Authentic Turkish cuisine done the right way is relatively hard to come by in Hong Kong, despite the city’s reputation as a world culinary capital, a melting pot designed for cosmopolitan palates. If you are on the hunt for Anatolian delicacies, head straight to the city’s restaurateur royal court of Soho and take your place at The Sultan’s Table, an Arbuthnot Road palace to meze, kebap, pide, grills, and a whole lot more in between. And come 11pm, The Sultan’s Table transforms into a vibrant Middle Eastern bar.
The Sultan’s Table has set out to transform the perception of Turkish cuisine among Hong Kong’s notoriously picky – some would say aloof – diners. It’s surprising that the proprietors feel the need for this mission – Turkish food is colourful and good-looking, incredible flavourful, and it can – if you take it easy on the mixed grill platters and kebap – healthy too. Part of this Soho outpost of authentic Anatolian cuisine’s strategy has been to give their Arbuthnot Road premises an elegant Turkish fine dining outfit. To dine here is to feel, for the length of a meal, rather regal.
Signature dishes doled up at The Sultan’s Palace include the popular firindan pide, best described as a traditional Turkish take on oven-baked pizza, topped with ingredients like kasar cheese and pepper, sujuk sausage and eggs. From the grill – izgaralar, and always a centrepiece of a Turkish restaurant, in Hong Kong as elsewhere – you can find old favourites like Adana kebap, Izagara kofte and a massive mixed grill that’s one of the best ways to get acquainted with this Soho hotspot. Fish and vegetarian options abound, too, but what’s perhaps the most endearing thing about The Sultan’s Table is that they are at pains to educate their guests about Turkish cuisine as an ancient Ottoman fusion of Asian, Eastern European and Mediterranean traditions – book a table, take your seats, and prepare to be inducted!
We really enjoyed the food and the restaurant deco was nice.
Amazing food, great wine. The restaursnt has a brilliant atmosphere and the staff were extremly friendly. Highly recomend this place for a date or if you want to go with friends.
Excellent food, great for two or ten. From starters, shared plate of dips and bread right through to the shared plate of meats, dishes are very flavourful. Will definitely be back and highly recommended.
Quite a new experience in having Turkish cuisine. Had the mixed mezze & mixed grills. Both were delicious & the portions were very generous. Highly recommend.
living for many years in Turkey I believe that I can say I know a bit of Turkish cuisine. Of course like for most foreign restaurants the food need to adapte to local tastes. So it was not a surprise, that the starters were just good, not overwhelming, missed a bit of the Turkish spice and flavour and salt. Lamacun was great so was the meat. The mixed meat plate was as wonderful as I remember it. Together with the good and friendy service, nice ambient we enjoyed a perfect dinner with our friends.
Food was excellent and atmosphere chilled with a little buzz. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food obviously cooked fresh so some orders take a little time but that's fine. We got there fairly early and table service could be a little faster to take orders - strangely getting better the busier the place got even though no more staff!!
It was extremely quiet during lunch on a weekday. The lunch menu of 138 for 3 courses was very reasonable. Appetizer of spinach, eggs and cheese was very good. Grilled chicken breast was a bit on the dry side but ok. Rice pudding for desert was excellent. Attentive service and no pressure at all on drinks.
This is a hidden gem to be sure...just really great. My new favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. The quality of the food, the freshness and the preparation is terrific. This was my sen=cond visit in two weeks and I want to go back already.
excellent Turkish food in a very nice, modern setting. Well done. Great meat, interesting starters, well presented. Good flavours. Definately a place to revisit. Seem s this place is not very well known, but as far as i know the only Turkish establishment on HK island.
Excellent !! The mezzes were wonderful. The most special was the mix kebab and was very delicious ! For me was the best turkish restaurant ! Thanks to the team as well for the wonderful service.