7 / 10
Price: $46 per person
Welcome to my first review on Brisbane’s restaurant. I was lucky that I stayed in South Bank, a suburb known for its restaurants. It is also my first review on Turkish restaurant. The restaurant is simply known as Ahmet’s.
Since we didn’t quite know what to order, we’ve decided to order Ahmet’s King Feast (whoa!! Such a grand name, eh?). Ahmet’s King Feast is an 8-course share plates for the whole table (I list the food descriptions at the very end). Interestingly, you don’t need to order with the number of people on the table. I suggest you only order four when you come with a group of five (they are massive!!!). Let’s get the show on the road…
I am glad they decided to bring freshly baked Turkish bread & Turkish garlic bread served with dips (eggplant and hommus) as the first one as we were quite hungry then. The second was Kisir. It was very spicy for my taste and I am not sure where the spicy taste came from as the ingredients were only bulgur, parsley, tomato on a lettuce.
According to the menu, the third one was Ege Bogrek. They were deep fried cheese balls with sour cream on the side. Another quite filling dish (my tummy was quickly filling up just on the third dish!). Luckily the fourth was a simple Falafel with Hommus. Another type of carbs comes in for the fifth dish, Kiymali Pide! At this stage, some of us have already started feeling the pressure and it wasn’t even the main dish.
After waiting quite a long time with tummy almost at a capacity, the main course arrives. It was Mixed Grill Platter (a massive one!!) with Yesil Salad on the side. There were five kinds of grill on this one and they were all cooked perfectly!
Last, but not least, we have a petite dessert of Turkish Delight. Obviously a lot smoother than the ones you bought at the supermarket, but didn’t taste more special.
The final verdict for Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Phew! That would be the first word we said at the end of the day at Ahmet’s. We were indulged by the grandeur of Ahmet’s King Feast and for a price that won’t drain your pocket!
Shop 10 / 168 Grey Street, South Bank, Brisbane
07 3846 6699
Kisir – Bulgur, Parsley & tomato wrapped in lettuce
Ege Bogrek – Filo Pastry hand rolled with three cheeses, parsley, shallots & dill
Kiymali Pide – Turkish pizza with lamb mince, tomato, onion, parsley, red capsicum, green chilli, sweet chilli & garlic
Yesil Salad – Green leaf, tomato, Spanish onion, cucumber, parsley, sumac, fetta and lemon dressing
Mixed grill platter – Lamb cutlets, prawns, chicken, lamb & adana skewers