation with someone and there is a constant interruption. It really feels like they are trying to rush you. I like to take my time and enjoy my food. We ordered drinks, and then ate a main dish and dessert, paid and left in under an hour."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My friend recommended that we go to Cazbar for our annual birthday dinner. We dined at 5pm. The place was sparsely occupied throughout our experience. We shared an appetizer, entree, and dessert. My friend chose the menu - combination plate of hummus, yogurt spread, and a spicy lentil type salsa; roasted eggplant entree, rice pudding for dessert. The appetizer plate was very tasty and served with a wonderful bread. The entree was equally tasty. The rice pudding was delicious. Here is the downside to our experience - the server. As I said earlier the place was virtually empty. Before our appetizer was finished, she brought our entree to the table. Dessert came quickly as well. She was pleasant but seemed to want to rush us. Will return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend this Turkish delight!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was very good and we enjoyed our meal. The wait staff was efficient and knowledgeable. The restaurant is small and clean."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We found the portions to be small. The main course was advertised as a stuffed eggplant. What came was a slice of eggplant with a dollop of filling. The side salad that comes with entree, was three bites. The flavorings were wonderful, just not enough food for price."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were in Baltimore for a few days and were not expecting anything interesting restaurant-wise coming from NYC. Pleasantly surprised by this little gem that reminded us of out trip to Turkey last year in a quite authentic way."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent service all round. Our waiter was a very professional and checked on us periodically. Food was absolutely awesome and even though I missed the belly dancers, I'm definitely going again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was quite a surprise. The food was abolutely wonderful. The service couldn't be better. The staff was outgong and personable. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The dancing was great! I just wish it was a tad longer or that they had multiple dancers. The food was amazing!! SO delicious"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The experience was wonderful with the exception of the service. The service was inconsistent but the food, drinks, and Belle dancer was exceptional."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant when we just want solidly good food and well made drinks. The service is well paced and the servers ares friendly and efficient. It's just so comfortable here!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "food is always wonderful and the bread is incredible"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was great. They have a belly dancer that is definitely worth checking out. The pre set menu that comes with this Groupon was very tasty and a lot of food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to go out of our comfort zone and we are so happy we did! !! This food was amazing! ! Great taste! Great service.The waitress explained everything and we choose two entrees we never had before. We will definitely come back and being our friends! !!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We like kabob and fount it has really nice food. However, it becomes pretty pricy now."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We came here after purchasing a mystery date night Groupon so we didn't know what restaurant the Groupon would have us go to. The ambiance is great, the food was delicious and the staff was fun and attentive. We had never had Turkish food before and was just blown away. I highly recommend this place and to do a late dinner on Friday/Saturday night so you can be there for the belly dancers. So much fun!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food--even people from our group who had lived in Turkey loved it. The staff was also great. We started with a reservation for 6, but a few hours before dinner the list kept expanding. I kept calling to expand the reservation and the restaurant eventually accommodated 14 at one table. The service was quick and friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was looking for a restaurant where I had not yet dined and this one seemed to fit the bill. Much to my surprise it was adorable! Small, intimate setting right on Charles St. with delicious food. The noise level was moderate, especially given the fact that the tables were close to one another. They had valet parking and great service. I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food and service were both great. Loved the manti and doner kebap."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit to Cazbar. We loved the Manti appetizer. I had the kofti kabob, which was nicely spiced. My husband enjoyed the ground lamb kabob (can't remember the name). Prices are a little high, but the quality of the food is worth it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Loved the authenticity of the food. It was delicious and exactly what I was hoping it would be. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had never had Turkish food, what a nice treat. We had the sampler plates and honestly everything was delicious. It was easy to get to and parking was also easy. The ambience made it easy to have a conversation with my companion. The apple-pear martini was perfect too. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was my first time at Cazbar. From the minute I walked in it felt great to be there. Beautiful decor, terrific wait staff and wonderful, flavorful food. Can't wait to go back and bring friends and famiy."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I used a groupon that required us to order the Sultans Platter. After informing our waitress that my husband and I were vegan, our waitress was extremely helpful in accommodating our needs. She knew the ingredients in every dish and was able to tell us which items were vegan. We were able to eat the entire first course without any changes (accidentally vegan!). Since the main course of the platter is a variety of meat kebabs, she arranged a main dish of stuffed eggplant and mixed steamed vegetables. The only loss was the dessert course as butter is used in the baklava. Even so, the food was all delicious and we were very impressed. The portions were huge and could easily have served 3-4. We will definitely come again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have never had Turkish food, so when I saw a Groupon for Cazbar, I thought I'd give it a try. I am so glad that I did! The food was fantastic, especially the moussaka. Our server was attentive and friendly, even after we told her that we had a Groupon, and that does not always hold true, I've found. The decor is very appealing and the noise level was low enough that conversation was never a problem. I would definitely go back. And to think I never would have tried this place without the Groupon!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "When I looked at the menu, before I had tasted one bite, I already wanted to plan my next visit. There are so many items that sounded great. When the food came, it was as good as I anticipated (maybe even better). Try the soup! And the kebops! And the mezes!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Doner Kebab is AMAZING. I've tried many of Cazbar's other dishes, and I have yet to be disappointed in terms of food. I booked Cazbar for a party once and was very annoyed by the service.We were supposed to be given champagne, etc. We were entirely forgotten about. We showed up and we're taken to an upstairs room. It was July, the air wasn't on … none of the things promised actually happened. That experience kept me out of Cazbar for a couple years. I will NEVER book a part at this venue again. But the food is very good and if you're just stopping for lunch of dinner it's an easy-going atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "It was our first time to Cazbar, we made reservations for 8:30 so that we could catch the 9pm Belly Dancing show but 9:15 came and no belly dancer, 9:30 still nothing. We ordered another hot meze, which was (sadly) delivered to the wrong table (next to us) but we noted our very attentive waiter catching the mistake and remedying it right away. Mistakes happen, it's how they're handled that makes a situation better...he handled it well. At 9:50 we were finishing up our meal and had decided we would order dessert and coffee....and at 10pm, we got the belly dancing show! We would return to the restaurant, preferably with a group to try more dishes and catch another belly dancing show. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The manti appetizer and the lamb dishes were outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The quality of food is great! I love the décor of this restaurant...very ethnic. Staff has been very helpful and friendly with each visit. Highly recommend; I am not an easy sell!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great spot for dinner in Baltimore. Food was outstanding and very creative."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We returned to cazbar after other visits to celebrate a birthday and use a Groupon. Every course was amazing...particularly the "lamb 3 ways". Our waiter was very attentive and knew a lot about the menu and wines. I can't wait to go back for more lamb. Side note: the lamb chop mezze was great but a little pricey. It's much more worth your money to get the 3 ways. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Outstanding - great food - I would highly recommend to friends and family."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Cazbar. They have a good variety of hot and cold meze. I tried both the Saksuka (diced eggplant sautéed with peppers and tomatoes) and Ezme (chopped tomatoes with pomegranate dressing and hot peppers). Both were very good. In the hot meze, tried the falafel and hummus. The falafel was good, but I felt it was not as flavorful as those I have had elsewhere. (Perhaps the big size of the falafel was an issue.) The Turkish coffee was somewhat disappointing in that it was not flavorful; but it was presented well. The bread here is also very good. Overall the ambience and menu were good. The staff is very helpful without being intrusive. Definitely a place worth visiting with friends or on a date. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing and we loved the belly dancing show during dinner."
    Dined on 5/9/2014