Here at Perth's Turkish restaurants there are plenty of light dishes on offer for those who fancy a sharing platter for lunch, a starter before a main course or just a treat to keep them going in between sightseeing trips. Istanbul Turkish Restaurant on Essex Street is a prime purveyor of small Turkish plates, and the dishes on offer include cacik (or tzatziki, a fresh yoghurt dip with added cucumber, mint and garlic), the restaurant's speciality muhabura (a nutty and spicy tahini sauce with chilli) as well as instantly recognisable dishes like hummus (a chickpea dip made with tahini, garlic and lemon).
With grills and hot plates common in Turkish cuisine there's always a lot of red meat on offer at Turkish restaurants in Perth, and you can enjoy meat that has been cooked exactly the way you like it. Dishes such as urfa (small pieces of lamb cooked on the hot plate with capsicum) are highlights, while if you prefer beef, the sarma rump with onions, mushrooms, eggplant and cheese is a great option. There's always plenty of authentic dips and sides to enjoy at Turkish restaurants in Perth too, so you don't need to worry about your food being dry. Meat dishes come served with rice and often a salad with added extras like tabbouleh, while dips such as minty garlic sauce yoghurts are ideal to balance the spices and heat of the meat.
Here at Perth's Turkish restaurants, there are lots of delicious desserts perfect for rounding off your meal if you have a sweet tooth. Baklava (sweet filo pastry with walnuts, lemon syrup and pistachios) is a common menu choice, as is the distinctive rose flavoured Turkish delight. For something a little more unusual, why not opt for an authentic revani, a semolina cake cooked in syrup and flavoured with lemon?
Turkish restaurants in Perth often book up quite quickly, and once you've sampled the quality of the food on offer here, you can easily see why! To avoid disappointment it's a good idea to book ahead on Quandoo, especially if you're planning to eat out at the weekend or in a large group. All you need to do is read through our curated lists of Perth's Turkish restaurants, look through the reviews and menu highlights, then book online in an instant.