Cinar Turkish Restaurant

4.6
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299 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Turkish
We serve authentic Turkish Food. We make delicious and amazing food. From market to your plate, all processes are inspected by the owner and the chef. We serve clean, fresh and high quality food. Cinar has friendly service in a comfortable warm atmosphere. We treat everyone as our guest at home.
All food, desserts and bread are made by us. The only thing we do not have is the liquor. Don't worry :) Cinar offers BYOB (Bring your own bottle). We do not charge cork or serving fee.
Although we are a small restaurant, we have a large menu. Adana Kebab is our signature dish. We make kebabs, home style food, fish, many hot and cold appetizers, desserts. Our homemade baklava and Turkish coffee or tea, will be a good combination to finish your meal. We guarantee you an amazing dining experience. We hope to see and welcome you to our restaurant soon.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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Njslim
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed the good service and excellent food. we were an early dinner (5:30) and initially were the only customers (others did show later).
We were never rushed and fully enjoyed the evening.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent... as always!!

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debbie91869
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love it here. The food is so fresh and the service is great (which is a bit rare these days).

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vipJonathanW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is absolutely incredible and the music is very nice. The ily thing is the service is just ok, quick and to the point with not much in the way of personal interaction or suggestion. Definitely a place to go back.

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Landrew
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, adequate service. Background music just acceptable. Good place for a relaxing end of the week dinner. Recommended.

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JoanG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasurable experience. Great food and. Service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The appetizers were excellent, with small portions that allowed for sharing a variety of the choices. The mains were good, but not as interesting as the many appetizer choices. Service was less than stellar- not friendly at all, rushing us through, and disinterested in making suggestions about any of the dishes. It was also very loud when we were there, bit maybe that is just who was around us.

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vipAlib
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food and large portions. Service was great as well.

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PaulS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Our first impression upon entering, was that it looked dim; like it needed a refreshing of decor. In spite of the reasonably good food, the brown walls, with low lighting, and brown tables created an uninviting ambiance to enjoy our meal. Given the prices on the menu, we expected the staff to be better trained and enthusiastic about our patronage.

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vipLillian
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails - good, delicious, excellent food and service.

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vipnealsky007
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal. We usually try something new each time but end each meal with baklava

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vipDivaBeeJay
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been disappointed with the food and exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Little on the pricey side.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect. Wonderful, nicely priced, luncheon specials. A real hit with whomever we meet to enjoy this delicious , Turkish cuisine. Fabulous home made stuffed grape leaves.

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MelvinW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

pleasant service and greeting. Food well-prepared and very good with good sized portions.
I nave eaten there several times with family and friends and have never been disappointed
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MannyP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good and fresh. The service is efficient , the staff is courteous and accessible.

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vipJoannaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food (fresh, flavorful and light) although we often feel rushed. It continues being our favorite restaurant in the Caldwells.

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vipLillian
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS great tasting food and SERVICE!!!

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StanleyV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the food a lot. The prices are moderate. The service is good. We have been there a number of times and will go back.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! A real local treat!! Love the homemade stuffed grape leaves.Always enjoy the chicken kabobs... with freshly grilled vegetables and rice. My husband enjoyed the fresh seafood salad. Greeted with a friendly smile when we arrived... as usual. Excellent service!!

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service as always.

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MichaelM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We eat here periodically and always enjoy the meal.
Same experience this time.
Worth a visit.

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vipLillian
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely DELICIOUS tasting food and GREAT service. Will return real soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently great food- a good variety. Many dishes for vegetarians and meat lovers as well.

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WilliamE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good and my wife who is Turkish said it was very good!

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vipHennaGaijin1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A great adaptive reuse of a bank building into a Turkish restaurant! The food was true to form Turkish from salads to mezze to kebabs. A hidden gem in West Caldwell, NJ. The service was great and the owner ensured that we were pleased with our meal.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love Cinar. The food is delicious and fresh ....excellent value ....especially for the lunch specials. Excellent service... pleasant staff overall.

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vipLynsap
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service. Not the same old same old

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vipDivaBeeJay
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food consistently anazing. Especially love the Turkish dumplings...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food! Great value, and the staff couldn’t be better. There are many Mediterranean food restaurants to choose from, but Cinar is extraordinary. Worth going out of your way for.

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MatthewR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful meal, filled with lamb, lamb and more delicious lamb. I look forward with anticipation to my next visit. Will try more of their excellent desserts as well. Highly recommend.

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vipHSS1
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and waitstaff. Extremely accommodating as usual!

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vipRick
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favorite local restaurants. Food is different, presented beautifully, and staff is very pleasant.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I’ve visited Cinar I walk away happy.
The food is delicious, the ambiance is really cool and the service has always been very good. I sometimes feel as if I am in a restaurant in a beautiful part of Turkey!

The selection of appetizers, and foods is plentiful and the prices are reasonable. The chef is creative and provides a good amount of portions in whatever is served. I think you will enjoy a lunch or dinner there. Either with some foods that are very familiar or somewhat different, you reLly can’t go wrong. Cinar is a wonderful restaurant!

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EvelynB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, service, and ambiance were excellent. We enjoyed our meal. I would recommend this place.

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jmtm
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic And very good quality of traditional Turkish dishes.

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KatharinaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very helpful in explaining their entrees. The decoration was beautiful.
The food above all...was amazing!
We can't wait to go back and try some more new dishes!

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ShiraK
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were to be a table of 8 but were only 5 and the staff was extremely accomodating to our downsize and the late arrival. We ordered a few appetizer dips along with the Cinar Borek (the tomato marmalade is TO DIE FOR), along with lamb meatball and lamb with eggplant puree (also a AMAZING dish). Service was fast and with a smile, the water glasses were always full, and there was never a 'push' to turn our table as we sat for almost two hours over dinner and conversation. The Turkish coffee and Turkish Delight are a perfect way to end a meal. Plenty of parking (we arrived via motorcycle) and the atmosphere is most pleasant. Have been to their restaurant in Cliffside Park many times and was glad to find that the one in West Caldwell (closer to home) is of equal quality.

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vipRichK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is always great...different dishes than elsewhere but always has approachable items for anyone. Service has been more attentive in the past but still good. One of my go to local places.

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NJMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been to Cinar several times and always have a great meal. Took new people and everyone enjoyed the meal. The Cigar Borek and Zucchini Pancakes were both delicious. The lamb meatballs kabab were good but a little well done. The lamb Adana kebab, yogurt lamb meatballs, and yogurt lamb Adana were all great.

The restaurant tends to be a little noisy, some what difficult for people with hearing issues.

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Cinar Turkish Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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