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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed November 17, 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
Reviewed November 16, 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Usta Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Yes, Usta Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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