A new halal restaurant is now open in East Rutherford. Hot Kebabs City comes from owner and restaurateur Adem Avici. The 1,600-square foot space offers Middle Eastern/Turkish cuisine with, of course, a focus on Kebabs. It’s also a family business; Adem is the owner, while his father, Irfan, is the chef. His sister, Seda, and mother, Maria, also work with them.
Hot Kebabs City has a dining room that seats 60; during the COVID-19 crisis they offer limited (eight to 10 seats) outdoor seating. However, once indoor dining resumes, Avici plans to stream live sporting events like soccer, football, and UFC fights for patrons.
What’s on the Menu at Hot Kebabs City
Avici says they freshly prepare all their food, all of which is halal. Lunch specials are popular, and come with your choice of red lentil soup or shepherd salad; the latter is made with tomatoes, cucumber, onions, scallion, and parsley, with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Lunch dishes include chicken adana kebab, chicken nuggets, chicken shish kebab, and falafel. But perhaps even better than the meal, is the deal. Lunch with a salad or soup plus a drink and pita bread is just $10. “The price of our lunch special is one you won’t find around here,” Avici says. Click here to see the full menu.
Meanwhile, hot appetizers at Hot Kebabs City include liver, fish sticks, and zucchini pancakes. If you’re looking for cold appetizers instead, try the eggplant salad or hummus. Entrees include chicken wings, the gyro kebab, or meat patties. Seafood dishes feature grilled branzino and grilled salmon. They also offer some sandwich options made from various kebabs and falafel. Finally, Mediterranean desserts like baklava, kunefe, or Turkish custard can round out your meal, as can their Turkish coffee.
Hot Kebabs City offers takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner daily. You’ll find the restaurant at 228 Paterson Avenue in East Rutherford. For more info, click here to visit their website, or click here to give them a call.
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