All his life Naci had a dream to have his own hole-in-the-wall place where he could cook and serve his amazing cookery. He had amazing passion and skills to turn simple recipes into savory delights. When Naci and Jale met and then married, this passion became theirs and both started to prepare for the day when they could showcase their joint desire of cooking in a place of their own.
It so happened that both of Naci and Jale`s sons started going to ODU and moved to Norfolk. The couple visited many times and fell in love with this vibrant city and decided to invest here and purchased a free-standing building. Their dream was to come true!
..... then Naci fell ill and passed away...
Years went by and Jale met and fell in love again with a local business man in Norfolk, who has been instrumental in bringing her back to life. She is now running Naci`s Corner Cafe in her late husband`s memory and hopes to do their Mediterranean recipes justice. Please support this woman-owned local family business!
Naci`s Corner Café aims to bring a deliciously wide array of Meditarrenean foods to the greater Norfolk area.
Naci`s Corner Café prides itself to source all vegetables, meats
and ingredients from locally vetted vendors.
Serving you food in its freshest form possible.
SARMA ~ STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES
Grapevine leaves, stuffed with rice, mint, parsley and spices, infused with a touch of lemon, served with cacık.
BÖREK ~ MEAT or VEGETARIAN - Small Order
Savory pastry stuffed with spinach and feta; Or roasted beef and lamb, potatoes, Or sauteed chicken/carrots, and spices. Comes with cacık. Cacık is similar to a tzatziki sauce, but has more body. Hint of garlic, dill and parsley.
CACIK ~ CUCUMBER GARLIC YOGURT
Yogurt mix with cucumbers, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, toped with herbs (dill, mint and parsley). Served with 2 pita breads.
Small for $4, lrg for $6. Spread made from cooked and mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Served with 2 pita breads.
MERCIMEK CORBASI ~ LENTIL SOUP
Cup $4, bowl $6 of red lentil soup enhanced flavor with carrots, potatoes, mint and spices. Comes with one pita bread.
SHAKSUKA ~ TURKISH STYLE, NO EGGS
1/2 a pound of sauteed and baked medley of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes with garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Comes with chacik or pita bread.
MERCIMEK KöFTE ~ LENTIL PATTIES
Finger-food of red lentils, bulgur, onions and spices, served over lettuce, tomatoes and a lemon wedge.
BARBUNYA ~ BAKED BEANS
Pinto beans with potato, carrots and flavored. Served with rice or pita bread.
CURRY CHICKEN KEBAB
Chicken thigh-meat buchered in house, marinated with extra virgin olive, curry, garlic marinated, skewered and char-broiled, served with a side of bulgur pilav, rice, cacık and çoban salad.
Ground lamb and beef köfte kebab, minced with onions, cumin, and parsley, charbroiled. Served with a side of bulgur pilav, rice, cacık and çoban salad.
NACI`S SAMPLE PLATTER
3 Ground lamb and beef köfte kebab, 2 chicken shish over bulgur and rice pilaf. 3-4 savory pastries with cacık and çoban salad. A great way to explore our signature dishes!
VEGETARIAN SAMPLER PLATE
½ size of grape leaves, ½ of shaksuka, 4 veggie börek, sml hummus, cup of lentil soup or beans, cacık and pita bread. A wonderful way of trying all of our starters and sharing!
BÖREK ~ SAVORY PASTRY - Full size
Hand-stretched leaves of dough filled with minced ground beef or chicken, potatoes and carrots, oven baked. Vegetarian option filled with feta cheese and leafy greens of spinach, spring onions, dill, parsley and spices. Served with a side of cacık and çoban salad.
NACI`S SCRUMPTIOUS SALAD
Get your healthy salad with or without chicken or köfte (substitue bulgur for vegetarians) over spring mix, arugula, shaved red cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, grated cheese, topped with shaved almonds and sunflower seeds. Red onions and extra olive oil vinigrette on the side. Comes with a side of cacık.
FOREST KEBAB ~ ORMAN KEBABI (Chicken)
‘Orman Kebabı’ or in English ‘Forest Kebab’ is a famous dish from Bolu, a City in Turkey. ‘Orman Kebabı’ is made out of pan fried chicken, sauteed portobello mushrooms, diced potatoes, carrots, peas, peppers and spiced with oregano and garlic. It is topped with a thick layer of bechamel sauce and grated cheese and is very earthy. Served over bulgur, rice, and a side of cacık and çoban salad.
KARNI YARIK ~ STUFFED EGGPLANT (VEGAN)
Eggplant stuffed with a mix of sauteed protobello mushrooms, chopped onions, bell pepper mixed colors, tomatoes, dill, garlic, parsley and spices. Served with a side of bulgur pilav, rice, cacık and çoban salad.
KARNI YARIK ~ STUFFED EGGPLANT (Meatlovers)
Eggplant stuffed with panfried angus beef, sauteed onions, peppers mixed colors, tomatoes, dill, garlic, parsley and spices. Baked at final step. Served with a side of bulgur pilav, rice, cacık and çoban salad.
Yes, made from scratch with 50 layers of phyllo dough, filled with 3 layers of walnuts and topped with pistachio. Syrup contains honey. *Nut allergy warning - contains nuts.
Serving of 3-4 pieces (depending on size for cut of the day)
Made in-house! Just like your mamma makes it with cream cheese icing and pecans *Nut allergy warning - contains nuts.
APPLE COFFEE CAKE
Apple coffee cake made with real apples and cinammon.
ÇAY ~ TURKISH TEA
Black imported tea leaves, poured to order, light, medium or strong.
For a cup of to-go $2.50, dine-in $4.44: Specialty coffee brewed of very finely ground coffee beans, unfiltered. Served with turkish delight and a glass of water.
Regular cup coffe. Coming Soon: cappucino, latte.
Can or bottle of select brand juices, water, iced tea.
Coming Soon! Can or bottle of select brand Heineken, Miller, Budweiser, Coors, Corona, Blue Moon, Modelo, Bush, Youngling, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Coming Soon! Single serve bottles of select brand Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Malbec.
Naci`s Corner Café strives to hire and employ the most caring and qualified team members for its staff. Please contact us if you think that you might be a good fit for us.
Food Manager, Chef, PIC, woman extraordinaire..
John S. Wright
Partner, Grill Chef, gentleman extraordinaire..
Could be you!
Team Member, Jack or Jill of all
trades.. contact us!
Just a few photos
of the many delicious dishes Naci`s Corner Café serves
Apple Coffee Cake (no coffee included)
Köfte and Chicken Shish on the grill
Naci`s Sample Plate
Chicken Shish on Salad
Kofte over Salad
Turkish Tea Brewed in Samovar
Sarma, Stuffed Grape Leaves
Borek Variety in Display
Sarma, Stuffed Grape Leaves in Pot Prior to Cooking
Chicken Shish on Grill
Mercimek Kofte ~ Lentil Fingers
Barbunya ~ Baked Beans
Reviews of Us
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The Virginia Pilot
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Mace and Crown ODU Newsletter
By Paula Phounsavath
26 January, 2021
By Marisa Marsey
Mediterrenaen food at its finest. Come eat with us today! We are conveniently located walking distance to The Alexander Apartments, next to the 757 ReUse Center and on the other side of Doumars