About Cazbar

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.

316 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm; Dinner: Everyday: 3pm - 11pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm

Cross Street:
Saratoga Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 528-1222

Website:
http://www.cazbar.pro/

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

Parking Details:
Valet Parking and Street Parking are available.

Executive Chef:
Haluk Kantar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cazbar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Good Vegetarian Options (19)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (15)
Healthy (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
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Cozy (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Spicy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tapas (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2014

Cazbar provided a PERFECT experience for my best friend's bachelorette dinner......the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious and special......I highly recommend it and plan to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 23, 2014

My husband and I came here on a groupon and we were very impressed. The food was amazing and the staff was outstanding! We left happy and stuffed! We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 19, 2014

The food was not what I expected for Turkish cuisine. Our server was wonderful. It was very loud and crowded in the dining room. I specifically asked when the belly dancers performed and booked accordingly. When we arrived, I was told it was actually an hour later so we missed the show any way.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2014

This restaurant was an amazing surprise

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 17, 2014

All in all, it was one of the nicest family meals. They are authentic!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2014

This place is great & I will definitely be going back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 14, 2014

The potions of food are big......and the food is really good.........and the wait staff is good to explain the unusual items.

I liked the romantic booth that hs been removed, unfortunately, because it kept down the noise level, provided a little privacy for a small group, and added to the ambience, even though the owner probably thought he has now modernized the room -- which is probably also true.

My many friends, who're new to Turkish food, have really liked this place.

Good downtown location. Thanks for Open Table's points, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 11, 2014

The food was amazing.

Flavorful from the first draw of Turkish red wine ( who knew?) to the entree accompanied steamed rice. The mezas (hummus, baba ghanoush & şakşuka) we're amazing with the FRESH dipping/sopping bread. The lamb & beef kebabs surely must have marinated a while to yield such rich flavors. This is definitely a favorite restaurant of mine & only 1000+ miles from home. :(

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2014

Wow, so nice to not have the usual boring menu served at other restaurants. Loved our lamb cooked to perfection. And I am addicted to the Homemade bread. Great service too! Will definitely become regulars here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 11, 2014

always consistently wonderful food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2014

I have not tried Turkish food before and I am very pleased my friends and I went to Cazbar to have that very first experience. Food was tasty, well served and enormous portions. Service was kind and responsive. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 3, 2014

I was sceptical before arriving, but that was quickly put aside when greeted at the door by our friendly waiter. This little gem of a restaurant was quite romantic. We enjoyed their Prix Fixe menu which included and appetizer, entree, and dessert. My wife and I devoured the appetizer with its fresh baked bread and seven spreads including hummus, baba ghanouch, and five others whose names I don't know but will definitely return to Cazbar to eat again and learn more. The entree was so plentiful that we were able to take home enough to enjoy another meal. In making our reservation, I mentioned it was my wife's and my 16th wedding anniversary, so it was fantastic that they served us our dessert, baclava, with two glasses of champagne.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 2, 2014

The food was nice tasty and good

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 29, 2014

The food was very good, the portions were generous and the price was very reasonable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2014

Cazbar is a real find. The mezzes and manti are as authentically Turkish as you can get, and the homemade bread is to die for. Great ambiance, and excellent kebabs too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2014

Always a great choice in Mount Vernon. The guys that work there are very nice and the food is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 26, 2014

Was a change for me.Really nice food and staff

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 23, 2014

We were delighted with the variety of items on the menu. It was a challenging to make a choice. Each of us chose something different so that we could share and compare. All items were delicious. They clearly had not been sitting in a warming oven, and came to the table at the correct temperature. One of us had the 2 types of Turkish beer on offer and one had Turkish wine. Our very knowledgeable waiter told me all Turkish wines are dry which suited me just fine. Efes beer came as a pilsner or a darker, heavier one. Nothing was rushed. We enjoyed learning to pronounce Turkish words correctly. I will definitely go back and recommend it to my friends. Perhaps next time will go on a weekend to see the belly dancing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 23, 2014

The food is good and a great format for introducing people, including children, to Turkey's food and culture and culinary language. Nice prices, too. Easy place to find -- walk from the Walters Art Museum or Basilica. Waiters are nice. Can dress casually. Good points with Open Table, too. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 21, 2014

Upstairs was a crowded bar and a belly dancer. Downstairs it was a bit lonely.
The waiter was attentive but the meat was dry and over cooked and our Turkish
wine, recommended by the staff, pretty ordinary.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 21, 2014

The owner met me at the car gave me a valet ticket.Then walked us in and sat us. I forgot my groupon paid full price and didnt mind.Our server explain everything that we ordered. Everything was delicious! We paid then went upstairs for the show and even got a hookah. Best experience ever!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 21, 2014

Excellent food if your looking for some authentic Turkish food. Service was great and so friendly. I can't wait to go back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 18, 2014

Awesome place for different food, menu, and experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 16, 2014

We went to Cazbar last night as a party of 3 (including a 10-yr old). As always, great food and excellent service. The lamb was extremely well prepared, very intense in flavor and tender. Overall an excellent value. Our waiter was super-friendly and -efficient.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Although we were not very familiar with Turkish food our server Tatiana was very patient in providing all the assistance needed to ensure we selected the right choices for us. The preparation and presentation of the food was wonderful. The service was outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 15, 2014

My husband and I were looking for something different for our 22nd anniversary dinner. I looked on Open Table for a unique restaurant, and I definitely found it in Cazbar! We had never had Turkish food before, so we ordered the Sultan's Platter, which had a little bit of everything! The food was wonderful and the service was perfect - attentive without being overbearing. I highly recommend Cazbar to anyone who wants to be a little adventurous.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 15, 2014

I went out on a limb by buying the Groupon Mystery Date. After purchasing it, I found out we'd be going to a restaurant I had never heard of featuring a type of cuisine that I had never had before. I was a little nervous, but was relieved by the good reviews.

We were promptly seated and our waitress immediately put us at ease. She patiently explained what everything was, and even recommended some Turkish wine to complete the experience with the "Taste of Cazbar" that was offered with the Groupon. We liked the first course, even though we're not crazy about hummus and eggplant. The real star was the main entree & salad. Superb!!! Dessert was tasty but thankfully small. We left with a big bag of leftovers.

Cazbar you won us over!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Decided to have dinner at Cazbar in Baltimore based on recommendations from the Open Table Reservation website; this was a winner! I had never been to the Cazbar and never tried Turkish cuisine, but the reviews on Open Table were good so I decided to try it.

Our waiter made excellent recommendations for food and from the pictures of the Turkish Fruit Wine I had to have a glass or two, okay maybe three! The food came out quickly with the appetizers of bread and hummus being very good. The main course was nice and hot just how I like my food.

The only lacking service that evening was the valet. we had to wait for 10 mins for the valet to show up to park my car. Turns out they were shorthanded because an employee did not show up for work.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 14, 2014

The food was out of this world delicious and the wait staff never let our drinks get all the way down but wasn't in our hair either. We did this as a mystery date and had never been to it before. We were very happy. The place was a bit loud but that was partly the result of the authentic old building. All in all a great experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Wonderful menu selection and knowledgeable and attentive staff. Excellent use of spices. An enjoyable experience! We enjoyed the appetizers - cold ones were preferable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2014

This is a very nice cozy place in Mt. Vernon. Food and service were quite good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 8, 2014

I would give five stars with the exception of being a bit rushed with the courses. We had our delicious appetizer only a few minutes before dinner arrived. Wait staff was fabulous! We will be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2014

Like traveling to an exotic destination, this Turkish gem on Charles St. proved to be a fun and delightful culinary experience. From the minute we entered, we felt at home with a restaurant staff who were proud to introduce us to their country's food. The decor is festive and colorful and the food was delicious. We will be back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 7, 2014

Great food. Even better service. Our waitress was the absolute best!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 7, 2014

If you like Middle Eastern food, this is one to add to your list. Everything was excellent. They have an appetizer platter that is a great starter for a group. We ordered several appetizers, soup, etc. Then only 2 entrees for the 5 of us and it was plenty. They are licensed for hookah use (flavored tobacco). When we were there, it wasn't an issue and we didn't see anyone smoking. It is probably more of a late night thing there.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 7, 2014

The food was awesome and the staff was super friendly.
I had never had Turkish food. I was nervous at first, but was super happy we tried it.
The only complaint was that we ordered a Black Russian drink from the bar.
It was the worst Black Russian I have ever had and the glass looked dirty and half full.
Then, it was on the bill for $11. Should have only ordered beer and wine.
Beer and wine was good and prices right.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 2, 2014

My parents, my wife, my four year old daughter and I had our first experience with Cazbar for as a celebratory dinner for my birthday. To call the service and food outstanding would be an understatement.
We had ordered the Sultan platter for four and were shocked.
The food had both home feel to it, while bring of a quality to be expected from a very high end restaurant.
The service was friendly, and welcoming.
I will definitely be visiting Cazbar, again and again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2014

My friends and I really enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The menu covers a wide variety of Turkish dishes and for those who can't decide they offer a fixed price option (for 2 or 4) that includes a variety of appetizers, a variety of meat and seafood for the main course, and desert. The food is very flavorful and the style of preparation makes it healthful as well. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Overall, a very good experience which I would recommend for a nice dinner out and something a little different

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2014

I've had a chance to eat upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs environment gives you a different feel, and I really like the decor. It's too bad the view looking out isn't nicer, but nevertheless, the ambience is still very pleasant. The music seemed to be very fitting, too! Service was excellent (frequent water refills, waiters helping each other out to serve you, follow-ups). The meze is something that seems to be unique - it's an interesting sample of a wide variety of stuff you can eat with the bread they provide. It's light and usually hits the spot as an appetizer for me! The entrees are pretty decent in terms of portion size - definitely lots of meat! The baklava wasn't bad, too. Overall a great dining experience!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 28, 2014

We moved to Baltimore 2 years ago. We love Ali Baba's Turkish Restaurant in NYC, and this is every big as good or better.
The meza platter large was plenty for 2 very hungry people, and the special lamb shank was tender and delicious. Paired nicely with Turkish wines the waiter sggested. The bread was interesting and delicious. Turkish coffee and tea were very much like I find in Ankara. We will definitely be back, with friends from out of town. The $6 valet parking is the best deal in town when it is 13 degrees out.

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