Halil Lahmacun, Kadıköy

Written by Katie Parla on July 3, 2009


If I had to pick a favorite food, it would be pizza. In Italy, I indulge daily in pizza al taglio, focaccia barese, or la vera pizza napoletana on a daily basis. When in Turkey, I turn to a much lighter alternative, lahmacun. This “Turkish pizza” is a flat bread topped with minced lamb meat and spices. It reaches its full potential at Halil in Kadıköy on Istanbul’s Anatolian shore. Crispy dinner plate sized disks emerge in continuation from the pizza oven and are delivered to the counter inside or tables on the street with a bit of lemon and parsley. Squeeze, garnish, roll up your lahmacun and for 2.25 YTL (€1.50) you’ve got yourself a tasty snack.

Halil Lahmacun
Güneşlibahçe Sokak 26/A

Keep Reading

Rigatoni alla Gricia at Salumeria Roscioli in Rome is served with crispy guanciale and a dusting of Pecorino Romano.

Where to Eat & Drink & Shop for Food in Rome in 2023

focaccia pugliese 4

Focaccia Pugliese Recipe from Food of the Italian South Cookbook

Pinsa Romana

Pinsa Romana Recipe