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

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (21)
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Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
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)
Worth the Drive (12)
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)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 6, 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 2, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (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 7, 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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 (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

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 on November 18, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We loved it & will definitely come back! Cazbar has authentic Turkish food & lots of variety! The meal was fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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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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