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

4.4

value

4.5

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Authentic (16)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Cozy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Spicy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Our first visit to Cazbar, but certainly will not be the last. We had lunch before a visit to the Peabody Library on a Saturday. Not many other diners that early, but our service and food was terrific. Lots of interesting choices on the Brunch menu; we liked all the condiments served with the bread and food. By the way, great bread, fresh and warm. The red lentil soup is outstanding.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great place. The meal, service, atmosphere and the belly dancers were great. It was our first time there but definitely not last.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Cazbar is terrific!!! This was our first visit to a Turkish restaurant, and we plan to go back. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to try something different for a nice dinner out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 6, 2017

This was our first time at Cazba and it was an fabulous place. We are definitely going back, the food was delicious, the staff was on point and very nice. I can't say enough good things about this place

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Organic, Authentic, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Outstanding entertainment because a guest of ours was completely deaf and only communicates by text and sign language was able to enjoy the menu, enjoy the belly dancing and clap along and felt part of the evening. She especially enjoyed the Baklava Latte supper yummy!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Quick Bite, Spicy, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Outstanding dinner with Family and friends. The Bellydancers capped the evening off nicely with a very tasteful performance.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Delicious! Nice little place with very good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fabulous. Meats grilled perfectly and seasoning just right without being overpowering. Great variety both in portions and meat vs veg . Friendly staff who helps first-time diners select food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Truly authentic snd amazing cuisine. The staff was incredibly friendly. A perfect date night!!!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The food was delicious. There were so many great choices. We ended up ordering the Sultan's Platter, which gave us a taste of lots of different things on the menu. I will definitely plan on coming back the next time I am in Baltimore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The food is very good, we like the side dish of rice, which is very flavorful and fragrant. The lamb is well cooked.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Cazbar is one of my favorite spots in the city. Attentive service and the food is fantastic! I've never tried anything I did not enjoy!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Our family loves Cazbar. The food is excellent. The servers are very friendly. As a total package (quality, value, experience), it's among the best Middle Eastern options that Baltimore has to offer. Get the Sulton platter which offers a terrific variety of Turkish cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2017

I was in town for business and wanted to treat my son's HS buddy to dinner. He suggested Indian or Middle Eastern so I booked us at Cazbar. I was not impressed with my choice of filet kebabs. They were incredibly salty/spicy and I did not finish eating 1/3. The rice was good, and my guest liked his curry bowl, but I am afraid I was not a fan. Service was very good, waiter was very quick and responsive.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Spicy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Started with several tasty cocktails, and then we enjoyed the delicious bread and varied spreads (mixed meze) as an appetizer and then the Sultan's Platter of various meats finished with baklava. We enjoyed the meats but some seemed dry/overcooked. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly but disappeared for long periods of time. We had to signal for water refills and the check. Most of the service staff clustered in the back of the restaurant giggling with one another and ignored the diners. If the service had been better, this would have been a 4 star experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I made reservations to Cazbar for a party of 14 over a month ago. I was emailing the owner a week before the reservation to make sure we could all be seated together and he confirmed 4 days before the reservation. I got to the restaurant and they didn't have a table large enough for us and kept telling me that they were trying to call me all day to confirm my reservation. They never called me and, moreover, I had confirmed the reservation with Haluk (owner) via email 4 days before. This was my wife's birthday and we drove up from Fairfax so didn't have much choice but to be seated at a table for 8 with 14 guests. Needless to say, it was uncomfortable. Further, it took 25 mins to get water and another 25 mins to get our drinks (which were straight pours no cocktails). The food took an hour and was sent out when we were the last guests at the restaurant. The owner never came to apologize and offered us $45 and two bottles of cheap wine as concession. Food was good but not worth dealing with the disfunctional operation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I feel awful to write a bad review but it took 20 minutes for anyone to greet us, 35 to get a glass of wine!, and a HOUR to get appetizers!!! No exaggeration! The people were nice but we didn't even get bread while waiting or anything on the house or a manager apology. They're understaffed the food was fairly good but not amazing. Some dishes we devoured and others were barely eaten. Special night out nearly ruined.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Delicious food with very solid service. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 2, 2017

This restaurant is my son's choice every year for his birthday. Our food was delicious. There is something for everyone! Our waiter was friendly and professional. We highly recommend Cazbar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on March 2, 2017

The Lamb is wonderful and there are so many great choices for vegetables. The service could not be improved, it is the best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Made my list of favorite travel dining destinations. Everything was absolutely divine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Loved it. Going back. Will make this a regular stop.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We had dinner at the Cazbar after the ACC crafts fair. It was lively, and lots of fun. Portions are generous and the dishes are prepared with care. Belly dancing and a couple of groups celebrating birthdays made the upstairs noisy but lively.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. I've been coming and bringing friends for years, enjoying belly dancing on occasion. Their appetizers are especially delicious and varied. The servers are friendly and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Hey, that's out first time there and we loved it the food was great and wonderful if you like Turkish food it's a must try.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 19, 2017

It was ok. I had let them know we were celebrating a birthday but they didn't even give us a birthday candle! Disappointed:(

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Highly Recommend!!

re: Staff/Customer Service
Staff was super accommodating as we had a baby with us and they found us a table we could pull him up to in his stroller (since he fell asleep on the walk) and were quick to bring over a highchair when he did wake up.

re: Cuisine
Excellent food and extensive drink list. (Would go again without baby to enjoy some of the cocktails!)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2017

DELISH!!! Food was excellent, specialty sodas were super tasty. Portions were huge- We got the sultan platter for 2 and one extra enter and it was more than enough for 4 people. Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I really enjoyed this place the food just wasn't for me.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was great, service was terrible.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Love this place! Great consistent food, excellent value, and atmosphere. The people are awesome! On busy nights, sometimes service is a bit slower than desired, but worth it!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Vegan, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Such a great place!! Belly dancers on the weekend too! The food is amazing and the staff is great. We go there for every special occasion, love it!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We took a chance and tried this restaurant on a whim. We were glad we did. The food was exceptional. Make sure you have reservations, because the restaurant fills up quickly.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2017

They made my Birthday dinner amazing

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2017

All of the meze are great, you will not be disappointed. Definitely try the Turkish wines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Live Music, Dance only in lower level, while they seated us upstairs. They might want to be more clear if live music dance is only downstairs to provide seating according.
Food serving size can be improved .

Quality is great.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Everything at Cazbar is excellent. I love the lamachun and kebab sandwich the best as it reminds me of Europe.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Great authentic Turkish food. We grew in Albania which has almost the same type of food. The food is true to the origin . We love the food and return always with pleasure.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

If you're in downtown Baltimore this is a perfect place for a casual dinner of authentic Turkish food. It's a step beyond your typical Middle Eastern restaurant with authentic dishes not always found outside Turkey. Quick and friendly service. Moderate prices for large portions. OK wine and beer list - Turkish Effies beer - Turkish tea.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
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