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4.7 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews

SOFRA Turkish Cafe & Restaurant

Bugis Turkish $$$ +100
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About SOFRA Turkish Cafe & Restaurant

Singapore’s Shaw Towers, along Beach Road, welcome diners to an authentic Turkish enclave. The wait staff at Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant all hail from Turkey, so they know their cuisine. Dishes are brought to table straight from a Turkish kitchen, cuisine that embodies the warmth, richness, and vibrancy of Turkish cuisine. There are also Turkish artefacts for sale, meaning you can take home an enduring memory of your Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant experience.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:30
SOFRA Turkish Cafe & Restaurant, Beach Road, #02-42/44 100, 189702 Singapore

Further Information

Turkish bread with hummus, a Sofra salad and cacik are the perfect start to your authentic Turkish cuisine experience at Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant. Located in Singapore’s Shaw Towers along Beach Road, Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant brings the taste of Turkey to south east Asia. The main courses are where Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant’s kitchen staff – all trained in Turkey – really shine. All sorts of specialty kebabs area available, plus pide and fish dishes, and in-house delicacies such as the Sofra moussaka and the Sofra Chef’s Plate, a combination of doner kebab, izgara kofte and a skewer of shish. We reckon it’s best to cap off your Turkish dining experience with a drink and a dessert.

The Singaporean press have been raving about Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant, with Manja, Where 2 Go, Selebriti, Halal Annual, Xin Flavours, iWeekly, and Se Xiang Wei all handing in favourable reviews. But Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant graces Beach Road’s Shaw Towers with more than just the finest Turkish cuisine. Diners are invited to browse Sofra’s shop, where they can find artefacts and trinkets imported from Turkey. Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant has been open since 2000 – over a decade on the atmosphere and food is still timeless Turkish.

CHEF'S CHOICE

68 Reviews

4.7 /6 Excellent 68 Reviews
Food: delicious
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 00:19

food was awesome and excellent service food was served as per request and no delay friendly staff. nice ambience. reasonable price for fine dinning. will recommend to my friends

5 reviews so far 6
01.06.2017 12:16

Sofra was fantastic. Went there for the hummus and it did not disappoint. 10/10. The bread was so good, felt like it came right out of the oven. Would definitely be back for more!

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 22:28

All good but we I request for some thing they forgot to bring some thing and we wait for long time and call for waiter .

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 17:54

Food was simply fantastic! Reminded my family & I of our trip to Turkey a couple of years ago. The service was perfect, and so was the ambience. Highly recommended & a restaurant that I will definitely visit again.

2 reviews so far 5
04.09.2015 07:06

Sofra, Turkish Cafe and Restaurant, The place is located nearby Bugis in Shaw Tower. You can see the place right from the street in front of Shaw Tower. The place is quite spacious, the ambience is good and the decor is also interesting, having few Turkish lamps. The menu itself have a lot of varieties, ranging from starter, main menu, drinks and deserts. Ordered few menus, from Red Lentil soup, Turkish bread, Sesame bread, Kofte, Pide, and the recommended Chef's plate. The order is taken quick and precisely, and afterward the food are brought out. The tastes are good. the portion is a bit small for certain menu, however they do have larger portion (Some menu are meant for 2 people). Definitely will come back again!

1 review so far 5
06.06.2017 09:13

I love the atmosphere at night where they have windows that show beautiful cityscape. They serve complimentary dates during ramadhan. We got this baked chicken with mushroom serve with rice and we also ordered spaghetti which came in huge serving, it does look very presentable and you will get bored of the taste after a while. We also bought rice pudding for dessert but to our disappointment, it didnt came our as sweet as expected. :(

1 review so far 6
29.07.2015 10:54

Read mixed reviews on hungry go where on bad service but good good with outdated decor. Pressed on and it turned out to be a pleasant experience. Service staff was attentive despite being busy on a Friday evening after 8pm. Willing to change us to a window table upon request. Most of all advised us not to duplicate order and too much.

1 review so far 5
04.07.2016 23:03

Food was great and was served pretty quickly despite the crowd there. Even my middle eastern colleague thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Waitresses were also very helpful and polite when we asked them for help to take photos for my group. Glad that the quality was still there since the last time I came many years ago. Keep it up!

6 reviews so far 6
30.05.2016 14:24

Fantastic meal, the skewer meat dishes are huge and delicious. I had the Chef's plate and it is awesome! Will return again for more! Try the apple tea, Baklava and Chef's plate. The sesame bread is freshly baked and worth every single cent. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

16 reviews so far 5
29.02.2016 08:12

I've gone to Sofra since I was much younger, and am delighted to know that the place still retains its charm even after all these years. A great place for a casual meetup with friends, though not exactly for a romantic sit-down dinner.

1 review so far 5
19.06.2016 15:34

Service staff is friendly, but it seems like the restaurant was understaff for waiters on the ground. Took us a while to get our seats and to get attention to finally ordered food. Food arrived quickly though; and was amazing.

8 reviews so far 6
29.06.2016 12:03

This is a lovely Turkish restaurant with excellent food. If you are looking for an authentic Turkish cuisine this is a must-try! Prices are also very reasonable - definitely recommend this place.

1 review so far 5
03.10.2015 01:13

Service was gud n fast. The restaurant was accessible n easy to find. We enjoyed the hummus, iskendar kebab, sesame bread. But the baklava is not nice. And abit of expensive as we spend sgd 30 per person

5 reviews so far 5
27.07.2016 21:00

Excellent service; rare chance to taste great, fresh hummus which goes so well with the Turkish bread. We also had the red lentils soup and the Chef plate - highly recommended combination for a meal at SOFRA.

1 review so far 4
27.01.2016 18:19

Good food, although servers Should be able to respond quickly to take orders. Hard to maintain eye contact. One particular server seems unhappy in his job and perhaps should consider a career change. Otherwise experience was pleasant thanks to the restaurant manager and the other servers.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 19:48

The food was very good, I especially appreciated the generous servings of vegetables with our main courses. The service and the ambient was also nice. Well, just a little bit too pricy in the appetizer section.

1 review so far 5
25.06.2016 11:29

Service was good. Food came fast and it was delicious. Staff was calm esp during this fasting month where all the orders had to come in time. All in all it was an awesome experience.

1 review so far 4
24.05.2017 17:23

Food was great. Albeit a bit pricey for what it was. Still, an enjoyable dinner. This place is well under-rated!! A must try! Wait staff cud be a little more attentive and smile a bit more.. otherwise I wud come back.. Nice ambience!

3 reviews so far 4
15.11.2016 13:47

I had the Sofra Yaprak Tavuk and hot apple tea. Loved my choices. Tried my friend's Sultan Kebap and found the mutton to be tender and delicious too. The place was quiet on a weekday night which was perfect for our group gathering.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 03:07

V.gd & wonderful experience.Will go there again with friends.Beautiful decor and ambience.Enjoyed the last trip with family.The food was well done and service was to our expectation.

1 review so far 6
26.11.2016 10:01

Great food and friendly service, along with a very pleasant dining atmosphere. Definitely a must for those who want to enjoy, or even try, delicious Turkish food

3 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 06:25

Pleasant staff. Nice ambience.delicious food and central location. Best place recommended for all Muslims who ikea to try middle eastern food in the heart of the town

1 review so far 4
03.01.2016 13:12

The range of food is quite interesting and tasty, service satisfactory and the price reasonable. However, the noise level in the restaurant is quite high. Perhaps more curtains or more distance between tables will improve the overall ambience. Thank You

1 review so far 4
30.05.2015 07:09

I'm new to Turkish food, and personally do not enjoy the favors. The restaurant looks very popular and was 80% filled on my visit. Reasonable price for food portions, and my favorite was the eggplant starter dish and sesame bread.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 02:04

The club loves having our meeting at this restaurant.Love it there. Food was great. Service was awesome! Boss is very friendly.we will Definately return for more!

4 reviews so far 5
22.03.2015 22:39

Our last visit to Sofra was very good, but not as the first few times we went, as the food was a bit cold. but, the taste was good as usual

1 review so far 5
20.06.2017 08:32

The food was really good, although the waiting time was slightly long. Still, would recommend this to anyone who has not tried turkish food before or who really loves turkish food.

4 reviews so far 5
05.08.2015 08:58

Good food good service and good ambience. Will definitely come back again to try other food items that they have in the menu. One of the few commendable turkish restaurant

1 review so far 5
08.06.2016 10:57

The four of us had an enjoyable time, the food and staff service was good. We were sat in corner which was quite quiet and thus we could talk nicely.

1 review so far 6
30.06.2016 00:33

Good food and great service. I'd recommend going there in the evening due to the nice ambience with small candles on tables and pleasant music.

2 reviews so far 5
04.05.2016 09:25

I had a great experience dining at Sofra. Service was prompt and food served was quick and delicious. It was my second time dining, well there is more to come.

1 review so far 5
29.06.2016 08:30

We have been here for every anniversaries except for this year, as we decided to celebrate it overseas. So yday was an anomaly. Great food and impeccable service as usual.

1 review so far 6
27.10.2016 07:33

The ambience is awesome. Service has always been very prompt. Staff were very friendly and accomodating. The food quality and standard will never disappoint you.

3 reviews so far 6
02.09.2016 07:22

Very good restaurant. May come again in the future. Nice staff and ambience and quality food. Location is superb. Highly recommended to everyone in Sg

2 reviews so far 5
31.01.2017 09:15

Excellent service and portion of food given was huge! I have always had a good time with the family for dinner. My go to restaurant for Turkish food. :)

2 reviews so far 5
21.11.2016 21:52

Authentic and tasty Turkish food, convenient location near Bugis MRT station which is within walking distance. One can also enjoy a great view if one sits beside the window.

2 reviews so far 5
17.06.2017 12:35

Good restaurant, that has stood the test of time and remains an institution for mediterranean/Turkish food. Good ambience, not too grand nor too informal. Food might need some updates

1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 15:03

Nice food, great ambience good location too. I'm not a fan to lamb but the chicken kebab doner is nice and juicy, will come again to try others

5 reviews so far 5
12.11.2016 01:03

Food and ambience was good though a bit salty to taste. Will go back again. Their attention to service was great we were even given after dinner mints

1 review so far 5
19.02.2015 23:36

It's hard to argue about the food and it's pretty authentic. For people who are new to Turkish food it might be a good place to start.

3 reviews so far 5
23.08.2015 05:47

Never never go they without reservation on the weekend visit thks to quandoo restnt booking system it help alot and make me to use it for future

5 reviews so far 5
07.12.2015 14:37

Had patronize this special restaurant with my fiancee, We had a wonderful time with Good and Cozy Environment...with nice ambiance and Delicious foods. Overall am pretty satisfied.

1 review so far 5
27.02.2017 13:03

Very personalised service and close attention by the staff, and the quality of food was great. I truly enjoy the experience every time I visit Sofra.

10 reviews so far 5
16.09.2016 01:14

the food was great, service is good, ambience is conducive for catch up with a good view of the business district from the second floor

1 review so far 5
30.01.2017 10:19

Although the price seem to be a little bit steep but the food is definitely worth the money. Will recommend to my families and friends.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2016 12:57

Always a delight coming here for authentic Turkish food. Food was good, reminded me of my time in Turkey. Service was also quick and friendly.

1 review so far 4
08.05.2016 20:25

Food was awesome as always.. Service better than usual but still alot to improve on.. Drinks ordered was not served until prompted when we are halfway into our main course..

3 reviews so far 5
28.01.2017 01:12

Love the lamb! Hummus and sesame bread is always an all-time Favourite as well as the Sofra salad. Won't go wrong visiting this place.

5 reviews so far 4
04.06.2017 23:49

Interesting menu. Food is delicious. Not sure if it was the food or aircon that triggered our nose to become sensitive (blocked) had to get a antihistamines afterwards

1 review so far 3
08.05.2016 19:17

Service is good but portion is small. Nice ambience but the price of the food is a bit pricey. All in all, I think this food is quite reasonable only if you can get deals from Groupon.