Agacan Kebab House

Agacan Kebab House
113 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4JB
  • Telephone 01382 644227
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 6–11pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Average price £20 (evening meal)

Snuggled on Perth Road in the West End, Agacan is named after its flamboyant owner, and the idiosyncratic wee place is rammed with the man’s oddball artworks, the open kitchen acting as a stage for him to perform on most nights as well. The food is uncomplicated but carefully prepared and served up in large portions. Main courses are dominated by kebabs, the sis kofte (minced lamb) and pirzola (lamb cutlets) being the tastiest bets. There is Turkish beer and surprisingly palatable Turkish wine and you can finish with a sticky sweet slice of baklava and an eye-popping Turkish coffee.

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One of Dundee's hidden treasures, the Agacan Kebab House has been serving up Turkish food in bohemian surroundings for over 30 years. The walls are decorated with art by the owner and his friends, and the menu sticks to what it's good at – don't expect it to change with food trends. While vegetarian options are available (including a soft yet gutsy version of the classic imam bayildi, stuffed aubergine) this is really a haven for carnivores. The Iskender, for example, features chargrilled chunks of chicken pillic, impeccably seasoned sis kofte and a generous portion of doner, all covered in garlic yoghurt, chilli sauce and melted butter. Pitta bread comes grilled and toasty to wipe up any leftovers. Favoured by the city's Kazakh and Turkmen community in particular, it's nothing if not authentic.

  • Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs
  • Capacity: 28
  • Open since: 1982