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Eating Out - April 15, 2011

Shop Talk

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

MORE MEDITERRANEAN ...Palo Alto may already have its fair share of Middle Eastern eateries, but the owners of the latest addition, Zara, say that the tastes and dishes on offer at their restaurant are different. Owner Ted Yashar Sokmen, who is from Turkey, says that Zara's features a variety of authentic Turkish sauces not typically found at other restaurants. Also on the menu are kebabs, hot and cold appetizers, and such entrees as the Alexander lamb and beef gyro. Zara, which opened in March, occupies the space attached to Club Illusions at 260 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto. Along with its spacious interior bar and dining areas, the restaurant also features a large patio with Mediterranean-style tiles and vegetation. Sokmen plans to open up the area, which he says could seat 30 to 40 people, in summer.

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