Gateway to the East, Turkey boasts a refined
cuisine and a culture of warm hospitality. One flight up from
the shops on Montague Street, Brooklyn’s newest Turkish restaurant,
Kapadokya, offers diners a taste of these traditions.

This is owner Volkan Atilgan’s second Turkish restaurant (two
years ago he opened Turkuaz, on Broadway at 100th Street in Manhattan).
The chef, Necati Solgoel, has been cooking traditional Turkish
food in New York for 15 years. He will offer daily specials in
addition to a full menu.

Many dishes on the menu are familiar, like humus ($3.50 at lunch/$4.50
at dinner) and a variety of kebabs ($7.95-8.95/ $11.95-14.95).

Lesser known choices are also tempting, like sword fish kebabs
(market price), and "Sultan’s Delight," a classic Ottoman
dish of chicken or lamb served over creamy eggplant ($8.95/$14.95).

The full bar serves anise-flavored raki brandy ($5/glass) and
wines by the glass from Turkey and other regions ($5).

In the lantern-lit dining room, guests can opt to sit at low
Turkish tables. Graceful glass hookahs are more than decoration
here. At night, an airy covered deck becomes a Narghile patio,
where smokers can choose tobaccos in flavors (rose, honey or
apple) to puff from the restaurant’s water pipes. (A full pipe
is $13.95 and lasts around 1 hour.) Thursdays and Fridays at
8:30 pm, a belly dancing performance will add to the mood.

Kapadokya is at 142 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry streets,
on the second floor, in Brooklyn Heights. Open 11 am-11 pm. every
day. Take-out is available. Cash only. (All major credit cards
will soon be accepted.) For more information, call (718) 875-2211.