Though it was featured on You Gotta Eat Here!, Sofra still hides in plain sight near MacEwan University. But folks who seek it out will find familiar Mediterranean flavours, but with a Turkish twist.
Start with one of the authentic dips like humus, loaded with garlic and served on pita bread fresh from the stone oven. The signature dish is the spicy beef adana kebab but, for something milder, the tavuk sis kebabfeatures juicy pieces of chicken with just enough char. The pasa kebab is lamb loin grilled to perfection and topped with two giant prawns. And you can't go wrong with baklava — layers of honey, pistachios, walnuts and phyllo — for dessert.
For a more intimate setting, check out Sofra's new cellar. Inspired by the old stone cellars of Istanbul, it features soft seating and a menu of small plates.