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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

I've lived in Portland Hills for 3 years now and just discovered this hidden gem. My son & I ordered the Set Menu for Two and really enjoyed trying all of the different offerings. The Mixed Meze Plate was a favorite and the Kebabs were...really good. Portions were generous and we ended up with leftovers for another meal. Staff organized contactless trunk service for take-out. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2020

Usta is amazing and a must try! My husband and I eat here once or twice a month. It is some of the best Turkish I've ever had. The owner is super sweet and the staff are lovely. But the food!!!! It truly is incredible!...And very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

First time visitors, and we'll definitely be back. Service was very friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. We ordered the lamb tenderloin and it was AMAZING. Perfectly cooked, scrumptiously seasoned, and a significant portion as well. This alone is worth a return visit!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

Another great meal. Hurry for the lamb shank if you can. Never a bad meal. Fresh ingredients always taste best.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

$ of us visited Usta last night. Very quiet at the time only 3 tables busy. Greeted by a friendly waitress Lucia. The restaurant was small but warm and comfortable. The allow you to bring your own wine there is a corking fee, $12 dollars...I believe. One couple were vegan and gluten free., they enjoyed the grape leaves, falafel , humus and pita, with a small salad and lentil soup. We enjoyed the special...moussaka which came with a salad and rice. Very nice meal, and excellent service. located by Finbars in Portland hills...worth the visitMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here for the first time with another couple. The restaurant was actually celebrating it’s 3rd birthday - it’s tucked away behind Finbars in Dartmouth. I am a fan of Turkish food and was delighted with this new find. We loved the Turkish cloth...patterned tablecloths and mosaic lighting. Starters were delicious , hummus with lamb , spinach and yoghurt , lentil soup. All excellent. Then spicy chicken kebab, kofte kebab , lamb medallions and vegetarian platter. We all loved our mains. I love baklava and theirs is hands down one of the best I’ve had. Lovely Turkish tea and we were all stuffed ! Our server was charming and informative which always adds to the overall experience We will be back for more !!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

Ordered take out Garlic Chicken. Main meal was hot even after a 10 minute ride back to my hotel room. No utensils nor napkins provided as it should be with take out. Came with rice, processed chicken breast, salad, one tiny piece of grilled green...pepper, and tzatziki. It was just okay. Disappointed in the processed chicken breast. Won’t be ordering from here again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

Dined here today for the first time and will definitely be returning. The dishes were delicious and the portions large. Everything was so fresh. Staff friendly and a great ambience. So happy we found this little gem.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

Took the extended family there for my birthday celebration last evening and everyone was delighted with the food. We have several fussy eaters and they are all planning a return visit. My favourite restaurant in Dartmouth by far!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2019

We've been going to Usta for a few years now and every single thing we have ever tried has been absolutely delicious. The staff and the owner are always friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this place!

Date of visit: August 2019
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janet a
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We have the menu on our website and Facebook page. Thank you
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