Opening Alert: Usta, Cliffside Park, NJ

Usta, a new restaurant serving “authentic Turkish cuisine”, has come to Cliffside Park.

Owners Adem Kazanci and Kemal Buyukbaran with Adem handling all chef duties – that includes being their pastry chef. He’s been cooking since 13, working bakeries and restaurants including his most recent stint at a Kosher steakhouse in Gowanus (Brooklyn).

After not seeing it anywhere, they they decided to open a restaurant that only serves homemade Turkish food. The menu is described as “spontaneous homemade” with 5 daily specials and a classic menu of kofte (meatballs), panini’s, and Turkish style pasta. Chef Adem uses ingredients like halal beef, lamb and chicken plus seasonal vegetables.

The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


601 Anderson Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ

[photo souce: Usta]


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