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Sofra is the Turkish word for table located in a comfy corner in town. You can sip a cup of relaxing turkish tea while enjoying the renown hospitality from the dedicated kitchen crew, all of whom hail from turkey. It is located on the second floor of Shaw Towers which gives you a great view of the bustling street. It is a about a 3 minute walk from Bugis MRT.Checking out the menu, you will realize the exotic foods of Turkey mainly come with bread or rice and for protein, you can pick from Chicke
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Sofra is the Turkish word for table located in a comfy corner in town. You can sip a cup of relaxing turkish tea while enjoying the renown hospitality from the dedicated kitchen crew, all of whom hail from turkey. It is located on the second floor of Shaw Towers which gives you a great view of the bustling street. It is a about a 3 minute walk from Bugis MRT.
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Checking out the menu, you will realize the exotic foods of Turkey mainly come with bread or rice and for protein, you can pick from Chicken, Lamb, Beef or a mix of these 3 meats.

The restaurant ambiance is comforting and cosy. The atmosphere has a Mediterranean feel with soft Turkish music playing in the background and an open concept kitchen with a see through window where you can see how the kebab is prepared.

If you like meat, you will feel quite at home over here.
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They have quite a huge dining area and there were big families coming in to dine on a saturday night.

1. Pretty Dolly $4.90++
Pretty Doll
$4.9
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The Pretty Doll was a lemon soda that tasted like a lemon flavoured sprite. Nothing fancy to be honest. I would rather get the Sofra Mocktail which had almonds, plums and pistachios in the drink for $5.20++. Nonetheless it was still an interesting drink to test out.

2. Turkish Bread and Humus $2.90++ + $5.90++
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I love bread with dips and this Turkish Bread was shaped like a UFO dish and steam was still piping out as it was served to us. The thickness of the bread was just right and it reminded me of my trip to Israel for weeks we ate hummus and pita! 

The bread dough was very flavourful but with the hummus dip, it was perfect! Hummus is a traditional turkish dip of mashed chickpeas and spices and with a zest of lemon juice. Sofra's rendition of the dish was even better. The flavours blended well together making it a delicious appetizer and complimenting the freshly baked bread.

3. Jumbo Kebap Combo $38.90
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The Jumbo Kebap Combo is great for those that love their meat but can’t quite decide what to get. 

The meat is served to you on skewers hot off the grill. When it arrives, our jaws drop. Sword, candle, flowers, all the works. It certainly has that wow factor doesn’t it?
This Jumbo combo comes with various kinds of kebab, or kebap in Turkish, including shish and döner. This dish can be quite initimidating too! While the menu advertises this as being a platter for two, the generous portion makes it large enough to feed three adults.
The eggplant kebap was a roasted SWORD of eggplant and minced beef. It was an actual stainless steel turkish sword that the wait staff would gladly get it out of your way, in case you hurt yourself with it!

I love the touch of a onion flower bowl to hold the salad. So pretty to look at and the salad was so refreshing to eat!
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4. Shish Kebap (Lamb/Beef) $18.50++ per choice of meat
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And it wouldn’t be a Turkish meal without Shish Kebap (Kebab/kebap) would it? I’m not so sure why the menu description says it comes with ‘cracked wheat’, since the plate seemed more like a generous platter of vegetables, protein and carbohydrates. It was a melange of pickled red cabbage, onions, roasted peppers, tomatoes, deliciously smokey chicken and beef chunks, and a tasty mound of short-grain rice with chickpeas. If this isn’t a well-balanced dish, I don’t know what is.

5. Chef Platter $22.80
Chef Platter
$22.8
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The Chef Platter is a combination plate consisting of Doner Kebap, Izgara Kofte and a skewer of Shish Kebap . The mixed beef and lamb was tender and juicy and so was the chicken! The skewer of chicken Shish Kebap was a tad dry to me but it was nicely marinated. Izgara Kofte which is actually grilled flat meatball.
Chef Platter
$22.8
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This piece looks like chicken meat to me as the colour was quite pale as compared to the other piece. It was juicy and delicious! The other grilled flat meatball on the plate, probably a mixed of beef and lamb, tasted great too!

6. Yogurtlu Kebab $18.90++
Yogurtlu Kebab
$18.9
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Beef and Lamb Kebap flavoured in Sofra's own yogurt sauce. It had bits of bread mixed in with the meat. The bread would be soggy but would've soaked up the yogurt goodness. I think this is a high protein and yet rather healthy main! The rice was also very flavourful and not too oily. I had trouble trying to finish this dish despite sharing it with someone else!
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We were really full and satisfied so gave dessert a miss. Anyway we will still go without it as Turkish desserts are generally too sweet for our liking.
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All in all, great service and great food. The ambience is truly exotic and you can have a fun time. I witnessed several groups of people celebrating birthdays at Sofra. 

If you are huge fan of Authentic Turkish food and dessert, this is the restaurant you should try out. They have everything under one roof!

As you walk out, the staff will offer your a lemon scented hand sanitizer, don't be afraid to try it! It's apparently Turkish custom to do so!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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Taste
Decor
Service
Hygiene
Value
Date of Visit
2015-10-25
Dining Method
Dine In
Spending Per Head
$40
Celebration
Birthday
Recommended Dishes
Pretty Doll
$ 4.9
Chef Platter
$ 22.8
Chef Platter
$ 22.8
Yogurtlu Kebab
$ 18.9
  • Jumbo Kebap Platter
  • Sesame Bread with Hummus