Sahara's Turkish Cuisine

513 2nd Ave (201) 482-7316
Authentic Turkish and Middle Eastern meats, salads, dips and mezze.
Catering Packages
  1. $16.00
    Light Turkish/Mediterranean Buffet (C)
    Hummus, falafel, Mediterranean salad, chicken kebab, pita bread, utensils, plastic glasses and plates and sharing spoons. Drinks not included.
  2. $14.00
    Turkish/Mediterranean Vegetarian Buffet (D)
    Hummus, lebni, falafel, cheese pastries, Mediterranean salad, baklava, pita bread, utensils, plastic glasses and plates and sharing spoons. Drinks not included.
Cold Appetizers
  1. $7.95
    Hummus
    Chickpeas and tahini paste seasoned with garlic and olive oil.
  2. $7.95
    Cacik
    Finely chopped baby cucumbers blended with garlic yogurt, dill and mint.
  3. $8.95
    Eggplant Salad
    Char-grilled eggplant with peppers, parsley and lemon juice.
  4. $7.95
    Tabuleh
    Cracked wheat with mixed parsley, scallions, red pepper and dill.
  5. $8.95
    Soslu Patlican
    Chopped eggplant cooked in moderately spicy sauce of fresh tomatoes, green peppers and garlic.
  6. $7.95
    Babaganoush
    Char-grilled smoked eggplant puree flavored with tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon.
  7. $8.95
    Tarama
    Red caviar whisked into a light mousse with olive oil and lemon juice.
  8. $8.95
    Lebni
    Thick homemade yogurt with walnuts, garlic and dill.
  9. $8.95
    Stuffed Vine Leaves
    Fresh vine leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts and currants cooked in olive oil.
  10. $8.95
    Pilaki
    Red kidney beans tossed with olive oil and lemon.
  11. $7.95
    Ezme
    Spicy mashed vegetables mixed with walnuts, garlic, paprika, olive oil and lemon juice.
  12. $9.95
    Stuffed Baby Eggplant - Imam Bayildi
    Whole baby eggplant stuffed with tomatoes, onions, pine nuts garlic and parsley, cooked in olive oil.
Hot Appetizers
  1. $7.95
    Falafel Appetizers
    Chickpeas, celery, parsley, garlic and carrots served with tahini sauce, mixed greens and onions.
  2. $8.95
    Cheese Pastries
    Crispy phyllo scrolls stuffed with feta cheese and cooked until golden brown.
  3. $9.95
    Zucchini Pancakes (Mucver)
    Pan-fried zucchini pancakes served with homemade garlic yogurt sauce on the side.
  4. $9.95
    Pastrami Cigars
    Crispy phyllo scrolls stuffed with beef pastrami and cooked until golden brown, red peppers, mushrooms and onions.
  5. $11.95
    Fried Calamari
    Fried calamari served over mixed greens with a sauce of lemon olive oil and parsley.
  6. $11.95
    Calf Liver (Arnavut Cigeri)
    Pan-fried calf livers with onion and parsley.
Soups
  1. $7.95
    Red Lentil Soup
    Pureed red lentils and authentic spices garnished with chopped mint and served with lemon wedge and pita bread.
  2. $8.95
    Chicken Vegetable Soup
    Pieces of chicken and vegetables simmered with various other ingredients and served with pita bread.
Salads
  1. $8.95
    Small Shepherd Salad
    Fresh chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and onion tossed in extra-virgin olive oil and wine vinegar.
  2. $14.95
    Large Shepherd Salad
    Fresh chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and onion tossed in extra-virgin olive oil and wine vinegar.
  3. $8.95
    Small Mediterranean Salad
    Fresh romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes and cucumber topped with feta cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing.
  4. $14.95
    Large Mediterranean Salad
    Fresh romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, tomatoes and cucumber topped with feta cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing.
  5. $9.95
    Piyaz Salad
    White beans with vine ripened tomatoes, red onion and parsley in an olive oil vinaigrette.
  6. $11.95
    Aegean Salad
    Mixed greens under chickpeas, onions, cucumber, vine-ripened tomatoes and feta cheese in a lemon olive oil dressing.
  7. $13.95
    Dry Fig Salad
    Figs, walnuts and red pepper tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and served on a bed of greens and tomatoes.
  8. $15.95
    Seafood Salad
    Grilled calamari and poached shrimp served on a bed of greens, red onion, tomatoes and parsley.
Vegetarian Entrees
  1. $15.95
    Baby Okra Entree
    Baby okras cooked with tomatoes, onions and lemon juice. Served with rice.
  2. $15.95
    Falafel Dinner Entree
    Chickpeas, celery, parsley, garlic, onions and tomatoes served with tahini sauce, vegetables and rice.
  3. $15.95
    Zucchini Pancakes Dinner Entree
    Pan-fried zucchini pancakes served with homemade yogurt sauce, vegetables and rice.
  4. $16.95
    Vegetable Casserole Entree
    Mixed sauteed vegetables baked in tomato sauce and served with rice.
Poultry Entrees
  1. $17.95
    Chicken Shish Kebab Entree
    Char-grilled marinated chunks of chicken served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  2. $17.95
    Adana Kebab Chicken Entree
    Finely chopped chicken, seasoned with peppers and parsley, grilled on a skewer and served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  3. $19.95
    Grilled Chicken Wings Entree
    Char-grilled barbecue marinated chicken wings served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  4. $20.95
    Chicken Chops Entree
    Char-grilled barbecue marinated chicken chops served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  5. $19.95
    Chicken Saute Entree
    Small pieces of chicken cutlets sauteed with garden vegetables and butter.
  6. $20.95
    Hunkar Beyendi Chicken Entree
    Grilled chicken served with smoked and spiced eggplant, which is grilled, then pureed, and stirred with milk, melted butter and roasted flour.
Seafood Entrees
  1. $21.95
    Tilapia Entree
    Pan-seared tilapia filet served with a green salad, white rice and a lemon-parsley-olive oil sauce.
  2. $21.95
    Salmon Entree
    Char-grilled and oven barbecued marinated seared Atlantic salmon. Served with green salad and rice.
  3. $22.95
    Shrimp Casserole
    Baked shrimp, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and tomato casserole topped with melted cheese, served with rice.
  4. $22.95
    Shrimp Kebab Entree
    Char-grilled barbecued marinated shrimps and vegetables served with rice.
  5. $23.95
    Swordfish Kebab Entree
    Char-grilled swordfish skewers served with grilled vegetables, rice and green salad.
  6. $24.95
    Sea Bass Entree (Branzini)
    Grilled whole fish of Mediterranean sea bass drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. Served with green salad and lemon.
Lamb and Beef Entrees
  1. $18.95
    Gyro Entree
    Marinated baby lamb and beef grilled on a revolving upright skewer, very thinly sliced and served with rice.
  2. $19.95
    Manti Entree
    Steamed lamb dumplings filled with garlic yogurt and butter sauce.
  3. $20.95
    Kofte Entree
    Char-grilled meatballs served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  4. $20.95
    Adana Kebab Lamb Entree
    Finely chopped lamb seasoned with peppers and parsley, grilled on a skewer and served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  5. $20.95
    Iskender Kebab Entree
    Vertically grilled lamb sliced very thin and served with garlic yogurt and tomato sauce on pita bread.
  6. $21.95
    Ezmeli Kebab Entree
    Chopped lamb seasoned with herbs, grilled and served on a bed of spicy sauce.
  7. $22.95
    Lamb Saute Entree
    Lamb sauteed with fresh tomatoes, onions, green peppers and seasoned with traditional herbs and spices.
  8. $22.95
    Beyti Kebab Entree
    Chopped lamb seasoned with garlic, onions and red peppers grilled on skewers and served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  9. $23.95
    Lamb Shish Entree
    Char-grilled marinated chunks of baby lamb served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  10. $24.95
    Lamb Shank Entree
    Lamb shank wrapped with eggplant, baked in light tomato sauce and served with rice.
  11. $25.95
    Lamb Chops Entree (Pirzola)
    Char-grilled baby lamb chops served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  12. $29.95
    Mixed Grilled Kebab Entree
    Combination of chicken, lamb, lamb chop, meatball and gyro kebabs served with grilled vegetables and rice.
  13. $23.95
    Hunkar Beyendi Lamb Entree
    Grilled lamb served with smoked and spiced eggplant, which is grilled, then pureed, and stirred with milk, melted butter and roasted flour.
  14. $24.95
    Grilled Skirt Steak Entree
    Grilled steak served with grilled vegetables and Turkish rice, topped with herb butter sauce.
Wraps
  1. $7.95
    Vegetable Wrap
    Fresh tomato, lettuce, red cabbage, carrots and feta cheese wrapped in a tortilla shell.
  2. $8.95
    Falafel Wrap
    Chickpeas, celery, parsley, garlic, onions and carrots served with tahini sauce, lettuce and tomato wrapped in a tortilla shell.
  3. $8.95
    Adana Chicken Wrap
    Finely chopped chicken seasoned with red peppers and parsley and wrapped with mixed greens in a tortilla shell.
  4. $8.95
    Chicken Shish Wrap
    Marinated chicken breast wrapped with lettuce and tomato in a tortilla shell.
  5. $8.95
    Adana Lamb Wrap
    Finely chopped lamb seasoned with green peppers, red peppers and parsley wrapped with mixed greens in a tortilla shell.
  6. $9.95
    Meatball Wrap (Kofte)
    Meatballs wrapped with mixed greens in a tortilla shell.
  7. $9.95
    Gyro Wrap
    Marinated baby lamb and beef grilled on a revolving upright skewer and very thinly sliced. Wrapped with mixed greens in a tortilla shell.
  8. $10.95
    Lamb Shish Wrap
    Char-grilled marinated chunks of baby lamb wrapped with lettuce and tomato in a tortilla shell.
Desserts
  1. $6.95
    Rice Pudding
    Sutlac. Baked rice pudding made with milk, egg rice, and sugar.
  2. $6.95
    Baklava
    Very thin layers of phyllo with walnuts and honey.
  3. $7.95
    Cream Caramel
    Baked milk custard topped with cinnamon.
  4. $7.95
    Custard
    Kazandibi. The baked sweetened mixture of milk and flavors.
  5. $8.95
    Kunefe
    Baked shredded wheat with walnuts and cheese soaked in syrup.
  6. $18.00
    Ross Round Comb Honey
    Our own production. Produced on our rooftop close to Bronx Botanic Garden. No chemical is used. Totally natural. Ross Round Comb honey.
Beverages
  1. $2.65
    Soft Drink
    Single-use packaging.
  2. $1.65
    Bottled Water
    Single-use packaging
  3. $3.45
    Orange Juice
    Single-use packaging
  4. $3.95
    Pellegrino
    Single-use packaging
  5. $5.00
    2-Liter Coke
    Comes with plastic cups. Single-use packaging.
  6. $5.00
    2-Liter Diet Coke
    Comes with plastic cups. Single-use packaging.
  7. $5.00
    2-Liter Ginger Ale
    Comes with plastic cups. Single-use packaging.
  8. $4.00
    2-Liter Water
    Comes with plastic cups. Single-use packaging.
  9. $5.00
    2-Liter Sprite
    Comes with plastic cups. Single-use packaging.