Kirkuk Kafe is a true hidden culinary gem in the heart of Turin, where the enticing flavors of Kurdish cuisine await you. Embrace the exotic aromas and taste the rich tapestry of traditional Kurdish dishes lovingly prepared by our skilled chefs. From succulent kebabs to fragrant rice pilaf, each plate reflects the warm hospitality and cultural essence of Kurdistan. Step into our inviting space, adorned with vibrant decor, and experience the perfect blend of exotic charm and authentic Kurdish flavors that will transport you on a delightful gastronomic journey.
A bit of history
Kirkuk is the name of an ancient town located in Northern Iraq. But Kirkuk Kafe is also the name of a cozy restaurant and shop in the center of Torino.
The wide inner space is filled with traditional objects, pieces of furniture, ceramics, and carpets. You can find a seat at one of its tables, or also on one of the carpets to eat at the lower tables.
On sunny days you can also sit outside and enjoy the nice pedestrian Via Carlo Alberto, where the Kirkuk is located.
The cuisine of Kurkik Kafe
The cuisine is Kurdish, with the use of spices and assorted dried fruit and nuts.
I went there with a friend after an art conference and tried the veal with apricots and rice.
My friend opted for the Kurdish salad with vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and mint.
We just had water and then the Kurdish traditional coffee flavored with cardamom that comes with a small bite of flavored sweet jelly.
You can eat for less than 10 euros since a salad is around 5 euros. With 20 euros you can definitely try several types of appetizers, traditional dishes, and drinks.
It is also possible to buy takeaway dishes or traditional objects displayed all around the restaurant.
Kirkuk Kaffé, Via Carlo Alberto 16b, Torino
Tested in October 2017.