Cazbar

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$30 and under
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Turkish
The Cazbar, established in 2006, is Baltimore’s first & only Turkish Restaurant. With food, atmosphere, & entertainment served in an authentic Turkish style, Cazbar is sure to provide a thoroughly exotic & enchanting dining experience. Cazbar serves lunch & dinner daily and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Join us every Friday at pm & Saturday at 9:30 pm, for the most captivating Belly Dancing shows outside of Turkey!

In addition, we offer vegan substitutions for many of our dishes upon request. Our Kebaps cannot be made with vegan substitutions & your server can assist with items that are available with vegan options.
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WK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal and service. Dined upstairs and loved the extra space.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This established was excellent. From the decor, to the service, to the food. Start to finish. The Turkish beer was great. We had the lunch special and it was great. Price point was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Waiter was hilarious

E
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Love the traditional food and decor as well.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The lamb chops are excellent! All the food the excellent! And you can get happy hour deals at the table.

I
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! We had the Sultan's platter for 2. It was a sample of many things on the menu. We took some home because there was so much. The waitress was sweet.

W
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I spent the evening at this "magnificent" restaurant.

The staff were extraordinary from the moment we made our reservation change, walked in and until the moment we departed. TRULY EXTRAORDINARY.

The food was astounding. I've spent much time in Turkey and found this restaurant to be as authentic as being in Istanbul, Izmir or Ankara or any other place in Turkey. Remarkable. And to top it off, on they had an authentic belly dancer entertain the entire restaurant and again made me feel like I was back in Turkey many years ago.

I had the lamb chops that were the most tender the most flavorful the most tasteful lamb chops I'd ever had anywhere in any restaurant in the United States. Hats off to the entire staff Chef for a wonderful evening and we thank you all

B
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was our first time to Cazbar. We really wanted to like it but it just fell flat. Our server was very nice, appetizers were ok except for the stuffed grape leaves which seemed like they could have been canned, the main meal was unimpressive. We did expect a lot better for almost $100 for just the 2 of us.

DW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Dining room is cozy, romantically lit and well decorated. Wait staff is pleasant and helpful. We had lamb, pumpkin soup and spinach filled pasta. It was all excellent. While we were there, we were entertained by a talented belly dancer. Fun evening. Highly recommended

BO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oh, such deliciousness! The lamb moussaka was oh so yummy! My date's entree was equally good, although I don't remember what he had. The house made ginger tea was the perfect ending to the meal. They were understaffed for Valentine's weekend, but certainly wasn't the fault of the server nor the kitchen. Despite the delays with our food, we still got to our show by the 8pm curtain. We will be back...it's our new favorite!

DJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first went to the Hippodrome to see a show and were looking for a place to eat after the show was over. We did a Google search and happened to come across Cazbar. The website looked really nice and the food looked amazing in the pictures. We had never really been to a Turkish Restaurant before and we like trying new things. From the moment we walked into Cazbar the hostess and waitress were amazing. They are very attentive and seemed to really care you were there. The food was just how it looked online....amazing. I got the fried Calamari for an appetizer and the Lamb 3 Ways for the entree. The lamb was so delicious and juicy. My wife and I will be coming again for sure....next time after 9:00pm on a Friday or Saturday to check out the belly dancers LOL. Highly recommend this place for future diners.

s
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cazbar never disappoints. Our group regularly dines here before performances at Center Stage. A table filled with mezze and reasonably priced champagne always kicks the evening off in a festive way. The group contains vegetarians and carnivores, and Cazbar's menu has plenty of options for everyone. Highly recommend.

JL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. I’ve never had a bad experience here. The food is always memorable, the drinks are refreshing and the service is reliably great. I prefer making reservations on evenings that belly dancers are performing so the noise level gets a little high with the music but it’s well worth it.

S
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a gem. We always get excellent attentive service, and the food is fantastic. We had a table of four and shared four plates and some starters, and each one had it's own distinct flavor profile. The mixed grill is a steal, and one of the best med mixed grills I've had. You really need to give this place a shot. Also love the decor.

OL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience the splendor of authentic Turkish cuisine. However, because the prices aren't low, I specifically recommend that you go there for lunch and Ottoman 3-course lunch. That way you get to try several delicious dishes for $15.00. Plus, if you add $2.00 you get tea and a piece of Baklava. That is a pretty good deal.
I do have to say that Baklava is not that great at Cazbar. The philo layers are all pressed into one thich layer and are hard to chew on.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I introduce my Wife to Turkish food here and she is very picky and she loved it. The staff is happy to explain the specialties to you! Will come back again and again!

JR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was very good and the service outstanding. My wife was not fond of an appetizer she decided to try and they just replaced it with another choice of hers. No fuss, no problem.

MC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, not too expensive. I would definitely recommend. Great atmosphere!

m
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

well. the sultan dish was a bit of a disappointment. First the waiter said that sultan dish for one is enough. then we found out it was for two, and $80 later we received the dish. It had too much chicken for an $80 DISH SHRIMP WAS DRY AND inedible, and the one and lonely lamb squire was also dry. The first courses were good, and desert was fine.

ED
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Would have been a higher rating, but service is poor (2nd time we have been there, and service was poor both times). Food is outstanding.

j
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BUSE, our waitress, is fab, your food is fab, your ambiance is great , the service is wonderful and we love your restaurant!
We are so happy that Buse has become Manager; she certainly deserves it. She knows exactly what to order for us when we come in, she brings us everything piping hot and made to order and we enjoy our meal each and every time. We have brought friends and they also love it. Many have continued and become repeat customers. Keep up the great work! we will be back soon.

m
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was New Years Eve with limited menu. It was great though albeit pricey. We had a good time, great service & everyone enjoyed their meals!

LC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DC natives

LM
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Wonderful food and great service!

G
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great lunch menu and atmosphere. Only flaw was my friend ordered a vegan entree and got a meat sauce—new waitstaff and didn’t seem to understand.

MK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. Really enjoyed with my family.

A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome drinks. As usual!

E
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner before the Peabody Jazz Ensemble Concert with friends. Really enjoyable dining experience with a variety of choices on the menu. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I think the food was very good and of excellent quality. The service, however was very slow but, when it arrived, was very friendly. I did not at all appreciate the gratuity on a party of five for no reason whatsoever. It’s as if they know that their service is so bad that they are going to grat folks upfront regardless of the size of the party. It is for that reason that we are probably not going to be going back, which is a shame because the meal was pretty good.

T
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been to the Cazbar in Columbia several times, and we really enjoyed everything that we ordered. The same is true at this Baltimore location, but the only difference is that this location as much noisier than Columbia and that made it very difficult to communicate with the friend that we were visiting with. To repeat, food was excellent, noise was distracting.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meze options and perfectly cooked lamb!

CO
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was generous and delicious. Just walking in the door and smelling the wonderful aroma was mouth-watering.

k
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A bit disappointed with this visit....we have eaten there before and had a great meal but this was not the same. Serve was NOT attentive at all...no bread offered or drink refills offered. Food was a little on the dry side.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good!

RF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were disappointed that the belly dancers only before at 9pm. It is not clearly stated on the website, you have to read reviews to know that. Service was slow and he had zero personality. Was cool to use the tablets as the menu to see the pictures, but we felt rushed.

T
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

We dined here for my moms birthday and thought the belly dancing would be a nice change of pace. The tables are a bit small. My food was good (iskander). My mom and husband got a combination dinner with lamb chops, kebabs, chicken...). It was all quite over cooked. Since it was my moms birthday I asked the waiter to exchange her kebab for a new one. He proceeded to tell me that since they had just seated a large party upstairs that the kitchen could not handle the request!!! I told him he needed to go ask his manager, and about 20 minutes later he brought the new kebab. We were done eating at that point. Also, he never asked what side we each wanted and proceeded to just bring rice. He was also incredibly slow. Maybe it was his first night?!? As for the belly dancing, it was nice for the 5 minutes that they did it. I might try again since I love Turkish good and forgot to use my groupon.

G
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hostess could be a bit friendlier and smile more. Music blasting during belly dancer. Too, too loud! Food was very good! We had lamb prepared three ways which was tasty. Pumpkin soup was average. Stuffed eggplant very good. Baklava packaged and not worth ordering.

s
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My husband and I always ordered the sultan dinner for 2 . The food was tasty, the assortment of appetizers was delicious.
The grilled meat platter had more chicken but no lamb ground or chunks as we would have liked.
Wish they hadn’t toned down on the spices .
All in all , it was a satisfying meal.

d
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tolerable but nothing above par. More focus needed on service and customer experience.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious food and nice waitress.

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