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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Details
Daily 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Cazbar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (23)
Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Fun (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (16)
Healthy (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Spicy (9)
Tapas (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vegan (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We came from Texas and stumbled upon Cazbar. We got in for the show on Saturday and had an absolute blast. The food was delicious and the service was great. A must if you've never had Turkish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and fun menu. We shared small plates and made a fabulous meal. Belly dancer at the end of the night was a great surprise.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great drinks were great. Pretty great time all around. Star of the show was Ephraim. Parents loved him and he was great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of the few places in Baltimore where you can enjoy authentic middle eastern food. The atmosphere is excellent. A highly skilled belly dancer performs a couple of times during the evening, dancing authentically among the tables. Food was delicious! Great service. Good atmosphere. Quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent chicken shish kebap. Taylor did a great job. Inexpensive, full of flavor, beautiful decor.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love Cazbar and it didn't disappoint. Had a great meal as usual!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit to Cazbar--the first and only Turkish restaurant in Baltimore--and we loved it! It's cozy, the ambiance is nice (romantic even). The service is very attentive and personable. The food is outstanding! A very nice, comprehensive menu, full of specials. The menu gives the diner a lot of options (e.g., small plates or meze, more all-in-one dinner specials, combos, etc.). My wife ordered the moussaka and loved it. Very authentic. I had an interesting Turkish salad that combined arugula with various herbs and spices, a lemony vinaigrette dressing and topped off with two ground beef-lamb skewers that were delicious. The before-lunch spirits pours were very generous (bonus points!). My wife had Baklava for dessert and enjoyed it; it wasn't as rich and "sticky" as the Greek versions we've had in the past. It was lighter. All in all, Cazbar kicked off a great weekend. We'll most definitely return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, great show, great service . We really enjoyed our time

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I have been to Caz Bar a few times but this time was my favorite. I was catching up with a friend and felt like the restaurant was the perfect place to do so. She has never been to Caz Bar and absolutely loved it as well! The food was incredible as always and our server was very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Make sure you have the chicken kebab! It was absolutely mouth watering!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time eating here, heard they had good Turkish food. It was super good, very authentic tasting. The interior is kind of fun too, dimly lit with colorful lanterns. Our group ordered some of the sampler type appetizers and a bunch of dishes and shared. We liked everything, and the Turkish wine is really good too. I was mad at myself for not saving room for dessert, maybe next time. Oh and there was something about belly dancers but didn’t get the information, could be fun for a group outing.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Server was outstanding, food was wonderful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As usual, Cazbar exceeded every expectation. The staff is genuinely sweet and helpful. The sangria was delicious. Adana iskender was absolutely amazing. It’s my favorite dish! This will be my favorite restaurant for years to come. :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We went here for my daughter's birthday and had a great evening. The food was delicious as always, and my daughter got a dessert with candles and tea on the house.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good and delicious but the service was horrible and the waiters were all very disorganized.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I get something new every time and everything has been fantastic!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great, but the server was a bit overworked. When he was with us, he was attentive and wonderful, but he seemed to get called away for long periods of time so we didn't see him enough at certain intervals. He was fairly new so maybe he hasn't figured out how to best manage his time, but it seemed that this might be more of a management problem that he might have had too many (or too large) tables.

But I don't want this review to end on the negative because, overall, our experience was great. We weren't in a rush so the slower service didn't matter too much. My wife got a mezze platter, and I got the lamb three ways. Everything we got was delicious, and each of the three lamb dishes were very different so it wasn't like getting a lot of the same thing.

We will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic experience! The food was amazing and I was able to have gluten free options. The server was knowledgeable and helpful. The dance was fantastic! A very fun experience!

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love Middleadtern Food. The mezze was excellent. Our entrees just fair. Belly dancing was great. However, avoid the top floor. The music was blaring so loudly, with all tables around us holding their ears or leaving because management would not turn diwn the volume. They lost dessert and drink sales. Horrible end to our date night.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tapas, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was great upon our arrival and when the food came. My only issue was when I unraveled my silverware it was wrapped in hair. Other than that, it was very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went on a Saturday night, so expected some crowding, though there isn’t anywhere for people to wait to be seated. You’re right next to someone’s table, pressed against the wall to let waitstaff pass, or standing outside. The belly dancing was fun, could use a quieter, smoother transition into it. Also, pay attn. to your paper bill. A 20% gratuity is added - not suggested - for 5 people before you’re handed a tablet with which you could accidentally add another tip. Our server was good, not dbl tip good.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing food and service! It's so nice to have an authentic Turkish restaurant in Baltimore. Everything I had was delicious: the lamb moussaka, falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, and rice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Pure excellence! Great restaurant week menu was overtaken by their regular lunch combo. Great recommendations from the waiter who was on his 4th day. Food could not have been better prepared. Expect to get a lot of it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome awesome!! Food, drinks and belly dancing was great. I would go again and include more friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent. The service and staff were great. Every dish we ordered was delicious and the portions were generous. I will definitely visit this place again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was fantastic ... starting with the Mezze trio platter, followed by the Lamb Trio! The lamb chops were fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We sat upstairs and were treated to a belly dancer show and party favors on New Years Eve! The chicken shush kabab and shrimp kebab were delicious. Highly recommended!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had 4 couples meeting up for New Years Eve dinner before going to see some music - the ambience was entrancing, the food was delicious, the table set-up was great for the number of people, and the prices were reasonable. Service was great, especially for a holiday, and everyone left happy! Our only complaint was that the music was a bit too loud (we were seated under a speaker) and the staff did turn it down a bit for us. Wonderful all around!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Healthy, Spicy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Cazbar. They have a good variety of food and drinks - both large and and small plates. We try to go here for Christmas Eve as it's a nice spot for a special meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family, a party of 12 went to Cazbar for Christmas Eve. There was something on the menu for everyone and, our dietary preferences are very diverse. The service was excellent and all of our meals car out at the same time. I was very impressed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were very impressed with the meal. Our waitress was wonderful. She made our meal even more enjoyable and her recommendations were fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal - had the meze trio and loved all of the selections. For entrees, my fiance had the beef manti and I had the vegan (Chickpea) manti and we both thought it was delicious. Would definitely go back again.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great deal for lunch: a lot of good food for little money (a lot cheaper than for dinner, but the quality is the same).

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Turkish restaurant. Everything we had was good and authentic. One of the best places in Baltimore for healthy food: meet and vegetables. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I went to Cazbar for a date night with my husband. I wanted to try something different and had read good reviews about this place. The service was a little bit spotty. I was hesitating between two types of wine so the server offered to bring them both so I could try them - I really appreciated that. Our server was polite enough but it was often hard to get her attention when we needed something. We ordered the small cold mezze platter, the lamb chops and some Manti. Everything was absolutely delicious and I particularly enjoyed the flavourful mezze and delicious, tender lamb chops. We then shared a Kebab platter which was also delicious. Overall, a good experience and the food was great. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of my favorite places in Mt Vernon. The food is great, the wine selection is really good...

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic meal, service and atmosphere. A gem of Baltimore; must-try!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! This was the first time we ate at Cazbar and it certainly will not be the last. I believe that our other friends not with us this time would also enjoy this cuisine.

The hummus was different and matched perfectly with the naan bread. The chicken was very well prepared and the lamb, beef and chicken kabob was very tender and delicious. To my delight, the quality meat and poultry were perfectly trimmed.

The “pizza” was good but our friend thought she would have preferred the kabob. She requested another dinner at Cazbar in the future.

The desserts were good but the baklava was a bit dry and not flaky.

We will definitely return and bring our other friends! It was a wonderful experience!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and service. Every time we go it never disappoints. The food is incredible, from the hummus to the grape leaves and everything in between. A must go to place!!! Saturday nights are extra fun as they have belly dancers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everything was outstanding. Defiantly going back and bringing friends with me!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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