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

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5. Kaz m29 Jul 2012, 10:44am Report

Visited the agacan, Perth road, Dundee Saturday 29th July 2012, because it had been recommended. The place is a disgrace, food was bland, and the space given for diners is shameful. The cooks continually left the premises to go outside to smoke, the smell of smoke drifted back into the restaurant, and on their return, none of them washed their hands. In fact, there didn't appear to be a sink available for them to do so. Where is the environmental health when you need them. Menu is very small, and main courses pricey at around sixteen pounds. The whole experience was awful, we will never return there.

4. Frankie31 Mar 2010, 10:45pm Report

This place really must have gone downhill since the last review was added, judging by our experience! Food burnt beyond recognition, bad hygiene and rude staff - what happened? Unfortunately, the staff seem to think they have enough regular customers to be able to treat a complaint with disdain and have an attitude of "if you don't like it, don't come back, you won't be missed" We won't!

3. Diners frae Fife9 Nov 2008, 4:00pm Report

If you are looking for a place to take your time and catch up with friends over a meal this is not the place to go. You have to be in and out within an hour. Staff make it pretty clear you've overstayed your welcome . Despite this the food is good !

2. rreason200124 May 2008, 4:24pm5 stars Agacan Kebab House Report

A meat lovers paradise. the number 1 place to eat in town. the flavours and portions out this world.

1. rreason200124 May 2008, 4:22pm Report

This has to be the best place in town without a doubt. proven by how long you have to book in advance for a table. It can do you waste line no good ask my wife. might look expensive but the portions are reflected in the price. Bit wary then? then try a take out. will not be let down.

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