Cazbar
Cazbar

Cazbar

  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cazbar reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (42)romantic (29)special occasion (28)late-night find (12)hot spot (11)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Save the trip to Istanbul
    Mariann
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent authentic Turkish cuisine in downtown Baltimore .
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't care for it. Food was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Reservation was ignored due to overcrowding. Didn't see the show because we ended up sitting at the bar. They tried to seat is near the door which was in poor taste secondary to the cold weather. The lentil and pumpkin soup are an acquired taste which I didn't acquire. However the grilled veggies, lamb, rice and salad were pretty good. I may go again for lunch but certainly not for dinner.
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  • Try it, you'll like it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The upstairs dining room is beautiful, the food is delicious and the belly dancing is fun and unique. I've been twice and the service has been excellent also.... a necessary ingredient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Delight
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Cazbar and we will be back. Soon. Every detail was perfect - excellent food and service. And I loved the decor as well. I have been telling everyone I know that they have to try this fantastic little restaurant. We want to go back soon on a Friday or Saturday night for the belly dancing. Highly recommend Cazbar (we had the Adana Iskender for dinner. Wow. Just wow.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mari
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Lovely food and service. The dessert platter was to die for. The servings are on the small side though. We had a early dinner which was nice and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This place was awesome. Highly recommended. Good food great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    OsoHungryVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I've been here perhaps a dozen times and keep coming back. As the weather gets colder, try the pumpkin soup appetizer. It's slightly overpriced at $6 for a cup, but I still can't resist getting it (I wish they gave you a bit more). Service is always good and the complimentary bread is plentiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    shiraz
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have visited Cazbar a couple times before shows at Center Stage (with a party of 7 in each case). The food was great (especially the Shrimp with Feta), the service was quick, and the prices were reasonable. We'll be back.
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  • Mediterranean / Turkish Cafe
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food was fine, as always! The wait staff was not the charming and vibrant group that is usually there, but they did their job. Wine, by the glass, is a bit expensive, for this style of venue. Everyone is always very considerate and accommodating. This café is a nice gem for the locality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!!
    Bocagirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Cazbar was one of the best restaurants we have been to. The food was incredible, we ordered serval appetizers and entrees and everything was amazing. Can't wait to go back. The service fantastic also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is spectacular!
    lisa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Order the manti off of the appetizer menu! Little dumplings with beef! All homemade and so tasty! Melt in your mouth! The service is sophisticated yet very friendly. Will go back for certain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before a concert
    Stan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived on time and managed to park next to the restaurant without having to valet. We had a table that had a great view of the restaurant. The waiter was very polite and engaged conversation with us. The food and wine was very good. It was my first time drinking wine from turkey decent. You all have to try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The quality of my lamb dish was perfect. I came with a group of people and we all left happy. The decor is very nice and the waitress was helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great turkish
    turkeydine
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Nice Turkish restaurant with authentic decorations and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Turkish Food
    luv2dine2much
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Every dish was excellent, from appetizers to entrees to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    ShelbyCropper
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A little pricey for the every day dining, but great for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cazbar Baltimore
    Daveo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Attractive decor, good food, difficult parking. But definitely recommended for standard Middle Eastern fare as well as Turkish specialties. Excellent service and the Turkish white wine was surprisingly good. We would return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good Experience
    LoveyKat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I brought four reluctant people who were not sure what to expect of a Turkish restaurant.They loved everything including the Turkish beer and wine. The staff was very friendly and attentive without crowding us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    LWW1957
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Having dinner with my nephew and his friend and decided to being them to Cazbar. I had dined here once before and found the food and service to be outstanding. They did not disappoint this time either. My nephew and his friend enjoyed the night of great food and the fruit wine. Service was quick and very efficient. I recommend the Mixed Cold Mezze as an appetizer and the Lamb three way as an entrée. Don't forget the Fruit Wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    PrincessSophia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is always excellent. Yummy drinks. Love the atmosphere. Hookah and dancers just a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding
    our3hounds
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been to Cazbar many times before. This time, our group of 6 chose the feast. Although the menu states that this family-style meal feeds 4, we had plenty to eat plus left-overs! Everything was fantastic. The pomegranate wine is a must-try. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A fun adventure at Cazbar!
    foodiechick
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dining at Cazbar was truly a great experience! The food was absolutely delicious...freshly prepared and very flavorful...even the bread was tasty and served warm. We ordered the Cazbar's Sultan's Platter which let us try a variety of their specialties - all were wonderful and cooked to perfection! The table service was very attentive and quite helpful - and the bartender was also very friendly! The belly dancing show only added to the great dining experience! What a great night out! Perfect place for a date night or for a group outing. I highly recommend going to Cazbar for their great food, and also to stay and watch the belly dancing show for a night out on the town! I can't wait to go back and try the other dishes on their menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drive over an hour to eat here
    cftodd
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Seriously the BEST Turkish food I've found outside of homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fun night with great food!
    MikeHikeEatVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went with another couple who arrived from out of town a bit late; we didn't sit down for dinner until 9:30. Because of the hour, we focused on hot and cold meze (small plates) and sharing. Their wine list was adequate, and the Turkish red wine was a pleasant surprise. Everything was so flavorful and delicious we probably ended up having 3 small plates per person. I had the poached Yogurtlu Pancar (beet salad), Pacango Borek (Pastrami, cheese and vegetable in filo and fried), and Lamb (Chops) Pirzola Meze. We just kept talking and eating. Great combination of atmosphere and food! Cazbar was still a hopping place when we left near midnight. Overall a very enjoyable evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were looking for a place that could accommodate both vegetarians and omnivores and Cazbar met the bill wonderfully. The food was terrific and our waitress was great about explaining dishes and even providing an sample of Lion's milk. The lamb and okra was wonderfully peppery. This is great place for anyone looking for something a little different in downtown Baltimore where you can still chat with your party and not break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why Don't We Come Here More?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We met another couple here (at their recommendation) and sat outside on a Saturday evening. Our server, Scott, was terrific. He was very helpful and attentive, without being in our faces. He made great recommendations off the menu and even selected great wines for us. The atmosphere was very casual and calm, yet fun. The trout was fantastic, as was the NY Strip special. One of our group also quite liked the tomato bisque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Turkish Food!
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This Turkish restaurant on Charles Street is in a good location for going to the Walters Art Museum some of the churches, or An Die Musik. If you've been to Turkey and Greece, you will love the food, too. Our waiter, a Turkey native, is outstanding. We've introduced at least 25 persons to this place and they have all been amazed that there is a 'plate' for everyone to savor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    NYtraveler
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We found Cazbar on trip advisor. The restaurant lived up to all our expectations. Our first experience with Turkish Cuisine was a delight and I am sure it will not be our last experience. Our daughter will be attending MICA in Baltimore and we look forward to our next trip to dine at Cazbar again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 450 reviews are from the Cazbar reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • 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
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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate