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

4.6

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Authentic (20)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (17)
Fun (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Tapas (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Spicy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined here before a show at the Lyric (a mile away) and will return. The menu is varied and creative, with standard (stuffed grape leaves, done very well) and more exotic hot and cold small plate appetizers. We enjoyed the small warm meat dumplings in a creamy yogurt sauce, and also the soups, a lentil and also a wonderful pumpkin. The lamb moussaka entree was great, and my husband enjoyed his grilled lamb with root vegetables. No time for dessert, but baklava was on the menu. Lots more I want to try next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful . Simply a special place in which tradition, good food and good entertainment are always present

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

came here for my birthday dinner with friends. The service was excellent and the food was authentic and fresh. The belly dancing show capped off a great night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our group of ten vegans had a wonderful meal with attentive service at Cazbar. The food was excellent and we had a blast watching the dancer perform as well. The upstairs area was modern and chic with middle eastern flare to the design. Would absolutely recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, the service this evening was fantastic, and the food was great as always! One of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We drove up to Baltimore to see a show, and picked Cazbar because we love Turkish food—and it was close to the Hippodrome. The food is authentic and delicious. We had manti, a sampler of meats, and the Adana Iskender. All were delicious, and I could have licked the tomato sauce & garlic yogurt combo off my plate. We had Turkish wines and beers and enjoyed them. The wine was big and jammy and went well with my lamb dish. The desserts were well done, as well. We opted for the Dervish: a Turkish coffee and a small piece of either baklava or kadayif.

The decor is warm and cozy with beautiful Turkish lights. Many if not all of the wait staff are Turkish, and will happily help you learn to pronounce your dinner correctly if you ask. Service was excellent—each course served promptly but without making us feel rushed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent place food was delicious, atmosphere is fantastic top with belly dancing after the delicious deserts!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I love Cazbar. The staff is always friendly and the food is healthy and fresh. We keep going back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were there on a Friday night when there is a belly dancer, very entertaining. Food was excellent and not run of the mill.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was delicious, the decor and atmosphere are comforting, and the service was one of the best experiences I have ever head.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Incredible food. I was so happy with our meal. I think my favorite thing was these meat dumplings with a garlic yogurt sauce. Amazing.

I’ll say this. I booked a reservation for 6pm, as it was a 1,000 reservation. We were just finding parking, and called to let them know we were a few minutes away at 5:55pm. They pushed the reservation to 6:15, which made it a 100 Point reservation, even though we showed up at 6pm on the dot. Honest mistake, but it stunk. I’d urge any going to try and take an Uber or plan in advance for difficulty parking. They have a 10 dollar valet, but there’s a 5 dollar garage 3 blocks away where we parked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, great service, very attentive! Definitely a must if visiting from out of town and want something other than seafood. Have to get any of the lamb dishes and absolutely must get the Turkish coffee!!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It wasn't a wonderful experience. The staff was very helpful and prompt, the food was amazing, and we loved the belly dancer!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have been going to Cazbar for years and love it. The food is phenomenal if you like Lamb or are a vegetarian as they have several Egg Plant based dishes. The Hummus, Babaganoush are as fresh as I've ever tasted. If you are a Baclava fan, then this may be the end of you since the Baclava is top notch here and is to die for. They have some specialty cocktails, try the Mavi Altin, its the best. Friday and Saturday nights are cool because they have a belly dancer.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Cazbar had good food and service. The waitress had good food suggestions and the food had an authentic feel to it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our group of 6 enjoyed a very nice dinner. We ordered a variety of starters, a couple of salads and a few dinner meals, and we shared everything. Our server was very helpful in suggesting items to try, and it didn't hurt that we visited on half price wine night (Thursdays). Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Booked a pre-Hippodrome dinner here after having enjoyed a wonderful, leisurely dinner here one evening last year. The food, drink, and ambience did not disappoint, and the servers were definitely conducive to a leisurely dining experience. Once we explained we were on a defined schedule this time, they made sure we were on our way with enough time to grab an Uber, arrive, and be seated before the show started.

Plenty of parking for a school night, not sure how busy it is on the weekends. Would definitely return, especially for the half-price-bottles if wine on Thursday’s, if not for the food alone.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was delicious! Staff was attentive. I love the decor, just wished it wasn’t so chilly.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. My husband and I were seeing a show in the Mount Vernon area and wanted to eat somewhere we hadn't been before . The Open Table reviews for Cazbar looked good, so we figured, why not. Glad we did. The food was great . The falafel and hummus starter was quite good (oftentimes, falafel can be dry and this definitely was not the case here). The turkish dumplings were also a hit. I'm not a lamb eater but my husband really enjoyed how it came out. My eggplant dish was enjoyable. The service was friendly. We weren't that familiar with Turkish cuisine, so we had a number of questions - all answered with patience and a smile. We ate downstairs, which was nice and causal - and appropriate for early evening. The upstairs is much darker with a nightclub type of vibe. I'm sure we'll come back here.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have dined here before and have always enjoyed good food and wine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was really good. The atmosphere was really good. Our waitress was really nice and attentive, she really helped with making my girlfriend's birthday a special celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent authentic food. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Ambience was nice. It's a cozy little restaurant with exposed brick walls and Mediterranean decorations. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was fantastic. We got the Turkish 101 which includes a bottle of wine and choice of 2 appetizers/small plates. For my main course I got the Lamb 3 ways. If you like lamb I highly recommend it. Finished the meal with excellent Baklava and Turkish coffee.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our meal was delicious and our server was personable and professional. However, a birthday of younger patrons shrieked and carried on so loudly that we could barely carry on a conversation and had trouble communicating with our server at times. Perhaps larger parties could be seated upstairs or some textiles could be hung in the downstairs dining room to help absorb sound? We love Cazbar; we just prefer dining in a quieter environment!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a fantastic time here! They were happy to accommodate a party of 16 on a Saturday evening. We were surprised how seamless the service was, even with such a big group. Our food was delicious, the ambiance made the evening feel magical, and the late night belly dancer was a big hit. One of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Loved this place!! We had the mixed grill
For four. We added the walnut spread too. It was ample for all 5 of us and took the guess work out of somewhat unfamiliar food. The mix of fish and meat pleased everyone.
All fresh and delicious
They are under renovation so we ate upstairs. It was pleasant and we could actually talk without shouting!! Really loved it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good food. Large quantities. The triple lamb was awesome.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful authentic Turkish food! We wanted to eat more, but we're stuffed to the gills. Great service, too. I only wish we lived closer so we could visit more than once a year!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The mixed appetizer plate was excellent, and the lamb three ways was good. I would go back - portions ample and good for sharing.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always a great experience! The service is warm, friendly and efficient. The food is always delicious and freshly prepared. I love bringing friends here for those exact reasons stated above. The belly dancing after dinner is always an enjoyable treat for everyone! My go to place for tasty food and excellent customer service in a pretty setting!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Absolutely incredible! They were waiting for our group to arrive, had the door open and escorted us to our table which was ready for our group of 6 which includes a wheelchair and large service animal.
The service was as incredible as the food.
The entryway was a little tight for the wheelchair but easy enough to navigate.
If we lived in the area we would frequent this place very often!
Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Tasty food, friendly service, a bit noisy but that's not the restaurants fault, just something to note for yourself when deciding where to dine. The food was super flavorful and affordable. Good for a quick bite or a gathering of friends.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love the pides!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went here with a friend who lived in Turkey for most of her life. The food was great and she said it was very authentic. The three course lunch is a fantastic deal. She couldn't stop smiling for the rest of the day and said just being in the restaurant made her feel like she was back home.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Chicken kabobs at most places are a bit dry. Our chicken kabobs were perfectly cooked. The rice is addictive.

The kids burger was a bit dry and spiced in a way that may not appeal most kids, and it only occupied the center of a very large bun.

Yea for the hummus. Hummus is everywhere in the stores, and most don't even use olive oil anymore (presumably to save on production cost). Cazbar has wonderful hummus.

We also had eggplant done in many ways. All we're really good.

We'll be back there again soon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always everything was excellent

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I loved it! The servers were knowledgeable and personable. The food was so good and flavorful. I ate some there and took a lot home.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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