I used to love this place when it was up on 22nd & Christian (not a great place to walk to from center city) and was sad when it disappeared. I very happily just realized that it moved to 6th & South! Good food, nice portions, casual comfortable atmosphere, pleasant staff, good service, reasonable prices. We had grape leaves and spinach-cheese rolls for appetizers, and stuffed cabbage and chicken kebabs for entrees. All were excellent. There are many Middle Eastern / Mediterranean restaurants with similar price range and decent quality here in Philly - this one is particularly good, with some of the same types of items (kebabs, grape leaves, etc) but also many different and interesting things. For a good meal of hearty tasty food with a Mediterranean / Turkish flavor and excellent value, I recommend it highly.
Excellent Service, Delicious Food. I took 9 clients to divan restaurant for dinner the other week and we had an amazing time. The staff was over the top and the food absolutely delicious. We were able to taste about 6 different types of cold appetizers and different main dishes. They were amazing delicious. All of my guests look forward to the next event at Divan Turkish Kitchen. Thanks again
Philly's Best Food.
My wife and I have been going to Divan Turkish Restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. The service is always excellent. One of my favorite dishes had always been the Iskender kebob. I pleasantly surprised to find out that they are also serving fresh homemade Turkish Dumplings, which actually made this dish even better than other places. I would also highly recommend Divan Turkish Restaurant for lunch. The portions are generous and the selection is great for lunch.
Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value
Good food, horrible service. I was so looking forward to eating dinner at Divan with friends. I visit their sister location fulya's cafe nearly everyday for coffee and breakfast. I assumed I would have the same great experience at Divan. When we arrived, we were seated in a small room that was not part of the restaurant. The staff continually moved furniture in and out of this room through our entire meal. We were basically the forgotten table and had to continually get up to find our waiter. The food was actually good, but the poor service was a huge retraction. We stood up to get the waiter eight times during our meal. Btw, the restaurant was not crowded and there were empty tables in the main section both when we arrived and when we left. I am very disappointed. Fulya's cafe sets a high standard and divan did not replicate this experience.
wonderful find off the beaten path. I was in Philadelphia last week for business and was directed to Divan. It was a little out of the way but was welcomed by smiling faces and fantastic food. The Chicken Shish was outstanding, tender and juicy--and cooked to perfection. This jewel of a place surpassed any Turkish spot I have been to in NYC where I reside. The ambiance is warm and low key- the perfect spot to hit after a long day of business to unwind. First time I drank a Turkish beer on draught as well. At the end of my evening the owner came by to saly hello not just to my table but took time to sit and speak with all the regulars. Very old world and just another reason for me to come back again next time I am in Phila. Who needs cheese steaks:)
good and fresh. Went to Divan's for an early supper. It's a little out of the way for Center City but the interior is charming and cozy and the wait staff are welcoming (if a little unpolished). We got stuffed grape leaves and an artichoke appetizer to start -- delicious! Not too filling and not giant sized, very flavorful and FRESH. For entrees, we ordered the spinach dumplings and the lamb shish. You have to try those dumplings -- they are tiny, homemade and very tender, in a light yogurt-dill-garlic sauce. Amazing and would make a great shared appetizer too. The shish was quite good -- five or six tender and large lamb chunks. Would have loved another green garnish on the plate to go with it, though it comes with red onion, rice and some mayo-like sauce on the side. Pita is very thin, Turkish style and just okay. Desserts are mom-style homemade versus haute cuisine spectacular -- LOVED the baklava! They have an extensive wine/drink list and prices are really reasonable. In fact, dinner was really a good value overall and very pleasant. A most decent moderately-priced place. I'll be back!
False advertisement as BYOB.
Got a menu delivered to my house as an advertisement.
Prominently displayed were prices & the word BYOB.
When we got there with our bottle, there was a cork fee.
At the time I believe it was $15, though maybe less now.
You cannot advertise as a BYOB when you have a bar, and charge people for their own brought bottles.
I have the latest flyer/menu in front of me and there is no BYOB written or mentioned in any page.
Perhaps you have 2-3 years old menu/flyer.
Your review is appreciated.
VERY accomodating restaurant. The manager or owner of this place was amazing. My friends and I had been out all day drinking last March, and when we showed up at his restaurant will many, many bottles of wine, he welcomed us with open arms and accomodated all of our requests. We were able to be loud and enjoy ourselves, and he eve sat down for a drink with us. I believe we were also given some complimentary appetizers as well. The food was great, and best part was the bill - very reasonable! Go here with your friends to have a great night!
Mesmerized. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we live right around the corner from a restaurant as fine as Divan's Turkish Kitchen. It's a great addition to the neighborhood. The food has been exquisite both times we've eaten there, not to mention the enchanting atmosphere. To enhance your experience, we highly recommend that you bring cash and get there before 5pm to get 30% sliced off your tab. So far we have tried and loved these appetizers: Mantarli karides sote (Sauteed shrimp with mushrooms) & the Mucver (zucchini pancake) and these entrees: Kuzu Pirzola (lamb chops), Karides Güveç (shrimp casserole), and Pirinçli Ispanak (sauteed spinach with rice). We can't wait to try everything on the menu.
Amazing Food. I had a wonderful dinner! I am still thinking about the shepard salad and the rice.
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