In a city where the international food culture is still quite young, Shenzhen has a number of well-known and well-populated Turkish restaurants. Many of the Turkish restaurants in the city are centered near Huaqiangbei in Futian, where many from Turkey and the Middle East come to do business. Turkish offerings in Shenzhen include kebabs, hummus plates, cucumber salad, yogurt dips, Turkish coffee, and more. Sound good? Then check out one of those solid options for a Turkish meal in Shenzhen
The well-known Istanbul Restaurant offers array of Turkish offerings including pide (Turkish style pizza), kebabs, coban salatasi (a salad with chopped tomatoes and cucumbers), hummus, and hookah. The Luohu joint is actually best known however, for its desserts and has some of the best ice cream and fresh fruit juice in the city, as well as Turkish offerings like baklava. It’s a great choice for those who need a Turkish food fix, or follow a halal diet in Shenzhen.
Address: 1010 Wenji Nan Lu, Luohu District
Tel: 0755 8261 0201
Mevlana Turkish Restaurant
A hidden gem in the Huaqiangbei area, Mevlana serves delicious Turkish food. One of the best dishes in the joint is probably the tavuk kebap, chunks of chicken and bread in a tangy yogurt sauce. The bread served is always fresh. Try a basket of pide flat bread with hummus or a pide pizza. The desserts and coffee are popular as well- from baklava to Turkish coffee to elaborate ice cream dishes.
Address: 154 Zhenxing Lu, Futian District
Tel: 755 8336 8778
Anatolia Turkish Restaurant
The service and food varies a bit at Anatolia- some have a great experience and love the food and others not do much. I find the food, especially the kebabs, to be quite tasty and, it is possibly the best place in Shenzhen to smoke hookah because of its separate hookah bar. Anatolia offers Turkish favorites including doner and prices are a bit cheaper than the other two Turkish restaurants in town. There is also great outside seating for diners.
Address: 1F Xinyue Business Hotel, 3018 Dongmen Nan Lu, Luohu District
Tel: 0755 8222 6154
Once upon a time Mama’s was known as Mama’s Gelato, but it upgraded a few years ago to become a full restaurant serving pizza and kebabs in Sea World. Mama’s is on the list because of its amazing Mediterranean style kebabs. The restaurant also offers any kind of pizza you could want, pastas, burgers, and of course, gelato. Mama’s is non-halal, therefore you can get a beer from the bar to go with your kebab. It’s Sea World setting makes it one of the coolest spots to grab a bite or a beer and it’s open 24 hours! Mama’s also delivers in the area and delivery is free for those close by.
Address: 110-111 Sea World, Nanshan District
Tel: 0755 2686 2349