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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

It has been awhile since I have visited this restaurant due to the pandemic. they were amazing at accomadating a table of 4 in an isolated spot. Food was amazing and service top notch. We all enjoyed our meals. Topped off with rice pudding for...dessert. DELICIOUSMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed August 6, 2021

Great service, great atmosphere, really good Mediterranean food. desert is amazing. they looked after our 3 yo very well too.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021 via mobile

Just can’t say enough about how the people at Usta care about customer service and how they care about the food that they prepare and serve to their customers. We had the lentil soup which sounds awful and I would not normally touch with a...10’ pole, but the taste and creaminess is absolutely excellent and not to be missed. Their entrees are delicious and well proportioned, and the Baklava is the best I have ever tasted. I hope that they have all of the success that they fully deserve, and that others give their “hard to find” location a try, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed February 12, 2021

Great little spot , the appetizers were Great! the main was fantastic and the service was wonderful, we will defiantly be going back.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed February 2, 2021 via mobile

Sand one of the best restos on the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Not too easy to find but it's behind Finbar's pub (which most people know). The mixed meze plate is outstanding - my partner has it as a main! I had the Turkish...version of spanakopita - delicious. I had a lamb kebab as my main and it was succulent. And the (small) wine list is very affordable. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 12, 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
Reviewed June 10, 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
Reviewed February 11, 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
Reviewed January 22, 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
Reviewed January 6, 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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Yes, Usta Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Usta Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5