Sometimes venturing outside of downtown is worth the trek and A La Turk is an example of that. As you may have guessed, this North York restaurant serves up authentic Turkish fare. Its specialty is wood-fired pide (flatbread) and charcoal-grilled kebabs. While complimentary bread baskets are a thing of the past, here you are treated
Don’t let the name fool you: Mersin Mediterranean Cuisine isn’t just your standard kebabs and shawarma. Owner Emin Kocacinar and his chef Mustafa Ogzur are turning out traditional Turkish eats in a casual dining space that does it’s best to replicate the sights and flavours of Turkey and create an authentic Mediterranean experience.
Yes, the interior is decorated with a fake rock wall and ceiling. It’s more reminiscent of the classic Star Trek episode “Devil in the Dark” than an actual cave. But the main attraction is the pide (a.k.a. Turkish pizza), crisp-bottomed oval flatbreads presented with a variety of topping combinations: ground beef and onions, lamb and