A Turkish Dinner at Toros

Almost forgot to post photos of the Turkish dinner we had at Toros in Clifton, New Jersey for dad’s birthday. We wanted to try something new and Turkish cuisine has a nice variety of foods and flavors that we don’t experience that often.

Toros Clifton


We were given a basket of Pide, a Turkish version of flatbread topped with sesame seeds.

Turkish Pide Bread

I ordered a glass of the house red wine.

Red Wine
Mom & Dad

For appetizers, we started off with the Babaganus which is a tasty mash of pureed smoked eggplant with garlic and sesame oil.


The Kalamar Tava was tender and crispy. The fried calamari was served with a garlic walnut sauce.

Kalamar Tava

My sister ordered the Sebzeli Guvec, a vegetable dish consisting of green beans, zucchini, potatoes, and bell peppers baked with tomatoes and carrots in an earthenware casserole dish.

Sebzeli Guvec

I had the Sis & Doner, a combination plate of shish kebab (skewered meat) and doner kebab (seasoned meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie). It was served with rice and a grilled tomato.

Sis & Doner

The meat was good, but it just need a little something like a sauce to dip in for a bit more flavor.


Dad enjoyed the Levrek, a broiled Mediterranean Branzino seasoned with house special spices.

Enjoying the Fish

Mom also ordered a combination plate, the Pirzola & Tavuk – lamb chops and chicken kebab.

Pirzola & Tavuk


For dessert, we tried the Sutlac – an oven baked rice pudding made with fresh whole milk and chilled before serving. The pudding was made in a clay pot which is the traditional bowl to serve the Turkish dessert.


Dad had some Turkish coffee served in a beautiful silver coffee set.

Turkish Coffee

My sister and I also wanted some lemon sorbet. A refreshing way to end the meal. The lemons were huge!

Dinner at Toros was nice. The food was pretty tasty and the service was just fine.

Lemon Sorbet

489 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
(973) 772-8032

Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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