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Turkish food, especially the authentic stuff, is rather hard to come by in the US, let alone the South, let alone Kentucky. But Al Watan Restaurant in far west Louisville makes a compelling case for us having a lot more of it. Sure, you can easily find crispy falafel over beds of yellow rice, lamb gyros doused in yogurt sauce, and fresh knaan or pita at other Mediterranean joints, but non of them have the heavier, just a tad spicier flavor pallet that the Turkish versions provide.

lamb gyro
Louisville

Al Watan Restaurant

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Turkish food, especially the authentic stuff, is rather hard to come by in the US, let alone the South, let alone Kentucky. But Al Watan Restaurant in far west Louisville makes a compelling case for us having a lot more of it. Sure, you can easily find crispy falafel over beds of yellow rice, lamb gyros doused in yogurt sauce, and fresh knaan or pita at other Mediterranean joints, but non of them have the heavier, just a tad spicier flavor pallet that the Turkish versions provide.