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Elite Experience at Dila’s Kitchen in Portland, ME



We were delighted to have spent the first half of 2022 with the incredible businesses on the second floor of the Public Market House on Monument Square in Portland. To end our monthly dining series, we introduced our local Yelp Elite Squad here in Maine to Dila’s Kitchen who serves up authentic Turkish food.

Photo by Heather L via Yelp

First time trying kofta kebabs thanks to Dila’s Kitchen and this Yelp event and I think I found my new favorite food! I arrived at Dila’s Kitchen and was met by Dila, the owner, who instantly made me feel so welcomed. Although I was ready to get some chicken skewers, she said the kofta ones were some of her customers’ favorite, so I had to go with that instead. It did not disappoint! Paired with a fresh herby salad it made for a delicious lunch. Oh, and the Turkish coffee was just phenomenal.

Amaury J, Yelp Elite
Photo by Beth C via Yelp

Absolutely delicious and such a great experience! Dila is so nice and we got to chat about my recent travels to Turkey. When she heard I’d recently been to Turkey and my favorite food there was the Adana kebap, she made one special for me. So it was her normal beef, but with different/extra spices added. It was so good and very similar to my favorite in Turkey!

Sarah W, Yelp Elite

Read the rave reviews from the event to relive the experience! 


About Dila’s Kitchen

 “I am a woman, I am a mother, and I am an artist. I love to create, ever since I was little I remember making up recipes and forcing my family to try them. I love to feed my friends when they come over… I’m excited to share my passion for life, food and my culture. Growing up, I never felt like there was any proper representation of me or my Turkish culture, now I get to be the representation I did not have of my culture. I am excited to be here following my dream and I hope to inspire more young women to do the same.”⁠

Instagram | Yelp

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