Black Sea Turkish Restaurant is a new establishment and it is adjacent to a Turkish Market. First, we loaded on some Turkish groceries at the Helal Meat Food Market & Deli, such as, sucuk, olives, pasta, feta cheese (beyaz peynir), cherry jam and etc. Later, we dined at the Turkish restaurant. It was decorated similar to the neighbourhood restaurants in Turkey. Mirrors hanged on both sides, as well as, some posters depicting the beautiful parts of Turkey. On the right side of the entrance was the cashier, and the long dining area had tables-for-six sided on each wall.
One thing that is not typical was that our waitress was a girl. In Turkey, these kinds of establishments always have waiters, whose full time profession is serving the restaurant patrons.
We started with soup, lentil (mercimek corbasi) and kelle/paca soup (it is made from the head and feet of the lamb). My kelle soup was good, but nothing out of the extraordinary. My husband ordered doner kebap, I ordered Adana kebap, and our friends ordered Iskender kebap and kofte. We also ordered a salad to share. After our salad arrived I became suspicious of the quality of the dishes. Salad is so basic, so any Turkish chef, without any effort, is able to prepare it. Our salad was prepared correctly, but the taste wasn't there. Then our entrees arrived. My Adana kebap on top of pide bread was mediocre. Even the rice was not according to our expectations. I tasted my friend's Iskender kebap, it was good but not extraordinary. I learned the same held true for my husband's doner and my friend's kofte. We were asked whether we wanted some desserts. I didn't have any high hopes for dessert, so I told my husband I would make him baklava later on.
During our dinner, a Turkish guy was sitting on the adjacent table. I couldn't see him as I had my back towards him, but I could hear him clearly. He was either talking on a cellular phone or to the waitress. He told he just got out of prison. Final note: go eat somewhere else. You can find better food, service, and patrons.