The team behind beloved Richmond restaurant Lokma has taken their thoughtful approach to Turkish flavors and brought it to SOMA. The two-story space was previously Cockscomb, and maintains some of those industrial-chic vibes, with touches of cozy warmth thanks to an open kitchen with copper cookware on display. Chef Daniel Gribble, formerly of Atelier Crenn, has created a fine dining menu with inspirations from both Turkey and California, which pairs nicely with a standout wine selection. Expect on-point Turkish dishes like Muhammara and Kebabs, which pair seamlessly with Raw Oysters and Branzino and Anchovy Rice Pilaf. Pair everything with fresh-baked flatbreads, made in the restaurant’s wood oven. The wine list deserves some serious attention, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t encourage you to start with a Raki Martini, which puts the anise-flavored Turkish spirit front-and-center.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.