"Yavuz - Layali...a Turkish Lebanese feast" Top 5 Page for this destination Khartoum Restaurant Tip by maykal

Khartoum Restaurants: 92 reviews and 112 photos

With a sizeable Turkish community, you'd expect there to be many places serving Turkish food. Well, there are plenty of Turkish bakeries around town, but I have only found one actual restaurant...called Yavuz - Layali, in the well-off suburb of Amarat. The chefs are Turkish, the waitresses are Ethiopian...which leads to a few communication mishaps as they don't speak each other's language, but the food is good.

Favorite Dish: They have a whole range of Turkish pizza, called pide (or "pastrey" in the English translation), and the tavuk sis (marinated chicken) sandwiches are delicious. You can make a meal out of the salads and dips, as they have all the typical Lebanese starters like hummus, baba ghanouj, mutabbal, tabouleh etc..and it comes with great Turkish bread. The main meals look good, but as an impoverished volunteer, I have yet to be able to justify the $3 bill! Afterwards, you have a choie of Turkish or Ethiopian coffee.

Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Somewhere in Amarat/Khartoum 2...these two suburbs are a bit of a maze for me, and I usually find things by trial and error! Take a bus heading along Africa Road (Firdos or Ma'amora), getting out at Amwaj restaurant, and walking down the street behind it.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Middle Eastern

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 10, 2003
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