• Simple food Turkish style: Arda Turkish Cuisine

619 Glenhuntly Rd
Caulfield 3162
03 9530 0193

A relaxed family dinner is always more exciting when trying somewhere different.  We frequent cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurants.  Craving something more interesting, I suggested we try Turkish and discovered Arda was accessible and well reviewed.

Arda is casual.  Simple tables. Simple floor plan. Simple food.

I ordered the vegetarian special.  It came with an assortment of home-style tastings.  The zucchini fritter was freshly fried and crisp.  The bean salad and eggplant had the usual Turkish tang and herbs.  There was also rice, dolmades and potato salad. It was a healthy assortment of food groups and flavours.

The baklava was moist (soggy) but still refreshing and sweet.

Arda entices locals for regular meals (fitting to its name).  We enjoyed ours as something different, healthy and home-made.

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  1. My friend wanted a vegetarian meal somewhere nearby. Thought I'd check Nouveau Potato and found Arda. It was only 5 minutes from my home. As soon as I mentioned Turkish to her, she immediately said yes. We were not disappointed. The warm Turkish bread and cucumber dip were the perfect starter. I was hungry so the bread disappeared very quickly. The spinach and fetta cheese pide was light with just the right amount of cheese and the spinach leaves were barely cooked so we knew how fresh it was. The meal went well with a bottle of dry white. Service was quick and friendly. The restaurant was almost local. Arda's a place I'd definitely go back to again and again. I haven't been disappointed with any of your recommendations so far, Elisa. Thanks! Ros

  2. Hi Ros,
    I have not been here for ages, but you are reminding me I should head down there again. Glad you enjoyed it., Thank you for your kind words. You are always so sweet, it makes it all worthwhile having a reader like you!