Kitchen Istanbul

Turkish

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Overview

Serving elevated Turkish food, Kitchen Istanbul in the Inner Richmond is a modern yet comfortable neighborhood restaurant exuding a warm welcome from owner and executive chef Emrah Kilicoglu (co-owner of Troya). Try the excellent moussaka (classic lamb or vegetarian versions), muhammara (a traditional red pepper dip), black lentil bulgur salad or popular lamb beyti (lavash bread packed with Adana-style ground lamb, drizzled in tomato yogurt sauce).

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Menu for Kitchen Istanbul

Lunch Menu

Mezes

  • Warm Olives with Fresh Herbs
    $4.50
  • Humus, Haydari & Muhammara with Pita Bread
    $16.00
    $6.00
  • Turkish Lentil Soup
    $6.00
  • Mediterranean Cucumber Salad red onion, watermelon radish, olives, dill vinaigrette
    $8.00
  • Organic Arugula Salad with sumac, pomegranate seeds & farmers cheese
    $9.00
  • Black Lentil & Bulgur Salad with golden raisins, almonds, cucumber, feta cheese, mint
    $8.00
  • Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with aleppo aioli
    $9.00
  • Zuchinni Cakes with parsley, mint, feta cheese & yogurt sauce
    $8.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower with green onion, lemon & urfa pepper
    $9.00

Wraps

  • Falafel Wrap
    $8.00
  • Mediterranean Lamb Meatball Wrap
    $10.00
  • Chicken Shish Kebab Wrap
    $9.00

Entrees

  • Vegetarian Moussakka vegetable casserole, kasseri cheese & bechamel
    $13.00
  • Turkish Spiced Marinated Chicken Kebab with warm chickpea salad & spicy paprika sauce
    $14.00
  • Lamb Kebab with warm chickpea salad, pistachios & paprika butter
    $15.00
  • Grilled Yellowtail Kebab with warm chickpea salad & kalamata olive puree
    $15.00
  • Grilled Lamb Meatballs with cannellini beans, carrots, spinach, haydari & cherry tomatoes
    $13.00
  • Beyti adana style lamb wrapped in lavash bread with tomato and yogurt tahini sauce
    $15.00

Dinner Menu

Mezes

  • Turkish Lentil Soup
    $6.00
  • Warm Olives with fresh herbs
    $4.50
  • Hummus hummus, haydari & muhammara with pita bread
    $16.00
    $6.00
  • Mediterranean Falafel Patties with haydari, persion cucumber, fennel & onion pickles
    $6.00
  • Mediterranean Cucumber Salad red onion,watermelon radish, olives, dill vinaigrette
    $8.00
  • Organic Arugula Salad with sumac, pomegranate seeds & farmers cheese
    $9.00
  • Black Lentil & Bulgur Salad with golden raisins, almonds, cucumber, mint
    $8.00
  • crispy spiced brussels sprouts with aleppo aioli
    $9.00
  • Zucchini Cakes with parsley, mint, feta cheese & home made yogurt sauce
    $6.50
  • Grilled Halloumi & Beet Salad radicchio, satsuma mandarins, almonds
    $8.00
  • Grilled Monterey Bay Sardines with walnut tarator sauce & house pickles
    $11.00

Kebabs

  • Lamb Kebab with warm chickpea salad, pistachios & paprika butter
    $16.00
  • Grilled Lamb Meatballs with cannellini beans, carrots, spinach, haydari & cherry tomatoes
    $16.00
  • Turkish Spiced Marinated Chicken Kebab warm chickpea salad & spicy paprika sauce
    $15.00
  • Grilled Yellowtail Kebab with warm chickpea salad & kalamata olive puree
    $16.00

Entrees

  • Vegetarian Moussakka vegetable casserole, kasseri cheese & bechamel
    $14.00
  • Chicken Guvec crisp fulton valley leg over coriander almond sauce, carrot, eggplant, olives
    $16.00
  • Beyti adana style lamb wrapped in lavash bread with tomato and yogurt tahini sauce
    $16.00
  • Braised Lamb Shoulder with red quinoa, roasted eggplant, chanterelle mushrooms, yogurt
    $21.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Baklava Flaky fillo dough filled with crushed pistachios, served with ice cream
  • Chocolate Pot de Creme With house-made whipped cream
  • Kunefe Freshly baked shredded dough (kadayif), white cheese, grapefruit, pistachios. Please allow 10 minutes for preparation

Dessert Wines

  • Cockburn's Fine Tawny Porto Smooth, full flavor, with toffee nose
  • Quady Black Muscat, California Rose-like aroma and lychee-like flavor

Tea and Coffee

  • Green Tea
  • Turkish Tea
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Chamomile tea
  • Coffee/Espresso
  • Turkish Coffee
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte

349 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (415) 753-9479
  • Private Dining Room: No