Matbah Mediterranean Cuisine is a small authentic Turkish restaurant located on the busy Elm Street in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire.
We are vey fond of Turkish cuisine and were lucky to find this place on Yelp after conducting some business in Manchester. Parking is on the street and the restaurant itself is quite small, restrooms are down a flight of stairs for providing limited handicap access. They also do some takeaway business. The interior is quite nice albeit small with a long couch against the wall and chairs on the other side of the table.
We ordered three appetizers with Alex and I loving both the calamari and the dolma.
Interestingly enough Kibbeh is also a popular item in Brasil as well as the middle east with Rita growing up with the dish. All three of us loved this version and it inspired us to try cooking some at home.
For entrees Rita and Alex had a variety of meat from the grill with rice and chick peas while I had the braised lamb shank.
In summary the food was quite good with a special shout out for the Kibbeh, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed and the experience was enjoyable. If closer to home I would get takeaway here regularly.