The next venture of Orhan Yegen Bio in Midtown is Sip Sap. It serves up Turkish delights in a lovely, quiet and homely joint with dim lights and ... More
The next venture of Orhan Yegen Bio in Midtown is Sip Sap. It serves up Turkish delights in a lovely, quiet and homely joint with dim lights and smiles. The excellent food that is served is not something that was concocted yesterdaythese recipes have been around for centuries and the chef-cum-owner, Orhan Yegen Bio leaves no stone unturned in bringing them to you. Try the scrumptious meals like gyros, kebabs, falafel, lamb, mousaka and finish off with the lip-smacking desserts. The attention to detail will amaze you! Be sure your pockets are full because this place accepts Checks and cash only.
The food is good if you are looking for authenticity, on the other hand the male servers are not always up-to-par and can get in the way of your enjoyment of dinner.
Go with the Adana Kebab if not sure. The Turkish wine is great
We were looking for a new place to eat in my neighborhood and wandered into Sip Sak after reading the menu. The hostess greeted us right away and was very gracious about our having to wait a few minutes for them to clear a table that happened to be in the middle of the room. Once we were seated we realized we'd prefer a table along the wall and asked if we could move to a table that another couple had just vacated. The hostess was again very gracious while the waitstaff cleared that table and we moved over.
We had cocktails, then ordered the jumbo shrimp appetizer and the special stuffed meatballs appetizer, which were both simple and delicious. For the main course we had the lamb & kidney beans and the ground beef over an eggplant puree. Again, both were simple and delicious, and the portions were generous but not overwhelming. The waitress was very friendly and informative and even asked if we understood her accent, which was fairly heavy but absolutely fine.
Throughout the meal we were attended to by our waitress, the server and the hostess. They couldn't have been nicer. We ended up asking to take the remainder of the entrees and ordered a latte and baklava for dessert. The baklava is good and comes in three small squares. For me that was fine since baklava is so heavy and sweet.
The one thing that was a little odd is that they didn't take the plates and wrap the food in the back; they brought out styrofoam containers and a plastic bag so we could do it ourselves. That was fine, just unexpected since they seemed to be so service-oriented the rest of the evening. But after we wrapped everything and took it home the entrees reheated well the next day and were just as yummy the second time around. All-in-all a great dining experience and I will definitely go back!