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Samdan Restaurant

178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
+1 201-816-7343
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good47%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basic Turkish restaurant with fabulous food, reasonable cost and great service. Highly recommended to anyone in the neighborhood

Thank eligorovici
Reviewed 10 October 2017

With all the Mediterranean restaurants around Samdan's consistently flavorful food and generous portions make it a spot we return to year after year. It had been a little while since we made the trip but it looks like the interior was redone since our last...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

love this place. take all my out of town guests here (or get takeout) and 100% of them love it! the lentil soup and all the kebabs are standouts! eat here at least 3-4 times a month.

Thank Christina J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

When John, the previous owner, was alive and charming customers with his superb service every night, my wife and I would be here on a weekly basis and recommend Samdan to everyone who would listen. That was then, and this is now. The last time...More

Thank 701woody
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Have visited this restaurant occasionally for three years, like once a year every time we come to visit family in the area. This is the first time I will write about my experiences , speccialy today at dinner time. The food is fresh and good,...More

Thank cgpabon01
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always 100% freshly prepared food. Never in the last 15 yrs I have had any issue dining at Samdan. Staff is very friendly and service is fast.

Thank rehmat2014
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We were invited to a birthday party here. It was our first time at this great restaurant. We had a private room and the food and service was excellent. We have been to other Turkish restaurants, but few were as good as this one! We...More

Thank spoiledrotten1
Reviewed 29 March 2017

SAMDAN is our favorite restaurant in Cresskill. We return there as often as we can -- sometimes solo but usually with family or friends. The menu of Turkish delicacies is varied and almost everything we've tasted there has been delicious. Grilled meats like lamb or...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have been going to Samdan for over 10 years, and it does not disappoint us. The shepherd's salad and the chicken and lamb kabobs, #50, are our stand-by favorites. On our visit last evening, our waitress was pleasant and attentive to our foursome. The...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent food. Courteous and fast service. It's on my contact list. Many health concious options to choose from

Thank Eugene G
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tony w
11 November 2017|
Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a wine list list and selections by the glass as well at reasonable prices. When we were there there was a 30% off sale on bottles.
27 October 2017|
Response from Daniel S |
No, they have a wine list list and selections by the glass as well at reasonable prices. When we were there there was a 30% off sale on bottles.
27 October 2017|
Response from 701woody | Reviewed this property |
Had been BYOB in the past, and that was one of its attractive points. Now, however, you have to buy their overpriced wines which, in terms of red wine, are often served at inappropriate temperatures.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Piermont Rd, Cresskill, NJ 07626-1561
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cresskill
  • Phone Number: +1 201-816-7343
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