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Taksim

Taksim is a high-end restaurant in SoMa by the Lokma people specializing in creative, contemporary Turkish cuisine. The menu is short, but includes soups, deconstructed salads, and entrées like grilled scallops, wood-fired oven roasted chicken, and tender lamb chops sided up with grilled haloumi and lamb-stuffed manti. There’s also a really fabulous trio of dips (choose from babaganoush, tzatziki, whipped labneh, and more). Inside the huge, multi-level place are hanging orb lamps, big windows that let in tons of natural light, and lots of seats at the bar. There’s also a full list of interesting cocktails made with Mediterranean ingredients like Turkish pistachio, carob molasses, and urfa pepper lime, and a wine list featuring some options from Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey.

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