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Samdan Restaurant

178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
+1 201-816-7343
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good49%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kebab” (8 reviews)
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
“okra” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
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Reviewed today

Excellent Turkish Middle Eastern restaurant wish delicious food and very good service.Good atmosphere and good background music. I especially enjoyed the delicious shepherd salad and large and tasty shrimps. For us it was a special evening but the locals eat there very often. Not so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank margaretTelAviv
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

It's not easy to find restaurants that serve Middle Eastern cuisine, but I'm glad our friends knew of this one.This Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Turkish restaurant offers good sized portions of tasty food. For starters we ordered the medium combo meze platter, a large Conan salad, and an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been in business for over 20 years and the quality and service is consistently top notch! I have been dining here for over 20 years will continue dining here for another 20!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Anastasia M
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Basic Turkish restaurant with fabulous food, reasonable cost and great service. Highly recommended to anyone in the neighborhood

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank eligorovici
Reviewed October 10, 2017

With all the Mediterranean restaurants around Samdan's consistently flavorful food and generous portions make it a spot we return to year after year. It had been a little while since we made the trip but it looks like the interior was redone since our last...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed September 5, 2017

love this place. take all my out of town guests here (or get takeout) and 100% of them love it! the lentil soup and all the kebabs are standouts! eat here at least 3-4 times a month.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Christina J
Reviewed August 28, 2017

When John, the previous owner, was alive and charming customers with his superb service every night, my wife and I would be here on a weekly basis and recommend Samdan to everyone who would listen. That was then, and this is now. The last time...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank 701woody
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Have visited this restaurant occasionally for three years, like once a year every time we come to visit family in the area. This is the first time I will write about my experiences , speccialy today at dinner time. The food is fresh and good,...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank cgpabon01
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Always 100% freshly prepared food. Never in the last 15 yrs I have had any issue dining at Samdan. Staff is very friendly and service is fast.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank rehmat2014
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We were invited to a birthday party here. It was our first time at this great restaurant. We had a private room and the food and service was excellent. We have been to other Turkish restaurants, but few were as good as this one! We...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank spoiledrotten1
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tony w
November 10, 2017|
Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a wine list list and selections by the glass as well at reasonable prices. When we were there there was a 30% off sale on bottles.
October 26, 2017|
Response from Daniel S |
No, they have a wine list list and selections by the glass as well at reasonable prices. When we were there there was a 30% off sale on bottles.
October 26, 2017|
Response from 701woody | Reviewed this property |
Had been BYOB in the past, and that was one of its attractive points. Now, however, you have to buy their overpriced wines which, in terms of red wine, are often served at inappropriate temperatures.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cresskill
  • Phone Number: +1 201-816-7343
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