Cazbar
Cazbar

Cazbar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cazbar.pro/
  • Phone: 4105281222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • 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 2405936929
  • 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 / Owner
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Cazbar reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (52)special occasion (34)romantic (34)good for groups (30)late-night find (20)great for lunch (15)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was really great! I enjoyed the wide variety of appetizers, especially the hummus
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was super yummy, great service, nice environment, reminded me of the fantastic food I've enjoyed when I lived across the way and had eaten in Germany, Incirlik, and Ankara. We'll definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy dining experience
    MaxR
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food delicious. Service attentive but not formal. Pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. On a Thursday night street parking available free after 7 pm. Good spot to meet with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    turkish
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The ambience here is great and the food delish! I have not had turkish before and the taste was great so well seasoned and the server was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Always a great meal at Cazbar. The people are great the service is great and the food is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Middle East Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Incredibly warm reception and attentive service. The Sultan Platter is great date-night option. Everything was fresh and delicious. The baklava topped it all off. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turikish cafe is great!
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but Noisy
    Difasu
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    Valentine
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great food. Great service and great location! Good for gluten free option!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    wowza
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to like?
    kreees
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    BawmerGirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meet me at the Cazbar
    pickyeater
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful!
    mmmm
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I would definitely recommend this Turkish delight!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable meal with a unique menu
    Doug
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • robranVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memories of Turkey
    Foodlvr
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Chrislovesgoodfood14
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Edward
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food, interesting dancing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The dancing was great! I just wish it was a tad longer or that they had multiple dancers. The food was amazing!! SO delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The experience
    TheBomb
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Jill
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    finches46VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    food is always wonderful and the bread is incredible
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cazbar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!!
    coco
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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! !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food, but pricy.
    James
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We like kabob and fount it has really nice food. However, it becomes pretty pricy now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    jber
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    als195
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little surprise!
    Punky
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening
    PicojouleVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food and service were both great. Loved the manti and doner kebap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmm mmm good
    Gligli
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic
    TerryKVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Loved the authenticity of the food. It was delicious and exactly what I was hoping it would be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    AdventurousDiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice for vegans
    AllyR
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Jill
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Turkish food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, relaxed service!
    NomNomNomivoreVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    EliseVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The manti appetizer and the lamb dishes were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.