★★★★★ This is a completely halal Turkish restaurant (though they also claim to be Greek?) serving the standard array of Turkish cuisine, including breakfast, appetizers (mezes, falafel, hummus, babaganush, etc.), kababs, gyros, salads, pide. There is plenty of seating availabe inside and outside (during warmer months) but things get justifiably busy at peak times, so you might want to make a reservation. Parking is available on-street but you might have to park a few blocks away but your ride will still be at risk of bruises and bumps, so leave the 2002 Honda VFR800 Interceptor in Italian Red at home.
This reviewer has been to Truva perhaps ten times, owing to its high quality and universal appeal (there's something for everyone on the menu). One of the highlights is the fresh hot bread (gratis) served at the beginning of the meal. Combine it with the amazing mix platter appetizer ($14) with portions of ezme (think Turkish salsa), hummus, tabbouleh, and babaganush -- to be split with up to 4 companions. Skip the fried liver cubes ($10) unless you like eating salty iron pills. The lentil soup ($5), also called Ãorbasi, is a generous portion of black lentils simmered in spices (but not at all spicy) to be topped with a spritz of fresh lemon juice. The lahmacun ($5) is a Turkish-style pizza: large amounts of ground lamb with chopped tomatoes and parsley served on a flat bread -- an interesting twist on pizza, but order it only if you like the strong flavor of lamb. The chicken adana kabab ($14) and lamb adana kabab ($16) are seasoned grilled patties of ground meat -- both are excellent and the choice is a matter of preference -- served with salad and rice. The chicken shawarma is a pile of greasy dark meat -- not quite to this reviewer's taste. The chicken shish kababs ($14) are marinated succulent chunks of chicken, grilled, and served with rice and a salad -- more subtly flavored than the adana kabab but still excellent.
The generous TRUVA breakfast platter ($15) has slices of meat and cheese, olives, jam, bread, and eggs -- very much recommended, but be ready to share.
Truva is a fantastic Turkish restaurant, certainly the best this reviewer has been to (including in Turkey!). Posted on January 8, 2017