Having popped in for a Grubcrawl visit a couple of weeks back, I made good on my pledge to return to Kezban for a full meal, today. This newish Turkish place on Commercial Street had made a positive first impression so my stride was filled with optimism.
I was joined on this sunny enterprise by Amy from Edinburgh Foody.
The friendly waitress offered both the full a la carte menu and an abbreviated lunch offering with a mix of cold mezze and a main course of chicken or lamb skewers (along with various other things) sounding like a good plan to us.
While we caught up on important matters of state, things were freshly prepared and soon with us.
We shared the skewers with both meats nicely marinated and flavour-packed. The salad was pretty standard, but the noodly bulgar was very tasty and the patlican and red pepper dips were lovely, although Amy would have preferred smokier aubergine.
We rounded things out with Turkish coffee and baklava. Both hit the spot.
So overall, Kezban is a really good option for hearty Turkish fare. This style of place is becoming a real Edinburgh strength with Kezban sitting alongside favourites such as Ada and Rodi. Give it a go next time you’re down towards The Shore.
Blythe scores Kezban
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
Today’s questers were: Amy, Blythe
We ate: ezme, patlican tarrator, chicken skewers, lamb skewers
We drank: water, Turkish coffee
We wore: dayglo, nightglo
Total bill: £25
Address: 9-10 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6JA